Assalamualaikum and happy weekend everyone.
I was thinking about writing something about Mrs. Rozita Ibrahim ever since I know that she's now donning the niqab and black abaya. Actually she has already make the changes to her attire a few months ago. This woman is a well known cosmetics millionaire in Malaysia. She owns a few companies under her name and succeeded in most of them.
According to her main website SENDAYU TINGGI, Mrs. Rozita who was a rubber tapper turn entrepreneur and make a lot of changes in her life and the people around her also a big part of Malaysian. She was a single mother who has done everything she can to make sure that her children can grow up and live a better life. A couple of divorces later while struggling to build her life and career, she is now a well known successful women icon in Malaysia.
Her knowledge in herbs has been the starting point of change in her life. Starting with MYR400 she invest it in her herbs experiments by getting her own body fat for 3 times and then get thin again to her ideal measurement. This is a real woman who's willing to sacrifice her own body to create several products that have been helping many obese women in Malaysia to have a healthy body.
After 5 years, her main company is now have 9 subcompanies which sell varieties of products such as cosmetics, clothes, poultry produce and also consultancy in helping new enterpreneur. What a great woman! And all the successes have made her a famous enterpreneur and increase her status in Malaysia. BUT... she found that her life still feel empty and not complete. She said that she can sensed that whenever people saee her driving her 1 million ringgit car or compliment on her beauty, she becomes more proud and riya'.
She then went to Makkah for her umrah and there she had a strange dream. In that dream a voice asked her to find certain surah in the Noble Qur'an. When she get back she immediately search for the surah and get a reminder that when a person receive a hidayah from Allah but she/he ignores it, she/he might not receive it anymore. That ayat became her turning point and nowadays she's a better woman as a Muslimah. She does not want people to recognize her because of her wealth and fame anymore. And by that she add new items to her wardrobe - abayat and niqab.
She said, now she find peace and she has remarries and live her life full with meaningful and religious activities with her family and the community near her home. I'm so proud of this enigmatic woman.
And, sorry, I don't have any bigger picture of her in niqab.
Pic above is the cover of ANIS magazine issue Dec 2004. Mrs. Rozita with her first born.