Posts by Zilzar Life
Zilzar Life is an online platform connecting Muslim Millennials around the globe, to showcase the culturally diverse lifestyles revolving around one Muslim identity, rooted in faith.

How the Cloth on the Kaabah is Changed...

The cloth on the Kaabah is called the Kiswah

The cloth on the Kaabah is called the Kiswah and it is changed every year, just once, in a precise, almost well-rehearsed operation. Who changes the cloth, or kiswah? It’s usually the gate-keepers of the Kaaba, along with technicians from the Kiswah Factory, which has been manufacturing the fabric adorning the Kaaba...
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10 Restoran Di Lembah Klang Yang ‘Best’ Untuk Bersahur...

Jom bersahur di luar!

Di bulan Ramadan ini, mungkin kadang-kadang kita ingin bertukar selera atau berasa berat sedikit untuk menyediakan juadah sahur.   Sepanjang bulan yang mulia ini, kita seharusnya buang sifat malas dalam diri tetapi tidak salah jika kadang-kala, kita mahu bersahur di luar. Ingat, janji sahur ya! Berikut merupakan senarai restoran di sekitar Lembah...
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Cara Mudah Melatih Anak Kecil Untuk Berpuasa Di Bulan Ramadan...

Melentur buluh biarlah dari rebungnya.

Mendidik anak-anak untuk berpuasa di bulan Ramadan dari usia yang kecil boleh melatih dan membentuk diri dan peribadi mereka. Para ibu bapa mestilah bertanggung jawab untuk memupuk kesedaran dan minat anak untuk berpuasa. Berikut cara-cara mudah yang boleh dipraktikkan supaya mereka faham kebaikan berpuasa dan seronok untuk melakukan amal ibadah ini. Semoga Allah SWT memudahkan niat...
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My First Fast, My First Ramadan...

A Revert Speaks About His First Ever Ramadan

Ramadan is a time to reflect on oneself, increase in worship, develop better habits, and seek the pleasure of our Creator. But it’s also a time to fast. As a revert to Islam, the first four things sounded lovely when I first heard about them. The last one, however, had...
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9 Muslimah Fashion Brands That You Need To Keep An Eye On...

..because Modest Fashion is definitely the new "black"

While we swoon over renowned international fashion brands, Muslimahs around the globe are making their marks in the fashion industry. Fusing trends with faith, they make covering up look cool and chic. The “Modest Fashion” movement isn’t just exclusive for Muslims anymore. Its appeal stretches beyond the faithful. We are certain that this trend...
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This Book Amazingly Unravels The Mystique Of Malay Leadership...

A pioneering work to understand Malays and their leadership qualities.

‘The Malay Leadership Mystique’ authored by Dato Dr. Vaseehar Hassan bin Abdul Razack is a pioneering and exploratory work to understanding the qualities of Malay political and business leadership. The book is based on Dato Dr. Vaseehar’s PHD research and it unearths among others, the reasons for the lack of success of the Malays...
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Trump: The Ultimate Disruption Vote...

10 observations about Trump's presidential win.

As an American based in Malaysia, much like many American expats, the most often question asked about the presidential election was: ‘What happened to the American voters?’ All the pundits, except Trump loyalists/surrogates like Rudy Guliani (former NYC mayor), Ben Carson (neurosurgeon who ran against Trump during Republican primaries), Sean Hannity...
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You Have To Try These 5 Halal Restaurants In Korea...

Ignite your tastebuds by having authentic Korean dishes.

Looking for halal food in Korea? You do not have to resort to kebabs or Indian restaurants. Experience authentic Korean dishes like bulgolgi, tteobukki and bibimbap at these 5 halal restaurants: 1. Makan Halal Korean Restaurant Address: 52 Usadan-ro 10-gil, Yongsan-gu, 서울특별시 South Korea Phone: +82 2-6012-2231 (Images from Makan Halal Restaurant’s Facebook) 2. Muree Muslim Food...
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MOGA Aims To Empower Women Through Modest Style & Fashion...

The modest fashion brand is inspired by Melbourne's bold street culture.

MOGA has introduced itself to the world with its virtual store going live.This unique online retailer designs and sells simple yet bold and unique scarves made of 100% silk (Crepe de Chine). Working with the CARE Foundation, 20% of profits will be used to help send young girls to primary...
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Ramadan Monologue: Slow Down And Fast...

"This Ramadan, my goal is the fasting of the Mu'min inshaAllah."

Nicotine withdrawal symptoms were hitting me really hard as I was cutting down on my pack of fags 2 weeks prior to Ramadan. This time around they include a sharp pain at my sternum and coccyx, which were abnormal. Fagging in between lectures was a norm at my college. I would...
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First Look: Dolce & Gabbana’s Abaya & Hijab Collection...

Celebrating the inimitable 'dolce vita' that is distinct in the Arab world.

Dolce & Gabbana’s inaugural collection of hijabs and abayas has made its global reveal on Style.com/Arabia. For the most part, the collection comes in neutral hues—luxe black and sandy beige—while a sprinkling of abayas capture the Sicilian spirit of the house (and make a nod to the Spring 2016 collection) with printed daisies,...
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2015 Moments That Restored Our Faith in Humanity...

A wonderful year for humanity, Alhamdulillah.

1- Sikh Man Removed His Turban To Save A Child Turban has an immense spiritual and temporal significance for Sikhs as part of their religion and faith. The symbolisms of wearing a turban are many. It is regarded as a symbol of sovereignty, dedication, self-respect, courage and piety, but the main...
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Young Muslims Who Took Over The Internet In 2015...

They've got everyone talking and googling about them.

The rise of the internet has certainly changed the way people obtain and share information. Social networks have enabled almost anyone to start a global conversation and allowed unknowns to command audiences rivaling those of real-world leaders. Love it or hate it, the internet gives everyone a voice (though not every voice...
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#MUSLIMAHBOSS: Helping Underprivileged Women From Bangladesh Turn Tradition Into Business...

Colourful and ethical bedsheets to covet for.

In Dhaka, the hustling capital city of Bangladesh, a domestic violence shelter helps abused women to support themselves and their families by encouraging them to do what they know best – make beautiful handmade products especially bedsheets. Basically, these handmade bedsheets are found in most households in Bangladesh and are...
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“To Keepers of Justice” An Address To Leaders by Malaysia’s HRH Sultan Nazrin Muiz...

On the book launch of Professor Syed Muhammad Naquib Al-Attas, 'On Justice and the Nature of Man'

This speech was given yesterday at Sasana Kijang, Bank Negara, Kuala Lumpur, on the book launch of Professor Syed Muhammad Naquib Al-Attas, ‘On Justice and the Nature of Man’.     Bismillahi Rahmani Rahim Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh. Professor Syed Naquib al-Attas, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen: Alham­­dulillah, I am most...
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The World Responses to Trump...

A Summary of Reactions Since His Now Infamous Words

The whole world, Muslim and non-Muslim, American and non-American, are talking about Donald Trump status to banned Muslims from entering the US. Few have shown their support to Trump, however, many has reacted differently showing their support to Muslims living in America and others showed their concerns on what the...
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10 Most Popular Twitter Hashtags of 2015...

#RefugeesWelcome and #IStandWithAhmed made the cut!

2015 was quite a year, wasn’t it? Twitter recently released its YearOnTwitter, giving us a glance into what the top trends in topics were through hashtags and retweets. The video above sums up the most talked-about topics of the year on Twitter. 1. #JeSuisParis 2. #BlackLivesMatter 3. #RefugeesWelcome 4. #PlutoFlyBy 5. #Election2015 6. #FIFAWWC 7. #CaitlynJenner 8....
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Global Fashion Brands That Turned Their Focus To The Muslim Market In 2015...

Think the Muslim market isn’t interested in fashion? Think again.

According to a report from Thomson Reuters, Muslims spent $266 billion on clothing and footwear in 2013 and that figure is expected to balloon to $484 billion by 2019! Acknowledging the massive skyrocket potential that the Muslim market offers, several global fashion brands have tapped this ever growing market this past year....
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Sujood.Co Has A Dua For Every Emotion...

A platform that includes duas relating to the essence of humanity — emotions.

Sujood.co is a new and really cool website that offers you a dua for every emotion you’re currently feeling. When you select a specific mood, it automatically gives you a verse from the Quran or a prayer that helps you to cope with it. According to Layali Webzine, Nabeel Khan, the 21-year-old founder and...
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5 Beautiful Quotes About Islam By Nouman Ali Khan...

“Allah says Jannah is awesome, imagine how awesome that is when the All-Knowing is calling it awesome”

Nouman Ali Khan is a Muslim speaker and the CEO and founder of Bayyinah Institute, an Arabic studies, educational institution in the United States. His early education in Arabic started in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and continued in Pakistan. His serious Arabic training began in 1999 in the United States. He...
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The Global Islamic Crowdfunding Scene in 2015...

Islamic Crowdfunding has the potential to help us change our world for the better.

Islamic Crowdfunding has the potential to help us change our world for the better. When an online community unites and pools resources, this community has the financial and social clout and capability to create and re-create multiple aspects of the world and directly impact society. Crowdfunding itself started and blossomed...
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Malaysia Launches World’s First Government-Initiated Standard for Islamic Tourism, Sets Bar fo...

Standards would increase quality of service provided to Muslim tourists.

You’re Muslim, and you’re looking to escape the country for a holiday. Malaysia will most likely be at the top of your mind. You can chomp on different cuisines and not worry about whether the meat is clean for you, or if there’s alcohol in that sauce. You get to shop...
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5 Ways to Boost Your Time as a Single Woman...

Whilst getting married is a huge milestone in our lives, it does not need to be our only focus.

Wanita IKRAM Malaysia, or the Women’s Wing of IKRAM Malaysia, a dakwah organisation, posted this series of graphics on their Facebook recently. The infographics were designed based on an article from Productive Muslim by Lotifa Begum. Originally titled ‘5 Ways to Boost Your Time as a Single Muslimah’, we found...
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هل اليابان دولة بلا مسلمين كما يعتقد الكثيرون ؟...

بدأ الإسلام في اليابان منذ أكثر من ما يتوقعه الناس

اليابان هي دولة من دول شرق آسيا الواقعة في المحيط الهادي. قدِّر عدد سكانها ليكون ١٢٦,٨٨٠ مليون نسمة عام ٢٠١٥. هنالك ديانتان رئيسيتان في اليابان و هما البوذية و الشنتو. الشنتو وهي من أقدم الأديان، منذ ولد العصر الياباني، أما البوذية تم استيرادها من الأرض الرئيسية في القرن السادس. يعتبر...
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#ThroughYourEyes: Inside West Bank, The Palestinian Occupied Territories...

Andrew Wong shares his remarkable experience of seeing Palestine through the eyes of the Palestinians.

Last month, I visited the Palestinian Occupied Territories- Ramallah, Nablus, Jifna and the Balata Refugee Camp. The home stay’s objective was to “see Palestine through Palestinians’ eyes”. Their plea was to tell their story so the world wouldn’t forget about them. I wanted to share my experience to honour at...
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Has Islamic Finance Failed Our Muslim Entrepreneurs?...

Many youth do not think of Islamic Finance as their first pool of resources.

Since the booming of the new wave of entrepreneurs around the world, many millennials have been very ambitious regarding the idea of having their own business and building a better future for themselves, their families and their societies at large. Millennials, especially Muslim millennials have been showing great impacts on their...
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The 7 Benefits of Entrepreneurship...

Allah has forbidden us from asking for money from others or begging.

Becoming an entrepreneur is the new trend that has spread among the millennials around the global, especially Muslims. The new innovations and technology improvements in today’s world helped a lot of those millennials in the streaming process of creative ideas to benefit not only themselves but the society at large....
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Reactions to Pray for Paris Can Be Summed Up in These 5 Ways...

"The social media reaction to a tragedy is a spaghetti mess of many strands."

Last Friday, the 13th of November 2015, the people of Paris witnessed a tragedy not only to the French people but to whole humanity. ISIS who claim to be an “Islamic State” struck several attacks in different locations across Paris, causing at least 129 death and hundreds injuries. The attackers...
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9 Effortless Looks By Epiphany.Dubai We Totally Love...

They're making abayas and oversized suits look incredibly chic.

Ever woke up in the morning and want to throw on the perfect and effortlessly stylish outfit?  That basically means an outfit that requires minimum effort but projects maximum output. Fear not, we’ve selected 9 of of the best effortless looks (did we mention comfortable too?) from epiphany.dubai that we...
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How This Murderer Finally Learnt About Love Will Bring You To Tears...

Might not be NSFW if you don't want co-workers to see you cry.

What is it that makes us human? Is it that we love, that we fight? That we laugh? Cry? Our curiosity? Driven by these questions, filmmaker and artist Yann Arthus-Bertrand spent three years working with a dedicated team of translators, journalists and cameramen, collecting real-life stories from 2,020 women and men...
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7 Major Airlines That Do Not Serve Alcohol...

These flights have a 'no-booze' policy.

To meet the demand of customers, most major airlines serve or allow passengers to consume alcohol on board. However, there are 7 major airlines that do not serve alcohol on board or even allow its passengers to consume their own during the flight, with some adjustments related to this policy...
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This Palestinian Singer’s Mash-Up Cover of Adele’s Hello Is Hauntingly Beautiful...

Her 1-week-old video has gotten more than 2 million views.

Noel Kharman, a 17-year-old Palestinian singer/youtuber who just started uploading her covers on Youtube about a month ago has gained massive attention recently with her rendition of Adele’s latest hit ‘Hello’. Her haunting version is a mash-up with a song by Lebanese singer Fairouz, called ‘Keefak Enta’ which means ‘How Are...
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