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Maria-Syamsi

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December 2017

My Reading List – Part 7: The Travels of Ibn Battutah

Wow. What shall I say? Number one - I wish I have read this in Arabic. No, I couldn't read Arabic yet. But if I could, I would. Because I don't think any translation is ever as good as the... Continue Reading →

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Five Things You’re Thankful For

My cousin taught me this: everyday, you should list at least five things that you're thankful for, so that you will be a happier person. As Muslims we are taught so say this prayer everytime we wake up: "All praise... Continue Reading →

Praying for Ease – A Doctor’s Perspective

During sister Yasmin Mogahed's talk, A Sacred Conversation, recently, she spoke about praying for ease. It doesn't mean our lives will be void of challenges but it makes the tests easier to face. As doctors, one of our biggest horrors... Continue Reading →

Kluang Train Station

I was in Kluang a few weeks back. We stopped by at Stesen Keretapi Kluang for a late breakfast. I was in the bathroom when a train arrived. It felt like the whole building was shaken because of the train.... Continue Reading →

Sunrise in the Desert

In November, I had the opportunity to witness the sunrise in the desert, which is something that I think should be experienced at least once in a lifetime. There was a story behind this visit, but let me show you... Continue Reading →

Pasar Malam (Night Market)

From Senggarang, we went to Kukup for sunset. Kukup is the southernmost point of the Asian continent. Sadly the area is not what it was before. We expected to see wooden houses on stilts, like the ones in Kampung Ayer,... Continue Reading →

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