Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Sufiah's story

By Halimahton Yusof ( mother)

  • I'm delighted to say that, as reported in the Harian Metro newspaper, Sufiah has now expressed regret for her previous actions and is now undertaking charity work in London instead
  • This story is about my daughter Sufiah, her upbringing, and why her life has turned out the way it has
  • This is the only place to get the facts about Sufiah and our family
  • The recent media coverage has been largely wrong or misleading
  • This story isn't about the way Sufiah was taught; my book describes in detail the way I taught Sufiah and my other children
Sufiah in Malaysia
Sufiah in Malaysia

Following the recent stories in the media about my daughter Sufiah, many people have asked us why she has chosen the path she is currently on, and in spite of her considerable talents. Much of what has been printed in the media is simply wrong — there have been many ridiculous and untrue claims such as us not attending her wedding and our old house being kept cold on purpose!

As Sufiah's mother and as a woman who has known and cared for her since the day she was born, I'd like to tell the story of her life as far as I know it. While I can only speculate like everyone else as to why she is now doing what she is doing, I hope that this will give you an idea about what Sufiah was like as a person.

I also hope that other people — especially parents — can learn something from this story, so that they can avoid making the same mistakes.


Sufiah - early years
Sufiah, Iskander, Aisha, and Abraham
Sufiah, Iskander, Aisha, and Abraham
Sufiah's letters to Farooq
Excerpts from Sufiah's letters to Farooq (before Farooq returned)

Sufiah gets accepted to Oxford (read more)