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Elderly Chinese woman recites the Shahadah while undergoing COVID-19 treatment

Securing spiritual peace and blessing

PETALING JAYA – A video of an elderly Chinese woman reciting two lines of the Shahadah while being treated for COVID-19 has gone viral on social media.

In the clip uploaded yesterday (Sept 19), three nurses were teaching the woman to recite the Shahadah.

Gradual recovery

In a separate post, Ustaz Firdaus Wong Wai Hung said that the woman was getting better and wasn’t put to sleep.

“The incident is said to have happened at the Duchess of Kent Hospital, Sandakan,” he wrote.

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Meanwhile, a netizen named Azlinah Awlynn who claimed to be the daughter-in-law of the woman, said that the former is gradually recovering even though she was previously in a critical state.

Photo via Kosmo!

“My mother-in-law wanted to embrace Islam before she was diagnosed with COVID-19.

Alhamdulillah, the Religious Bureau of the Duchess of Kent Hospital helped to fulfil her wish in a simpler manner,” she wrote.

Blessings from netizens

Many netizens were happy for the woman and wished the woman a speedy recovery.

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Chinese woman shahadah recovery
Chinese woman shahadah recovery
Chinese woman shahadah recovery
Chinese woman shahadah recovery
Photo via FB/ Firdaus Wong Wai Hung

Others also warmly welcomed her into the Islamic community as reciting Shahadah symbolises Islamic conversion.

Chinese woman shahadah welcome
Chinese woman shahadah welcome
Photo via FB/ Firdaus Wong Wai Hung

In addition, some claimed that Allah will bless her with lesser pain and suffering even in the face of death.

Chinese woman shahadah lucky
Chinese woman shahadah lucky
Chinese woman shahadah lucky
Chinese woman shahadah lucky
Photo via FB/ Firdaus Wong Wai Hung

The video has since received more than 7k reactions, 1.2k shares and 500 comments.

You can watch the woman reciting Shahadah here:


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Author: J.W Chan
Proofreader: Sarah Yeoh

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