Are We Truly Free?

In a few days time, Malaysians will be celebrating our 63rd year of independence. In our own language, being independent is translated to ‘merdeka’. People have equated independence with freedom so readily that they didn’t realize that there’s a difference (small, but significant difference) between being independent and being free. I prefer to be free …

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The Eid-ul-Adha Gift of Hagia Sophia

As Muslims will be celebrating Eid-ul-Adha this coming Friday on the 31st of July 2020, I would like to wish all my readers Eid Mubarak. May all of you have a blessed Eid and may Allah accept our sacrifices and good deeds in these first 10 days of Dzulhijjah. Alhamdulillah, Muslims all over the world …

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Identity Vs Role Confusion

According to Eric Erikson, identity vs role confusion is one of the psychosocial crisis that we all go through in life as we mature into adulthood. There are 8 stages of psychosocial crisis throughout our lives. If we are able to resolve all of our psychosocial crisis, we will emerge as a healthy individual with …

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The Chaos Of Covid 19: A Personal Reflection

A junior psychiatry MO in the hospital I am currently attached to came to me one day and asked my point of view regarding whether she should go ahead and volunteer to be a front-liner for Covid-19 screening. “Kak Afiza, we have been asked to volunteer our names to be one of the front-liners for …

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Happy New Year 2020: A New Year Rant!

Dear readers, I hope it is not too late for me to wish everyone a Happy New Year. Truly, I have given up making any sort of New Year Resolutions because it has been made clear to me year after year that I truly do embody the true spirit of hangat-hangat tahi ayam. And therefore, …

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How did you know that? Who told you that?

There have been a few hot topics in the social media that I am personally interested in and have been following for the past few weeks. Polio virus made a comeback after 27 years of eradication in Malaysia. (heartbreaking, really) A famous da'i who had previously rejected 18 proposals from other women finally could not …

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