@Halal | may-june. 2020
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IT WAS a strange Hari Raya Puasa indeed.
Many of us had become accustomed to visiting
celebrants. Families used to pop over to each other’s
homes. Friends, Muslims and non-Muslims alike, visited
to foster harmony and for a share of rendang, lemang,
ketupat and nasi impit.
All we had to do was look out our windows on the first
day of Raya and we would see adults and children dressed
up in their finest Raya clothes, not necessarily only in
kampongs but even in residential areas in cities.
On the second day of Raya, it would not be unusual to
see entire families packing into their cars to visit in-laws,
or it would be the turn to visit the maternal or paternal
But alas, that was not to be this year. The kaleidoscope
of baju Melayu colours was ominously missing. The pittypatter
of little feet and excited shrieks of fun on the streets
… Nope, they weren’t there. The silence? It was almost
no inter-State travels, limited
numbers (of 20) on the first day
(even with family), visiting
on the second day of raya
disallowed – those were the
The new norm. Get used to it, they say, at least till a
vaccine is found for Covid-19.
Fast forward to November and December. And those
would probably still be the rules for Deepavali and
The Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc in our lives.
It has kept families apart. Put a tremendous strain on
healthcare and caregiving sectors. It has thrashed the
Will we recover? Why won’t we? Why can’t we?
Malaysians can take pride that we have been one of the
most compliant citizens/societies in the world, save for
little pockets of bodoh sombong and obstinancy.
We have been resilient. We have been understanding.
We have been co-operative.
Well done. Let’s continue the battle.
A strenuous but
Cosmetic products now attract a much
DNA is not
the only solution
There are lots of ingredients or finished
products in the market which do not contain
Matter of choice
Muslim tourists can decide on halal-concept
hotels and halal food in Malaysia
Prospects of halal
businesses in Singapore
Islamic finance has become more social
A leader in Islamic
Finterra expanding into supporting
community land for better value-added
activities such as tree-planting
An activist at heart
The utmost joy in life for Heliza Helmi lies in
providing a helping hand for the community