First Baby Step..

This time, my rambling is not about Bella.. it is about Bella’s mom, but it is a little bit personal.. (Yes, much more personal than breast feeding or cracked nipple!)

For the past one month, I have this feeling like I want to learn to wear tudung.. Yes, you read it right. No, my husband never pressured me. Of course he always advice me to do good.. but he never give me ultimatum but I know he always doa one day insyaAllah, mighty Allah will open my heart..

Initially, I have this doubt that I might change my mind. I am worried because I don’t want to do it for the wrong reason. To be true to all of you, I get a lot of emails, some are good advices (thank you) and some are just condemning me for not covering my hair.. (err, thanks to you too.. but it hurts you know..) Yes, I get a lot of that.. that is the price I have to pay, I guess.. but my husband always tell me that whatever these people are writing to me, they mean good. I don’t want to do this just to satisfy others. I want to do it when I am ready.

So now, here I am, telling all of you.. my blog readers, twitter followers and also FB friends, alhamdullilah, I am gonna make baby steps towards a better muslimah, insyaAllah. I have decided to start with selendang first and move forward as time goes by..

But I have to ask you for one thing, please be kind to me. I know I am gonna get emails or even message on my FB wall asking why selendang? that’s not enough, kenapa pakai selendang macam nak jatuh, baik tak payah pakai.. (it’s quite windy nowadays you know..) why are you not covering your feet (uurmm…) why are you talking so loud (pun kena jugak..) and so on.. I know that will happen. I will get scrutinized.. so, before you tell me that, I just wanna say again and again, please be kind to me. It may look simple to you but it is a big adjustment for me (yes, and that includes a lot of shopping!! hahahah…)

Last night, I started with this..

And this is today..

Yes, I was driving but no worries, it was at a traffic light.. Hehehe.. Hence the senyum senget face.. Owh, and I like to introduce to you my tudung guru..

That is a good friend of mine, Dr Zahilah Filzah, a paediatrician. Very fashionable and up-to-date about scarves. She has been wearing tudung since she was a teenagers and very kind enough to teach me stuffs.. (there are too many types nowadays you know.. she even made a class to teach me how to wear scarves!! hahahha..) and we have agreed that Hana Tajima style is too hype for us (we are 30 something.. duhhh!)

Anyway, this rambling comes sincere from my heart. The reason I am sharing this with all of you is NOT because I wanna show off (trust me I will be accused for that!!) It is because I want to share my struggle and dilemma. I’m sure some of us who doesn’t wear scarves wants to start somewhere along the line but they are afraid of being scrutinize and criticize and screwed! Religion is a very sensitive issue. But despite whatever people gonna say, I will do whatever I feel comfortable with in my own pace. I am not gonna start drastically change my life. I believe covering hair is more that that… solat mesti jaga, akhlak, jiwa yang sendiri nak kembali pada Allah. Alhamdullillah, dengan izin Allah SWT I have decided here is my starting point… and still learning. I pray for more good things to come from Allah SWT, insyaAllah..


167 thoughts on “First Baby Step..

    1. salam doc

      I’m so glad that u have made a decision to cover your hair. It’s okay if you want to wear a headscarf or what so ever, as long as you have an intention to do that. =)

      Right, tutup aurat is wajib, but bila kita ikhlas in doing that, it will be more meaningful and kita tak rasa terbeban when doing that.
      you’re so beautiful doc, and you will be much more beautiful after this πŸ˜‰

      p/s: hugs for bella please doc πŸ˜‰

  1. InsyaAllah dr. May your effort will be blessed. As long as you work hard to improve, to be better, Allah will help you. Just keep moving, don’t stop. Even though, it is baby step but keep moving πŸ™‚

  2. I know how you feel, well it’s a big change in your life,
    some of them just don’t understand that it is hard to do something that we never/rarely do… some people don’t know how to give advice you know ,..
    but serously you look cute sooooooooo cute wearing selendang πŸ™‚
    can’t wait to see you wearing hijab πŸ™‚

    Good luck πŸ™‚ xoxo,, send my regard to little Bella and Dr. Sheikh

  3. Salam kak ina πŸ™‚
    Glad to hear that you are on baby steps in wearing hijab
    I wish you all the best & remember, hidayah Allah tu akan datang bila masa yang sesuai πŸ™‚
    For me, it’s ok to start off with a selendang,
    alaa mama2 kita dulu pun start off macam tu kan?
    later on, things will change πŸ™‚
    salam πŸ™‚

  4. congrtas dr….may ALLAH ease your step to be better muslimah & hamba-NYA..btw, it’s better to start something good step by step rather than just condemn & complain of others…paling penting, niat kita nak berhijrah tu kerana ALLAH..ikhlaskan hati, insya-ALLAH, dipermudahkan segalanya..(“,)

  5. Salam Dr……

    Alhamdulillah… i’m so happy when i read this entry…

    May Allah guide your next steps to be better muslimah πŸ™‚

  6. DR!!! I have always admired you! You look so sweet. Oh my God, my eyes got teary, you know doc I saved your picture wearing tudung with Bella during the aqiqah and made it as my wallpaper. You’re getting closer to perfect! God bless you, you’re so beautiful πŸ™‚

    Please know that no matter how many people distort you, you have us on your back, always πŸ™‚ Keep on going, hiyark! Go go power rangers!

  7. as salam doc..alhamdulillah… Semoga segalanya dipermudahkan oleh Allah S.W.T. to be honest,u look more beautiful with tudung.. πŸ™‚

  8. DR. I pray for you. Allah will always sending and surround you with a kind people whenever you have an intention to be a better muslimah. Definitely, Allah helps you. So, no worry. You doing a right thing. Good Luck πŸ™‚

  9. U r so cute n cantik sgt33x wearing tudung..

    Jgn risau. InsyaAllah saya dan kami akan sentiasa doakan akak.. ^^
    Moga akak dan keluarga sentiasa dalam lindungan rahmat dan kasihNya.. Amiin.. =)

  10. sweet of you..langkah perubahan yg sangat baik..
    don bother wat people said..just be yourself dr..
    know what? dunno y..i’m touch with ur post coz i used to free hair like u before..dun worry, Allah is always there for u..HE heard..HE know n HE loves u..good job dear!! πŸ˜‰

  11. its ok sis…dulu kita belajar pun bkn terus belajar darab bahagi terus advance,kena start dr yg look more beautiful sis wearing tudung =)

  12. kak.. you are so beautiful wearing tudung. takpe, slow2 ek.. Allah tahu niat akak. yang penting, this is your turning point. bertuahnya akak.. bukan semua orang dapat hidayah :’) i’ll pray for you. amin.

    1. Tahniah doktor,,Alhamdulillah,,baiklah doktor ni tak ego …dr nampak lagi cantik dan cute bila bertudung,,tak jemu mata memandang,,

  13. salam dr…
    tahniah atas perubahan yg hendak d’lakukan…its ok..biar slow as long as itu dtg dr hati…
    anyway,always pray d best for u…

  14. Salam doc. Seriously sgt suka ngan characters doc. Very humble person. SeΓ±ora terus istiqamah dgn perubahan ni n together we be a better muslimah

  15. hello dr..
    x pelah..yg penting semuanyer msti dtg dri hati dr sendiri and bkn paksaan dr mane2 pihak..we always support you doc..biarkn jer ape yg owg nk ckp..pekakkan telinga jer..yg penting owg2 yg doc syg slalu doakn yg terbaik utk doc..tudung wrna purple yg doc pakai tuh sgt cantik and doc nmpak sgt sweet skali..kena dgn bntuk muke doc.. πŸ™‚ doc please always think positive not negative ok??..

  16. salam….really touch my heart….it’s ok doc….one step for make a better life…we all always support whatever doc do it for ur future….make some changes is not easy….do it slowly…u have us behind u πŸ™‚

  17. InsyaAllah dr… Istiqamah.. InsyaAllah, akan terus dibukakan hati untuk bertudung penuh. Tak perlu risaukan tentang akhlak, tentang solat.. Ianya akan datang sendiri bila kita bertudung… Harap2nya.

    Teringat seorang kawan lelaki beritahu, ‘kenapa saya berkopiah bila keluar rumah. Sebab dengan adanya kopiah di atas kepala saya, secara tak langsung ianya ‘melindungi’ diri dari perbuatan tak baik dan saya akan berusaha menjaga akhlak saya…’

    -sekadar berkongsi..
    I admire you too… πŸ™‚

  18. Salam Doc,

    A journey of a thousand miles started with a first step!

    It’s ok Doc..abaikan aje ape orang long as niat kt buat sesuatu kebaikan hanya untuk mendapat keredhaan dariNya…Nawaitu itu penting.Kalau bertudung labuh tapi hanya untuk riak, sia2 saja disisi Allah..

    Slow2 merangkak tak apa, asal kan kita tahu niat dan matlamat kita melakukannya πŸ™‚
    Selalu berdoa kepadaNya untuk kebaikan dan keredhaan dunia dan akhirat, InsyaAllah…

    p/s: I love ur smile.It’s so cute..

    ** Saya anak sedara Pn Norlida yang kerja as PA kat Hospital Selayang tu. Bila saya tau makcik saya kenal Dr, how I wish to meet you face to face ^^

    1. of course i remember puan norlida.. she was Head of Surgeon punyer PA yg kitorg sgt gerun.. nasib baik PA dia baik πŸ˜‰ hahahah…

  19. doc,
    u are ryte..
    drpd tukar drastically n then change back drastically, better u betul2 dh bersedia, then change 4 goods. even Rasulullah pun nk ajar umat die secara perlahan2. so, spe yg condemned doc, die tu buta hati, xtaw nk membantu org.. be brave k doc? u have all the support u can get.. (^_^)

  20. Alhamdulillah..seronok sgt dgr..niat ke arah kebaikan pon da dpt phala tau dr..smg Allah berikan kkuatan+ksabaran utk dr..smg trus istiqamah n dibantu Allah sentiase..people can say what they xrmai yg btol2 nak bantu..Allah la sebaik2 pembantu..slalu la mnt tlg pd Allah..
    Btw dr,yg penting dr mesti focus pd niat dr to be a better muslimah.bkn sbaliknye..dont simply pkai tudung on n off.teguhkan hati..-ni bkn nk kondem..but u know,bl kt moving towards kbaikan,syaitan yg dtg kat kt not just general syaitan yg ade pangkat2 besar..mejar,lans koperal,sume,i pray for ur kekuatan dalaman..;D
    Same laa dgn sy ni..tgh usaha tutup aurat scara sempurna..smg Allah bantu kt sume..covering my feet is my major problem now..pdhal bdn da tutup abih..tggl secoit j kat bwh tu..tu pon pyh nk cover..ya Allah,berilah kami kekuatan dan ketetapan dlm mengamalkan agamaMu..amin..

    P/s:but as for me,dr pkai tudung mcm time aqiqah tu lg nmpk muda dr pkai me..hehehe..
    Chaiyyok2 dr..dr mesti bleh wat pnye laaaa!!!

  21. no worries Dr Halina…just ignore all the lalats around you…hahaha take all the comments in a positive way…atleast you has started a move!compared to others who only talking so much about others..I’m also want to make a big move in mylife…I know how do you feel…It’s look simple…but the responsible that we take with us after make a move is much more important than make a move right…so let’s us take our time..i believe that it’s better late than never…but of course not too late la…heheheh insyaAllah semoga Allah permudahkan semua urusan kita..Amin.

  22. isokay…sikit-sikit lama-lama jadi bukitkan (mcm takder kena mengena tp sebenarnya ada) to change we have to do lot of sacrifise and the mossssstttttttt important thing is our own heart!!! kite kena ikhlas dan benar-benar untuk berubah ke arah kebaikan..bukan sekadar hangat-hangat tahi ayam….btw its a good start for closing 2011 and starting 2012 πŸ™‚ just keep praying πŸ™‚

  23. Assalamualaikum Dr,
    Saya gembira melihat Dr berselindang. It’s ok for a start. Kuatkan azam dan semangat untuk menjadi a better muslimah. Along the way, akan banyak cabaran dan dugaan. Just be yourself. I know u can do it.

  24. Salam Dr. Halina.
    Alhamdullilah, it’s a good change. Do remember that it’s not only about covering your HAIR. it’s about covering your AURAH. And it’s better late than never. Good luck, Doc! I’ll pray for you. πŸ™‚

  25. salam doc. you look so beautiful with that selendang <3.. keep it up ^^ . xpelah sikit2..

    sy pon dulu nak berubah susah. banyak baju2 lama yang terpaksa dibuang. semua tukar baru bila berhijrah. and of course kawan2 macam. " wehh. ye2 je ko ni. lpas tu esok lusa tukar balik fesyen lama" ..ckp saya macam ustazah lah. i hate it when they call me ustazah…

    and yes. kadang2 rasa macam nak je tukar balik pakaian lama. terutama skali bila usha2 orang cun. rasa macam hot je diorang without scarves n baju cantik2 x tutup aurat. tapi bila bergaul dgn kawan2 yang solehah. rasa kesedaran dtg.. bimbang nanti dipersoalkan knape dikurniakan nikmat kecantikan tapi x ne kalau Allah tarik balik nikmat tu and bermacam2 persoalan timbul..

    insyaallah bila kita perbaiki dalaman kita, Allah akan baiki luaran kita. utamakanlah pndangan Allah drpd pndangan manusia, because when we have His love, we actually have everything. saya doakan doc πŸ™‚ . luv you .

  26. Assalamualaikum

    wahhh xpe Dr…niat yg baik tu
    Allah suka sesuatu yg istiqamah
    walaupun sedikit…

    semoga diberikan kekuatan untuk istiqamah
    dan Hidayah untuk jadi lebih baik…ameen πŸ™‚

  27. Thats really good to hear Dr. Halina (: And yes , of course nobody can satisfy everybody, moreover that you are now a public figure . I just love to read your blog (a big fan here!), although I’m only 17 haha. Sometimes i rasa menyesal that i dropped my Biology in my recent SPM ’11 sebab reading your blog made me feel like becoming a doctor dah haha. Its okay, ada hikmahnya i drop Bio, maybe!. And great job on the early steps on wearing Hijab! May you become a succesful muslimah Doctor and Mother (: You have the community to support you . And you are one of the humble Datins around that i know haha. Congratz on that and keep it up (: May one day i become succesful like you ! (:

  28. Alhamdulillah…..bila segala2nya berpaksikan Allah….kita akan temui bahagia yg luarbiasa…reda Allah akan sentiasa mengiringi kita….insyaAllah

  29. baru semalam bayangkn dr pakai tudung.. seriously ! glad to hear this.. alhamdulillah.. fyi, i really adore you dr.. saya doakn dr. and family sentiasa dlm rahmat Allah SWT.. amin. πŸ˜‰

    1. astaghfirullahal’azim..ustaz ni kene ckap hati2 skit rasanya..dan kene cek dulu..kdg artis2 yg brubah pkai tudung tu, mmg brubah pkai tak sume menutup aurat.bile kata mnutup aurat, haruslah mnepati aturan syariat, tidaklagi jarang2 dan sendat mendat, malah tudungnya haruslah dibawah xnafikan kebaikn yg mereka buat..cume takut org salah anggap term “menutup aurat ” yg dianjurkan islam. skrg ni brape byk show fesyen kalian nilai sndiri pakaian muslimah bagaimana yg ditampilkan..contoh boleh lihat disini..

      islamic fashion rosmah :

      sangat sedih..mmg kite nk cube mengajak tanpa memaksa dan berhikmah, tp biarlah jelas penjelasannya supaya xkeliru dek org2 yg mahu mengenali islam, dan yg paling penting utk menjadi muslimah yg lebih sempurna (mukminah)…

      maaf jika ada terguris dan tersalah kata.. myb ini yg sy lbih suggestkan..penjelasan cmni yg besenya org nk dgr dn lebih faham..dr ceramah ustaz azhar idrus..

      jika sy silap, maafkn sy..skadar menyampaikan..

  30. Kak ina syg!u look gorgeous!!and kak ina! Trust me! Ur baby step is a positive start! One step at a time. I support u kak ina!comellll! Like! πŸ˜€

  31. There is always a first time for everything. i started wearing tudung at the age of 39, I did it after I came back from my umrah (taubat nasuha..) From my humble understanding of Taubat…I should not turn back to whatever wrongdoings that i have done before. Dear Dr Halina…do things because of Allah and not because of what people say. Love reading yr honest entries.

  32. Alhamdulillah doc. Semoga segalanya dipermudahkan oleh Allah. Byk2 berdoa pd Allah spy teguhkan iman kita utk menjadi hambaNya yg lebih baik n bertaqwa.

  33. Well done! The baby steps is the right decision to make no matter in whatever style you do it. Alhamdullilah πŸ™‚

  34. Alhamdulillah… Dr.Halina..teruskan nita baik tu ye..kami sentiasa sokong Dr.Halina..mulakan sikit2 ye..InsyaAllah..Allah sentiasa hambaNYA yang menuju kpd kebaikan..semoga dipermurdahkan urusan di dunia & akhirat ye Dr..wassalam…(^__^)

  35. Salam Halina!! ingat lagi saya? Alhamdulillah, yang penting ikhlas. Membuat perubahan perlukan kekuatan dan kesabaran…So happy for you…

  36. assalamualaikum… I had read your post… for me, it’s ok if you are going to get changes in your life. and sometimes, it will be your best moments when you are going to the good part “wearing scarf”. πŸ˜€ we can just ignore people thoughts because when we think too much on people’s thought, it will ‘eat’ us back inside you know.. so, having supportive family, friends and others are making you smile and happy always. so, why do you want to hear others right? last from me, Semoga Allah permudahkan lagi jalan untuk anda melakukan perkara tersebut ‘memakai tudung’ dengan penuh tenang dan tanpa sebarang gangguan dan semoga berbahagia di samping keluarga tercinta…
    Ameen~ πŸ™‚

  37. salam doc,
    my mom always remind us and she said,
    “setiap orang perlu berubah,
    kalau x mampu menjadi yang TERBAIK,
    sekurang-kurangnya menjadi yang BAIK..”
    Allah know whats in His slaves heart..
    InsyaAllah you can..
    we’ll always suppoting you doc..
    keep on doing that..
    p/s bella looks stunning nowadays..haha

  38. you look beautiful Dr Halina..beautiful inside out…congrates for making efforts and still look radiant! <3<3<3<3<3

  39. it’s ok, kak na. kak na sbnrnye dah yakin dgn keputusan kak na tp ragu2 dgn penerimaan org sekeliling, kan..takyah ambil hati lgsg dgn semua tu..wearing tudung is one of the added value. keep it up sis..

  40. Assalamualaikum,

    It’s a good start,Doc!
    My advice is, just dun take those negative critics seriously.
    because at the end of the day, u will change nothing for yourself.
    those people may talk bad about what you’re doing now, but trust me, they dun no what
    you’ve been thru to take a step to be a better person. your dilemma, worries and what not.

    Be positive, do what you feel comfortable and not to satisfy others.

    Stay cool,Doc!

  41. Dear Dr,

    I were in ur shoes before. Too much dilemma and then i was confused doing all of these. But one day, i had a courage to do so (very awkward to cover the full!) but in the end i get used to it. And Alhamdullilah, I reached the inner peace, calmness and everything was perfect.

    I guess if you spend a big adjustment for the akhirat, u will get the big reward. Just ignore what other people want to say. As long as you do the right thing.

    May Allah bless you.

  42. its really difficult to do good things… but sometimes enforcement is needed so we can do good things n later ikhlas will come as time goes by… i believe when we have huge responsibilities (being a khalifah, wife, daughter, mommy and doctor), the feeling to rely on the most Merciful will be at the highest point whereby hopefully in the end what we do is a good thing not only to ourself but ummah n as the result we become close to HIM…

  43. Ya Allah..akhirnya dia memakbulka doa insan kerdil ini…i.m so so happy as i read tru your story…teruskan perkara yg baik ini…

  44. alhamdulillah Dr, congrat! setidak-tidaknya sesuatu itu dimulai dengan niat yang baik,walaupun ia hanyalah langkah kecil sebagai permulaan,tetapi Allah memandangnya berdasarkan niat kita..moga Dr menjadi isteri yang solehah! amen..

  45. Alhamdulillah & tahniah, Dr….amat2 sesuai dgn gelaran hajjah….sgt2 manis & sopan sekali bila Dr. memakai selendang tersebut…saya tgk masa Aqiqah Bella pun Dr ada pakai tudung putih, kan? seriously, mcm bidadari Dr…saya ikhlas ni tau, Dr…. πŸ™‚

  46. Alhamdulillah..seems like my prayer has been answered.hehe. I secretly prayed that one day you will cover your hair.. Insyaallah semuanya mudah. Jom sama-sama mulakan tahun baru dengan menjadi muslimah yang lebih baik! =)

  47. Tahniah Halina,jangan fikir apa orang kata bcoz hanya Allah yang mengetahui. What I know is you’re good person at hearts and alhamdulillah by taking this step, it will compliments all the good deed in you. Salam

  48. Alhamdu lillah.. Tahniah Dr Lina!.. slow & steady yer.. yg penting niat nk mncuba tu bagus.. step by step, & lia harap sgt cepat boleh cover up terus yer, Amiiin.. πŸ˜‰

  49. is a good start…pedulikan kata orang, yang penting kita berubah sbb diri kita…i know what u feel…people can talk, but ignore it…follow ur heart…kita berubah sebab kita yang nak berubah dan bukan sebab orang lain…Tuhan bukakan pintu hati doc tuk berubah…

    semoga allah sentiasa memberkati…:-)

  50. salam Dr. Halina πŸ˜€ im so happy when i read this post. like seriously. honestly, when i started to adore you, the first thing came into my mind was “i hope Allah will open her heart to wear hijab. cos i admired her a lot. insyaALLAH one fine day, she’ll receive the hidayah from Him. Amiinnn.” and yes, i did say that deep down inside my heart. and alhamdulillah, He chose you to give His hidayah to. we will support u, or at least I WILL SUPPORT you okay? πŸ˜€ keep going and never turn back okay? πŸ™‚

  51. salam Dr.Halina..happy to hear the good news from u..always remember there’s must b the first step to reach the thousand step πŸ™‚ sayang Allah means kte buat ape yg Dia suka..tutup aurat is one of is not our choice..but it is i belief Islam adalah agama yg syumul..and Islam is agama yg fitrah..we shall return not to others..but only Allah..& only Him knows us better..changes are difficult..but we should give it a try..right??? may Allah ease our way to become a better muslimah..insyaAllah..we should use all the spaces & chances..better late than never πŸ™‚ good luck Dr.Halina!!!!!! gambatte (^ ^)

  52. Hi Dr. i read your post and it was awesome.
    I just wanna share my experience.
    Before ni i tak bertudung, same as you Dr.
    One day, i terbuka hati untuk bertudung, try to be a better muslimah. hope so! c:
    And what i did was i started with tudung yang sarung. same as kawan Dr pakai tu.
    pergi mana-mana i pakai tudung tu je and i felt ‘oh, senang lah tudung ni’.
    i nak pergi mana-mana just sarung. I terus rasa best sebab sangat menyenangkan i. X perlu lama nak bersiap, xperlu risau kalau shape of tudung tak menjadi. xpayah banyak pin. Ia buat i jadi lebih consistent pakai tudung. So, maybe your decision to wear selendang was good. Sebab kalau kita rasa senang buat sesuatu tu, kita akan lebih senang nak istiqamah (i rasa). and Alhamdulillah. sekarang i dah pakai tudung ke mana-mana dan harapnya berkekalan. Tahniah Dr, u jadi salah seorang yang Allah pilih untuk dapatkan hidayah. good luck Dr. c:

    if u rasa takut untuk memulakan one step a head, dont worry, just do it! niat yang baik pasti akan dipermudahkan Insyaallah. c:

  53. Salam Dr Har ^_^

    Alhamdulillah I am happy that you have found your peace in wanting to cover up…anyways I found mine about 3 years back and to my disbelief some of my Muslimah ‘friends’ were actually judging me and responded negatively and I received the best support and the most positive encouragement from my non-Muslim friends…until today I never questioned nor do I asked them why this is to be because Islam is peace and simplicity – everything that we are conscious of doing is initiated by ‘nawaitu’ isn’t it? and I do know that if you feel it is the best time that you want to start to wear a hijab then it is a decision made based on the ‘niat’ to be a better servant to Allah and to please Him, right? so let it be because human beings are never one to be easily satisified…hugs to you and may Allah make ease and bless the path that you have chosen ^_^ anyways for this reason let me share with you a very relevant link:

  54. doc dont hv to be worried k?to start 1st step pun dah bg huge impact so insyaAllah later on full covered πŸ™‚

    btw doc nampak cantik n manis bila bertudung

  55. Salam Dr.Halina,
    Alhamdulillah…Seronok saya bc post Dr arini..pertama kali saya tgk Dr btudung litup penuh masa Dr ke Mekah bsama suami(tgk pic sj lahh)..saya syoq tgk..comel dan cantik sangat..(mungkin dh biasa tgk pic u yg free hair)..sejuk mata memandang.personally harapan saya suatu ari nnti Dr akan btudung jgk..yg pnting bkn utk kpuasan org nawaitu Dr yg betul..mnutup aurat tu 1 kwjipan umat Islam..kami sayang Dr..Start dgn slendang pn xpa..ikut kselesaan Dr..Tp hrp xkan lama ngn slenang tu..nmpak serabut..hehhehe..sorry ye Dr…mengomen..saya hanya harapkan yg tbaik utk Dr dan family.

  56. Dr Halina,

    Alhamdulillah. Okey la tu. Slowly tapi istiqamah. Niat nak berubah pun dah dapat pahala tau. Saya yang dah lama pakai tudung pun sebenarnya masih lagi belajar untuk tutup aurat betul-betul. Masih belum sempurna lagi ni dan mencuba yang terbaik.

    Pada saya, kadang2 dakwah ni tak sesuai dilakukan secara ‘kasar’. Teguran dan dakwah yang berhikmah lebih senang diterima – ini melalui pengalaman sendiri. Bukan apa, takut nanti, orang nak mendekatkan diri dengan agama kita, terus lari kerana pendekatan kita yang salah tu.

  57. Semoga semuanya berjalan lancar.. makin comel bila lina bertudung.. tekadkan hati.. jgn toleh kebelakang lagi.. bila kita ingin membuat baik.. memang banyak dugaannya.. namun jgn putus asa.. Allah bersama org yg ingin berhijrah.. amin..

  58. Alhamdulillah…Saya doakan yang terbaik buat doktor.Semoga sentiasa diberi petunjuk oleh Allah.Dr comel sangat..Muka dr mcm tak pernah ada masalah.hehe….

  59. gud luck doc…start with selendang pn no hal yg pntg ada keinginan…jgn trlalu drastic…dgn jujurnya..u look more beautiful when u wearing hijab…=)

  60. Salam dr.,
    Alhamdulillah niat dah ada tinggal lagi untuk sempurnakan sebaiknya..1st step utk berselendang ni jgnlah lama ea coz ia x membezakan u antara bertudung atau tidak. Still nmpk ur hair. Sbnrnya istilah bersedia atau tidak itu x wujud dalam kamus hidup seorang muslimah sebab ia tuntutan agama. Tp bila kita nk memulakan sesuatu yg x biasa kita praktikkan maka istilah itu kita keluarkan. As a public figure mmg u kene tahan la telinga dgr comment dr rmi ‘jenis ‘ org but seramai mana yg mengkritik rmi lg yg support u. I fhm kdg2 stress kan bila kita buat or x buat sesuatu tu org tetap nk kritik tp ikutlah gerak hati u yg paling betul. An educated person mesti boleh membezakan antara baik dan buruk. Hidup ini x lama…I doakan yg terbaik utk U. hug n kiss for Bella..<3

  61. congrats dr….better late than never kan….alhamdulillah hidayah yang kita dapat ni berbeza2……biarlah apa orang nak kata nanti….keep strong ok….yeayyyy bertambah comel mommy bella ni:P

  62. yey! dah ada niat pon dpt pahala besar! sokay doc. tutup je telinga kalau org ckp apa apa. masa mula mula ber-hijab mmg byk dugaan tau. masa me, ada kekawan sendiri yg make fun. kadang tu mmg terasa. tp buat tak tahu saje lah. btw, skrg dah byk hijab lawa lawa. mcm mcm boleh pilih dan sesuai dgn kita.

    p/s: doc sesuai je pakai tudung ada awning tue…nmpk sgt sweet. πŸ˜‰ mcm gmbr dgn bella masa aqiqah kambeng dia n ur nikah tudung. cantiks!

  63. Tahniah..semoga Allah merahmati Dr dan sekeluarga agar lebih berbahagia apabila hati tenang dan ikhlas mengingati Allah..syukur sangat2…

  64. Alhamdulillah.. nape air mata rasa nak menitik bila baca??? maybe sbb dah lama teringin nak tengok awak bertudung… mungkin hidayah dah sampai untuk awak ubah penampilan dan boleh beri inspirasi pd yg lain untuk ikut langkah awak… Saham tu… Don’t take so long to fully cover your hair… no matter what, I’m always support you…

  65. alhamdulillah..gud starting n u look so cute in just a silent reader before..and trust me, memang agak susah nk mulakan semua nie sbb we all have to learn n learn…again n again..its take time xtually n agreed wif u, covering hair is more than that.x pe, janji perubahan tu ke arah kebaikan..keep it start wif slendang a.k.a shawl lama2 dah malas nk jaga all the selendang.hihihihi and now i’m comfortable to wear syiria type..easy..boleh bersiap cepat.anyway wish all the best for u n semoga dipermudahkan segalanya utk dr.

  66. tahniah doc.
    sy dulu pn teragak2 nk pkai sbb takut kejap bukak kejap pakai. but after i deliver my baby & breastfeed him, i felt it would be much easier to bf with tudung. that’s my starting point & now i’m proud of wearing tudung. alhamdulillah…

  67. congrats on the desire to change.
    just do whats best for you.. dont do it for others.

    anyway, dr halina pakai tudung ape pun tetap cantik ;p

  68. what a sincere post….. wahatever people said one thing you should know Dr, learn about why muslimah have to cover their aurat, why is so important and why Islam teach us to cover the aurat, learn with deep thought and heart, Insya Allah, it will show you the right path…. anyway tahniah, semoga terus diberi hidayah untuk menutup aurat dgn sempurna.

  69. salam Dr. Halina. congrates on your great effort n courage! a journey of a 1000 miles must begin with a single step right..? i know u can do it.. my ustazah said: “pki tudung ni slh 1 cara kita nk prove n potray our iman to Allah..insyaAllah..” so may Allah bless us all for trying to cover our aurah..amin.. hav a blast day Dr.! *D

  70. salam dr halina..tahniah dibukakan hati utk memakai tudung.pada pandangan saya dr pakai apa pun kelihatan cantik tapi lebih manis jika memakai tudung..walaupun tak sepenuhnya..tapi tetap nampak manis dan cantik..memang dalam tuntutan islam,seorang wanita harus menjaga akhlak,aurat dan sebainya..saya pasti dr sekarang ini tengah belajar mendalami semua itu secara perlaha-lahan..setiap yg berlaku mesti ada permulaannya..cubalah perlahan2,bila dah terbuka hati utk bertudung terus,teruskanlah niat tersebut..apa pun all the best..tak sabar nak tgk dr bertudung live in hospsel..see u..

  71. its a good change but must istiqamah, not half way. Alhamdulillah… ensure all other parts are respectfully covered as well. Elakkan atas nampak rambut, lengan 3/4, seluar ketat, baju jarang…sooo tak kena…You look better with tudung..its a baby step but soon you will cover all…congrats…big hug and kisses for sweet little Sophea IsaBella…

  72. Salam Dr, Alhamdullillah..niat pun dh dpt pahala tau, apetah lagi kalau melaksanakannye..pada saya cara mcmana, start dgn ape..semua terpulang pada diri kita..ape2 pun ‘will support you all the way’..

  73. alhamdulillah,semua orang perlu belajar bertatih dulu sebelum mula berlari kan.satu permulaan yang baik..semoga istiqamah

  74. Alhmdulillah dr halina….the baby step will lead towards a giant step,insyaAllah (eheh ‘hana tajima’ style still suitable for 30 sumthing though πŸ™‚ )



    berpakaianlah sebagaimana yang dituntut oleh Islam
    lahirkanlah cinta kita pada Allah dan juga Rasulullah
    andaikata Rasulullah berada di hadapan kita…..bagaimana kita? apa perasaan baginda?

    Hidup ini untuk mencari redha Allah..


  76. Dr…. reading ur entry made me cry.. take my word…. u have my support all the way my dear….. luv u and cute baby B…… mmuuaahh!! xoxo…

  77. Alhamdulillah..:)

    Pedulikan ape org ckp.Mereka yg berkata tu belum tentu baik akhlaknya.So just do what u want.Follow your heart kak..InsyaALLAH segalanya akan dipermudahkan.Berselendang dulu pown takpe.Lama2 mesti akak akan bertambah manis dgn bertudung litup;)

    Tapi,cuma pesanan sesama Islam,bila bertudung,jgn buat sanggul tinggi2…kat sini sy ada bagi sekali hadis yg berkaitan;)

    β€œ akan muncul dalam kalangan umatku di akhir zaman, kaum lelaki yang menunggang sambil duduk di atas pelana, lalu mereka turun di depan pintu-pintu masjid. Wanita-wanita mereka( isteri mereka atau anak perempuan), berpakaian tetapi seperti bertelanjang ( nipis&ketat). Di atas kepala mereka pula(wanita) terdapat bonggolan (sanggul atau tocang) seperti bonggol unta yang lemah gemalai. Oleh itu laknatlah mereka semua. Sesungguhnya mereka adalah wanita-wanita yang terlaknat”- hadith riwayat Ahmad, jil.2, ms. 223.

    teruskan beristiqamah kak:) sy sendiri yg bertudung nie pown masih memperbaiki diri..chaiyokk!!!! ;D

  78. Assalamualaikum, Dr. Harlin

    Sejujurnya, saya terharu dengan perubahan ini. Teruskan niat yang baik, saya sentiasa menyokong dan mendoakan yang terbaik. Berubah semampu Dr dan saya yakin Dr boleh lebih dari ini. Insyallah..Semoga Allah sayang Dr selalu..

  79. Alhamdulillah…tahniah Dr. Halina, usaha lagi utk lebih sempurna… jadikan segala kritikan, kutukan dan sindirin tu sebagai pembakar semangat utk lebih baik… jgn lemah semangat… Dr. Halina nampak betul2 lebih cantik dan manis apabila bertudung… πŸ™‚

  80. 1st time i saw your pic in fb i did give u a doa.. may Allah give u hidayah to wear tudung and being good muslimah. then suddenly i found read this post. what a good link from Allah… its a good start .. =] i wish i could see u in full hijab!

  81. Hye…i am so touched to read this…just to tell you,i was a kristian once and after getting to know my husband, slowly i learned about islam and then i convert…after some time,we got married and yes,adjusting to my new world is difficult. I cried alot becouse so many people pressure me on what to do and what to not do. At times i feel like i am a dummy doing whatever they want me to do. Then after buckets of tears and stress i know that this is all wrong and islam is beautiful but why do most people treat me this way by force? So slowly i learn to say no to what makes me comfortable. My in-laws are you know, alim type….haha. But they still love me even though i talk too loud….. I don’t cover my feet….but i did find the strenght in me to be comfortable with wearing tudung…there is still so much to learn.i know you will be fine. Don’t worry bout the hurtfull things they say,at the end of the road….you are in control….and you’re doing it great….

  82. alhamdulillah… ingatlah bahawa setiap perkara baik yg suami lakukan, pahalanya pun si isteri dapat. tetapi wajib juga diingat bahawa segala perkara tidak baik (antaranya seperti tidak menutup aurat) yg isteri lakukan, dosanya pun si suami dapat. renung2kan…

  83. Assalam Dr πŸ™‚

    Alhamdulillah, satu perubahan yg baik πŸ™‚ Senantiasalah berusaha untuk mencari redha Allah dan semoga Allah berikan kekuatan hati untuk terus istiqamah! ^__^

    Apapun, kalau terasa di hati ingin melakukan kebaikan, jgn kita bertangguh! Kita tak tau sama ada kita berpeluang atau tidak selepas ini untuk melakukan kebaikan itu semua kerana ajal bisa saja datang berkunjung bila-bila masa.

    Walaupun perubahan itu sedikit, tapi istiqamahlah selalu agar hati menjadi lunak dengan perubahan tersebut dan seterusnya melakukan perubahan yg lebih baik πŸ™‚

    Memetik kata ustaz Aisha, perbuatan yg baik itu adakalanya perlu dipaksa untuk dibuat, kemudiannya barulah akan menjadi tabiat (habit).

    Sama-sama kita perbaiki diri kita. Peringatan untuk diri Aisha sendiri juga sebenarnya πŸ™‚

    Moga Allah redha πŸ™‚

  84. Dear Dr. Halina,
    Semoga Dr. terus istiqomah dalam perkara yang baik ini. First time tengok Dr. pakai tudung masa akad nikah dulu…cantik sangat. All the best Dr.!

  85. Salam.
    Alhamdulillah. Good for you doc. πŸ™‚
    Cantek sgt doc pakai macam tu.
    After selendang, why dont you try tudung ariani. Maybe it suits you well.
    Xpe, slow-slow. But must be consistent/Istiqamah. πŸ™‚

  86. Alhamdulillah doc. Tahniah !

    As for me, I’ve just started covering my hair a few months ago. I pun ada dilemma yang cenggini. Takut nanti pakai main main. Takut tak pandai lagi jaga diri sebab tudung bukan setakat covering ur hair, but it’s more than that kan. You kena jaga pertuturan, jaga ke mana kaki you melangkah isn’t it. Lepas tu nanti kalau singgah solat kat mana mana ambil masa yang lamaaaa nak bersiap. But then, bila dah berhijab, dilemma tu pergi sendiri. I enjoy berhijab. Plus, tak payah nak setting setting rambut, lepas tu tak payah nak susah susah hati keluar rumah when you had ur bad hair days. kikiki.

    So doc, teruskan usaha.

  87. Manisnya Dr Halina macam gula…..cantik u pakai selendang. Lebih cantik jikalau menutup terus aurat di kepala πŸ™‚ a good start dear!!!

  88. I was once free hair, insyaAllah everything will be alright doc. πŸ˜‰
    Alhamdulillah, may Allah bless you πŸ˜‰

  89. Alhmdulillah..
    syukur Allah buka hti doc utk menutup aurat..
    i’m also supporting u…
    try to tutp aurat dgn smpurna mngikut syarak..
    tutp rmbut, leher dn lbuhkn tudng melepasi paras dada
    di smping jaga aurat lain..insyAllah doc akn rsa lbh tenang
    slps ni… dn insyAllah xada lg bad critic after this.. πŸ™‚
    ” moga ALLAH mmbuka hti kta smua sluas2nya utk mengenaliNYA.. “

  90. Alhamdulillah, x pe doc slow2 kayuh, sya terfikir mcm mnala rasa manis nya bila terdetik nk bertudung ya Dr Halina, lbh2 lagi di usia matang, tentu lebih manis kan sbb lebih mengerti, faham, dan jelas tentang keputusan yang diambil, sya bertudung seawal 13 tahun (alhamdulilla spa sekarang), sbb nye msa tu bersekolah sekolah menengah ugama.

    So dengar experience kawan2 yg bertudung di usia matang sangat sweet sebenarnya sbb sya x de perasaan mengerti, faham, dan jelas pada usia 13 tahun itu dulu

    Anyway tahniah doc

  91. – Assalamualaikum Dr, Masha-Allah tabarakallah, Allah is now guiding you, showing you His passionate towards you. Let me give you a book of the people on how they finally get the inspiration to wear the tudung. Just pm me your adress yeah! Psst, agaknya ini berkah kelahiran Bella πŸ˜‰ wink – Big hug

  92. surat utk k.halina…
    salam kak lina..alhmdulllah , syukur atas kesedaran dn perubahan yg k.lina buat..selangkah demi slangkah. sy pn skadar nk sharing jer ni.xde niat ape ye..dont misunderstand..just utk k.lina, sy dan yg lain2 juga sama2 bukan pandai sgt agama mahupun warak atau alim..just sdikit dh tgok byak ceramah dr, dorg kata cmni.. Islam bukan agama paksaan,ya btul tp itu tuju pada kita xboleh paksa org masuk once kite dh masuk ke dlm islam(atau mmg dh islam dr mak ayah kite) kite wajib patuh sgala printah didalamnya..samaada solat, mnutup aurat..jd, xsalah k.lina start utk cover ur hair with slendang sbg salahsatu pmulaan utk cover pnuh dan juga mnutup aurat..wpn sbnarnya itu belum menepati bagus , sbb ada penghijrahan dan mujahadah utk mnjdi lbih baik..k.lina tahu, Allah akn bg pahle berganda dgn mujahadah nafsu yg kite buat,,mcm org yg xpndai ngaji, tp snts blja dan mengaji wpun tgagap2..wpun ada salah tjwid dsbgnya, Allah tetap beri pahle huruf yg dibaca dan juga phle mujahadah(kesusahan utk menjd lbih baik)nye utk bace, kt ctu, ada 2ganjaran yg Allah compared org yg mmg dh pandai ngaji, dia hnya dpt 1 ganjaran phle iaitu phle mgaji jer…so, nk tekankan kt cni, jgn sesekali stop dr snts perbaiki diri..insyaAllah, ramai followers or bloggers fren akn doakan percaya..

    islam itu mudah dan tidak menyusahkan..
    kdg2 stiap kbaikan dan amalan yg berterusan perlu dimulakan dgn paksaan..yup!bukan mudah,..ditanggung lg dgn malu, panas, mulut2 org sekeliling yg komen2 dgn cara kata pekakkan tlinge bile org berkata., but some time, jgn pekakkan tlinge bile org berkata tntg kebaikan dn tguran.btul kata abg muzafar, sume yg mngur tu ada hikmahnya pd slalu blajar dan muhasabah tntg dr sikap org lain..cth :”sayangi org yg bnci kite, krn dia membuat kn kite lebih sabar, sayangi org yg pernah wat jahat pd kite, kerana dia mbuat kite lebih dekat dgn Allah, hargai org yg sayangi kite, kerna syukur ALLAH mnutup segala keaiban kite pd mata dia dn mcm2 lg bnde kite perlu amik positif…
    erm..xnk ckp pnjang la..honestly, im glad with ur strength dan changing.but hopefully dont take it too long to complete ur mission as long as we are still alive…i always praying a good life for you and abg muzaffar here and everafter,..congratulations..

  93. salam..hi dr
    it’s gud thing to wear tudung..
    x pela ckit…xkan kite nk trus btudung mdadak…
    like me i also use kaedah pelan2..

    first2 i used to wear towel in my aunt’s house..she asked me why tutup2 nih?
    hehe…klaka until 1-2 years after dat..i waear tudung fully lahh..
    frankly speaking,,when i was wearing tudung mule2 byk la obstacle..actually it’s bout our iman la..okla..i pray for ur goodness in ur life…thnx for those who read this

  94. Alhamdulillah. Allah gives u hidayah because He loves u! teruskan usaha utk jd yg lebih baik. maybe lepas ni boleh masuk usrah dgn dr harlina siraj :

  95. Alhamdulillah. Allah gives u hidayah because He loves u! teruskan usaha utk jd yg lebih baik. maybe lepas ni boleh masuk usrah dgn dr harlina siraj πŸ™‚ then u can be a muslimah icon for many women (since u have many fans now). mcm wardina πŸ˜€

  96. first thing come into my mind when i saw your picture with selendang…. alhamdulillah… Allah beri hidayah kpd sesiapa yg dikehendakiNya & you are lucky that he gave it to you…Alhamdulillah….a little changes but istiqamah is better than big changes but hangat2 tahi ayam… Zaman rasulullah pun arak diharamkan beransur2….pray you all d best!

  97. Dr. Halina bila bertudung makin bertambah manis sekali.Apa2 pun yg kita nak buat harus lah datang dari hati kita yg suci. Alhamdulillah Dr. halina telah melakukannya step by step.Dulu pun saya, ipar duai saya pernah berkata dan menyuruh …. dosa tau kita kalau tak bertudung. Saya kata , dosa tak dosa kita yg tanggung. terdiam . Bila hati kita dah terbuka insyaallah kita dapat merasa keselesaan diri bila kita bertudung bukan atas paksaan dari orang lain.( just sharing)

  98. Allah swt dan RasulNya telah mengarahkan seluruh wanita muslimah WAJIB untuk menutup aurat tidak kira sama ada seseorang itu ikhlas atau tidak, suka atau tidak, disuruh oleh orang lain atau terbit dari hatinya sendiri. Sama seperti mendirikan solat, membayar zakat, puasa Ramadhan dan semua arahan serta larangan Islam yang lain, sama ada seseorang itu ikhlas atau tidak, terpaksa atau tidak. Sekiranya ikhlas dijadikan alasan maka, ramai diluar sana tidak perlu solat 5 waktu kerana sukar mencapai tahap keikhlasan yang ingin dicapai.

    β€œKatakanlah kepada wanita yang beriman: Hendaklah mereka menahan pandangannya dan memelihara kemaluannya, dan janganlah mereka menampakkan perhiasannya, kecuali yang bisa nampak daripadanya. Dan hendaklah mereka menutupkan kain tudung ke dadanya, dan jangan menampakkan perhiasannya, kecuali kepada suami mereka atau ayah mereka atau ayah suami mereka, atau putera-putera mereka, atau putera-putera suami mereka, atau saudara-saudara mereka, putera-putera lelaki mereka, atau putera-putera saudara perempuan mereka, atau wanita-wanita Islam, atau budak-budak yang mereka miliki, atau pelayan-pelayan lelaki yang tidak mempunyai keinginan (terhadap wanita) atau anak-anak yang belum mengerti tentang β€˜aurat wanita. Dan jangalah mereka menghentakkan kaki untuk diketahui orang akan apa yang tersembunyi dari perhiasan mereka.Dan bertaubatlah kamu sekalian kepada Allah hai orang-orang yang beriman supaya kamu beruntung.” – (Surah an-Nur ayat 31)

  99. hi dr halina.. besides hana tajima u also can look at aida rahim style. she (an malaysian actress) or nora (a singer) which wear a lot of style scarf.. its look more fresh and stylish. πŸ˜‰ gud luck. we are always supprtng u πŸ˜‰

  100. jadi diri sendiri…berusaha untuk memperbaiki diri day by day….minta pada Allah untuk tetapkan hati dan niat utk pakai tudung dgn sempurna….slowly..u will go to the next level +ve for any comment even it really hurts you at much..Allah always being fair to us…the +ve comment= to motivate, the -ve comment = itu tanda Allah nk kita lebih dekat pada Dia dan Dia sgt sayangkan hamba-hambaNya…sangat adil pemberian Allah…..jadi, teruskan usaha….^_^

    1. Bertudunglah walau TERPAKSA. Solatlah walau TERPAKSA. Puasalah walau TERPAKSA. Kerana kewajipan itu memang kadangkala sifatnya TERPAKSA. Dari Keterpaksaan itu, perlahan2 kita akan menemukan hikmah dan akhirnya hati kita menjadi ikhlas keranaNya. Kalau nak tunggu ikhlas, sampai bila nak tunggu baru beribadah? Hidayah perlu dicari, bukan tunggu. Macam makanan, kalau tak suap, ia tak masuk ke dalam mulut. Tiada alasan lagi untuk tidak solat dan tidak bertudung. Renung2kan

  101. Salam Dr..Alhamdulillah..kebykan pic post Dr. pun dh byk yg bertudung..Congrats Dr!
    Niat dan perbuatan yg diikuti ke arah jalan-Nya insyaallah diberkati…Everyone struggling to be good muslim, so do I..Chaiyok-chaiyok!

  102. way to go halina, aku tau ko boleh buat dan akan buat lebih baik dari org lain yg dah lama pakai tudung. hidayah Allah tak kenal sapa manusia tu dulu dan sekarang.


  103. Saya tak suka komen dlm mana2 blog dan saya terpanggil utk komen. By the way, I like reading your blog. You seem like a kind, honest and pretty lady. Your great personality shines through your writing and I kinda like you although I do not know you personally.

    Back to the tudung issue. I had been in the similar situation as yours, dilemma etc. I was telling myself the same excuse (I want to do it willingly without anyone pressuring me or I want to wear it only when I am ready, or xde hidayah etc). Takut bila dah pakai tudung, tak boleh nak melawa lebih2..

    My advice is just wear it, because we do not know when we will die. After all, If we really believe in Allah, why do we have doubts and disobey him. So paksa yourself for the good cause.

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