Zhifa
A passionate young soon-to-be medical doctor with interest in writing and #HealthForAll

Al-Baqarah : 286

Allah does not charge a soul except [with that within] its capacity. It will have [the consequence of] what [good] it has gained, and it will bear [the consequences of] what [evil] it has earned. “Our Lord, do not impose blame upon us if we have forgotten or erred. Our Lord, and lay not upon us a b…

Acknowledgments (Extended Version)

I would like to thank God, Allah SWT for His every blessing and for letting me finish this work, for every day I wake up healthy and find easiness in things I do. None of this can be achieved without Your permission. I’m grateful for Prophet Muhammad SAW, who led us from the dark of times to the li…

The Gem of Malioboro Street

I used to pray in the basement of Malioboro Mall (most of the time) or the mosque near Inna Garuda Hotel whenever I visited the famous Malioboro Street of Yogyakarta. The prayer room in Malioboro Mall was not my cup of tea since it’s located in the basement, it felt hot and it can only contain few …

I'll See You Again, Mba Anis!

2018 is the year of See You Again. My best-friends have left the city and eventually, I will soon too. Yesterday, mba Anis departed back to her hometown… I tried not to shed any tear because parting has already suck and to cry in public place has its own inconvenience. I don’t like inconveniences. M…

Revisit Your Connection with Your Wealth

“Do you realize that Allah is the owner of sustenance? Do you realize that Allah is the one who is taking account of every penny that you have? So seek the forgiveness of Allah for where you have faulted for where we have spent our moneys on that which was haram, that which was displeasing to Allah…

Happiness Sells, I Get It

Happiness sells, I get it. And we aren’t always happy. And maybe that’s the reason why we buy it. Going extra miles to find it. Leaving the rest just to be with it. But you see, we aren’t always happy, and maybe that’s the point. You don’t have to be happy all the time. If you’re always happy, then …

The Endless Circle of Doubts

More often than sometimes I’m stuck in the endless circle of self-doubt and fear of unable to do good and be enough. For instance, I have been holding back from my undergraduate thesis defense for weeks now. It’s crazy how I was once a brave young woman and now I’m turning into this horrible coward…

August 31st, Mama & Papa!

Happy 22nd wedding anniversary to Papa and Mama, the only pair that cares more about my well-being than I often am. I’m sorry I haven’t been home this year, I apologize for my selfish decision. Thank you for your understanding, though, and to come visiting me. This year must be tough for you guys to…

Friendship and Farewell

“The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.” – Elizabeth FoleyIts the time in life again; separation. This time, my most beloved friends from medical school are moving to Madiun and Wonogiri. Mixed emotions. Joy and sadness. When will we m…

The Hotline Bling

One had just finished his first clerkship rotation exam, one has just about to start her clerkship programme, one has just about to finish her undergraduate degree. The dynamics of our friendship does not end there, it has only just begun. What constitutes a great friendship? Is it the frequency of …

Acceptance of The Now and New Short Term Goal

I am my mother’s novel daughter: I have my duty to perform.

These last few months had not been easy for me. I have conquered some of my fears and built up new ones. I have made some new friends and lost the old ones, but most importantly I have let go of my demons. I have learned to grow. The idea of…

Slaves

In the 1800s in Rio de Janeiro, there was such a high demand from Muslim slaves in Brazil for Arabic Qurans that one bookseller imported 100 Qurans per year to sell to the local slaves. The slaves would spend years doing extra work to pay for them.

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Bayi

Manusia lahir ke bumi melalui perantara manusia lain, besih, tanpa noda, tanpa dosa. Pada masa awal kehidupan, sekitar 2-3 minggu awal implantasi blastokista; bakal manusia, fetus, berukuran hampir mikroskopik. Bakal manusia itu kemudian tumbuh, tumbuh hingga mencapai panjang sekitar 53cm pada ming…

A Book A Day

I was just scrolling through Instagram posts when I decided to click on the stories of people I follow. One story from a fellow debate club member bothered me. He was posting a chapter of a book. The next day, just like what I usually did, I clicked on people’s stories as I sat comfortably in my ro…