Through 25 short stories in An Ocean of Wonders, the author introduces a Muslim approach in most of his short stories and sheds light on issues and conundrums lingering in the life of contemporary society. The portrayal of Muslim values that form the foundation of society relation and customs in Malay society have left a valuable impact on the practice of those self-same values by the community, and hence elevate thoughts and value that are indispensable for the Malays to meet the challenges of current globalisation.
The poetic style of the language leaves a strong aesthetic impact on the reader. Different techniques, points of view, characters and characteristics, and setting complement one another in such a way that the impact from the cohesiveness of these stories can be felt by the reader. The elements portrayed in these short stories are creative records of Kemala’s surroundings that directly signify his imagery and vision. Indeed, this compilation of short stories will transport the reader towards a valuable intellectual and artistic experience, and can form an example and reference for them to face the arduous journey in today’s life.