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Humans of Aikol #5

Humans of Aikol #5

“I was never really close to my siblings. All my older siblings went to boarding school and there was a 6 year gap between me and my younger siblings. When I was in primary school, my younger siblings were still in kindergarten. And when I went on to high school, they were still pretty young,...
Humans of Aikol #4

Humans of Aikol #4

I participated in Arabic debate when I was in school. The only reason why I entered it was because people telling me ‘’you’re fluent in Arabic so you should enter debate’’, but I wasn’t good at debating at all. I had to be the ‘’Hukumah’’ at that time, Hukumah means the Government side, and if...
Humans of AIKOL #3

Humans of AIKOL #3

“As a Muslim, do you think being in the music scene will leads one to a darker path?” “Yeah it’s undeniable in some scenes, it can actually lead people to do unruly things but in any case, it depends on the will of the person itself. Let’s say prayers, for example, that’s a very individual...
Humans of AIKOL #2

Humans of AIKOL #2

  “I have never experienced many hardships in my life. Everything I know and experience is from stories from my friends. I often scroll through IIUM Online to know about other people’s problems and I realized that a lot of the complainants were females. I have a lot of female friends and they like to...
Humans of AIKOL #1

Humans of AIKOL #1

  “I noticed that you have a real monotonous voice, heheh…”  “Yeah… I joined choral speaking from form one all the way to form five….but that really didn’t help my voice at all though I thought it would. Now I vary in volume so that I could sort of trick people into thinking that I...
Humans of IIUM: Behind the Lens

Humans of IIUM: Behind the Lens

Written by Afreen Khalid   We have all experienced these moments, in shopping malls, trains or restaurants, where we wondered what a stranger’s story was. The tired-looking old man on the train, the silent girl with sad eyes in the restaurant – every person has a story that most of us are never going to...