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#Radiance21, All About It.

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Project #Radiance21

Assalamualaikum,

When I got back to the States at the end of July, I had a thought in my head.

“What am I going to do for my 21st Birthday?”

August 23rd was my birthday, and I wanted this year to be special. I wanted to do something different, something new, something worthwhile.

And that’s when I thought about #Radiance21.

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August 27, 2015
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Spread Love, not Hate.

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Assalamualaikum,

I never thought I would actually write anything on this issue, but somehow, my emotions got a hold on me and I just need to write something down to calm myself.

#ChapelHillShooting

You might have heard of this news, or you might not have heard of it. Either way, you should know about it. A simple ‘Chapel Hill Shooting’ search on Google will give you tons of news reports and articles on what happened, where three innocent Muslims were shot in the head over what was said to be a ‘dispute over parking’, but might be a case of hate against the Muslims.

Chapel Hill Shooting

“I’ve received numerous questions on Ask.fm asking me if the Islamophobia is really bad here in the US, or if my friends and I have been targets of anything or if anyone has ever said or done anything to us. My answers to those questions have always been no. I haven’t had any bad experiences, but I do know some of my friends who encountered some cases over the winter break, especially after the Charlie Hebdo case. But since I have not personally had any experiences first hand with anything like that, I wasn’t worried much.

Until today.

May Allah bless the souls of the three victims in the Chapel Hill shooting, and may Allah protect everyone else from being the victims of any attacks, may it be a Muslim being killed by an Islamophobic person or a non-Muslim being killed by an extremist.

Spread the love, not hate. People may have different beliefs and faiths from you, but deep down, we are all the same. We are humans. We are all one big family.

(Picture credit to original poster)”

It’s not that I’m insensitive to issues regarding the Muslim world out there, like the Charlie Hebdo issue or anything like that, but I don’t know why, somehow, reading about the Chapel Hill shooting and all, it makes me feel so uneasy and uncomfortable and, I don’t know, I feel so troubled.

Not that I know any of the victims personally, of course not.

Not that it happened in the area I’m studying at.

Not that I have any connections whatsoever with the three victims.

But… Somehow… I just… I don’t know.

Ya Allah. I do seriously hope that whatever that’s happening around the world, please do make it stop ya Allah. All the hate crimes and threats and killings just have to stop. What is even going around in this world now? Aren’t we all the same? Despite the color of our skin, despite our racial backgrounds or our faiths or our beliefs, despite the clothes we wear, we are all the same, aren’t we? Deep down, we are all human beings. And we are all family. Brothers, sisters, fathers, mothers. We are all one. So why are we hurting one another? Why are we doing this to one another?

Allah Knows best, I know. The three victims are in a safer place, they’re in His Hands, His Care, His Love. He will take good care of them, as always. They’re in a better off place than here on Earth. But to think that something like this could happen, that something like this would end their time here on Earth.

And, to think that… This could happen to anyone at any time. To me. To my friends studying at various places across the world. Even to my family back home. This can literally happen to anyone I know, for whatever reason.

May Allah bless the souls of these three victims, and may Allah protects us all. May Allah protect us, not only from being the victims of such crimes, but also from acting in such ways to other people. InsyaAllah.

February 12, 2015
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Theatre: Kamar Karma.

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Assalamualaikum,

I don’t usually do advertisement or sponsored or like guest posts on my blog, but I occasionally do this for the people I do and want to support. So here’s something on behalf of my cousin at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). Oh, and yes, it’d be in Malay. :)

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KAMAR KARMA merupakan sebuah teater yang mengisahkan kisah benar rakyat Malaysia yang diolah dalam bentuk yang lebih eksperimental. Teater ini akan dipersembahkan di dalam Auditorium Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, pada 24 & 25 November 2014, bermula 8 malam. Genre teater Kamar Karma ini adalah ‘Psycho Horror’.

Teater ini menampilkan Tasya; seorang pelacur, Danial; seorang remaja yang mengalami penyakit pedolifia dan Wak Aji; seorang bomoh kanibal. Di sebalik kisah mereka, tersimpul sebuah rahsia yang menjadi punca kepada kehidupan mereka hari ini.

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Tasya merupakan seorang gadis yang telah dilacurkan oleh ibunya dan bertindak membunuh ibunya sendiri. Tasya juga telah ditipu oleh teman lelakinya yang merupakan bapa ayam. Tasha terus dipaksa melacur sehingga mengandung dan akhirnya telah selamat melahirkan anak tersebut. Namun, dalam rancangannya untuk melarikan diri dari Imran, dia telah terbunuh anaknya sendiri secara tidak sengaja. Akhirnya Tasya menyerah diri kepada pihak polis kerana merasa bersalah setelah mebunuh ibu dan anaknya.

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Danial merupakan seorang remaja yang menghidapi penyakit pedofilia. Dia daripada keluarga yang bermasalah dan sering dipukul oleh ayahnya hanya kerana melepaskan baran. Dia juga menjadi mangsa melepaskan nafsu ayahnya. Oleh sebab itu, Danial tidak pernah menpercayai orang dewasa dan dia lebih selesa bercakap sendirian atau pun bercakap dengan kanak-kanak. Sehingga pada suatu hari, dia telah menculik seorang kanak-kanak perempuan yang merupakan anak kepada jirannya. Selepas dia melepaskan nafsu terhadap kanak-kanak tersebut, dia telah membunuhnya dan meletakkan mayat tersebut dalam beg pakaian yang besar. Berita kehilangan kanak-kanak perempuan itu tersebar di semua media. Akhirnya Danial ditahan polis berdasarkan bukti-bukti yang kukuh.

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Wak Aji, seorang bomoh yang mempunyai sifat kanibalisme yang tinggi. Untuk melepaskan nafsunya, dia telah menggunakan orang tengah untuk memerangkap mangsa-mangsanya. Semua mangsa WakAji diambil jantung mereka dan organ-organ lain dijual di pasaran gelap. Walaubagaimana pun, tidak ramai yang mengetahui profesion sebenar Wak Aji iaitu seorang pakar bedah yang disegani.

Di pengakhirannya, Tasya, Danial dan Wak Aji berada di bilik penjara masing-masing. Mereka akan dihukum gantung pada keesokannya. Sebelum mereka dihukum gantung, mereka menerima kehadiran seorang lelaki yang sama. Lelaki ini mempunyai kaitan dengan setiap daripada mereka….

Jikalau berminat, bolehlah hubungi Azlina di talian 017-74448432 untuk menempah tiket. Nantikan juga penampilan khas daripada Fauzi Nawawi. Penuhilah Isnin atau Selasa malam anda dengan teater experimental yang dibawakan oleh ‘Film and Creative Production Club IIUM’.

Terima kasih kepada Akasia, Gempak Starz dan Jom Sg. atas tajaan.

 

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It sounds interesting enough, and I would probably have gone to watch it if I’m home in Malaysia. So, yeah, if you guys are free on that day, do spare some time to watch it :)

November 19, 2014
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