The Girl In The Wine Red Scarf
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Alhamdulillah. When I became a finalist, I wrote a letter to God. For months I would be praying the same thing and on the day of the Grand Finals I opened up the Quran and everything that I have been praying for for the past four months, Allah has answered back to me in the verses that followed. Subhanallah. I have never experienced anything so beautiful in my life before. I remember reading it and crying because He reminded me again that he is always with me, guiding me and protecting me. These past four months has been the most difficult. There were so many things that didn’t go my way but each time it did, something much better came around. Alhamdulillah. After I finished crying I felt so calm and content. I knew that whatever happens on that stage, it was for the best because God has written greater things for me. So when I was on stage for the Grand Finals I wasn’t nervous at all, I was actually super excited! Miss Universe New Zealand has been an amazing experience, one I will always be grateful for and will never forget. I have grown so much as a woman and it has opened so many opportunities already. Alhamdulillah. Always renew your intentions. Have full faith and Tawakkul. Your prayers are being heard. And no matter what happens, just remember that Allah is either protecting you or there is something better that He has planned for you! May Allah ease our affairs, grant us happiness, success and peace. Amiin! “And hold fast to Allah! He is your Protector- 
The best to protect
And the Best to help!” Quran (Al Hajj) 22:78



Who is the Girl in the Wine Red Scarf?


Recollected in tranquility. 



Assalamualaikum, peace be upon you. 

"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do"- Rumi



Follow the girl behind the wine red scarf


ThEre is only the future to look forward to

When I started this blog, I had the intention of empowering people- especially young girls. I wanted to talk about issues that matter in society, reflect on what I had experienced and give tips or advice. 

With the grace of God, I started this blog because I wanted to give people a different perspective, especially since I am a Muslim and a girl wearing the hijab. I would like to give many thanks to God as He has given me so many blessings and gave me the courage to start this blog and the perseverance to continue doing so. 

I would also like to thank everyone for all the love given through support and motivation for me to keep on blogging. 

If anything, I hope my blog brings a smile to your face or comfort in your heart. 

-Nurul Shamsul, The Girl in the Wine Red Scarf. 

Salaam, Peace. 


The Liberation of wine

Pashmina blended with the softest silk,

It's colour of wine so sweet

But so sinful,


My Loyalty to God.



It dances in the wind so freely

But secured are

My values,

My identity.


'Modern' is the society.

And 'backwards' is I,

The girl In the silk pashmina,

Wine red scarf.


But Liberated I am,

To know I can be


With just inner beauty

And to


Wonderers of my outer beauty.


So Who Are You To say I am 'oppressed'?

And Who Are We To 'believe' the media?


Don't look at me.

Look into me;

For I am a girl


With her silk pashmina,

Wine red scarf.


-Nurul Shamsul