Monday, 11 November 2013

Crowded With Liars

 بِسْــــــــــــــــــمِ اﷲِالرَّحْمَنِ اارَّحِيم 


“Our Lord, do not take us to task if we forget or make a mistake. Our Lord, do not place on us a load like the one You placed on those before us. Our Lord, do not place on us a load we don't have the strength to bear. Pardon us, forgive us, and have mercy on us. You are our Master, so help us against the unbelievers.” (Surat al-Baqara, 286)

Three years studying in Russia make me very disappointed with the situation in Moscow. I love Moscow but sometimes, i hate it when i bump to undesirable situation. Great city with a great liars. 

I didn't socialize with Russian so far since most of them are not friendly and a bit racist especially those who are Islamophobia. Mostly, i talk and work my things out only with the immigrant who are stay and working here for years. 

I have been cheated a lot include on hostel, fees, registration, and even taxi or food in halal restaurant by those immigrant.

During my first year, i'm dealing with agency who are managing foreign students in Moscow. At the first place, i was really happy to know that the owner of the company is a muslim and most of the worker are muslim but i'm not sure about the person who handle us, Malaysian student. 

At the beginning, i thought all muslim is a 'muslim'. Born completely like a muslim. Behave like one. However, staying here teach me a lot. I saw those muslim selling liquor in the hostel which the hostel is half hotel. I get valuable lesson. Islam is a perfect deen. Divine. Nevertheless,  the follower is not. Islam is good, but not all muslim is good. They are completely responsible for they behavior not Islam. 

There are among men some who serve Allāh, as it were, on the verge. If good befalls them, they are, therewith, well content. But if a trial comes to them, they turn on their faces. They lose both this world and the Hereafter. That is the evident loss. (Sūrat'l- ajj: 11)

Instead of academic fees, i'm paying for hostel. For some ridiculous reasons, they keep asking for extra money in my first year hostel. 

In my second year, when all the student done with payment exactly the same amount as the fees structure of second year, the university and the company ask for extra 50 000 Rub which is about RM 5 000 for nonsense excuses.  

Last semester, when i'm moving out from my apartment, i'm using taxi. The driver is an immigrant as well. At the beginning, the taxi driver ask only for 1200 Rub. Then, he said 'we already lost'. After than, he ask more money around 2000 rub. I completely refused. 

Lost using high tech GPS?

Seriously? Lost? Instead of Allah, those people replacing their god with money. They are willing to use any unreasonable excuse to get money by cheating others. 

My room is for three sitters. Since the administration didn't have the third person, so only two of us in the room. Last night, the people who in charge to take care the hostel come to my room and ask us to pay 1100$ if we wanna make it two sharing. I was like U.S. dollar? They are the one who can't provide the third person.


Wherever we stand, liars are everywhere in this world. Living with precaution without prejudice. Although life is difficult somehow, don't simply take advantages on other especially those who are weaker. If we ease people, with the almighty will, Allah will ease us.

We did not send down the Qur’an to you to make you miserable, but only as a reminder for those who have fear and respect for Allah. (Surah Ta Ha, 2-3)

We will ease you to the easy way. (Surat al-A‘la, 8)


  1. Ohh. Sedihnya dengar cerita awak. Bertabah yer. Semua dugaan ada hikmah. Always be careful girl.

    Salam perkenalan dari saya :)

    1. thanks.. foreigner kan..tak tahu apa2..negara orang

  2. kesiannya.. sabar ye awak. kat mane2 pun memang selalu berlaku.. kat dlm negara kita ni pun aefa pernah kena gn pakcik teksi macam tu. sakit hati. tp terpaksa jugak byr..

    1. salah mereka pun nak kita y bayar..teruk kn..sabar je la

  3. sabar aje la kan.. kasihan adik.. penipuan ada di mana-mana..

  4. Dimana mana pun mesti ada orang yang suka mengambil kesempatan..

  5. if they use unreasonable excuses, try to refuse. maybe because some of them want to take advantage since you are a lady. be strong.

    1. so, i'm so small and have no one family. :'(


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