I stepped out of my regular routine discussing spiritual topics and mentioned that I was looking forward to see the movie (Raya and the last dragon) with my brother and nephew in a previous update. I promised to share my thoughts after I’d seen it, however, my last update revolved around international women’s day. I thought it deserved its own post, so I decided to not discuss my thoughts on the movie in the same input.
Here are my thoughts on the movie Raya and the last dragon…
Long ago, in a land known as Kumandra, dragons lived as friends and protectors of the human race. When the land became threatened by evil spirits, the dragons sacrificed themselves by putting all their magic in a jewel known as the dragon gem, a powerful orb that protects the land from the evil spirits. Peace was restored for many years…. until centuries later, when the same gem is split into pieces through selfish human envy… the evil spirits are released once again. The only way to solve it is for our heroine (Raya) to go to the divided kingdoms, (formerly united under the name Kumandra), to retrieve the pieces of the dragon gem and try to make the people see their selfish nature and to make them realize the need for cooperation and the benefit in trusting and working together.
I really liked the movie a lot and couldn’t help but smile as it reminded me of the morals of Islam…
سورة يونس ١٩
وَمَا كَانَ النَّاسُ إِلَّا أُمَّةً وَاحِدَةً فَاخْتَلَفُوا ۚ وَلَوْلَا كَلِمَةٌ سَبَقَتْ مِن رَّبِّكَ لَقُضِيَ بَيْنَهُمْ فِيمَا فِيهِ يَخْتَلِفُونَ
سورة الحجرات ١٠
إِنَّمَا الْمُؤْمِنُونَ إِخْوَةٌ فَأَصْلِحُوا بَيْنَ أَخَوَيْكُمْ ۚ وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُرْحَمُونَ
سورة الحجرات ١٣
يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ إِنَّا خَلَقْنَاكُم مِّن ذَكَرٍ وَأُنثَىٰ وَجَعَلْنَاكُمْ شُعُوبًا وَقَبَائِلَ لِتَعَارَفُوا ۚ إِنَّ أَكْرَمَكُمْ عِندَ اللَّهِ أَتْقَاكُمْ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَلِيمٌ خَبِيرٌ
Surah Yunus 10:19
Mankind was but one nation, but differed (later). Had it not been for a word that went forth before from thy Lord, their differences would have been settled between them.
Surah Al-Hujuraat 49:10
The Believers are but a single Brotherhood: So make peace and reconciliation between your two (contending) brothers; and fear Allah, that ye may receive Mercy.
Surah Al-Hujuraat 49:13
O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other (not that ye may despise (each other). Verily the most honoured of you in the sight of Allah is (he who is) the most righteous of you. And Allah has full knowledge and is well acquainted (with all things).
Would I recommend this movie? Absolutely, since it is not only entertaining, but I also feel it has a lot to teach. I enjoy movies that have a little more behind their facade… and I felt this movie did. I don’t want to say too much more than that but rather let you experience it for yourselves, it is certainly an adventure. If you decide to see the movie, let me know what you think. I hope that you will have a good time with it inshallah.
The best of times to you all inshallah.
Peace, happiness, and stay faithful.