Posts by Ridzwan Razalee
Malaysia -- Part-time Superhero. Writer for the Jedi Temple. The Council has requested that I speak of these topics: 1) Young Social & Enterprising 2) Living High 3) Inane Tales: Short stories, poems & random ramblings. 4) Wanderer of Faith: We all need a little faith to get our feet back on the ground. 5) Flips, Flicks, & Flutes: Lessons from books, music, or movies.

Mukha Café In KL Is Inspired By The Land of Yemen...

Just imagine being at your auntie’s place, that homely feel, with a bit of swag

Walk into Mukha and you feel the air is thick with whispers of conversations of the meanings of life. The wooden tables, the piles of books around the counter, the jars of Yemen honey and Kimya Shai, flower buds meant for you to steep in hot water to draw out its essence...
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Ramadan Lessons: Patience and Kindness...

Fasting is meant to teach us to be patient with others and to treat them with kindness.

We are now at our final hurdle of Ramadan. To those of you who feel like they have not made the best of this Ramadan just yet, know that every moment in our lives counts. Allah decides the merit of our time based on the quality of our worship and...
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Muhammad Ali: A Superhero Of Our Time...

What Ali fought for outside the boxing ring was what made him a true warrior.

Muhammad Ali is a name that is often associated with greatness. His recent passing is a true loss to the world. Ali is a personal hero of mine. I feel that he is the closest to a superhero in our modern history. But how was it that this black man...
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The Rug Life: Why Do We Pray?...

If I was going to pray 5 times a day, every day for the rest of my life, I should know and understand the reason why.

“Why do we pray?” A question I asked myself and the people around me since I was a kid. It seems simple enough of a question and I thought it was a reasonable one to ask. If I was going to pray 5 times a day, every day for the rest...
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The Bad and The Ugly of Social Media...

It has created a self-absorbed culture, where we are obsessed with selfies and are in constant need of approval from others.

I remember the first time I set up a social media account. I thought it was really incredible how I could use it to easily stay in touch with people. The likes of Instagram, Facebook, Myspace and Twitter are really amazing platforms for us to share a part of our...
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5 Photography Tips I Learnt From Leading Muslim Photographer Peter Sanders...

One of it is to say your zikir to stay calm and get that million dollar shot!

I recently attended the Art of Seeing Workshop in Sarawak, Malaysia. The photography workshop was conducted by Peter Sanders, internationally recognized as one of the leading photographers of the Islamic world. Let me tell you a bit about why he’s so awesome. Peter Sanders started off being in charge of...
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Ilm Arts Festival: World’s First & Largest Faith-Inspired Creative Festival...

The inaugural event was held in Shah Alam, Malaysia.

These are artists who are so different in expression but coming from the same faith. Stand up comedians, Nasheed singers, poets, skateboarders, grafitti artists, rappers, beatboxers, writers, Quran reciters, photographers, boxers and spoken word artists from all over the world came together at Ilm Arts on August 30th 2015, Sunday...
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Ramadan Reflection: Muhammad, Man of Love...

It was his love that moved people, it wasn't through shaming or policing one’s every move.

This Ramadan, I’ve been reflecting on love and how that translates into my life. I have lived life with perceiving love with only what my eyes can see. This is why I tend to get easily frustrated with setbacks in my life and at times, shy away from continuing life’s...
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Accepting Ramadan’s Challenge...

The best way to level up my Iman in this worldy life.

Ramadan is a blessed month filled with Allah’s mercy and grace. Its blessings are countless. However this does not come without challenges. Every time the reward of goodness is promised, obstacles are always there. Take it as a level you’re at in a video game and the reward by completing...
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9 Spiritual Lessons from Jedi Knights...

May The Force Be With You

I grew up watching and learning a lot from the Star Wars trilogy. I have to say that it shaped a lot of my values and world views today, and definitely has been beneficial. Star Wars derives a lot of its philosophies and spiritual messages from various world religions and...
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