Sunday, June 3
I didn't got the chance to congratulate His Royal Highness Sultan Mizan when he was formally enthroned as the new King of Malaysia on the 26th of April as this blog was still under construction at that time. So now, as the first Saturday in June is the Kings official birthday, I would say 'Congratulation' and 'Happy Birthday' to him. In Malaysia, the king is officially known as the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and he is elected to a five-year term among the nine Sultans of the Malay states. Malaysia are one of the few countries which practices true elective monarchies. Other countries are Kuwait, Cambodia and Vatican City.
I'm very pleased and chuffed with our new King. I'm very happy that his consort, Her Royal Highness Sultanah Nur Zahirah wears the proper hijab as a true Muslim woman should wear. Well, this precisely is the just Islamic dress whose features have been clearly defined by the Qur'an and Sunnah. This had made her character distict, and indeed she clearly epitomises the current generation of modest Muslim women not only in Malaysia, but all over the world.
Some women wear hijab because it is a tradition or custom enherited or only to be worn on special occasion only. For instance, when a live telecast of a death of a well known person is aired, the woman news presenter will surely wears hijab. But on the very next day, everything is gone and her blond hair can be clearly seen. Now you see it, now you don't! But believe it or not!
Muslim woman wears hijab on the basic belief that this is a command from the One, Allah. If this is God's word, no wasting time...true Muslim will practice it swiftly.
Finally, may under the reign of HRH Sultan Mizan and Permaisuri Nur Zahirah, women in Malaysia will continue to participate in public affairs, playing vital role in strong family which is a core subunit of a good community, and not merely women who think sex appeal is everything.