Tuesday, December 2, 2008

"Muallaf" and the mystery of Rohana's numbers.


muallaf - love in a mosque

Some Singaporeans on facebook have been discussing "Muallaf" and the numbers Rohana cited, every time the poor girl got a little upset. This, to me, is exciting beyond belief.

Just a month ago, a lovely Japanese young lady named Sawaka watched "Muallaf" in Tokyo. Soon after, she emailed me and said, "I myself am a pseudo Catholic, but watching the movie made me want to read the Koran." I told her to look up quranexplorer.com and she thanked me for the website address.

Much as I would prefer that viewers who are curious about Rohani's numbers would actually pick up a copy of the Holy Quran with translations to find out what the verses were saying, I do realise that it is hard to remember the numbers and the scenes they appeared in.

So here then are two scenes where Rohani cited some numbers, which chapters those numbers came from, and the verses themselves translated into English.

After Mrs. Siva's caning episode, Brian drove Rohana home. Along the way, he said to Rohana, “You won’t have to worry about Mrs. Siva for a while. I think she’ll probably get suspended. And if your sister decides to press charges, she’ll be out for good.” To which Rohana replied, “One hundred and eight, three.”

In the Holy Quran, chapter 108 is entitled “Al-Kauthar”, and line 3 translates to “For he who hateth thee, he will be cut off from future hope.”

In the scene where Brian and Brother Anthony visited the girls in their hideout home, Brian confronted the girls by saying, “Don’t worry, we won’t let on, but you girls ran away from home, didn’t you?” To which Rohani replied, “I wouldn’t call it running away… just running to safety.” Then, Rohana interrupted the conversation by muttering “Sixteen, Forty-one” under her breath.

Chapter 16 is entitled “An-Nahl”, and verse 41 reads, “To those who leave their homes in the cause of Allah, after suffering oppression, We will assuredly give a goodly home in this world: but truly the reward of the Hereafter will be greater. If they only knew!”

For those who have plans to watch the film soon, it might be fun to bring along a little note book, or maybe even just a pen and a piece of paper, on which to jot down Rohani's mysterious numbers. Then when you get home, you can look up their meaning at quranexplorer.com to check their relevance to the scenes in which they appeared.

One movie reviewer in Singapore told me that after watching "Muallaf", he went home to his mother, gave her a hug, and asked her to forgive him for all the times he had hurt her feelings. I remember thinking to myself, "Even if the whole world now hates this film, I shall be eternally grateful, just for that one act of love and reconciliation."

How perfect God is.

146 comments:

Jake's Daughter said...

setakat nih...citer kak min mmg semua best2..lain dr yang lain...
tahniah...

abi said...

Its brilliant! You cant put a price on these kinda feedback! I want to watch Muallaf :(

SpidEy d'lEfty said...

Can't wait the film to be released kt Malaysia nnt!!!!!

kruel74 said...

Da'wah can be in many forms...

Helmi Razali said...

i heard that muallaf might not be played in the local cinema. Betul ke? Shame on whoever is responsible if this is true.
I hope that it'll get played in malaysia. (not that i'll be able to watch anyway, but still sharing a great product with others is a bliss for me)

p.s. a comment from a far far away land. ha ha

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tomloo said...

The anecdote of the movie reviewer hugging his mother is inspiring. Yasmin, you make the best movies in the world.

yasmin said...

tomloo, it's very kind of you to say so, but i assure you my films are nowhere near the best in the world. :-)

misa said...

hi,

i watch muallaf the second day it was screened in Singapore. i love it. the movie enlighten viewers on the concept of Islam (u know, patience, love, sincerity, forgiveness). i really want to find out the meaning behind the numbers, so thank you for sharing the website.

ps: please send my regards to sharifah amani (tell her, i watched most of her movies!)

misa, from singapore

ZARA 札拉 [사랑해~] said...

Kak Min, you are really good!

Love u so much!!

caiweijie said...

Surely they are, Kak Yasmin. Every film is its best in its own way...

Anonymous said...

Just wanna share the goodness of Al-Kauthar/Al-Kausar, please visit:
http://hambanya-sejenak.blogspot.com/2008/11/al-kausar.html

Thankyou, Kak Yasmin!

farah said...

Thank you for touching us with your movies, K.Min - may Allah always keep showering you with His blessings...amin.

I'm praying that Muallaf will be shown here soon. You made the movie with niat yg jujur and ikhlas so inshaallah, the "powers that be" will allow us Malaysians to be fortunate enough to see it soon, too.

yasmin said...

farah,

if it's allah's will for it to run in malaysia, nothing and no one can stand in its way. if it's not meant to be, then no one can help it.

so let's be happy and grateful, whatever the outcome. :-)

Anonymous said...

hi yasmin. may i have your email address pls? i love you. i love your works. caught muallaf at the pichse! WONDERFUL! it was a day after i approached you to have a pic taken! I LOVE YOU!
- a sg fan

Lynna said...

Hahahaha! thank you sooo much for this. I am going to catch the movie for the third time tomorrow with another group of non-muslim friends. And this time I am going to be prepared!! I am sooooo going to bring along a pen and paper and prolly my quran translation book. So I can share with the rest after the movie. hahahaha!
oh and btw, theres an article of you in today's Straits Times Singapore. It took up about 4/5 of the page. The interviewer must have really like you! ;p
Check out the article on my blog if you haven't read it yet. I kinda type out the whole thing there coz my scanner broke down. :(

take care,
Lynna.

nhr said...

Watching Muallaf, having deeply heartfelt moments whilst doing so and meeting you in real life was a really birthday gift to myself. Alhamdulillah.


- the one in purple, 30/11

yasmin said...

oh my word! here's a belated happy birthday to you, nhr. may you live a long, fruitful life, full of joy, health, and iman. ameen.

hady said...

hi kak yasmin
assalamualaikum

i'm a big fan of your films
watched all ur films
rabun, sepet, gubra and mukhsin
my favourite still sepet
i'm not really fancy with local malaysian films except few film such; anak halal (brilliant maya karin), C.I.N.T.A (great movie connections) and recently Sepi.

is there any way i can get Muallaf DVD or something
i'm in Dubai now, working here
really wanna watch the movie..

yasmin said...

salaam, hady. muallaf dvd won't be released til next year, dear.

Taufik Shukri said...

Dear Puan Yasmin,
I don't know what to say hear, but i really impressed what you've done before. you have such a greatest ideas, imagination and charisma compare other local directors. may god bless you. if you don't mind i really need learn something from you.

Mel said...

Brilliant movie! I really thought those number citing were unique and truly apt. Thanks to the advent of technology, my friends and I managed to google the verses on the internet whilst watching Muallaf in the cinema (Saturday night, the same one you were watching)! We enjoyed discovering how the verses were related to the scene then and there.I must say, you did a wonderful job at wanting people to know more about the Quran & Islam, be it Muslims as well as non-Muslims. Kudos to you, may Allah give you the blessings you truly deserve for your humility and compassion. Always looking forward to your beautiful movies...

naziehah said...

Owhhh..now I really, really, really want to watch Muallaf!

Bile ek agak die tayang di Malaysia?

clavriene said...

salam kak Min,

congrats on the release of Muallaf in Singapore! so cannot wait to watch it in Malaysia after I read the review in 8 days(a Singapore tv guide) and they have nothing but nice things to say about the film, which made me so proud being a Malaysian and a Muslim..oh, and I'm even more eager to watch Talentime!! when will it be released?

Mohd Hazaruddin Muhammad said...

hi kak yasmin,

i do really wish to watch this film!
i just remembered once you told me that you are about to have a movie based on kelantanese women ... hope to hear about it soon!

take care!

Lila said...

Hi Yasmin,
Congratulations on your movie Muallaf.I saw it at The Picturehouse just the other day.(: I was amazingly amused by your interpretation of the title to the storyline of your movie.At least for me,it was unexpected!Looking forward for more of your films.Totally an enlighten for me and I believe the others too. *smiles*

PS: Hari tu (Sunday,30/11) during Q & A session at Picturehouse, you mention about bringing Rabun's DVD/VCD to Singapore. Jadi tak? Just like the lady mention, me too having a hard time looking for the DVD/VCD! Sigh.

Warm wishes,
Lila

hamzah said...

Salam Kak Yasmin..I'm about to write you an email to ask you what are all the quran versus mentioned in Muaalaf,some how I saw a few of them on your blog today.And I'm totally impressed the way you do it by just giving numbers and let the audience to find the meaning by themselve.Your dakwah in a very simple way but meaningful instead of you quoted on your film...then it will be too normal...may allah blessed you the entire of your journey on earth and life after...I respect you more and more now of being a humble person...you're among those in "SIXTEEN,ONE TWO FIVE" heheheh...salam my dear sister..

yasmin said...

"Invite (all) to the way of thy Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching; and argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious: for thy Lord knoweth, best who have strayed from His Path, and who receive guidance." ~ surah an-nahl, ayat 25

this quranexplorer.com site is the best site in the world!!!

cik tiramitsu said...

gosh!!!
x sabaa nk tgk film nih...
mesti SGT GEPAQ cm film2 sblm nih...
bile kuar kt msia ek??
n knp kuar kt singpore dulu??
xaci..xaci...hehhehe... :)

man said...

bahaya tu pujian terlampau melambung2..

yasmin said...

i agree with man. pujian is dangerous because it can lead us to riak. na'uzubillah.

yunosar said...

thank you kak yasmin for sharing the quranexplorer.com. May Allah bless u!

Y I R E N said...

It will be nice to see Tulip and her parents together in a happy way, at the end of the credits.

Anonymous said...

I share the same sentiment from the film. If there was only one message - the strongest one is of forgiveness.

I have never been the type of truly forgives, but I am trying. Must say, it is liberating not to carry too much hurt and new bud of hope for everyone you have forgiven, has a fresh chance to repair...

Love. Nina (in Amsterdam)

p.s Unwarranted advice for new audiences, most importantly, bring an opened heart and unlimited mind to the cinema, along with paper and pen :-)
p.p.s Kak Min, I adore you!! Eventhough you ignore me:-) ha ha

Anonymous said...

I watched MUALLAF today kt Picturehouse. Memang best! Simple, straight forward, yet entertaining and touching too. Especially performance by Sharifah Amani. She's soooo cute. Remind me of some films from Iran that I've seen. Looks simple and small but big at heart. Congrats Kak Yasmin. Thanks for choosing to release it earlier in Singapore . Tapi yang paling membanggakan masa dtg tonton filem tu tadi, 70% bangsa asing. God I'm so proud of that. You go girl!!!

deadlysweetz said...

kak yasmin,

i am an ardent follower of all your movies. but after watching 'muallaf' today, i sincerely beg to differ. i'm just not an ardent follower anymore. your movie brings about a sense of realisation to me. i think i'm one of those muslims who are pseudo. muslims by name, but not by practise. your scenes, how beautiful they are. it brought about memories when i was younger, praying as a family. unfortunately, in our conquest to be the best in this world, we tend to forget all these small stuffs that makes us who we are; faith and family.

i thank you for the beautiful movie. and i thank you for these wonderful realisation.

lili

yasmin said...

alaa nina, janganlah cakap macam tu, yang.

amethyst said...

this movie sounds wonderful.. can't wait to watch it.. in whut time next yr will d dvd be out agak2 nye?

lhp said...

Video: Yasmin Ahmad on razorTV. Interviewed by Helmi Yusof

http://www.razor.tv/site/servlet/segment/main/entertainment/15532.html (part I)

http://www.razor.tv/site/servlet/segment/main/entertainment/15534.html (part II)

shahariah said...

K.Yasmin,

Finally, after so many trials, I managed to get into your blog. I thoroughly enjoyed your movie and meeting you in Spore. I find the whole Cikgu Fatimah's family impressive and Yana really stands out. Armani is so sweet and small. She looks bigger in films. I really like Aleysha in the film, she looks unperturbed. Cikgu is very nice and gracious and as always you are very entertaining.

I just wish to add that whilst i find your movies having some quirky scenes i.e Jason and Orkid appearing in Mokhsin and the taekwondo scene at the carpark, I find that I can accept this as your trademark now and can laugh at it.

Hope the best is yet to come from you.

Anonymous said...

"Filem yang baik adalah diiktiraf oleh masyarakatnya dan jika masyarakat tidak ambil peduli malah menyampah dengan filem yang cuba bermain sentimen kaum dan agama, ia lebih mencerminkan filem itu sekadar memenuhi matlamat si pembuatnya yang mungkin ada agenda tersirat."

huh?

full article: http://www.bharian.com.my/Current_News/BH/Thursday/Hip/20081204084712/Article/

Rizzuan said...

salam, kak, really looking foward to watch muallaf... where can i watch it? pleasss

Azreen and Hafiz said...

Hi Yasmin

Just feedback... went to watch your wonderful film. Had me in tears most times, probably cos I'm so pregnant and hormones are in a jumble and I have two sisters, so the sisterhood theme struck a close note. Watched it at Picturehouse (which by the way doesn't allow food or drink...gasp) and notices a small small detail. Some of the English subtitles are a little off. Grammatically and spelling at times. Wish I took note of what was misspelled but was too busy crying. Thought you'd like to know :)

fei.pang said...

Hi Kak Yasmin,

I was there at the Q&A session on Sunday (You thought I wanted to take a photo for my daughter. lol).

A Singaporean friend of mine talked to you about his auntie being disowned by his grandfather because she married a Muslim. He's now helping distribute Muallaf flyers to his church friends.

Me and my friends all liked your film and they're now interested to watch your other films too.

We liked your humour during the Q&A session! Haha. Can't wait to see talentime soon, next year I hope?

Pang
M'sian in S'pore

; Rara wanna get famous and take over the world said...

Hello Sis! ( :

I met you yesterday nite at Seri Melur remember? I was with my mom and you said, "suami saya ni memang kuat makan". Ha-ha. Funny. ;D

Btw, it was nice meeting you ( :

yasmin said...

hahaha! he ordered a thosai AND a nasi lemak. my chinaman memang kuat makan!

yasmin said...

pang, i hope your friend will not offend anyone.

Devi da Lil' DeviL Photography said...

you are my inspiration! ur movies rock!

yasmin said...

salaam, rizzuan. i'm afraid you can only watch it in singapore.

cruel said...

love it.

|sMa| said...

kak Yasmin, I just cant wait to watch Muallaf!

Anyway, I've put up our picture taken together at Media Prima's 2009 Screenings on my blog

http://ismalstories.blogspot.com/

it's quite blurry. :)

afams-chan said...

hi yasmin sensei!! i've been dissapearing for a long time..btw, still love ur works n hoping to watch the movie soon.

Yasmin sensei..keep up a good work. all the best..gambate-neh!~

yasmin said...

gambatte iikimasho!!!

|sMa| said...

kak yasmin,
of course lah i nak tengok talentime! it's a big honor.

is this like an invitation to the screening? :)

yasmin said...

yes, it is. contact abby, and she'll tell you how to get to me.

feardaus said...

just watched the movie at the picturehouse, cathay. i love the film. it touched me.

thanks, yasmin.

yasmin said...

thank you for watching my little film, feardaus. salaam.

solace said...

Awesome work. Alhamdulilah...with people like you still around, there's HOPE....Insya'Allah.
Thank you for Muallaf. :)

Anonymous said...

Salam alaykoum

Madame Yasmine do you speak french ?

Ridha from France

yasmin said...

parlez pas francaise.

karateka said...

kak yasmin,

it was such a pleasure to meet you in singapore last weekend! i'm also very glad i managed to catch "muallaf." i can't tell you exactly why i like the movie, but i do. :)

just out of curiosity, how DID ani and ana meet mei ling? hehe...

take care, kak yasmin.

Fiza Hamid said...

Hello Kak Yasmin. I caught Muallaf at the PictureHouse today (07-12) with my friends. We never move from our seat, even after the credits stop playing. It really got our mind work.

Intelligent movies is what we all need. :) Thank you! You are really brilliant!

renaTa said...

i totally regretted gng to kl last weekend. I didnt realize that u guys were here in spore instead. Damn! I missed having a chance meeting my idols.. u and your anak emas. you guys are brilliant! btw i watched 'slmt pagi cinta' when i was in kl last weekend and its a total disappointment. Extremely good casts however such a crappy show. no offense to pierre andre bt cant help to be honest. hope amani wld continue to bring on lead roles in all ur upcoming movies... shes the best!! wasted pierre didnt fully utilize her capabilities in his movies.

Best wishes alwiz to you and your crews.. will watch muallaf definitely insyallah.

ridha said...

I like very much what you make. I would like one day to meet you. Maybe in Malaysia or in France inchallah.I am a French writer.

Ridha from French

ridha said...

"parlez pas francaise"
your accent is very good !!!

yasmin said...

salaam, all. to those who have been to see muallaf and enjoyed it, i have good news. after 10 days of release in singapore, it was still a full house at all shows last night.

andy boy said...

argghhhh...
my friend told me that muallaf wont be released in malaysia...is it true? please tell me it's not. it will be a total letdown for us whom have been patiently waiting all along.

Azmi Danuri said...

alhamdulillah.
mak, i miss you!

fadz said...

wow, indirect dakwah! and it works! congrats bonda!

yasmin said...

salaam, all.

some singaporeans and japanese folks, both muslims and non-muslims, have been saying on the internet that ana's numbers have made them open the holy quran.

and yet today, pancaindera of utusan ran an anti "muallaf" article. why?

allah knows best, and we are all answerable to him.

Anonymous said...

kak yasmin. i love the movie. i really do. i've watched it twice so far and i want to watch it over and over again. :)

and will the dvd be released in singapore? i really hope to get copies of it for my friends and relatives. a really great movie to be shared with others.

kak yasmin, keep doing what you're doing. 'cause you're doing great.

<3

fndrocka said...

I DONT KNOW whats wrong with them.."anti muallaf"??
u should make a movie about newspaper or reporter next time

troisnyx* said...

oh my word. why anti-muallaf ? they should know full well that it holds a mirror up to them by letting them look into scripture. No, chances are that when they see something which is good, something which allows them to reflect on life, they ban it or slander it or impose cuts on it. Same went for Sepet. This is SAD, Kak Min...

Anonymous said...

when i read ur post abt muallaf,
u said the rohani's numbers were the sentences from al-quran...

tp, knp dlm paper pancaindera hari ni (yg komen psl muallaf), ckp itu adlh dr bible?...is dat true?erm..jz confused.tp bg sy xsalah pn klu seorg muslim study the bible...

Anonymous said...

atau dat reporter xfaham what are the numbers?hmm..wonder bilalah nk tyg kt cni...xbebas btulla nk tgok film kt msia ni...

ameirul azraie bin mustadza said...

ouh, i read this article just now. just ignore what they say. hurm, how can i watch this movie (in malaysia, since singapore is too far for me)?

caiweijie said...

Utusan is surely a hypocrite. One moment it writes negatively on Muallaf, then it starts to describe the film as beautiful and the next second, especially in the very last paragraph, turns back to criticize both the film and Kak Yasmin! No doubt that this UMNO-aligned paper will continue to be damned for criticizing unreasonably and making racist statements. Here's its translation of the article:

MUALLAF OFFENDS THE MUSLIMS?
By Kamil Maslih and Arif Nizam Abdullah
(who watched Muallaf in Singapore recently)

“It should not be released in Malaysia” That was the spontaneous comment after we watched Muallaf at The Picturehouse at The Cathay Singapore during its premiering on 29 November.

Muallaf, Yasmin Ahmad’s fifth film has yet to be released in this country but was screened in Singapore.

Till today, the film by this controversial director is still on the shelves of the Film Censorship Board (Lembaga Penapisan Filem or the LPF) or in other words, has yet to be endorsed of its screening in Malaysia.

This is due to Yasmin’s refusal to abide by the Board’s instructions to delete a few important scenes that may provoke religious sensitivities in the country.

The odd thing was, its reception in Singapore was so encouraging that its premiere screening saw full seating until the audience had to make early reservations to avoid tickets from running out.

Maybe for the Singaporean audience, it was due to the fact that almost the entire dialogue in Muallaf was in English that attracted them.

While watching this film, we tried to search the confusing element in Muallaf that justified the Board’s ‘punishment’.

The answer was pretty simple. Through Muallaf, Yasmin had been more daring in using religious issues as part of her struggle in the arts scene.

The question arose as to what extent Yasmin, who is known for her films that went beyond the Malay culture, such as Sepet and Gubra, may provoke the religious sensitivities.

It is not that the question about tolerance and openness among religions has not been displayed before on the silver screen such as Ridley Scott in Kingdom of Heaven. The values of humanity were the priority of the British director compared to the religious struggle, because in the end, the humans themselves will determine the path of their religions.

Taking into consideration of the chaos of war where religious conflicts occurred, Scott placed hope in peace based on tolerance among the human race.

The attractive thing about Muallaf is that Yasmin did not use a war background or conflicts which are the usual things that may justify a film that wishes to uphold its struggle.

Born in Muar, Johor, she chose the peaceful city of Ipoh that is rich with the beauty of colonial structural landscape.

She also displayed a peace-loving community that has no conflicts among its members.

In Muallaf, Yasmin placed a multi-religious society that is able to tolerate each other. The injection of reality may have given some impact but the confusing question is too fine that it offended the feelings and religious sensitivities of the society, particularly the Muslims who comprise the majority in this country.

Almost all characters in Muallaf are seen as wanting to search and uphold the truth through their respective religions.

The character Rohana, played by Sharifah Amani, and Rohani, played by her sister, Sharifah Aleysha, wished to search for the truth from their religion Islam.

They held true to Islam but they are clueless about it as their souls are void of its essence. The sisters, however, made friends with other characters of different religions in the story, particularly Brian and Brother Anthony, a Christian priest.

The discussion on religion may be too ironic to the extent that Rohani, who is still schooling, is able to quote verses from the Bible.

Yasmin may be excellent in structuring the story, but the scenes and dialogue used will definitely cause confusion to those who are not well-versed in religion.

The direction of Muallaf is based on the character Brian who is seen as the individual with the emptiest soul. He suffered trauma as a kid which is the focus of this film’s direction.

He may seem interested in Islam but he comes from a family that is of strict Catholic Christian faith.

The beauty of Islam, as observed by Brian, did not come to him in the form of the religion itself, but more of values of humanity from the sisters.

It cannot be denied that Yasmin has produced her best work of art through Muallaf. The arrangement of the plot, as usual, is too peaceful, in contrast to the sensitivities or hidden message that she is trying to convey. Muallaf cannot be described as a dramatic film, since the dramatic elements have been quickly edited out.

The scene where Sharifah Amani had to be shaved bald, which has been a sensational topic in the media, is nothing more than just a subplot and does not provide any big impact towards Muallaf.

Yasmin’s intelligence is due to her meticulousness towards matters that people usually miss out and she took great advantage of that in Muallaf. Every single character, regardless of some small roles that they play, contributes a certain effort towards the story.

The dialogues are direct and blunt and are able to give impact on both the story’s unhidden and hidden messages. Taking from reality by throwing one’s own opinion on it, Muallaf only provides questions together with unfounded answers.

From the aspect of humanity, Muallaf is pretty a beautiful film as it is full of love and empathy. The realization is for every human on this matter, but an overly fine and deep liberal approach is what that blurs the clear boundaries among religions.

As a Muslim, Yasmin failed to display the true beauty of the image of Islam that demands its followers to tread the straight path. The image of Muallaf portrayed is too disappointing. It is because many issues are being taken too lightly compared to their impact towards Islam.

There is a point to be made understood that the religion subject as upheld by Muallaf should not be placed in the arts medium that has never been so clear-cut of its justification.

Every director makes mistakes and Yasmin’s mistake in trying to show that all religions tell its followers to do good deeds and she intends to place all religions on the same level for continuation of life. The reality is that Islam has never been equal as with other religions!

SOURCE: http://www.utusan.com.my/utusan/info.asp?y=2008&dt=1207&pub=utusan_malaysia&sec=Hiburan&pg=hi_37.htm&arc=hive

caiweijie said...

know smth? a newspaper is supposed to display facts. never mind that sometimes they like to tweak facts to create sensation. but Utusan, in its article on Muallaf, got even the most basic facts wrong.

1. MUALLAF did not premiere on Nov 29. The first screening date was Nov 27. Laughable indeed! I have already watched Muallaf since Nov 27!

2. Sharifah Amani played Rohani while Sharifah Aleysha played Rohana, not the opposite as written in the article.

PEACE!!!

P/S: can someone pls help update on this Wikipedia article especially on the section on Religious verses quoted in the film?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muallaf

thank you....

Kris Law said...

Being a Malaysian is such a heavy burden:
1) physically: eat nasi lemak everyday and get fat,
2) emotionally: deal with crazy obnoxious middle-aged aunties at work who can either be highly demanding or harrass me sexually and
3) mentally: no chance to watch Muallaf!

Mighty God help us!

afams-chan said...

Yasmin-sensei

i haven't read utusan today. Haven't bought one. Hehe.

For me, I'm quite sad if our own local media doesn't support what we're doing, especially in this line. (Correct me if I'm wrong)Like you said sensei, only God knows why..whatever it is,the most important thing is to keep on doing what we want and make it real!!

You don't need to worry about what the article said, you still have us who loves your movies~

Keep on smiling ^___^

Lynna said...

bersabar ajer lah... Whatever it is.. just know that all of us will always be behind you no matter what. Salam Idul Adha!

yasmin said...

rohana and rohani's numbers were of course from the holy quran. but they didn't even bother to find that out. they cannot be bothered to pick up the holy book! the singaporean audience even had among them people who brought internet friendly mobile phones and blackberries to check the origin of the numbers in the holy book, but our genius reporters refused to do that. they'd rather write inaccurately and then force the wrong conclusion on their readers.

may allah protect me from their ill-intentions.

Nad said...

Salam Kak Yasmin.

You have taught me a very good lesson through 'Muallaf'.

One part that touches me most is when before the two sisters go to bed.. The act of forgiving.

Sebaknya rasa.. Ya Allah.

I will make it a habit, insya`Allah.

Thank you so much Kak Yasmin. *hugs*

Salam Aidiladha. =)

troisnyx* said...

And I'm pretty sure He will ! After all, you meant well ! -.- Dang, those 'reporters' need to be given a lesson on reporting - um, life.

yasmin said...

alhamdulillah, nad.

yasmin said...

you're such a comfort, troisnyx

Anonymous said...

silly billy! whr did they get the idea that the numbers r from the bible? perhaps they went to the wrong theatre and watched a different show altogether? what a joke!

Anonymous said...

salam

sekiranya filem muallaf ni dapat menyatukan keluarga.. tolongla tayangkan kat msia nih.. ramai sangat anak2 remaja yg melarikan diri dari ibubapa..

Anonymous said...

dear yasmin,

i watched muallaf today and loved it. i love how you explored forgiveness in the movie.. i just wished it was explored further, because forgiveness must be one of the hardest things to do in the world, especially when one was traumatised by a loved one in the past. the anger and disappointment one feels is hard to get over.

how does one reconcile with these negative feelings i wonder, because without reconciling with them one would not be able to start the relationship on a clean slate.. something that forgiveness warrants.

your thoughts on this is highly appreciated. thanks in advance.

love and salaam from singapore.

Amir said...

Utusan firmly believes that the Quran can only be translated into Malay, and not English :-)

troisnyx* said...

na. I'm not the comfort. :) God uses people to work in mysterious ways. Just as He does in you.

Rudy Djoharnaen said...

Dear Dear Yasmin,

Muallaf is great. I like the ending, it leaves things open for the viewers. So we have to watch it with a open mind.

I look forward for more of your art. And send my regards to the two Sharifah's. I would buy 'Rohana' lots of roti canai if i could. haha.

Perhaps you could do a movie about life of a blogger or confessions of an artist or something.

One of the things to learn in this film: The only certainty is uncertainty and the only guarantee is change.

Have a good eiduladha mubarak!

Best Regards
Rudy Djoharnaen
www.darikalbuku.blogspot.com
www.day-to-day-drawings.blogspot.com

amethyst said...

i watched a few q&a session of muallaf from utube.. jelez nyer dat they all get to watch it.. i really hope that the film could be release here.. it sounds so interesting..

lhp said...

Yes, it is all here. Muallaf Q&A @ Picturehouse Sessions.

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Muallaf+Q%26A+%40+Picturehouse&search_type=

Sirs KAMIL MASLIH and ARIF NIZAM ABDULLAH should spend some time watching this.

yasmin said...

"do you want the sweetness of food, or do you want the sweetness of the one who put sweetness in food?" ~ jelaluddin rumi

anon, i think ultimately we are looking for god's love. so in the end what does it matter if some people wrong us or not? it's not really about them, anyway.

yasmin said...

"do you want the sweetness of food, or do you want the sweetness of the one who put sweetness in food?" ~ jelaluddin rumi

anon, i think ultimately we are looking for god's love. so in the end what does it matter if some people wrong us or not? it's not really about them, anyway.

troisnyx* said...

nyeah well, after all, a few brainwrecks can't end up spoiling God's perfect love !

Anonymous said...

3 words to describe your work..: It's a beauty..=)

yasmin said...

see what i mean troisnyx? you ARE a comfort!

yasmin said...

anon, i don't know if this'll make much sense to anyone, but... how shall i put it... ok, here goes:

when parts of my work is bad, it is my doing. when it is beautiful, i'm almost certain that it isn't my doing.

yasmin liberal said...

yasmin ahmad, kenapa u taknak tutup aurat? itukan tuntutan dlm alquran....cuba kasi nombor dia tentang suruhan Allah mengenai kewajipan menutup aurat....?
Sila Jawab....

yasmin said...

wahai orang "alim" yang masuk ke rumah saya tanpa memberi salaam atau memberi nama:

salaam.

saya pulangkan balik soalan itu kepada diri awak. cuba kasi nombor tentang aurat yang membuktikan yang saya tidak menutup aurat?

sila jawab.

troisnyx* said...

waaaaahhhhhh, stop, Kak Min. you're making me blush o.O

yasmin liberal and pengerak pluralisma agama said...

Allah Ta’ala turut menegaskan lagi mengenai kewajipan ini dalam Al-Qur’an Al-Karim menerusi ayat 59 Surah al-Ahzab yang bermaksud:

“Wahai nabi (Muhammad), suruhlah kepada isteri-isteri kamu, anak-anak perempuan kamu dan wanita-wanita beriman agar melabuhkan jilbab (pakaian bagi menutup seluruh tubuh) mereka (semasa mereka keluar), cara yang demikian itu lebih sesuai untuk mereka dikenal (sebagai perempuan yang baik-baik) maka dengan itu mereka tidak diganggu. Dan (ingatlah) Allah Maha Pengampun lagi Maha Pengasihani (terhadap dosa kamu di masa lalu).”

Persoalan aurat ini telah diputuskan secara jelas oleh Allah Ta’ala dalam Al-Qur’an menerusi ayat hijab iaitu ayat 30 dan 31 Surah al-Nur yang bermaksud:

30.”Katakanlah (wahai Muhammad) kepada orang-orang lelaki yang beriman supaya mereka menyekat pandangan mereka (daripada memandang yang haram), dan memelihara kehormatan (kemaluan) mereka. Yang demikian itu lebih suci bagi mereka, sesungguhnya Allah Amat Mendalam PengetahuanNya tentang apa yang mereka kerjakan.

31. Dan katakanlah kepada perempuan-perempuan yang beriman supaya menyekat pandangan mereka (daripada memandang yang haram), dan memelihara kehormatan (kemaluan) mereka, dan janganlah mereka memperlihatkan perhiasan tubuh mereka kecuali yang zahir daripadanya, dan hendaklah mereka menutup belahan leher baju mereka dengan tudung kepala mereka, dan janganlah mereka memperlihatkan perhiasan tubuh mereka melainkan kepada suami mereka…..” sehingga akhir terjemahan ayat ini.

Kehendak ayat ini adalah jelas, kecuali maksud “perhiasan tubuh yang zahir” itu. Allah tidak menerangkan maksudnya, begitu juga tiada hadis qawli (ucapan Nabi ) yang sahih tentangnya. Tetapi hadis iqrari (perakuan Nabi ) yang sahih amatlah banyak sekali, iaitu perakuan Nabi terhadap para Sahabiat (sahabat wanita) yang semuanya bertudung setelah turun ayat hijab itu, seperti berikut:

Pertamanya, hadis yang diriwayatkan oleh al-Bukhari dan Ibn Jarir daripada ‘Aishah r.a.:
“Allah merahmati wanita-wanita Muhajirin yang pertama, apabila turunnya ayat (yang bermaksud) “…dan hendaklah mereka menutup belahan leher baju mereka dengan tudung kepala mereka…”, serta-merta mereka mengoyakkan apa sahaja kain (yang ada di sekeliling mereka) lalu bertudung dengannya.”

Kedua, hadis sahih yang diriwayatkan oleh Ibn Abi Hatim dan Abu Dawud daripada Safiyyah bint Shaybah katanya:
“Ketika kami bersama ‘Aishah r.a., kami menyebut-nyebut tentang kelebihan-kelebihan wanita Quraisy, lalu ‘Aishah menyampuk: “Memang benar wanita Quraisy ada kelebihan, tetapi demi Allah sesungguhnya aku tidak pernah melihat wanita yang lebih baik daripada wanita Ansar dari segi kuatnya iman dan pegangan mereka terhadap kitab Allah. Apabila Allah turunkan ayat (yang bermaksud) “…dan hendaklah mereka menutup belahan leher baju mereka dengan tudung kepala mereka…”, serta-merta suami-suami mereka balik dan membacakan kepada mereka apa yang Allah turunkan kepada mereka, anak perempuan mereka, saudara perempuan mereka dan semua kaum kerabat mereka, sehingga tiada seorang perempuan pun daripada mereka melainkan bergegas mencari apa saja kain yang ada di sekeliling mereka lalu bertudung dengannya sebagai membenarkan dan membuktikan iman kepada apa yang Allah turunkan, maka jadilah mereka wanita-wanita yang bertudung bersama Rasulullah saw, seperti sekumpulan gagak hitam berada atas kepala mereka.”

Lihat tentang tafsiran dua ayat dan dua hadis di atas dalam Muhd Ali al- Sabuni, Mukhtasar Tafsir Ibn Kathir, (percetakan Dar al-Sabuni, Kaherah, t.t.)

Dan ketiga, satu hadis yang tidak berapa sahih tentang tafsiran”perhiasan tubuh yang zahir” itu ialah yang diriwayatkan oleh Abu Dawud daripada ‘Aishah r.a.:
Bahawa Asma’ bint Abi Bakr (kakaknya) datang bertemu Nabi s.a.w. dalam keadaan pakaiannya nipis sehingga nampak kulit badannya, lalu Nabi s.a.w. pun berpaling daripadanya dan bersabda: “Wahai Asma’, seorang perempuan yang telah sampai haidh (baligh) tidak boleh dilihat (hendaklah bertutup) pada badannya melainkan ini dan ini” (sambil baginda menunjukkan ke arah wajah dan kedua pergelangan tangannya).

Dalam mentafsirkan ayat al-Qur’an yang bermaksud “dan janganlah mereka memperlihatkan perhiasan tubuh mereka kecuali yang zahir daripadanya dan hendaklah mereka menutup belahan leher baju mereka dengan tudung kepala mereka”. Prof. Dr. Hamka, dalam buku Tafsir Al-Azhar jld. 7 menjelaskan bahawa : ‘Peringatan kepada perempuan, selain menjaga penglihatan mata dan memelihara kemaluan, ditambah lagi iaitu janganlah dipertontonkan perhiasan mereka kecuali yang nyata sahaja. Cincin di jari, muka dan tangan, itulah perhiasan yang nyata. Ertinya yang sederhana dan tidak menyolok dan menganjurkan. Kemudian diterangkan pula bahawa hendaklah selendang (kudung) yang telah memang tersedia ada di kepala itu ditutupkan ke dada’.

anti islam liberal dan pluralisma agama said...

adakah puan yasmin ahmad ingin mengatakan yg kewajipan menutup aurat yg dipraktikkan oleh berjuta juta umat islam di seluruh dunia ini satu yg tidak wajib? adakah puan yasmin ingin membuktikan yg puan yasmin lebih tahu ttg isi tafsiran alquran berbanding dgn dan alim ulama-alim ulama serata dunia?

troisnyx* said...

ughhhhh time for me to intervene, whoever that guy is :

No one's considering themselves any higher than anyone else around them. Kak Min did her films with humility. So why are you tryinna put ideas into people's heads that she's challenging belief ?

Well if you THINK that's the case, tell me - you know full well that covering the aurat is a must. But do you also know that there's more to practice than covering up alone ? Your concern should be on whether she can reach out to people and bring them back to righteousness, and that's precisely what I see.

Now, if you still wanna refute me, bring it to troisnyx* officiel. I'll grill you through and through.

yasmin said...

awak panggil saya "yasmin liberal and pengerak pluralisma agama?"

wahai penjatuh hukum,

saya hanya bertanya. saya ingat awak nak menolong atau mengingati, tapi dari tone komen awak, nampaknya macam awak lebih berminat untuk menjatuhkan hukum. kalau saya tersilap anggap, saya minta maaf.

"O God! Creator of the heavens and the earth! Knower of all that is hidden and open! It is You Who will judge between your servants in those matters
about which they have differed."- Surah 39 verse 46 of the Holy Qur'an.

"Is not God the most equitable of all judges?" - Surah 95 verse 8 of the Holy Qur'an.

saya tidak pernah berkata yang saya ni baik atau alim atau serba mengetahui, jauh sekali menjatuhkan hukum ke atas orang lain, na'uzubillah.

"Invite (all) to the way of thy Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching; and argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious: for thy Lord knoweth best who have strayed from His Path, and who receive guidance. "- Surah 16 verse 125 of the Holy Qur'an.

sekali lagi saya tegaskan yang saya yang jahil ni hanya ingin bertanya.

di sini terdapat ayat dari surah al-ahzab yang awak tunjukkan, tapi dalam bahasa inggeris:

Yusuf Ali:
"O prophet! tell thy wives and daughters, and the believing women, that they should cast their outer garments over their persons (when abroad): that is most convenient, that they should be known (as such) and not molested: and Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful."

Pickthal:
"O Prophet! Tell thy wives and thy daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks close round them (when they go abroad). That will be better, so that they may be recognised and not annoyed. Allah is ever Forgiving, Merciful."

there seem to be some differences between the malay translation and the english. would you GRACIOUSLY explain the differences to me, without condemning me like before?

dan di sini pulak english translation of ayat dari surah an-nur:

Yusuf Ali

"And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty and ornaments except what (ordinarily) appear thereof; that they should draw their veils over their bosoms and not display their beauty except to their husbands, their fathers, their husbands' fathers, their sons, their husbands' sons, their brothers, or their brothers' sons, or their sisters' sons, or their women, or the slaves whom their right hands possess or male servants free of physical needs, or small children who have no sense of the shame of sex; and that they should not strike their feet in order to draw attention to their hidden ornaments. And O ye Believers! Turn ye all together towards Allah that ye may attain Bliss."

boleh tak tolong terangkan pada saya yang ignorant ni apa maksud perkataan "ordinarily" dalam "they should not display their beauty and ornaments except what (ordinarily) appear thereof; that they should draw their veils over their bosoms and not display their beauty"?

sekian, terima kasih.

salaam.

p.s: i may be totally mistaken, of course, but in my experience, angry, judgmental ways and name-calling often belie a blackened heart, and i'm really not interested to have heated arguments with anyone with a black heart. i don't know why, but when i come across people who are so eager to send other people to hell, they remind of syaitaan. i much prefer gentle, gracious discussions with a view to shedding light on allah's way. i hope you understand.

sahabat said...

i have to agree with yasmin, use kind gracious words and do not attack.

dakwah bil hikmah people!

anyway, i hope kak yasmin will wear the hijab one day ;)

troisnyx* said...

hm......... (no, honestly, I can't imagine...)

laila said...

Hey, i watch "Muallaf" at the Cathay Picture House in Singapore. It was really great, Yasmin. I was very dissapointed to know that you came that cinema on that day and I missed my chance to meet you and the stars. But guesse what? I actually caught Sharifah Amani and her sister while waiting for the movie to start at Starbucks. But I didn't approach her or anything.

Anonymous said...

dear yasmin,

thanks for your enlightening reply, and thanks so much for the rumi quote.. it's lovely. i am getting your point and working my way towards forgiving people from my past.. it's hard but i must find it in my hard to do so, because as you have aptly put it, it's ultimately about God's love.. from the bottom of my heart, thanks for the movie yasmin, really. it has made me think and come to terms with my very own past, alhamdulillah.

i really don't understand why muallaf is not allowed to show in malaysia because, if anything, the movie only serves to make people see the beauty of religion (especially islam) and become aware of the good practices that islam enjoins, e.g. forgiveness, kindness to one's mother/family members, diligence in realising one's dreams, etc. the ban is rather silly because it is to malaysia's own loss - so many positive things can be learnt from muallaf.

oh well. yasmin please bear in mind that you always have a hungry audience in neighbouring singapore. all i hear here are good things about muallaf and nothing negative so far. even my niqab-wearing friends here love all of your movies. alhamdulillah.

love and salaam from singapore

afams-chan said...

who is 'yasmin liberal and pengerak pluralisma agama '???

kenapa kecoh2 kat sini nih..? tak baik tau kecoh2 kat rumah orang..

cool..tenang....rileks...

yg mana yg salah,kita perbetulkan..
yg mana yg silap,kita perbaiki..
yg mana yg elok,kita jadikan pedoman n ikutan
yg mana yg tak elok,jadikan sempadan dan renungan...

Lynna said...

Hello there! as per requested by Mr Cai WeiJie.. I have updated the "Religious Verses Quoted In The Film" section on WIKIPEDIA. Go check it out if you guys are eager to find out about the mystery behind those numbers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muallaf

much love,
Lynna.

ps: I will be adding more quotes to the list another day as I am trying my best to decipher my own handwriting.. hahaha! theater soo dark lah!

Anonymous said...

Hi Yasmin,

Great job! Its almost perfect! You did it again! Me and sis enjoyed the slumber humour esp about the elephant and Mrs Siva wearing an elephant printed top?? it must be done on purpose right? hehe cute..
Even the teacher that sounded very nonya is funny... Btw i managed to take notes of the numbers if anyone is interested. Correct me if im wrong... thanks...
105-1, 108-3, 24-31, 16-41, 105-1, 24-37, 2-286(my favourite), 104-3, 109-6, 110-1&2
I watched the show last nite and I'm impressed to see a singh with turban came and watch the movie alone.. a few chinese couples and frends... your movies has definitely touched pple of all races, religion and nationality. i feel sorry if it cant be screen in malaysia... they just dunno what they are missing... a gd piece of work like yours is rare...
keep up the good work and i like the way ur constantly updating ur blogs and all... the rapport is good.. btw im in banking and God knows how worry i am about the chance of losing a job now... maybe u cld make a story about bankers... kesian kita..checkout the league table: http://news.hereisthecity.com/news/business_news/7851.cntns

scenenseen said...

kak yasmin,
just want you to know that i actually read your movie review by two reporters of Pancaindera (Utusan Malaysia) who managed to catch Muallaf in Singapore. Fyi, it's kind of mixed reviews. they did mention about doubtful facts about the movie concerning your approach about one's religion in the movie and somehow, it made me think twice to watch it. BUT, that was last sunday. somehow, i don't think i would love to jeopardise my interest towards your type of works just because of that one article. i just opened your blog today and at least, i understand the meaning of rohani's mysterious numbers. STILL, i admit ur film will be facing media and film industry uproar but that doesn't dampen your spirit in moving forward right? you are absolutely right about that one act of love and reconciliation. sometimes, it's not entirely about what contains in the movie, it's really the effects of watching it that makes us human again that matters the most.

Anonymous said...

hi, i really loved your movie!

Lynna said...

hi anonymous banker! theres also 2:62, 4:43 and its supposed to be 110:1,2 and 3. there were also quotes from Matthew, St Augustine's confession, Tao Te Ching and also Corinthian 13. oh.. and also Paul Simon's "Kathy's Song"..

much love,
Lynna.

Rudy said...

“We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.”

Just smile.

Paul Coelho

Salleh said...

Congrats Kak Yasmin! Heard that Muallaf is going for the third week screening at The Picturehouse! Must be really good news for you..

yasmin said...

yes, alhamdulillah, salleh.

Hak!M said...

Kak Yas!
Finally I was able to squeeze my time to catch Muallaf!
As expected, your work were never a dissapointment to me.
In fact, i feel, you have given Muallaf a very fresh and new touch, which i love tremendously!

Please keep making movies.
Cause youre my idol and all of us want more of you!

Hak!M said...

btw kak yas,
muallaf was nearly full house tau tadi. with only 4-5 rows seats left at the very front.

and i had to pick those front seats, cause that was the only choice. hack who, cause its worth the strained that it have caused from my neck.

hehe!

yasmin said...

bad news for my detractors! hak!m just made me feel like making more films! thank you, hak!m.

Azmi Danuri said...

Kan I da ckp, mak.
Make more films ok.
i confirm tgk.

yasmin said...

oi! kata nak tidur? mana rotan aku?

anonymous banker said...

Thanks lynna for correcting and adding what i've missedout.. k.yasmin i totally agree with the above commentors u have to continue making more films.. coz you're good at it and it gets betta and betta which i loikeee...

kemsalam Mrs Siva with the elephant top.. hehe

- Anonymous banker...

troisnyx* said...

LOL :D Now we need to make a scene featuring that !

lhp said...

Greetings!

Melanie Oliveiro 10-min prog on Yasmin Ahmad/ Muallaf will be aired 5 X via the programme "Passion People" on http://www.938live.sg/portal/site/938live
(click on HEAR US located on top right hand corner of the page)
Singapore residents can receive this via Radio or mobile phones with FM Radio and also via this link provided.

- THURS 11 Dec: 2.40pm, 5.40 pm AND 9.40pm
- FRI 12 Dec: 12.20 am (Tonight after midnight)
- SAT 13 Dec: 2.40 pm

Best,

Lighthouse Pictures.

Yasmin Ahmad's MUALLAF is now showing at The Picturehouse (Singapore)

Iddyz said...

Hi Miss Yasmin,

First of all, I'd like to congratulate you on your success in the film industry. It's very comforting to see a person who always has Allah in her mind despite all the worldly recognition and appraisals. For that, I respect and admire you... a lot!

I just watched Muallaf yesterday. I walked into the theatre, expecting a racially controversial Malaysian film, much like Sepet. At the end of the show, right after the credits, I didn't know how to react to your film. This morning, right after my Subuh prayers, I realised how little I know about Islam (as a Muslim). I was ashamed of myself. If that is what "Muallaf" is meant to do, I thank you for making it.

Truly, you are one director who has managed to express your opinions, make statements and move people through film.

It is a pity that I didn't get to meet you when you were in Singapore because I have so many questions to ask you about filmmaking. I hope that the chance will come soon.

Once again I'd like to thank you for your contribution and congratulate you on your success.

akusiktauk said...

aku tau kak yasmin buat citer mcm ni mmg ade story d sebalik story.
btw,aku sokong kak yasmin.
bila lagi la citer 'muallaf' lepas dr LPF Malaysia ek?

caiweijie said...

Hi Kak Yasmin,
I have managed to get another friend to watch Muallaf, hopefully, this coming Sunday, which will make me watching it the 3rd time. (Good thing it's showing for a 3rd week!) This time I gonna really jot down all the religious verses that are mentioned and update them in the Wikipedia article.... :-P

lhp said...

http://anutshellreview.blogspot.com/2008/11/picturehouse-explores-muallaf-q.html

Anonymous said...

Dear Yasmin,

Not sure if you have seen these interviews:
http://www.razortv.sg/site/servlet/segment/main/entertainment/15534.html;jsessionid=AF53BE632876DB19AE06266848478AF2.00

anonymous pegawai banque said...

hi k.yasmin,

u dah kemsalam Mrs Siva lum? tell her she got peminats in spore hehe.. btw pls think abt the movie marathon... it wld be gd to catch ur great films all in one night.. TC

somethingtotell said...

it's so amazing...how u get de idea to come out wi' verses only. For me it's kind weird but once again brilliant idea!!!

Hajar Your Last Duchess said...

yasmin...in case u didnt realize diz...i wanna say 2 u dat,
"u'r a gr8 director!!!"
plz keep producing movies~
(^____________________^)

Shakir Almeida said...

kak yasmin. Muallaf was superb! As soon as S.Aleysha mention those numbers,i knew they were verses of the quran.Singapore loves your work! keep it up!
=)

S.Almeida (s'pore)

Anonymous said...

Kak Min..
You just go and make your film your way. Your true fans will never give a rat's ass about Pancaindera's review.
~Anak Yatim~

Sarah said...

"Chapter 16 is entitled “An-Nahl”, and verse 41 reads, “To those who leave their homes in the cause of Allah, after suffering oppression, We will assuredly give a goodly home in this world: but truly the reward of the Hereafter will be greater. If they only knew!”"

This is so true to describe me. I was disowned for my belief and I am now on my own without my parents.

Yani said...

Kak Yasmin..
I`m Malaysia and it has been a long time i haven keep in touch with your blog.And last night when my friend & I were discussing about movies we did mention about Muallaf and I was told by her that I was banned in Malaysia.This is the movie that i really looking forward to watch actually but now Im kindda sad because I dont know how can I get to watch the movie as I know that it was showed in spore cinema last month.Any chance how can i get the DVD? Is it possible for you to copy this in DVD and I can just purchase straight away from you?

Regards
awek-kampung.blogspot.com

azn said...

Dear Kak Yasmin,I've been a follow up of your movies, Sepet,Gubra and Mukhsin...i understood the message behind ur movies...a chinese man and a malay woman(which happens that im in the same situation of a relationship)...tolerance of religion and respect for all humankind...young love...they were lovely works...i haven't watched Muallaf though i'm sure to get the dvd/vcd to watch it. =) keep on moving with your great movies.

Nasrulhaq Ramli said...

I just found ur blog and am satisfied. May God bless u with deeds that is high as in between the earth and sky for guiding a soul. So is the director too! Amin.

William said...

If u think about your god. think about what he hate and he love first. to know about him just find quran and find the answer.quran is got all you want to know. it perfect. by the way, there is no islam liberal but only one is call Islam.Islam is special not like any religion. Agree with me?

Nur Halimah Nasib said...

Salam...Min..i haven't watched the movie but i already cried when i read your post..may Allah bless you and i really hope I can have the opportunity to see in in M'sia..

Nur Halimah Nasib said...

~William~

agreed. and in fact Islam is not just a religion..it's a 'Way of Life'

~Yasmin~
I havent watched the movie by i already cried when read your post...God bless U Min..

Edd said...

envy laa dngn singapore :(