Nur Wahidah Ismail Silver

Discipline Winner
Film & Photography

Social Issues

Lasalle College of The Arts

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As a Malay-Muslim hijabi woman, I often struggle to balance my faith, my culture, and Singapore’s secular society. The religion of Islam requires Muslims to live life according to the Syariah law, which contains two key concepts,‘halal’ and ‘haram’. ‘Halal’ refers to an act, object, or consumable that is allowed. ‘Haram’ is the opposite – it refers to the unlawful or forbidden. Through these concepts, this project seeks to critique religion, culture, and secularism in a dialectical approach to clarify interpretations and dive into the nuances between these fields of life.