Ms. Nur Amirah Salwa Yusof, also known as Amira, a second year undergraduate of the Bachelor of Accounting programme said, Ramadan is observed in moderation with other students who are also away from home
“My friends and I will break the fast together and we will wake-up around 4.30am to prepare the pre-dawn meal,” said Amira. She added that she always thinks about her mother who operates a stall at a Ramadan Bazar in Johor .
“Normally, my sister and I will help my mother to man the stall. I feel sad because I am not able to help her this time around. I promise to do my best in my studies and also in the final examination so that I can improve my family livelihood in future,” she said.
For Ms. Sman Tairos, a second year undergraduate of the Bachelor of Finance programme, the experience observing Ramadan in Malaysia will not be forgotten.
“This is my first Ramadan in Malaysia and I really miss the traditional Cambodian delicacies. In UUM, I normally buy some food at the Student Residential Hall (DPP) cafe and I also share the food with my friends. This is a precious experience for me because I am staying far away from home for my studies,” she added.
“Students will perform the Tarawih prayer at the mosque or the multipurpose hall at the DPP. I would like to wish everyone a Blessed and Happy Ramadan and a very Happy Eid Mubarak,” said Ms. Tairos who will be leaving for her hometown in Cambodia after her final exam paper yesterday.
Translated by Nur Ida Faradilla binti Aziz
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