Birth Story

Some background:

  • EDD was 23 Oct 2020
  • Chosen hospital was KKH (Singapore)
  • In this hospital, the available pain-relief options are the usual 3 (laughing gas, thigh jab, epidural) and there’s also Patient-Controlled Intravenous Analgesia (PCIA): the mother can press a button to administer a short-acting opioid medication via IV drip
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Update: 10 Months!

In what it seems to be like a blink of an eye, it’s been 10 months since we’ve gotten married. I don’t really have a point for this post, I guess it’s just an update for what’s been going on in my life and I do terribly miss blogging.
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Hadith on Charity

The first time I heard of this hadith, I teared up. It has such a profound effect on the reader, even though it is such a short and simple hadith.

Narrated Aisha:

A lady along with her two daughters came to me asking (for some alms), but she found nothing with me except one date which I gave to her and she divided it between her two daughters, and did not eat anything herself, and then she got up and went away. (…) (Sahih Bukhari)

Look at the generosity of the believers at the time of the Prophet ﷺ . First, that of Saidatina Aisha who gave the last remaining date in the house to the woman. She could have saved it for herself and her beloved husband ﷺ. But when the opportunity arose to help another in greater need, she took it, fully believing that the pleasure of Allah would suffice.

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Henna for Weddings – an Islamic Perspective

This short post will in’shaa Allah be part of a series of blog posts where I cover common cultural practices for weddings (in Singapore and Malaysia) through an Islamic lens, detailing the majority opinions regarding the permissibility of each practice.

A/N: All the content is based on my own research throughout my own wedding preparation. I am by no means an expert on Islamic rulings. Any corrections will be greatly appreciated.

Upholding our culture is important. However, we must be careful of certain practices that are contradictory with our Islamic beliefs. Applying henna for weddings has been commonly seen as mustahabb (encouraged) in our religion, but this is not always the case. In fact, there are some cases whereby applying and displaying the henna is haram (prohibited).

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Module Review (AY 2015/2016 Semester II)

Last module review!

NUS Mechanical Engineering | Year 4 Semester II

Disclaimer: This module review, just like any other module review, is based on my own opinion. Each student has his own strengths and weaknesses and may perceive each topic differently. Also, the content and assessment criteria for every module may change according to semesters.

If you have any questions or require any materials, drop a comment and I’ll see what I can do.

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