Indonesian Woman Steals Veil to Pray
Filed Under: Lifestyle, Opinion | Posted: 01/02/2008 at 5:35AM
Comments | Region: Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia; Wednesday.
An indonesian woman wanted to perform her prayer but found out that she had no veil. What did she do? She stole one when the owner was performing her prayer.
Praying five tines a day is a common ritual in Islam. However, this lady did it to the extreme.
Normalasari, from Acheh on the Sumatran Island of Indonesia was window-shopping in a trendy mall with a friend in the city of Kuala Lumpur. It was noon and time for her Asar prayer.
She proceeded to a mosque which is situated in the Mall Complex. Then, she found out that she did not have her veil, for she cannot perform the ritual while her hair is exposed. So she helped herself to a veil which was nearby.
This veil belonged to a woman who is actually still praying not far from her. She put it on and proceeded to pray. After praying she walked on until she was stopped by a security guard.
In the Magistrate court, Normalasari confessed to the crime and was sentenced. She was found guilty for overstaying. All in all, she was sentenced to three months jail since she cannot afford to pay the fine.