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Videos? Love em’ XII

Salam Alaykum,

another weeks gone by and if I’m honest I’ve been quite busy with exam preparation and had my first exam today.

Yeah well I did not expect it to be that hard : / inshaAllah khair. Lets trod on my fav videos this week.

Islam

under 10 min

over 10 minutes

Youtube

Shortfilms

Let’s remind ourselves of and constantly make dua’ for our brothers and sister in Syria and all over the world. A friend of mine was at that refugee camp a while ago with the Human Relief Foundation. Help out as much as you can insha Allah, there is the Syrian Winter Blankets Appeal, or the Syria Appeal at Islamic Relief for example where you can donate. Or as featured here before there’s also Syria Relief a charity founded by Syrians, registered Charity in the UK, dedicated to do ground work in Syria to support families and individuals.

Motion Graphics

Parkour

There you go my favourite videos of the week or the recent day and couple of hours. First time embedding a tweet, let’s see if I find some more interesting ways to use certain elements that I haven’t used yet.

Wa Salam,
Abdur-Rahman

Videos? Love em’ XI

Here’s the eleventh edition of “Videos? Love em'”. I should say that as I embark on this year long journey of writing, it may happen that certain posts will appear on different days, I will however always endeavour to write something new everyday of this year inshaAllah.

Islam

under 10 minutes

I found this video on my search for the saying mentioned at the end, by Imam Abu Hanifah rah.

To deem a thousand disbelievers Muslim is better with God than to deem one Muslim a disbeliever.
[Abu Hanifa]
over 10 minutes

Youtube

Shortfilms

Motion Graphics

Parkour

Wa Salam,
Abdur-Rahman

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 IV

It’s back on again folks!

The “Videos? Love em'” series, is back every week inshaAllah. This weeks decision was once again a hard one. With my being occupied with university, the number of videos I’ve been watching decreased rapidly. Meaning, I just got around to watching the many good videos, that were uploaded weeks ago.

This edition is going to be laden with motion-graphics and it has absolutely nothing to do with my being in love with the art. (ha) So without further ado, I give you my favourite clips this week.

The first video in the Category Islamic, is a promo for an event. It is going to take place at the end of December and is organised by Alkauthar and Mercy Mission. (ado, ado, ado…)

I must say I’m quite jealous that I won’t be able to hear Amal Ahmad Albaz. She is one of the first Muslim slam poets I encountered on my search, after getting interested in Slam Poetry. Here is one of her videos.

I like the tranquillity exhumed by the video, the smooth transitions with the nicely chosen audio. Overall a good experience, and I hope the ladies have fun inshaAllah.

The second video, I watched a little over a week ago. Ten minutes before Fajr, a small cut out of a talk by Sheikh Saad Tasleem. I truly love him for the sake of Allah. He’s a cool cat. MashaAllah.

The talk was exactly what I needed when I first heard it. Strengthening my resolve to make better use of my nights, instead of reading Fan-fiction the whole night.

In the non-Islamic category, again two motion graphic shows.

First up, is NBC’s The Blacklist “Classified” trailer by Patrick Clair who produces absolutely brilliant content. The stuxnet video I featured in “Internet Security or Videos? Love em’ III” is also one of his creations.

I’ve got no words to describe it, everything just fits together. I think I might check out the Series, the 8th episode was just aired shouldn’t be too  hard to get caught up.

The second video is somewhat related to the recent NSA scandals. It tries to highlight the contradiction in our demanding transparency from organizations, such as Google, in the way our privacy is ensured. With us being our worst enemies in keeping information, about ourselves private on services such as Facebook.

 

Wa Salam,

Abdur-Rahman

Videos? Love ’em

I’m fascinated with videos. I’d love to be able to make my own, that I’m satisfied with. I think I lack the ability and organisation and endurance to plan a shot though. I mean I’ve done, or well tried to do daily vlogs and they were all really unplanned, boring even.

I was uncomfortable with asking people I knew, if they’re okay with being filmed. Such a simple question really. Two friends in particular have asked me not to film them (which is understandable), so it’s made it harder to film the things that go on around me, in addition to not having a general plan.

Even with the Video for the ISOC that was a problem, to the point that I don’t know whether I should put the video on private or public, as it is at the moment. Especially with all the legal consequences that could theoretically arise should a person in the video tell me, that he didn’t want to appear in it. I should probably check out the laws involved, but as I understand from last time I checked up on it, they said it would be okay to film any person that is and can be seen in a public sphere. Whether the University grounds are public is a different question.

Any way, that wasn’t really what I wanted to write about.

Videos unmistakably capture a moment whether good or bad and relay these to us, the viewers. Tell us a story or just look great. There are so many different cool videos out there. The success of YouTube and other sites like Vimeo, show us how much they have become part of our internet lives.

I think I do watch quite a unhealthy amount of videos, whenever I’m not out and not doing something with the family or reading (whether online or offline) you can probably guess what I’m doing.

Normally I’d watch a video, and go on to another without really thinking about it afterwards. What I’d like to do is showcase once a week my favourite video and maybe talk or write a bit about why I found that particular video so great.  I’ll do two categories, one Islam related video and one that fits everything else.

Regarding the Islam related videos, I’m quite hooked onto everything Nouman Ali Khan posts. I’m subscribed to Bayyinah, and so it is quite possible that one of those is my fav video of the week, Islam related. In that case I might write about that video, but post my 2nd favourite video.

Please forgive me if I miss out on a week or something, I guess I’m not known for writing something regularly.

That all said, here is the first video, my fav of the day if you will, not really Islam related, but well just watch it.

Wa Salam,

Abdur-Rahman