'In 2009, I still did not know how to read Alif Ba Ta' – Mizz Nina
- 25 January 2019
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KUALA LUMPUR: The latest Internet craze #10yearchallenge has seen many taking it up, as they shared their before and after photos.
But for former singer-turned-entrepreneur Shazrina Azman a.k.a. Mizz Nina, she shared a little bit more about herself and her faith then.
The entry was lauded by many of her fans and followers on Instagram who said how inspired they felt after reading it.
Mizz Nina’s post read: “I don’t have pictures I can share from 10 years ago, since I was not wearing the hijab then. As I was having my online class session last night, we were having a discussion about the #10yearchallenge and how, profound it is, if we reflect on our inner state, our faith and how we have grown as individuals.
“In 2009, I was 29 years old, single and super focused on my solo career. I had given up on looking for a spouse and all my energy was put into performance training. Little did I know I was going to meet my to be husband at the end of 2009. Alhamdulilah, Allah united us and we married soon after. Duas do come true!
“My faith, at this time was slowly growing, since my brother had passed on 2 years earlier, I could feel it had a huge effect on my heart. Although I did not pray 5x a day, I did not close that door and connection to Allah,” revealed the 38-year-old wife of singer Noh Salleh.
“In 2009 I still did not know how to read Alif Ba Ta... I only started learning to read (the Quran) at 33… it is never too late to learn the Quran! U need to be determined to make that change & effort for Allah,” she wrote.
Miza Nina also expressed her hopes that many would take the challenge to do a self-check to see how much they have turned into a better person today compared to 10 years ago.
She also reminded everyone to “not to judge other people and the state of their hearts!”
Miss Nina and Noh who tied the knot on July 1, 2011, performing their Haj in October 2013. Since then, Mizz Nina has been donning the hijab.
She has since quit singing, focusing on producing religious TV shows and documentaries and involving herself in preaching and doing humanitarian work.
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