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Videos? Love ’em! XXXVI

Peace,

due to my exams this is going to be a shorter post.

The first video is the trailer of a Film, which I am looking forward to see. It tells the story of the novelist, essayist and activist James Baldwin as narrated by Samuel L. Jackson.

Another recent important video, staying on the topic of identity, was the Black Muslims Matter webinar in reaction to Shaykh Yusuf Hanson’s comments at RIS at the end of December hosted by Boona Mohammed.

I have already mentioned this next video in a previous post (currently private), it made quite some waves in the political sphere in the UK but unfortunately not quite enough. The Investigative Unit of Al Jazeera revealed the machinations of an Israeli Embassy official in a 4 part documentary called The Lobby.

One of the reasons for me, as a Muslim, to get involved in my community and getting more involved in politics is the want to make society better for everyone. Not just for me and my family, my brothers and sisters in Islam but for everyone, as the Prophet (saw.) was a Mercy to mankind.

This excerpt of a show by the satirist and comedian Serdar Somuncu has blown up recently in Germany, unfortunately there aren’t any subtitles. In it he attacks our indifference to the suffering of others, the inexplicable fear of our wellbeing and our luxury being threatened by a migrant just breathing in our air.

*TW*

Mental Health is something that I have over the last year gotten quite a lot more interested in. Having family and friends go through difficult times has an impact on everyone in that nucleus. This short film beautifully captures the feelings of someone who has gone through depression and tried to commit suicide.

This post was quite a bit more serious than planned, but that’s cool. Here, to finish this list off, something fun. The new Zelda title looks absolutely amazing. Why can’t I play it on the Wii?

#videolovin’

Videos? Love ’em XXVI

Salam Alaykum,

here are my favourite videos this week. As usual in the categories Islam in over and under 10 minutes, Youtube, Shorts, Vimeo, Motion Graphics and Parkour.

Islam

Under 10 minutes


A reminder for us that we are going to meet Allah swt., what are we going to say to Him? Do we have brought with us enough provisions? Do we realise that we long for Him? Then what have we done to deserve meeting Him, to deserve seeing Him swt. or do we try to fill this void with our desires of the world, ignoring our longing.

Over 10 minutes


This khutba is a small discussion of a snippet of Ayat 15 of Surah Al-Ahqaf.
“We have commanded man to be good to his parents – his mother struggled to carry him and struggled to give birth to him; his bearing and weaning took a full thirty months – and when he has grown to manhood and reached the age of forty to say, ‘Lord, help me to be truly grateful for Your favours to me and to my parents; help me to do good work that pleases You; make my offspring good. I turn to You; I am one of those who devote themselves to You.’”
[Quran 46:15]

Parkour


A great concept, that has been redone. How would Spider-Man get around if his webs are used up? He of course is an accomplished traceur. Busting his moves in this nice video, with amazing shots.

Youtube


This video truly was my favourite this week. I’m extremely happy for the brother, Mabruk. I’ve only known him through his videos and his blog but his sincerity and love for Islam, the Muslims and what he does shine through. MashaAllah, and I ask Allah swt. that he makes their marriage be one of tranquillity and love. I ask that He swt. makes them find the coolness of their eyes in their partner and keep them on the straight path, Amin.

Shorts

This video beautifully captures the story step-by-step behind the craft of weaving silk and the hard work that these women do a lot of it by hand to make a scarf or pillow case.

Motion Graphics

In the style of an old instruction video, this instruction video instructs the attentive student the craft behind the illusion of life. These 12 principles were developed by the ‘old men’ of Walt Disney Studios, amongst them Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, during the 1930s as the creator of this video tells us in its description.

Vimeo

This is the very moving story of a couple who weathered through the aftermath of an accident causing traumatic brain injury, finding strength in their faith. This is the story of Ian and Larissa.
Honourable Mention:

Wow. So till next week, yeah?
Wa Salam,
Abdur-Rahman

Videos? Love ’em! XXIII

Salam,

thought I’d list you my favourite videos this week, since I was busy on Tuesday with a deadline due Wednesday, leaving stuff late as usual, but Alhamdulillah. Here they are…

Islam

under 10 minutes

over 10 minutes

Youtube


Muslim Chaplaincy is a great initiative and is something that we (Bradisoc) have been thinking of and trying to implement this year but it unfortunately didn’t materialise, as of yet.
Help fund this one here

Shortfilm

Parkour

Motion Graphic

Vimeo

This is it!
Wa Salam,
Abdur-Rahman

Videos? Love ’em XX

Salam Alaykum,

these are my favourite Videos of this week, as usual in the categories, Islam in over and under 10 minutes, Shortfilms, Motion Graphics, Youtube and Parkour. From next week God willing, I will add the category Vimeo to the existing sets.

Islam

under 10 minutes

over 10 minutes

Youtube


Shorts

MoGraph

Parkour

There you go!
See you here next week.

Ma’a Salam,
Abdur-Rahman

#Videolovin

Videos? Love ’em XVIII

Salam,
new installment of Videos? Love ’em here!
Let’s view some right now, once again in the categories Islam in both under and over 10 minutes, Shortfilms, Youtube, Parkour and Motion Graphics. Here are my favourite videos this week!

Islam

under 10 minutes


This is the second part of a 4 part interview with Mujahid Fletcher from Islam in Spanish. MashaAllah the work they do is amazing.

over 10 minutes


A very important topic that I’m glad is being talked about by two people versed in psychology.

Youtube

Shortfilms

Subhanallah her story moved me, may Allah grant us health and keep us steadfast forgive us and protest us from Alzheimers and all other diseases except that He grants us Jannat ul Firdaws because of being patient with it.

MoGraph

Parkour



This guy!

That’s it from me this week till next!
Ma’a Salama,
Abdur-Rahman

Videos? Love ’em XVII

Salam Alaykum,

got an exam tomorrow pray for me 🙂
jazakallahu khairan. Let’s get to some videos!
Once again in the categories Islam in both under and over 10 minuntes, Youtube, Shorts, Motion Graphics and Parkour.

Islam

under 10 minutes


over 10 minutes

In German

Youtube


May Allah keep their Iman high, grant them and all reverts Jannat ul Firdaws and be an inspiration for others. Amin.
I love how the western life style is reduced to clubbing and drinking.

Shortfilms

Absolutely love the idea, if I could just write stories or finish them for that matter.

Motion Graphics

Parkour

Until Next time!

Ma’a Salama,
Abdur-Rahman

#Videolovin’

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btw I just noticed, that except the first two posts in this series, I’ve put the apostrophe after “em”. I have absolutely no idea how that crept into the titles and I didn’t notice until this the 17th post. That’s quite funny actually.