A perspective on marriage from an unmarried man.

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Today was supposed to be the day. But Allah has a better plan for us. Malaysia was on lockdown and our marriage had to be postponed.

Under the grey clouds of Saturday morning, I’m called to express what marriage means to me. To be honest, I’m hesitant to talk about…


If you love God, you can’t love only some of His children.

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I still remember departing with my friends at the airport. I was going to leave them for good to start a new phase of my life. Amid the heavy goodbyes, one of my friends hugged me and said, “I respect you, dude.”

There are moments in life that will stick…


Writers Have To Have Faith In The Process.

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Peace be upon you, fellow writers. Allow me to introduce myself since it’s the first time I publish in “The Fellowship Writer”. My name is Abdul Azim, which means the Slave of The Greatest. I’m from Malaysia, currently pursuing my undergrad in New Zealand. I‘ve stayed far from home for…


What I learned after working from home for three months

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It’s been a while since I last commute to work. 1 year and a half to be exact. I did an internship with a local company near my home. I’d go out at seven in the morning and return at eight at night. Probably nine to be honest.

It wasn’t…


In loving memory of Mardziah Bt Abdul Rahman

I lost my grandma yesterday (23rd July 2021). She fought Covid and cancer for over three months. She recovered from Covid just recently. But her time is up. Allah called her on the best day, in a blessed month — Friday in Zulhijjah.

Tok Mak was a blessed woman. The…


Is Medium still worth writing for?

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I stopped my monthly subscription the past 2 months. In my mind is only one: I don’t read much. When I do, it’s mostly because I hope the author will reciprocate. You know, the ‘you-like-my-picture-I-like-yours’ kind of thing.

Whenever I choose an article, it’s not from a genuine curiosity about…


Hint: Don’t do it, unless you really love her.

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It was one hell of an experience, and I’m glad I did it! To give you a context, I graduated from university in December 2020 and had no job until April 2021. And my fiance and I planned to get married in June.

I tried multiple ways of earning income…


The Artist’s Way exercise — healing of a sense of safety.

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Before you continue reading, please know that this article is all about me. This violates the number #1 rule in writing: Focus on the reader. So you can stop reading here. But if you insist, don’t say I didn’t warn you.

The Artist’s Way is a book with one goal…


Rediscovering the voice of a believer.

I have over 100 drafts on Medium. All of them starts with awesome ideas. I don’t know what is going on but I find it impossible to finish anything I started. It’s almost two months since I last hit publish.

I won’t let the inner writer in me die. Not…


You need to tie your shoe before you start the rat-race!

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I took pride in my post-graduation routine until it eats away my mental health. I was close to being depressed, had it not been for the support system I had.

In the phase of unemployment, I kept my self super busy and productive — creating content on multiple platforms, reading…

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Ironic, but iconic. Stories connect people, but authenticity makes them fall in love.

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