I was recently surprised when Susuk was proclaimed to be Islamic. ????? Susuk ayat, a kind of susuk that enhances one's appearance through the ayat of the Quran is by far, the most absurd thing I've ever heard which makes Muslims who believed it even more absurd.
Susuk is a practice in which a Bomoh will insert silver or golden pins into one's face to make one more beautiful and enticing. The practice is very common in south-east Asia and the involvement of various artistes strengthened the practice. To a certain extend, many users of Susuk felt justified because their Susuk was done in an Islamic method where the Bomoh will read a couple of sentences from the Quran.
If reading the Quran while doing something sinful is Islamic so is raping Islamic if the raper reads the Al-Fatihah while cajoling with a struggling underage girl? Is it Islamic if a murderer slits the throat of an innocent single mother while reciting the Yassin?
And if Susuk is so Islamic, why do the users of Susuk have to pull the foreign objects out of their faces before encountering death? And why is that the users of Susuk who had failed to do so suffered terrible deaths, having to sustain the constant gagging of an unwilling soul? Why you ask?
Because by inserting Susuk into one's face, one will have the allure provided by satan but it comes with a cost: one can never pray for as long as he/she possessed the Susuk.
So is it Islamic? No. It's satanic. Susuk is as satanic as the drinking of goat's blood of the cult sharing of the midnight blood. Susuk is evil. Susuk is an embodiment of satanic mischief. Susuk is Haram. And now Susuk is so popular that it has become the most sought after beauty treatment in Malaysia for Muslim women.
Hah, satan-faced women! Desperate sangat ke? Sangap sangat ke? Cuba lah try something a little bit sensible than cocok-cocok your face with susuk. May I suggest apples.
An apple a day will keep the Bomoh away!