Globetrotting instagrammer writes about being Muslim and her struggles with depression

Nur Atikah Amalina Mohd Zaini, 28, in Mauritius in 2014. Ms Atikah's honest views about her faith and personal life, including her struggles with anxiety and depression, have garnered more than 16,000 followers on Instagram.
Nur Atikah Amalina Mohd Zaini, 28, in Mauritius in 2014. Ms Atikah's honest views about her faith and personal life, including her struggles with anxiety and depression, have garnered more than 16,000 followers on Instagram.PHOTO: NUR ATIKAH AMALINA MOHD ZAINI

SINGAPORE - When she embarked on her first solo trip after breaking up with an abusive boyfriend in 2013, Ms Nur Atikah Amalina Mohd Zaini, 28, was aware that some people in the Muslim community would brand her "wild" or "rebellious".

After all, some Islamic scholars say it is not permissible for a woman to travel alone. Others say it is fine if she makes sure she stays safe.

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