Monday, February 27, 2012

On my journey to Brisbane

Bismillah Ar-Rahman Ar-Rahim.

7 hours and 45 minutes journey from Kuala Lumpur to Brisbane was indescribable. I can’t explain how much my back hurts sitting in the flight for too long. All I can think of back then was how can these people stand sitting in the airplane for about 8 hours or longer than that? So I told myself to relax and chill, you’ll get use to it soon. Well, I hope so. Thank God with the technologies nowadays, they provided us with entertainment i.e. movie, music, etc. They also provided us with The Quran Translation, which I enjoyed myself reading it and indeed, Quran is the best book of all.

Along the journey, I was touched looking at the beautiful creations of Allah Taala. The sun, the skies, the land and the moon, MashaAllah, Allah is The Almighty. Something beautiful happened and I can’t stop praising The Almighty for it, Alhamdulillah. The story which I’m about to share is something that I want you to see, feel and think of how beautiful and powerful Allah Subhanahu Wa Taala is.

Before, I was so scared thinking of the risks of studying outside Malaysia, being far away from my family and living in a country which Islam is being least practiced. Every wish I get from my friends, I can’t stop asking them to pray for me, to pray for my success in this world and the Hereafter.

Beyond my expectation, in the airplane, my dad and I met a married couple who are currently staying in Gold Coast, Australia. The husband is a Turkish and the wife is an Australian citizen. Both of them are Muslims. We swapped numbers. Coincidentally, the husband’s name is Mohd Zaid. And by the meaning of “coincidentally” is what actually happened at the same time. Before my dad told me the husband’s name, I was looking outside the window, reminiscing back the beautiful memories I had with Zaid. I really I miss him. And I can't describe how much I miss him. When I asked my dad his name, I was, of course, shocked. I said to myself, only Allah knows the reason why it happens coincidentally. Wallahu’alam.

The husband and wife soon became my foster family. Subhanallah I was touched when the husband said to me,

“Nurul Afiqah, from now on, my wife is like your big sister.
If you need anything, just contact her number”.

From that moment, I was so relieved that with Allah’s permission, He has destined me to meet this Muslims couple. Alhamdulillah, I can’t stop thanking Allah for every beautiful thing that I’ve been through before and after.

Alhamdulillah. I thank Allah for everything, for making things easier for me. I still have loads of stories to share. Stories which can make us all amazed by the power of Allah Taala. InshaAllah, I'll try to find some time to write it down. I'd love to share this experience to all of you. InshaAllah. Please pray for me, for my success here in this world, and in the Hereafter. Amin Ya Rabbal Alamin.


  1. Wah bestnya belajar kt negara orang. Good luck Ieka ;)

  2. Alhamdulillah.senang la nati kat sana.semoga berjaya di sana.Amin :D

  3. GOOD LUCK kak ieka:) may ALLAH SWT bless ue always. smoga berjaya di sana.

  4. Subhanallah Kak Ieka, you're so lucky. All the best :)

  5. Alhamdulillah , All the best ieka ! Take care , inshaAllah everything will absolutely fine ! :D

  6. Alhamdulillah, I wish I can pursue my study to oversea just like you :D Take care and goodluck Ieka :)