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.
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.
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.
“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.
Others also warmly welcomed her into the Islamic community as reciting Shahadah symbolises Islamic conversion.
In addition, some claimed that Allah will bless her with lesser pain and suffering even in the face of death.
The video has since received more than 7k reactions, 1.2k shares and 500 comments.
You can watch the woman reciting Shahadah here:
Cover Images via FB/ Mohd Taufik Tee Abdullah
Author: J.W Chan
Proofreader: Sarah Yeoh