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Videos? Love ’em X

Salam,

little late in the day ehm night….

Here we go:

Islam

under 10 minutes:
Hatorade

Racism & Arrogance

Over 10 minutes:
Difference between Gates of Paradise and Hell

Ferid Heider – Al-Haya (Die Schamhaftigkeit)

Youtube

Halal Burger in Köln – 3h’s

YouCon 2013 – My Islamic Way of Life

Paul Piff: Does money make you mean?

 Shortfilms

 Parkour

 

Wa Salam,

Abdur-Rahman

 

Videos? Love em’ IX

Salam,

Sorry about the last few days more about that later though, first let me present this weeks videos.

Islam

under 10 minutes:
RISTalks Short: “Be Human” by Imam Suhaib Webb

RISTalks Short: “You and I are not qualified for those debates” by Ustad Nouman Ali Khan at RIS 2012

Over 10 minutes:
Prophet Muhammad’s (S) Love For Us – Sheikh Bilal Assad

Youtube

OFFLINE

Offline is a short disaster comedy film that takes the very real threat of losing your internet connection and treats it like it’s the actual end of the world.

Shortfilms

As I’m getting a camera soon, I’ve been somewhat obsessed with videos about cameras and being interested in what cameras and lenses people used for their videos, more so than before. This video is shot with a canon 550D and a Sigma 18-200 II and a Helios 44m 58mm f2. I’m going to have the 600D inshaAllah, and I already have the  Helios lens from a SLR camera that I got very cheap, what’s missing is an adapter so I can use it on the DSLR.

Motion Graphics

Parkour

Of course I’m going to be partial to this new video, from the group I train with (but haven’t properly, for almost half a year now :/ )

Videos? Love em’ VIII

Salam all,

here are my favourite videos of this week!

Islam

Over 10 min
Truthfulness In Islam – Mufti Menk

Under 10 min
HE Cares About YOU! | Nouman Ali Khan | Short Advice

Youtube

Javon Johnson – “cuz he’s black” (NPS 2013)

S*** is used once at 0:16

Strange Shakes

A prequel to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-VZEC0GIMA

Shortfilms

The Work of Zina Nicole Lahr

“On November 20, 2013 Zina passed away due to a hiking accident in Ouray, CO. After the funeral I revisited the footage and made this short as an attempt to capture her personality and creativity. I never planned to release it online but now I have a chance to share her and her creations with all of you! … The response to this video is incredible and completely unexpected! Cindy (Zina’s mother), her family, and I are so blown away by all of this and I want to thank everyone who is taking the time to celebrate the life of my precious friend.
I have received an incredible amount of emails from people who are wishing to donate to the Zina Lahr Memorial Fund. So if you wish to help the family of Zina Lahr you can call the Citizen’s State Bank of Ouray Colorado at (970) 325-4352. You can also donate to the Weehawken Creative Arts Zina Lahr Memorial Scholarship. All the money for this scholarship helps kids pay for art classes in the within Weehawken Creative Arts program located on the western slope of Colorado. Zina did an incredible amount of volunteer work for this wonderful non profit. From props to set pieces Zina was the magic behind it! More info here! weehawkenarts.org/ or you can email Stephanie Wallen stephanie@weehawkenarts.org
Thank you, thank you, thank you!”

Just Like Magic

Motion Graphics

Star Moon Airline
Onfair Festival

That’s it for this week

Ma3a Salama,
Abdur-Rahman

Videos? Love em’ VII

Salam,

this week one video has been particularly controversial, sparking both negative criticism and praise primarily amongst the youth in the Muslim Community in the West (America). I’m of course talking about the Somewhere in America Video by Sheikh Bake, that’s been making it’s rounds on various social media networks.

I’m not going to give you my opinion on it, or go into the nitty gritty of it. I commend the conversation it sparked (a conversation I think should largely be held by the sisters ) and to echo the words of a few brothers, we as Males need to keep our eyes lowered as the Quran commanded it from us.

May Allah swt. Guide us all to the straight path. Amin.

Let’s carry on!

Islam

under 10 minutes

I watched the full lecture a few months by, think it was during Ramadhan, but very relevant. The bed rock of our society is the family unit, its breaking is one of the major reasons for the collapse of our Communities.

Over 10 minutes

About loving, not paying lip service…

Motion Graphics

This is the Identity for next years Pausefest 2014 in Melbourne.

Pause Fest is a springboard for creative industries that operate within the digital realm to meet, inspire, learn, launch and collaborate. Our ambition is to enable creative collaborations around the globe and to promote digital culture as the focal point of an annual festival.

 

Youtube

I’m a huge fan of Aamer Rahman since discovering him about 2 years ago. I was rather upset when his show was cancelled in Bradford last year.

A very interesting experiment!

Short-Films

Throughout the whole short, I couldn’t stop the video, I was totally unsure whether I should take this serious as proper workmanship or not. People do strange things for a living and I know there will be some people who would pay for it.

Don’t forget our Muslim brethren in Myanmar, may Allah swt. help them.

 Parkour

 

That’s it for this week folks.

Wa Salam,

Abdur-Rahman

Videos? Love em’ VI

Another week, more favourites! Let’s get right into it.

Islam

under 10 minutes:

This time a difficult decision based on the fact that I haven’t had much time this week so I’ve watched more videos under 10 minutes.

1. That’s not how you call people to good!

“Brother Nouman Ali Khan explains beautifully that Dawah has Ethics too!”

2. Legacy of Islam in China

In this video we are told a little bit about our lost history in China. The hui Muslims have always fascinated me, once I found out that there was a Muslim Chinese admiral leading a fleet of ships way bigger than that of Columbus.

Over 10 minutes:

Motion Graphics

Part of the television series “The Revolution will be Televised” and animated by Sweet Crude.

My second favourite, has a very smooth animation and like a commenter said has the design by apple feel. I just like it.

YouTube

It is once again a shortfilm by PJ Liguori, which has captured this spot. A story about how he writes stories.

Short-films

Big Man is an interesting short film, about how seemingly innocent actions through the eyes of a child can have serious consequences. I laughed at the point where the TV shut off and the boy moaned NEPA (National Electric Power Authority) as I understand though it has been dissolved for a while now. My last trip to Nigeria was a long time ago, during my second year at school. We went for 6 months so I did get to experience a bit of Nigerian life. InshaAllah soon again.

Ghost Town, was surprising to me. The style of the video is very different from what I expected, what I’m used to from most Sports related videos.

Parkour

Esprit es-tu la? Asks where the original spirit of Parkour has gone, where 99% of all videos devolve to showing off instead of community building, instead of mental and physical training in foreground. I guess that is why I wanted to get involved in it, the final push into training was this video below.

Wa Salam,

Abdur-Rahman

 

Videos? Love ’em III –
Part II

My favourite Video in the Islamic category this week is a German talk by the Imam Ferid Heider, who I have the pleasure of knowing personally, living in Berlin.

In this specific talk he talks about steadfastness which translates to thabat or Istiqama in Arabic. He says that every Muslim has to deal with it, deal with his jihad-un-Nafs (struggle against the Self) and the Shaytan daily.  Allah swt. does not want that we are just Muslims on Eid, or in Ramadan or on Jumuah.

Continue reading Videos? Love ’em III –
Part II

Videos? Love ’em II

My favourite love em’ video this week in the non-Islamic Category is:

A tie between Independence and When Dreams change.

My favourite love em’ video this week in the Islamic Category is:

How Am I Going To Serve Allah? – Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan

First, I have to say that although I haven’t really watched as many videos as usual this last week, still the decision to pick one as my favourite was nearly impossible and I really should have given it more thought, before going out on a limb on this series. The videos that I’ll list here are all excellent videos in my opinion. All are in their own way totally different and lay different emphasis on different things.

Continue reading Videos? Love ’em II