Faith Friday: Saint vs. Sinner

Friday, June 28, 2013

{via YoAz}


“I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.” ~ Nelson Mandela

Mr. Mandela's words reminded of the words of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him and his family). 

“All human beings without exception are sinful, but the best sinners are those who repent the most.” {Tirmidhi}


Are Smartphones Killing our Memories and Experiences?

Tuesday, June 25, 2013


Is smartphone photography killing our memories and experiences?

YES. YES. YES. 

The art of documenting something normally signifies the importance or rareness of an occasion but today even breakfast apparently deserves to be captured and commemorated. I am 100% guilty of taking completely useless photos. I am aware of it and I want to do something about it, as I described in this post. I believe it's important to learn how to distinguish between a memorable moment and a moment that doesn't necessarily need to be eternalised in a photograph or video. We are distracted by the idea of a memorable moment that we forget that these moments are memorable because they're meant to teach us that we cannot  turn back time and reclaim the present. Its meaning lies in us immersing in a moment in time we call the present. 

Oh, the irony.

Featured: New Straits Times x Love to Dress

Monday, June 24, 2013

from left: myself, Maria Elena, Asma' and Sumayyah Nasaruddin
photography by Daniel Zain

Faith and fashion can truly bring people together. In fact, that is how I've met some of the most interesting people. Not to forget, being a blogger is also an important element in all of this. Today my friends and I were featured in the New Strait Times because the designer of a new Muslimah clothing line called Love to Dress is none other than Sumayyah Nasaruddin, a friend I've made through our shared passion for Islam, fashion and knowledge. When she asked me to be one of her models for the debut of her clothing line I did not hesitate to be a part of it!

Bye Bye Braces and Hello Ramadan (soon)!


Salaams all! 

I hope you're having a good weekend. Alhamdulillah, I am despite the horrible haze we are currently experiencing due to forest burning in Sumatra, and as some of you might notice I'm no longer wearing braces! :D 

The Heart Knows

Saturday, June 22, 2013

{source: unknown}


The heart knows.

It knows it's alive
when it's not ashamed to be shy.
It knows it has been deprived
when tears drop like water from the sky. 

How to Have More Positive People in Your Life

Monday, June 17, 2013


I really needed to hear this. 

I wrote 'I Hate Muslims' because I don't have a problem with being as real as I can be. Your wounds may not be the same as mine but we all bleed, and we all bleed the same colour blood.


Qur'an Workshop with Fatih Seferagic in Kuala Lumpur

Tuesday, June 11, 2013


Brother Fatih Seferagic is no stranger in Malaysia. I even wrote a post about him because I was impressed by this young man, mashaAllah. Videos of the 18 year old hafidh who completed the memorisation of the Qur'an at age 12 went viral on the Internet last year and with high demand he will be in Kuala Lumpur at the end of June 2013, inshaAllah.

  Can you believe this got almost 2000 retweets?

Brother Fatih will be one of the speakers at this year's Being ME event on the 29th of June but Young Muslims Project have created a special event in anticipation of the month of Ramadhan.


Hijabi Hair Care

Sunday, June 09, 2013


There are many misconceptions about Muslim women, especially Muslim women who wear hijab, and one of them is that we don't take good care of ourselves or care about the way we look when we're not wearing hijab.  Like most women, Muslim women are also conscientious about hair care even though they don't show their hair in public. The root of healthy hair (pun intended) is a healthy scalp so I'd like to share some simple tips on hijabi hair care.

"I Hate Muslims"

Saturday, June 08, 2013

I have a confession. For the past one and a half years I've been struggling with something that has weighed heavily on my heart. It affected my relationship with others. It even affected the way I write and work.

Trust issues.

You see, I've always been an open-hearted person. Although I try not to be very trusting I also dislike being suspicious of people. However, that changed when a person whom I considered to be a very close friend did something behind my back to betray the trust I had in her. I can accept deceit and malice from a stranger or an acquaintance but not from someone whom I considered as one of my best friends.

Style Sunday: Baby D's Baby Shower

Monday, June 03, 2013

A quick Style Sunday! 
Who is Baby D??? :) 

Hijab accessory by Ameemoo :)