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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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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Revising The Islamic Education Syllabus. It’s High Time.

Recently my Facebook newsfeed exploded with a piece of controversial news involving Ministry of Education (again. Hahha). Some keyboard warriors among netizens have lambasted Teo Nie Ching, our Deputy Minister of Education, for allegedly sticking her nose into the Islamic Syllabus of Muslim students in Malaysia. Racial slurs could be read in every other comments …

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Heartbreaking News In New Zealand

When I first found out that there was an ACT OF TERRORISM being committed at two mosques in Christchurch New Zealand on Friday resulting in 49 Muslims killed and many others injured, I was devastated. I had  to stop my studying for awhile and just devoured the news that were spreading like bushfire in my …

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Afiza’s Philosophy On First Impression

Did you know that the original title for Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice was First Impression? If you are a fan of classic literature, your answer would have been yes... because it is one of the most common trivia among ardent book readers. Just like it is common trivia that Charlotte Bronte, Anne Bronte, and …

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