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"The Little Boot Is Gone" – Nurul Izzah Shares About Her Miscarriage

"Surely, we belong to Allah and verily to Him do we return."

Cover image via @n_izzah (Instagram)

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Nurul Izzah Anwar recently suffered a miscarriage while carrying out her duties, including travelling between Penang and Putrajaya

The former Permatang Pauh member of parliament (MP) took to her social media accounts last night, 24 January, to share about the loss of her third biological child, writing, "The little boot is gone...".

"Surely, we belong to Allah and verily to Him do we return."

Nurul Izzah has two children, namely Raja Safiyah and Raja Harith, from her first husband Raja Ahmad Shahrir, and a stepchild, Yu Zhou, after her marriage to Yin Shao Loong.

While Nurul Izzah did not mention when she suffered the miscarriage, it appears to be after 19 November last year, when the 15th General Election (GE15) was held, based on her post.

Her post was accompanied by a photo of her hugging her parents, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail, saying they were hugging for the first time since GE15.

According to Nurul Izzah, her family has gone through a lot together — from campaigning for the election, getting COVID-19 twice, learning that she was pregnant, and managing her new duties while travelling between Penang and Putrajaya, and then being shocked by the miscarriage.

The 42-year-old also offered support to other women who have faced the same fate as her and reminded them that life goes on

"So to those of you, well [sic] almost all of us who have experienced loss, we can offer our doa, a big virtual hug, and a reminder — that life does go on," Nurul Izzah wrote in her poignant post.

"And the splendour of joy and happiness — it lurks in every corner — whether it's the smiles of Safiyah, Harith, and Yu Zhou — or in the warm embrace of my own papa and mama, every moment counts.

"Happy homecoming in every warmth you experience. Healing is a journey - and if you need to take some time to breathe in the moment — just do it. Before the next chapter in life begins anew."

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