Nur Kasih

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Nur Kasih
Genre Drama, Romance
Written by Mira Mustaffa
Directed by Kabir Bhatia
Faisal Ishak
Starring Fizz Fairuz
Remy Ishak
Tiz Zaqyah
Sharifah Sofia
Dato' Jalaluddin Hassan
Voices of Fizz Fairuz
Remy Ishak
Tiz Zaqyah
Sharifah Sofia
Dato' Jalaluddin Hassan
Narrated by Fizz Fairuz
Remy Ishak
Tiz Zaqyah
Sharifah Sofia
Dato' Jalaluddin Hassan
Country of origin Malaysia
Original language(s) Malay
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 26
Production
Producer(s) Francis Foo
Kabir Bhatia
Mira Mustaffa
Location(s) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Camera setup multi-camera setup
Running time Friday at (UTC+09:00) 21:00 MST
Production company(s) Filmscape
Broadcast
Original channel TV3
Picture format 480i SDTV
First shown in 29 May 2009
Original run 29 May 2009 – 27 November 2009
Chronology
Preceded by Embun Mutiara
Followed by Aliff Firdaus
External links
Website

Nur Kasih is a Malay TV drama that aired on TV3 in 2009. The series was directed by Kabir Bhatia (director of Setem, Sepi and Cinta) and starred Tiz Zaqyah, Remy Ishak, Fizz Fairuz, Sharifah Sofia and Dato' Jalaluddin Hassan. "Nur Kasih" translated into English means 'Light of Love'.

Synopsis[edit]

Nur Kasih is a story of two brothers, Aidil (Fizz Fairuz) and Adam (Remy Ishak), who are polar opposites. Where Aidil is a pious man who is respectful to his parents, Adam is a lost soul, living in Sydney, Australia where he is studying architecture. Since their childhood, Aidil has always been more responsible than Adam and he has the full trust of their parents, Ustaz Hassan and Hajjah Khadijah.

The village's imam, Ustaz Abu Bakar, has two daughters — Nur Amina (Tiz Zaqyah) and Siti Sarah (Ummi Nazeera). Nur is the best student in the village and has high hopes to continue her education after high school. Unfortunately, the family's finances did not allow her to follow her dreams. She applied for a scholarship and was accepted to study at the International Islamic University in Kuala Lumpur. But fate turns ugly when the family received a visit from Ustaz Hassan.

Unbeknownst to his family, Ustaz Hassan has been suffering for years and it has taken a toll on him. We see the doctor telling him that he does not have long to live and to prepare for his going; the family calls their sons back home. Aidil who was studying in Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt willingly went home but Adam was a bit reluctant to leave Sydney and his girlfriend, Katrina (Sharifah Sofia).

In Malaysia, the brothers return home to their dying father. Adam is grumpy and frequently lashes out at his family, blaming them for his being stuck in a village. Their father expressed a wish to see at least one of his son married and asked Aidil if he had someone in mind. Without missing a beat, Aidil replied that he indeed had someone he was interested in: Nur Amina. Ustaz Hassan, however, had a different idea. On the day of engagement, he surprised them all with the decision to court Nur Amina not for Aidil, but for Adam. Even though he was disappointed, Aidil accepted his father's decision and tried to understand his father's wish to help Adam.

On their wedding night, Adam lashed out at Nur, saying that the entire marriage was a sham and it was her fault because whilst he had no choice but to follow his dying father's last wish, she had the choice to say no but she did not. He insults her further by saying that she is not his type.

After the death of Ustaz Hassan, Adam decides to return to Australia and leave Nur. Unwilling to bring shame to her family, Nur decides that she will leave the village and deceive her parents by saying she has gone to Australia but actually going to Kuala Lumpur. She sought the help of her old friend Nabila and enrolled in the International Islamic University, studying architecture. Aidil insisted on helping her but Nur refused, saying that it was better for everyone if nobody knew where she was. She continued living a lie for five years, completing her degree and working in an architectural firm in Kuala Lumpur.

Adam, on the other hand, is living in sin in Australia. Upon reaching Sydney, he was seen partying and going out drinking with his friends and girlfriend, Katrina (Adam is a Muslim and as such, drinking alcohol is a sin). He eventually proposed to Katrina, who had no clue that he had been married previously. Adam was promoted to vice president of his architectural firm and Katrina found out she was pregnant. All was good in the southern hemisphere, but tragedy stroke when in the eighth month of pregnancy, Adam and Katrina got in a car accident (brought on by Adam's drunk driving). As a result, Katrina lost her baby and Adam was sentenced to prison.

In prison, Adam reconnected with his religion and became a better man. Upon his release, he saw that the life he had led was meaningless and he decided to bring Katrina back to Malaysia so that they would both go back on the straight path.

At the same time, Nur is grieving after her homesickness. Deciding that the charades was over, Nur headed on back to her village and was intent on telling her parents the truth about the last four years. As she was about to, she had a call from Aidil saying that Adam is coming home too.

Cast Synopsis[edit]

Nur Amina is a graduate from International Islamic University of Malaysia in the field of architecture and aspires to be a successful architect. The girl who grew up in Tanjung Karang, Selangor is to create a building that characterized Islam as she later graduated. She was born on March 2 and has a height of 5'3". Although mysterious, she appears to be very enthusiastic when performing tasks. In addition to her diligence, Nur likes to draw. Whatever the perceived beauty of God's creation Nur will draw. In addition to her friends, Nur is known as an excellent role model among her comrades. The nature of respect for the elderly and patience in the face of all the problems created Nur is very pleasing. Attitude of willingness to sacrifice for their loved ones make Nur was the son of the most loved by the pair of Imam Abu Bakar and Mak Ani. A firm believer in light of the principle there is no success without resistance, there is no happiness without sadness. The good and obedient daughter of Imam Abu Bakar. She was 18 years old when she married Adam Hj Hassan.[1]
  • Remy Ishak as Adam bin Haji Hassan
Adam was the second son of Ustaz Hassan and Ustazah Khatijah. With a height of 5'9" and weighing 73 kg Adam is very interested by the village girls. Adam was little rebellious and not listening to his parents. He loves to go on the spree, but faithful to girlfriend named Katrina. Although Adam is naughty, he has high ambitions. Adam would like to open an architectural firm and is pursuing his master's degree at the University of Sydney, Australia. Although Adam was raised in a family that is strong on religious belief, Adam is a hot-tempered, arrogant person. He ignored the advice of his parents. Adam likes to act according to his heart and is very independent in daily life. Interested in soccer and unique architecture, he is very confident and no one can prevent his ambitions. Although Adam was not close to his father, he always respected his mother; his favorite food is shrimp sauce, cooked by his mother. He eventually becomes Nur's husband.[2]
  • Fizz Fairuz as Aidil bin Haji Hassan
Aidil was the first son of Ustaz Hassan and Ustazah Khatijah. Aidil is a man who has a dream of every girl to be her wife. Aidil has high character and very responsible. Aidil is a son and brother, who is willing to put aside the happiness of family and self for the sake of his family. Her aims is to champion the cause of the oppressed to be a lawyer in syariah. Graduate degree from Al-Azhar University, Cairo is guided by the principle of "Work for the world your as you live forever, and work for eternity as if you die tomorrow." Aidil has vast knowledge in religion. Aidil loves to play ball and surf the Internet while reading a book. Although Aidil loved Nur Amina, Aidil allow Adam to marry her. Aidil Ustaz Hassan final will is more important than his feelings to Nur Amina. He later married Aleya, a sweet girl from a rich family whom he met while he was performing his umrah.[3]
Katrina is very social and like to visit night clubs. She was born in Sydney, Australia is furthering her studies at the University of Sydney, Australia, in the arts. Katrina loves Adam and is willing to do anything for him. Katrina is an advisor to Adam when he has a problem. Attitude teasers, romantic and affectionate at Katrina that made Adam attracted. When Katrina graduated, she want to become a lecturer.[4]

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Extended cast[edit]

  • Liza Othman as Hajjah Khadijah
  • Umi Nazeera as Siti Sarah binti Abu Bakar
  • Ayu Raudhah as Alia
  • Nur Fathia Abdul Latiff as Nabila (Amina's bestfriend)

Reception[edit]

The series was well received by the Muslim Malaysians with an estimated 3.9 million viewers tuning in each week. TV3 estimated 5 million viewers tuned in to watch the final episode.[5] The series was internationally known by Malaysians around the world.

However, there are issues, particularly in the light of the morality of the story in which, the use of religion to cover up lies and deceit.

International Broadcasting[edit]

 Indonesia

  • Channel: B Channel
  • Currently Broadcasting

 Singapore

  • Channel: TV Sensasi
  • Currently Broadcasting

 Brunei

  • Channel:
  • Currently Broadcasting

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2010 Anugerah Skrin 2010 Best Sequence Drama Nur Kasih Won
2010 Shout! Awards Fresh TV Series Won
Best On Screen Chemistry Tiz Zaqyah & Remy Ishak Nominated

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