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Looking to complete half my Deen.

Ridwan
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Last active: over 12 months ago

46 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Male / Divorced / ID: 314350

Seeking Female 25 - 50 living within 100 kms of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia For: Friendship, Marriage

Last active: over 12 months ago

Overview

Ridwan

He's Looking For

Education:

Masters Degree
Any

Have children:

Yes - don't live at home
No

Drink:

Don't drink
Don't drink

Smoke:

Don't smoke
Don't smoke

Religion:

No Answer
Any

Occupation:

Entertainment / Media
Any

Member Overview

In the Name of Allah the most Compassionate, Most Merciful. ABOUT ME: I am a simple ordinary man, humble romantic at heart, I try to be as good a Muslim as I can. I love travelling, playing sports, arts and culture and making people laugh. I am family orientated, my focus is on building a s...
In the Name of Allah the most Compassionate, Most Merciful. ABOUT ME: I am a simple ordinary man, humble romantic at heart, I try to be as good a Muslim as I can. I love travelling, playing sports, arts and culture and making people laugh. I am family orientated, my focus is on building a solid friendship, thinking long term of marriage, meeting my naseeb, completing half my deen. Insha Allah. I am very open minded and have no issues if a woman wears a bikini, or a burqini, a hijab or niqaab or no hijab, it is up to her, it is your choice, your contract with Allah, not for me to judge or dictate upon. I am a storyteller, film maker by profession. Hope to share my life with a woman who is not perfect but is flawed (perfect is boring and I am far from perfect), who is themself, who has innate confidence with who they are, and together (insha Allah) build a future,...be there for each other in the good times, bad times, unconditionally, faithfully without judgement, and devoid of any control, with respect, allowing each other to be who wish to be. Insha Allah. Being a writer and storyteller; communication for me is most important, so if i can not sustain a chat for at least one hour, I would say, truthfully, it is probably not going to work out. It is not unreasonable really, before marriage, you need to be best friends, a marriage is a partnership. I was born in South Africa. I am an Australian Citizen.
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Seeking

WHAT I SEEK: I will not respond to blank profiles. If you can not make the effort to write a profile, it speaks volumes about your character. The most challenging part about online 'dating' or meeting is sifting through the words to discover the truth, most people lie or are on here as a game...
WHAT I SEEK: I will not respond to blank profiles. If you can not make the effort to write a profile, it speaks volumes about your character. The most challenging part about online 'dating' or meeting is sifting through the words to discover the truth, most people lie or are on here as a game; for this reason the most valued attribute that I seek in any potential partner is someone who is themself and does not care what others think of them. I value honesty, transparency and intellect above anything else. I seek a kind person. There is no greater lie than self deception and there is no greater hate than manipulating someone to achieve one's self centred needs. We have to walk this Earth gently. The footprint that we leave on the lives of others carries itself intergenerational. For this reason kindness is the driving force in whatever I do. Kindness is the behaviour that I most seek in a partner. A kind person forgives, loves and appreciates. These are the solid granite cornerstone pillars that create the foundations in a relationship that ensures that domestic violence is never a part of that relationship. I seek someone who makes time. There is nothing worse then being an after dinner mint, trust me, I have been there, was that in my previous marriage, no fun being a chocolate covered peppermint flavoured fondant, the last person that anyone thinks of. Having stated that I am a chocoholic and I actually love eating after dinner mints, as long as I am not one of them! Someone who has a clear direction and focus of what they want in life and the passion to go for it! Be Bold! I love, respect and go weak in my knees for a strong independent woman, who is ambitious, career minded and does not allow anyone to control her. That is the jelly that makes me fall in love. And I just love falling in love...the best emotion ever, besides tawheed, ibadah and zikr. No emotional experience is more exciting than falling in love...it occurs when your mind stops analysing and judging and your heart is free like an Eagle in the sky to soar amongst the clouds, higher and higher...'the emotion of love occurs when we find a common emotional connection, a shared grief, a resonant purpose in life' ('The Road Less Travelled'- M Scott Peck, 2003). ...when we find that connection beyond the disconnect, love is the feeling that makes us all look beyond the stormy clouds to see the rainbow in the horizon...beyond the tears, beyond the fears, beyond the rain. This I what I seek in a lifetime partner. It is this deep spiritual, physical and emotional connection that I make duah each day to hopefully find one day. The rest is up to Allah. Allah will inspire the rest if it is naseeb (destiny). "Allah is the best of Planners" - Surah al Imran Verse 54, the Holy Quran.
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More About Me

Ridwan

He's Looking For

Basic

Gender:
Verified
Male
Female
Age:
For privacy reasons, age is accurate to within 2 weeks
Verified
46
25 - 50
Lives in:
Verified
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
within 100 kms of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Relocate:
Not willing to relocate
Any

Appearance

Hair color:
Black
Any
Hair length:
Medium
Any
Hair type:
Straight
Any
Eye color:
Black
Any
Eye wear:
Glasses
Any
Height:
5'8" (173 cm)
4'11" (150 cm) - 5'11" (181 cm)
Weight:
90 kg (198 lb)
Any
Body style:
Few Extra Pounds
Few Extra Pounds
Ethnicity:
Indian
Any
Facial hair:
Clean Shaven
N/A
Best feature:
No Answer
Any
Body art:
No Answer
Any
Appearance:
Attractive
Any

Lifestyle

Drink:
Don't drink
Don't drink
Smoke:
Don't smoke
Don't smoke
Marital Status:
Divorced
Any
Have children:
Yes - don't live at home
No
Number of children:
2
Any
Oldest child:
13
Any
Youngest child:
10
Any
Want (more) children:
Yes
Any
Have pets:
No Answer
Any
Occupation:
Entertainment / Media
Any
Employment status:
Full Time
Any
Income:
Prefer not to say
Any
Home type:
House
Any
Living situation:
Live with family
Any

Background / Cultural Values

Nationality:
South Africa
Any
Education:
Masters Degree
Any
Languages spoken:
English
Any
Religion:
No Answer
Any
Star sign:
No Answer
Any

Hobbies & Interests

Entertainment:

Art / Painting, Beach / Parks, Board / Card Games, Comedy Clubs, Dining Out, Education, Fashion Events, Family, Investing / Finance, Library, Music (Listening), Movies / Cinema, Pets, Poetry, Reading, Social Causes / Activism, Theatre, TV: Entertainment, Writing

Food:

Middle Eastern, Barbecue, Indian, Thai, Mediterranean, Mexican

Music:

Classical / Opera, Jazz / Blues, Pop, R'n'B / Hip Hop, Rock

Sport:

Cricket, Gym / Weight Training, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis / Badminton

More About Me

Favorite Movie:

Hard to narrow down my very favourite film.

Since film making is my chosen career path, this will be a detailed answer.

I gravitate from dark human tragedies such as The Pianist, Schindlers List (as by watching them I gain greater perspective and insight into the breadth of the human experience) to Romantic Comedies such as Notting Hill (which I adore) and Italian Films such as Il Postino, Cinema Paradiso and Malena.

Recently Kokowaah by Til Schweiger is my favourite foreign film. Please try and watch it if you have not, it is subtitled into English. It is an extremely moving, intellectually engaging and insightful film, that delves into the world of a child from dislocated parents. Having a personal connection to that story, I found extreme resonance with this film.

I also love Bollywood films, i am writing a Bollywood intended feature film presently (with the hope to attach Salman Khan and Priyanka Chopra) and some of my favourite Bollywood films are 7 Khoon Maaf, Taree Zameen Par, Devdas. I love anything made by Aamir Khan, loved Lagaan and Dhobi Ghaat. Also really enjoyed most of EK THA TIGER (Salman Khan) especially the action sequences. Awesome!

My favourite Bollywood film is Hum Dhil De Chuke Sanam (Salman Khan, Aishveryaa Rai and Ajay Devgan). A very beautiful love story. I enjoyed TALAASH starring Aamir Khan the narrayive structure was very compelling, especially for a 'Bollywood' film. I watched BARFI with my eldest daughter. It is the most amazing Indian (Bollywood) film that I have seen, speaks about how at the core of the human condition there is the need for love, a fundamental human need. Please try and watch it.

Having stated that my favourite films are character driven/ focused foreign language films and studio indie films. Stories like Juno, Little Miss Sunshine, Whiplash, Erin Brokovich, The Suid and the Whale, Notting Hill, Lost in Translation, Amores Perros, Black Swan, Pulp Fiction are some examples. For my Masters in Screenwriting (Victorian College of the Arts- Melbourne University), my major work is a biopic of sorts of Elvis. The tonal references are The Wrestler, Good Will Hunting, Tsosti and Little Fish.

One of my favourite directors is Andrea Arnold, loved her feature film Fish Tank starring Michael Fassbender, her social conscience realism is what I aspire for in my own screen stories since seeing her Oscar winning and Cannes winning short film WASP. Exploring social conscience stories is my focus whether studio indie or Hollywood/ Bollywood blockbuster popcorn fare. My debut feature film 'Becoming Elvis' that I will direct in 2018, release in 2019 is allegorically the story of myself and my Daughters, as an alienated Father. It will be my gift of love to my beautiful Daughters.

I intend to explore a PhD (Film) between 2018-2021 via a scholarship at Melbourne University, Insha Allah, whilst I build my production companies into Global Profitability as a working filmmaker. I want to explore the stories of the socially marginalised and oppressed and bring Islamic stories to the screen. In doing so I will create greater awareness of Islam, but I will do without propaganda, show a balanced view. The purpose is to build bridges, mitigate misunderstanding, corrode prejudice and help reduce Islamophobia. Ignorance fosters Xenophobia. This is my life passion. 'To create a positive difference in the lives of the socially marginalised and oppressed through storytelling' is my company mantra. Allah is the best of Planners. Whilst this is my nayaat, if it is my taqdeer then it will be so; if not, then whatever Allah deems best for me, will be great!

'They plan but Allah plans better, for Allah is the best of Planners' (3:54).

I made an award winning social conscience short film (won 7 awards) via the Australian Film Commission.

YOU TUBE: KHATABAH

There is a woman in a Niqaab in the opening scene.

Favorite Book:

The Quran and the Bible (The Old Testament).

Favorite Food:

Halaal food. Indian, Lebanese, Italian, mainly spicey foods. I have taken up cooking as a hobby, find it meditative and it is great to make something that tastes great. I am only a beginner, but I have successfully progressed beyond peanut buttered toast, I now add jam to it as well. ;)

Favorite Music:

Michael Jackson. Madonna. Prince. Classical Music- Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Ravel. Rachmaninov 18th Variation is my favourite classical piece (it is the theme music to Somewhere in Time). Lionel Richie.

Dress Style:

Neat, Tidy. Conservative or street cred, depending on my mood. I really am not a fashion slave, I wear what i like, not to impress others, I am me as I am.

Humor:

Dry and whacky, over the top, out there! Can you tell?

Hobbies & Interests:

Reading. Sports. Travelling. Film Maker. Watching Movies. Attending Theatre. Script Writer. Charity (or humanitarian) Work. Making wild passionate love... ahum ... just snuck this in for good measure, can't be too serious and boring all the time, all within the constraints of a nikaah (ofcourse). :)

Travelled:

Eastern Europe (Serbia and Romania), India. Would like to travel more: China, Egypt, Morocco, Turkey, France, England, Spain and of course Hajj Insha Allah. I have travelled on a world tour to many countries with my Parents on their belated honeymoon when I was 5 years old. That would be a great idea for my next honeymoon, though hopefully not as belated as my parents!

Cultural Adaption:

Very open minded to intercultural relationships. It all comes down to effective communication, honesty, respect and appreciation. Celebrate and embrace difference, seeking the same is very boring and Narcissistic. I am not a fan of mirrors. I love experiencing new cultures and I love a woman who is from a different culture, it is so enriching! Prophet (King) Solomon (Suleyman), the wisest of all men, had 300 wives and 500 concubines (according to the old testement in the Bible) of various backgrounds, so who am I to argue against his wisdom? However unlike Solomon, I am strictly in favour of one woman only, I do not ascribe to polygamy in any way, shape or form! I am too Romantic to share. :)

Romance:

A weekend away in an apartment by the Ocean, swim at the beach, watch some movies, candle light dinner, make love- just seeing if you are paying attention! But it is all good, if there is a nikaah, it is halal, even if it is 'out there' to say it. Right? ;)

Personality:

Pleasant, fun to be around, Gentle. Witty. Laid Back. Most people say that it seems like they have known me all their lives after only a few days of knowing me. I guess it is because i love connecting with people. So how about we connect, what do you have to lose? :)

My Perfect Match is:

A Muslima who is themselves and not pressured or ruled by other peoples opinions. A Muslima who is real (many fakers online). A Muslima who fears Allah and always tells the truth. Having experienced great deception and evil from liars in my past, a lie is a deal breaker. I prefer the truth, as brutal and painful as it may be, it is far better than even a white lie. Truth builds trust and trust engenders love. I value transparency and honesty, it builds a foundation of emotional security. Kindness is so rare. Be kind. Jazaka Allah Kheyran for taking the time to read my entire profile. May Allah inspire into your heart as to whom is your Naseeb. As Salaam Alaykum.

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