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Tuesday, November 07, 2006

NEW Season 2 Intro (audio options) - Your vote counts

Bismillah ar-Rahmaan ar-Raheem,

The intro was made by Iman Studios and was sent to us. The only thing that I did to it was take out the audio and replace it with three different types of Adhan. I have put together four possible intro options (each with a different audio) so please comment on which one you like most.

Your vote will decide on which intro will appear at the beginning of the future Reminder videos InshAllah.


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**Note: We will not be able to modifications of the intro, since it was given to us. So when you are voting, please do so with the understanding that we will take the clip "as is". Also, I'm not here to promote nor defend Music. The purpose of this post is not to start a "music" debate. That can be done later if a future video ever covers it. I'm just want to put that out before the comment section ends up in a lon debate over music.
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296 Comments:

At November 08, 2006 2:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

assalamualaikum..brothers and sisters in Islam.i would prefer the option 1 for the intro.^_^

may Allah guide us to the right path..

 
At November 08, 2006 2:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Option 3, if not 2-4 cos the prophet (PBUH) and sahabah always started with the name of Allah not something else

 
At November 08, 2006 2:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

2 and 4 sound the same. But 4 is a notch better. So for me it would be 1 or 4

 
At November 08, 2006 3:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

asalam alaykum ! it would have to be 4 if not 2

 
At November 08, 2006 3:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

asalam alaykum i would like 2 make an important comment about the note you made about music , i feel you need 2 realise the fact that people like you and know you , is enough for you 2 have 2 be careful wether you are doing anything haram , if you do something haram and people follow you on that not only will they get a sin for it so will you , especillay the young and impressionable the type of mentality they have well if 'baba ali did it ' i will 2 . so please brother you have 2 be careful with videos you show and you must check wether its halal at the end of the day its your judgment .i hope you have not taken any offence to this and i hope you think about pls dnt get sucked into fame .
may allah make ur intentions sincere ameen

 
At November 08, 2006 3:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

pss. i just want 2 make sure iv made myself clear, whatever you do , whatever picture you portray of islam and if that thing you did was haram and people did it cs u did it , allah will ask you on the day of judgment about what you did , brother dnt get sucked into fame life is 2 short 2do the wrng things , dnt let shaytan decieve you i think what your trying 2do is great ,just always double check its halal without making excusis for the haram . and once again may allah bless you ameen

 
At November 08, 2006 5:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1 or 3

 
At November 08, 2006 6:42 AM, Blogger mcpagal said...

Option 1!

 
At November 08, 2006 7:17 AM, Blogger Sister said...

I'm stuck between 1 and 4; I like the fourth "Allahu Akbr' better then the other two, and the music in the first one is really nice. If I had to choose I guess I would go with number four because then at the beginning of every clip the Greatness of Allah is recognized...so yeah...four.

 
At November 08, 2006 7:59 AM, Anonymous rukhsana said...

I prefer #4.. inshallah.. by the way...you really opened a lot of people eyes in your videos..MashaAllah Keep up the good work..Inshallah, In the 2nd season..

 
At November 08, 2006 8:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the 1st one.

 
At November 08, 2006 8:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

option 4 then option 2. option 4 has a bit more clarity . I think I heard birds???

 
At November 08, 2006 8:42 AM, Blogger Bint Saeed Adam said...

No.1!!

 
At November 08, 2006 8:42 AM, Blogger Bint Saeed Adam said...

No.1!!!

 
At November 08, 2006 9:53 AM, Anonymous Yasmine said...

Aslm wbr,

I would prefer option 1 as the music, unlike the others( with the athan), would appeal more to the non-muslims counterpart. Apparently my mum, a non-muslim, was astonished and felt weird when she heard the athan playing. To me, introduction and esp intro music is impt in getting the audience(esp non-muslim)to be more curious on knowing the content, and not start getting 'uneasy'and 'uncomfortable'from the start.

Hope this helps=)

 
At November 08, 2006 9:56 AM, Anonymous nikabi said...

assalamualikum

I have to choose option 2 lol I have this for my ringtone also and when option 2 came on I ran to answer the phone.

 
At November 08, 2006 12:34 PM, Blogger Mayameen said...

Salaam alaikum
I would choose 1 or 2

 
At November 08, 2006 12:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Number two!!! I liked it more than number four, even though its the same voice...

 
At November 08, 2006 12:49 PM, Anonymous t said...

Number 1!

 
At November 08, 2006 1:18 PM, Anonymous Imran said...

Option 1 seems better!

 
At November 08, 2006 1:19 PM, Anonymous Aicha said...

Asalaam Ahlykoem to all

I liked option 1, because I think the 'athan' should be used when you are calling the people up for prayer.

After hearing option 1 ,you could say 'Bismillah Irahman Irahim' and then show the video.

And I alsow share the same opinion like Yasmine "introduction and esp intro music is impt in getting the audience(esp non-muslim)to be more curious on knowing the content, and not start getting 'uneasy'and 'uncomfortable'from the start."

Asalaam ahlykoem,

 
At November 08, 2006 1:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

number 3, it matches your style of intro better.

 
At November 08, 2006 2:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

option 1 or 3.

 
At November 08, 2006 2:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

DA 1ST REMINDS ME OF SOMETHING FROM B4U MUSIC SO ILL CHOOSE NO.4.

 
At November 08, 2006 3:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

2/ 4, Both go well with the logos as they appear om display.

 
At November 08, 2006 4:26 PM, Anonymous lotaenterprises said...

#2 is the best. after that #4, then #3. i didnt like the first one.

 
At November 08, 2006 4:37 PM, Blogger Amira said...

I like Option 1 the best

 
At November 08, 2006 4:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think option 1 would be the best!!

 
At November 08, 2006 4:55 PM, Anonymous Mrs B said...

Option 4.

 
At November 08, 2006 6:18 PM, Anonymous samdania said...

Assalamualaikum,
I personally like no. 1 (i've listened to B4U music and in my humble opinion it's really nothing like that). But, I'm not a scolar (at least not yet:) so if you feel after research or from your own knowledge that music is not good, then I choose no. 4
wasalam
P.S. Keep up the awesome work, May Allah reward you tenfold. Ameen.

 
At November 08, 2006 6:19 PM, Anonymous samdania said...

scholar not scolar. ugh

 
At November 08, 2006 6:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Option 1! no doubt

 
At November 08, 2006 6:27 PM, Anonymous Amira said...

The 1st one

 
At November 08, 2006 6:47 PM, Blogger ammena said...

Salam, i like option 1 best.. insha'allah u will find the right one that will appeal to everyone. For me, as this site is popular amoungst non-muslims too i think that needs to be remembered. :) JazakAllah Khair bro

 
At November 08, 2006 7:21 PM, Anonymous Talking Lama said...

I thought option 2 is better because the adhan is a 'call for prayer' and has 'words'. Most intros just have a background tune because. Having words just distracts ppl or looks out of tune.

On the other hand, I thought option 2 was too slow for the graphics. Cant we have something a little more up-beat? Even adding a bit of drum/duff beats would give it a lively/positive/passionate tone which will also go with the content of the videos.

 
At November 08, 2006 8:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most definately OPTION 1,, we don't want to overwhelm non- Muslim viewers. Besides, the other options overpower the graphics.

 
At November 09, 2006 1:13 AM, Anonymous tuhfa said...

Thanks for giving the non-music options.

If ppl don't like azan, how about using verse [3:104], it has the word "Ummah" and fits your theme of "Reminder" (about 19 sec.)

 
At November 09, 2006 1:43 AM, Blogger Yoda said...

I like #1, mostly cause 2-4 are from a salat program I use. Plus, i think you want to keep the intro inviting to all.

 
At November 09, 2006 2:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To be honest, neither one. Can't you find something else? Preferably, not Qur'an or Adhan, but rather, something that suits both the dawah and comedic elements of your videos.

 
At November 09, 2006 2:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just read the **note.....*sigh*

 
At November 09, 2006 2:41 AM, Anonymous AbdurRahman said...

Assalamu Alykum

I prefer option 2.

ws

 
At November 09, 2006 3:03 AM, Anonymous Sobia said...

Assalaamoalaikumwarahmutalliwabarakatuhu,

I'd def. hafta go with one.. or three if u want an adhan in the bakground..

^_^

payce

 
At November 09, 2006 3:29 AM, Anonymous Umm Maymona said...

Assalamo Aleikom wa Rahmatollahi wa Barakatuh!

i prefer number 4 the most, or number 2, number 3 is alright.. but i really love number 4. there's something special about it..
defenetly not number 1.. hm..isnt it music in that one..?

 
At November 09, 2006 3:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i yhink option 2 sounds wonderful as it is thecall for prayer from our holy city makkah.... the others are good too but option 1 is a total no no it sounds too ancient an it's kinda like music....

 
At November 09, 2006 4:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

salaams

def number 1 :)

 
At November 09, 2006 4:14 AM, Anonymous Hasan said...

salaam 'alaykum,

I don't want to get into a debate about music, but I would say stay away from option 1 because of the musical instruments. I like option 3... it almost seemed liked it was "on beat" with the graphic effects.

was salaam

 
At November 09, 2006 4:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Number 3 sounds beautiful masha allah...feels like you're in Makkah! Definitely don't do no. 1 coz its meant to be a dawah programme and putting music in doesn't set an example. Playin the Adhaan at the beginning is a form of dawah in itself!

 
At November 09, 2006 4:35 AM, Anonymous Chaima Maghribiya said...

Assalamou aleikoum,

Keep up with the good work, Macha Allah, and may Allah reward you for it..

I agree with the last 2 postes, so I should say: Adhan #3..

wa salamou aleikoum

 
At November 09, 2006 4:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

number 3!!!

 
At November 09, 2006 4:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

salaams,

i would go for option 4..
i'd keep away from option 1 as 'music' is being used..

yes i know that in islam it does not directly refer anywhere that music is haram or anything..(though it has been said that 'beware from idle talk')
[if i am wrong with this fact some one plz correct me, jazzakallah]

and brother, i suggest you to do an episode on Music.. coz this is like a common and widespread issue that should be discussed, insha Allah.

 
At November 09, 2006 4:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I orefer Also 3 Amdoelillah, don't use music you are know on the right pad and i love to see your films, Macha'llah

I agree with the last 1 poste, Elhamdoelillah.

Muslim :: Book 24 : Hadith 5279
Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: The bell is the musical instrument of the Satan

 
At November 09, 2006 4:54 AM, Blogger S.I. said...

i like option #3

 
At November 09, 2006 4:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Option 3 3 3 3 and again 3 beautifull

 
At November 09, 2006 4:59 AM, Anonymous mona said...

salaamualaikum, i think option 1..i agree wit one of the other comments, and from personal experience, yes, altho the adhaan is a beautiful thing within itself..it also wil not b appealing to non-muslims,as to some, it can seem pretty scary sounding, also, for a wider audience, and to attract the attention of the younger muslims...i think option 1! :)

 
At November 09, 2006 5:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assalamu alaikum Brothers....we think you should go with Option 3. Or any option other than 1, because of the music, which is haram. I know this is a debatable topic for some! Hey, how about you make a video blog about music in Islam??!

 
At November 09, 2006 5:03 AM, Anonymous Farah said...

Option 1 or 3, I really like the first option, it sounds a bit Turkish hahaha

 
At November 09, 2006 5:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I liked the 1st one but the whole thing about music can be a bit "dodgy"...
so the next best one was no.2..
"always start in the name of ALLAH" they say..
so i feel although they rest all sounded the "same" no.2 was the best.

 
At November 09, 2006 5:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

S/a

I think no..4 is best but no. 2 or 3 wud do too..i like no.1 but its best to start with the Almighty's name and insh ur Films will b a success and help pple around the world to bcum beta muslims...keep it up u doing a gud job masha'allah...may God reward u for all ur hard work...tc

 
At November 09, 2006 5:49 AM, Blogger Umm Safiah said...

As salaamu 'alaikum;

I like the idea with starting with the adhan, of the 3 beautiful adhans offered, I lean to #4

Was salaamu 'alaikum

 
At November 09, 2006 5:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

salaam wa3alaykoum
i prefer option 1
wasalaam wa3alaykoum

 
At November 09, 2006 5:57 AM, Anonymous Sameer.abdulkhaliq said...

Three Is better than all, no shubahat(doubt)If the Athamn is Haram or Halal and this muathin has a nice voice.

 
At November 09, 2006 6:01 AM, Anonymous Mohsin said...

Salaams Bro,

Masha'Allah I love your work.

May Allah SWT reward you for your efforts Insha'Allah

 
At November 09, 2006 6:04 AM, Anonymous Halimah bint David said...

Bismilla

Assalaam alaikum,

I am sure few will say this but three is the most halal choice the adhan is to be recited and not sang like a song. Brothers for the sake of Allah focus on halal and harram.

Allah Says (interpretation of meaning): {O you who believe! Fear Allâh (by doing all that He has ordered and by abstaining from all that He has forbidden) as He should be feared. [Obey Him, be thankful to Him, and remember Him always], and die not except in a state of Islâm (as Muslims) with complete submission to Allâh.} [Quran 3: 102].

Ibn Rajab (RA) said: "The complete Taqwa is practicing obligations, avoiding prohibitions and doubts. Doing desirable acts and avoiding undesirable acts is also from Taqwa.

Fi amanala
halimah bint david

 
At November 09, 2006 6:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

3 was the best

 
At November 09, 2006 6:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Asalamualykum
i woud prefer 4

 
At November 09, 2006 6:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

alsalam 3alaikom
I prefer option 4 :)

 
At November 09, 2006 6:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like option three (3). It flows nicely with the intro. The other options I think kind of jump at you. Option 3 is calmer, and more relaxing.

Salaam.

 
At November 09, 2006 7:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assallamou Alaikoum,
I prefered the option 1
:)

 
At November 09, 2006 7:08 AM, Blogger Toure said...

Bismillah

As Salaam Alaikum,

My vote is for #1, you are reaching out to a large non-Muslim base (dawah), therefore you should keep it universal and less a foreign concept (Adhan). Although all the Adhans I love, but it is more for a Muslim only audience that understands the words and meanings.

By the way, delay the video on the "In Case you forgot" graphic by 1-2 seconds.

respectfully submitted

Toure'
Atlanta, GA

 
At November 09, 2006 7:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Salamun Alaikum,

I think option 3 or 4 are the best...they sorta fit in..or something better might be

51: 55. And remind (by preaching the Qur'ân, O Muhammad ) for verily, reminding profits the believers.

Adding a recitation of that verse by Saad Al Ghamdi or Shaykh Shuraim..since the theme is to remind -> "Reminding you just in case you forgot"..

My 2 cents.

Walaikum Assalam

 
At November 09, 2006 7:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think option 1 goes best with the way the words come up, ie the rythm of it? Obviously it is best to start with Allah's name but watching it, Option 1 seems more natural rather than just playing a sound over the words?

 
At November 09, 2006 7:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

asalaamu alaykum
I would say none of the options because option 1 is music which we all know is haram, and the others are adhan and adhan is not an intro tune, and if the vidoes are watched by none-muslim which I have seen a none-muslim relative of mine watching and find it to be interesting then the adhan may put them off. So may be find an interesting nasheed, as there are so many nasheeds available today, mashallah, that would suit as an intro tune and Allah knows best

wasalaamu alaykum

 
At November 09, 2006 7:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

option 2

 
At November 09, 2006 7:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Adhan is one of the most amazing sounds in the world, but I still think for the combination of the visual and audio, option 1 is best.

I don't know, the action in the video is fast and moving and the adhan is slow. The adhan is usually good with a fade-in from black or white sequence, and a relatively progression of the video, to equal the flow of sound of the adhan. For this though, I suggest #1.

 
At November 09, 2006 7:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think dat the first 1 is da best!!

 
At November 09, 2006 7:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh and when others say start with the name of Allah swt, I agree, but I don't think in the form of adhan. Maybe just have the screen be black, and put on a bismillahirrahmaanirrahim audio, and then start with the intro. Just a suggestion.

 
At November 09, 2006 7:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Option 1 and 2

 
At November 09, 2006 8:07 AM, Anonymous Sara said...

Asalaamu Alaikum Brother Ali,
Please, please, please do NOT use number 1. Despite reaching out to a large non-Muslim base (as many pointed out as to why you should use #1), you are still Muslim, mash'Allah, and should not change ANYTHING to attract viewers. It is better to please Allah than the kufar. Whether music is harram or not, there is enough doubt where I do feel it is best you do NOT use it.
Therefore, I think #3 was BEAUTIFUL! SubhanAllah....but option #4 was a close second for me....

 
At November 09, 2006 8:41 AM, Blogger Jacki said...

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At November 09, 2006 8:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

4 fo' sure. lol. Oh and I just wanted to add something about the season premire of the second season. A lot of the stuff that you said, seemed kinda, NOT ORIGINAL. Your known for your unique way of expressing things that no one's ever thought of. You make people realize things they never realized before. So the differences in wearing the hijab part kinda seemed copied from forwards I recieve in emails on a daily basis.

 
At November 09, 2006 8:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

option 1

 
At November 09, 2006 8:43 AM, Blogger Jacki said...

1

 
At November 09, 2006 8:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like option 4

 
At November 09, 2006 9:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assalamu Alaikum dear brother Ali...I've seen other people's votes, and though many think you should start with #1, I disagree. Although not all scholars agree that music is haram, it seems incompatible with the message you are sending through these videos. Alhamdulillah, they've been successful and i hope they contiue to be a success. I was sort of surprised at the new intro in the first video of season 2 because, although people would call it a "professional intro," I think keeping it all Islamic would be better for the theme. Plus, what better intro can you have than the athan of the haram? that's my opinion, ultimately, it's ur decision. sorry for writing so much:/

 
At November 09, 2006 9:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

option 1...adhan wud b 2 serious ...it doesnt go with the 'just in case u forgot' bit ...hope that helped ^^

 
At November 09, 2006 9:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok, I have a suggestion. I don't know if it'll always be possible, but maybe you can find an aya from the Quran that matches whatever topic you'll be discussing and play it in the beginning. Just an idea!

 
At November 09, 2006 9:06 AM, Anonymous :) said...

1 or 2 brother?

i like 1 coz it goes with the whole 'reminder' thing...but the adhan is also beautiful so 1 or 2???

 
At November 09, 2006 9:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

2 or 4

 
At November 09, 2006 9:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

#1 :)

 
At November 09, 2006 9:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As-salamu alaikom,

I recommend #4. this is yet another great opportunity to introduce an integral part of our daily lives, esp to non-Muslims, where most of us miss if we live in the West. The adhan also creates sonic branding for the whole project. And last this is the best option i feel fits brother Ali's proceeding upbeat tone. #1 comes quite as a contrast.

Jazakom Allah khair

 
At November 09, 2006 10:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Asalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatallah. I prefer option #4 because I like the voice of the Adhan. Jazak Allahu Khair.

 
At November 09, 2006 10:18 AM, Anonymous Shaheda said...

Salaam
It's definitely a close call between #3 and #4, but I like some of the ideas which have been coming up such as the aayat - or tasmiya.
A nice 'aoodhubillahi minash shaytaanir rajeem, bismillahir rahmaanir raheem' would be so meaningful and correct.

I don't personally think that Arabic would alienate the non-muslim audience because it's such a short clip and also, nowadays people increasingly pride themselves on being culturally attuned and aware.

Jazakumullah khairun
Fee amaanillah
Wassalaam

 
At November 09, 2006 10:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

assalamu alaikum,
i like option 1 best

 
At November 09, 2006 10:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

option 4

 
At November 09, 2006 10:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would say between 2...but option 1 sounds more like an intro for a show or something... insha-allah hope this helps

 
At November 09, 2006 10:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

option 1

'"£$%^&*

 
At November 09, 2006 11:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

option 1

 
At November 09, 2006 12:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

salam, Honestly I love option 1!! and if u decide to go with somthing with the Athan, then go with option 3.

 
At November 09, 2006 12:11 PM, Anonymous Girl from Belgium said...

MashaAllah site!


I choose for option 4!

 
At November 09, 2006 12:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OPTION 4!!!
I LOVE HOW THAT LAST "ALLAHU AKBAR" ECHOED/FADED INTO THAT LAST CONTENT IMAGE...IT GAVE ME CHILLS SINCE IT REMINDED ME WHEN I WENT TO HAJJ...

...THATS A GREAT WAY TO START OFF YOUR BLOG VIDEOS, FOR ANY MUSLIM OR NON-MUSLIM...SINCE IT LEAVES YOU WITH THAT "CHILL" FEELING, WHICH THEN ALLOWS YOUR VIEWERS TO HAVE THAT TYPE OF AWARENESS RIGHT WHEN THEY BEGIN WATCHING YOUR BLOG VIDEO...

 
At November 09, 2006 12:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Option 1

 
At November 09, 2006 12:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Option 1

 
At November 09, 2006 12:49 PM, Anonymous S.A said...

Salam, I really like the first one because it fits the best. The athan is a great idea but athan is for prayer time.. and it should stay that way. I donno.. just my opinion. The other thing is i know some people posted their comments telling you not to get sucked into the fame.. i just want to say that i dont think anybody would waste so much time of their life just to make us laugh and be famous. Ali could become famous in a REALLY easier way! So i just want to congratulate you on an amazing series and inshallah this will be something that sets an amazing example for more and more people. P.S..I'm not sure if you try and be funny but seriously.. you are halarious! keep it up! Jazakallah Khair!

 
At November 09, 2006 1:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1

 
At November 09, 2006 1:33 PM, Anonymous Rami said...

I think only option one relates to the backgound and almost lets you know that this is the beginning of the show. The Athans are nice but I dont see how they fit into the equation. Allah knows best.

 
At November 09, 2006 1:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Abdul says option 3 is the best

 
At November 09, 2006 1:54 PM, Anonymous Aneesa said...

Assalamualikum

in my opinion #1 is the best

 
At November 09, 2006 2:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assalamu alaikum brother. How are u? I would insha'allah choose option 3. I hope u choose well brother.

 
At November 09, 2006 2:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

NUMBER 1!!!!!

 
At November 09, 2006 2:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OPTION 1!

 
At November 09, 2006 2:35 PM, Anonymous Amatullah_Laila said...

Number 4

 
At November 09, 2006 2:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

4

 
At November 09, 2006 2:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love number four!

 
At November 09, 2006 2:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1 or 2

 
At November 09, 2006 3:30 PM, Anonymous Muyeed Shamir said...

Assalamu alaykum brother
Option 1 is with music. I believe this kind of music is not allowed in islam.
option 2,3 alhamdullillah.

 
At November 09, 2006 3:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

number 2!!!! or you can find a nice nasheed with the daff in the background, or just vocals

 
At November 09, 2006 3:57 PM, Anonymous Kufi Man said...

i would choose 3 dunno i like the voice of the Muazzin

 
At November 09, 2006 4:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Salam

Option 1 is great. The others dont fit the style of the intro and probably wouldnt be right for non-muslims to feel included. I think the season 1 videos were great even for non-muslims to learn from.

 
At November 09, 2006 4:12 PM, Blogger london_muslimah said...

well...117 comments alredy! woah...anyways ready like 10 then got bored...lol...they all sayin similar stuff!

but i say stick with the thing u dont doubt!

number 3 is the best inshALlah!!

NO. 333333333333333333333333

just to emphasise my view

ma salaama

 
At November 09, 2006 4:41 PM, Blogger Saif Katana said...

NO 1 or 4
2-4 might 'scare away' non-Muslims
but would be better for Muslims.

 
At November 09, 2006 4:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i say 3 or 4....
one is too controversial.

 
At November 09, 2006 5:20 PM, Anonymous Nida said...

1 or 4! =)
goodluck guys!

 
At November 09, 2006 5:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assalam Alaikum,
I liked the 3rd intro and my second preference would be the 1st.
Salam.

 
At November 09, 2006 6:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

salam alikum ahki,
option 4

 
At November 09, 2006 6:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assalamu'alykum wa rahmatullah,
Option 1 may go best with the intro scene, the athan will have a greater impact on the audience. Starting with the praising and exaltation of Allah 'azza wa jal can only bring you success, inshaAllah. I prefer option 3, also a suggestion could be to find an ayah that fits your message and theme of "the reminder" that would be great. Ok Akhi keep up the good work, May Allah guide your affairs and grant you Jannah!

 
At November 09, 2006 7:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assalam o Alaikum

Number 4....common adhan on net, but good echo effect

 
At November 09, 2006 7:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assalam o Alaikum


1 or 4 is fine :D

 
At November 09, 2006 8:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1 or 3

 
At November 09, 2006 8:35 PM, Anonymous Ahmed said...

The adhan idea probably isnt creative to me and we need to appeal to the non muslims in giving dawah before us, i dont think its appropriate cuz adhan is for calling people to prayer not just that but also it sends an unusual pulse to non muslims so u can start with bismillahi ar rahman ar rahim afterwards and I dont know some people say its haram about music but cuz interpretations r not always being correctly studied, I believe in the music that corrupts the ears not the music that gives u a feel of the theme and relaxes ur soul. so option 1 is the best

 
At November 09, 2006 9:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

salams brother ali try yo use native deens ending tone from the music they used Ya Allah Im Prayin Istikhara To U. the last 10 seconds of it is perfect. it even has a goood fade in. azan won't be a good idea cause. at one point your listening to it and it just gets cut off

-Imran K.

 
At November 09, 2006 10:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aslamalaykum brother,
I would go for option no three cause had a real big effect for me... thanks bye

 
At November 09, 2006 10:52 PM, Anonymous Sadiyah said...

Option # 1, definitely!

 
At November 09, 2006 11:44 PM, Anonymous aminasjj said...

salamunalaikum :D, i think #3 is the best. the first Allahuakbar just makes me shiver. i really love it so much!

#1 is good, but after hearing the options with adhan, it seems somehow weak and silent.

 
At November 10, 2006 12:30 AM, Blogger Abdulrahman said...

1 is good if it is also viewed by non-muslims (which it is). But for music and stuff, 3 is good.

 
At November 10, 2006 12:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like option #1 the best. Some of the athans are cut off at the beginning, so that's why I chose option 1.

 
At November 10, 2006 2:26 AM, Anonymous Medhat Amin said...

Assalamu 3alikum wah ra7mat Allaho wah Barakatoh.

Option 1 makes a lot more sense from a tonality point of view. YOu need to keep in mind that your episodes may serve as guidance to the right path to non-muslims of (Arabs and English speaking) insha Allah.

 
At November 10, 2006 5:38 AM, Anonymous KG said...

Option # 1

 
At November 10, 2006 5:45 AM, Anonymous Aicha said...

People choosed:
option 1: 59 times
option 2: 18 times
option 3: 30 times
option 4: 32 times

hmm what will it be?

 
At November 10, 2006 6:03 AM, Blogger Anonymous said...

Option 1 - has a mediterranean feel, non muslims would like this too

 
At November 10, 2006 6:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

assalamu alaikum
Keep your project as halaal as possible...music is haram and at best debatable, so try and avoid even the doubtful matters.
Option 3 is quite different and pleasant on the ear so go with that

 
At November 10, 2006 7:16 AM, Anonymous Mona UmIbrahim said...

Assalamu Alaikum

I will give you the best solution. Neither one of those options you presented are ideal. The first one uses a flute or something and will put some Muslims off. But i hear underlying it a drum beat. Drums are acceptable in Islam. It also had a nice beat that matched when the image would go in and out. So i think that is the best compromise - do some kind of drum beat and you can add some sounds made by voice like some nasheed artists do.

As for the other options - athan does not match at all with the graphic motion nor is ideal since we are not seeing a clip on prayer at a Mosque or some kind of mosque documentary.

 
At November 10, 2006 9:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

option 1

 
At November 10, 2006 9:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Option 4! Remionds me of being at the great mosques.

 
At November 10, 2006 10:24 AM, Anonymous me said...

3 and 4 are my favorite

 
At November 10, 2006 10:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think option 1 is nice bc it just has a nice way of starting off the episode. i really appreciate that u started this show. it really gets u to think in a very nice way. i especially like that it has a fun way of doing it and makes u listen. so jasalahu khairun. asalamu alaikum wa rahmatulalhi wa barakatu.

 
At November 10, 2006 11:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Asalamu Alaikum

I liked option 4

 
At November 10, 2006 12:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Option 3 Insha'Allah

 
At November 10, 2006 12:37 PM, Blogger mcpagal said...

By the way, I think the graphic for the intro is absolutely beautiful. I love the layering and everything.

:)

 
At November 10, 2006 12:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

definetley 1

 
At November 10, 2006 2:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Salaam, I think option 1 was the best..

 
At November 10, 2006 2:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the adhan does not go with it,,its too serious so that must be no.1

 
At November 10, 2006 2:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Firs one I like the most.

 
At November 10, 2006 2:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

2

 
At November 10, 2006 2:41 PM, Anonymous wajeeh said...

i like the 3rd one

 
At November 10, 2006 4:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Salam's
i love number one because it is halal instruments being used hopefully, and plus salad athan is for the beginning of salads although you should always start with ALLAH's name Play option #1 and then when you start your videos with Salamu Alaikum

 
At November 10, 2006 5:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assalamualaikum!

Option 2 please!

 
At November 10, 2006 5:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

option 3 or 4 the sound of the azan is better than music

 
At November 10, 2006 5:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

option 1

 
At November 10, 2006 6:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

salam alaikum
i like option 1

 
At November 10, 2006 7:49 PM, Blogger Goosh said...

I love number 3 first and then number 4.

Where can I get the whole azan for number 3.

Jazakkallah .

Your brother

Koorosh

 
At November 10, 2006 8:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Option 4 of course!!!! TT's the azan from Makkah... Masyallah :>

 
At November 10, 2006 8:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assalamo alikom all of you,

I liked the first option the most
JAK

 
At November 10, 2006 8:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

4

 
At November 10, 2006 8:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

4

 
At November 10, 2006 8:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

4

 
At November 10, 2006 8:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i prefer the first option alhamdulillah the adthan is beautiful but it just does not match this option one is my vote

 
At November 10, 2006 10:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i like option 1.

 
At November 10, 2006 11:32 PM, Blogger adeeb said...

i chose number 2.... hehehe the athan make us realize what we make these videos for... for our religion,.

it will remind us to the point of every video.. not only the laugh and the funny things......

salam

 
At November 10, 2006 11:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Option 2

 
At November 11, 2006 1:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the 1st one in my opinion..

 
At November 11, 2006 4:07 AM, Anonymous nena said...

assalamu alaykum
i prefer option 4 but if not 2
take care jazak ALLAH khir for everything your doin on this site

 
At November 11, 2006 4:10 AM, Anonymous smuller said...

I like option 3. Sounds like it "fits". Know what I mean?
Also, just a note: Didn't RasulAllah saws say, "If in doubt, dispell with the doubt"?
Kind of like "Better safe than sorry" on the BIG DAY.
May Allah guide us all, ameen.

 
At November 11, 2006 4:17 AM, Anonymous N3meh said...

Assalamu Alaikum Wa rahmat allahi wa barakatu;
I think you should start with either number three or khutbat alhajah, because that is what Rasulallah saws always started with.

 
At November 11, 2006 4:38 AM, Anonymous Umm Zahra said...

I'd go with number 2 or 4.

Two is my first choice.

The quality of 3 wasn't too great.

Number one sounded Arab and not Islamic. (jmho)

 
At November 11, 2006 5:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

no. 3 is beautiful, but 1 suits it better, i think.

 
At November 11, 2006 5:42 AM, Anonymous Irshaid ,Zaid said...

I go for # 1 ..unless you look for a better "moathen"

ncie gob there brothers/sisters

 
At November 11, 2006 6:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assalamu'alaikum
I like option 2 or 4.
1. The athaan does go with the intro very well.
2. Not having music in the intro will keep happy the brothers/sisters who believe musical instruments to be haraam.
3. Some non-muslims know that musical instruments are haram as well. It looks wishy-washy if they see the video and they think "Wait, I thought musical instruments were forbidden in Islamic scripture?". It's bad da'wah.

Jazaak Allah Khayr
Assalamu'Alaykum

 
At November 11, 2006 8:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Salaam

I really liked the 2nd azan and the 3rd pick. I hope u choose that one for the shows. Thanks!

Salaam

 
At November 11, 2006 8:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Asalamu alaikum,

I would prefer option 1 as a intoduction or option 3 because it starts with the name of Allah.

 
At November 11, 2006 10:12 AM, Anonymous Rafiullah said...

Assalam u Alaikum

#4. Period.

Why not #1? Because even though we wish to bend the rules at times to attract those who are weak at heart or non-muslim, Allah is the one whom controls peoples hearts.

And the grace of Allah in the beginning is a much more clearer sign and differentiates from all the different videos of other religions that have music and what not ... but a simple call to prayer... praising Allah swt.

May Allah guide us all.

 
At November 11, 2006 10:14 AM, Anonymous Rafiullah said...

aicha, if you combing all three adhans the number is greater than option 1, which means that adhan (non-music) is 80 over music which is 59.

Salam Alaikum

 
At November 11, 2006 10:28 AM, Anonymous Ghareebah said...

Salamu alaykum,

OPTION 4.

Waslaam,
Ghareebah.

 
At November 11, 2006 10:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assalamu Alaikum all
I like options 1 and 3

 
At November 11, 2006 10:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assalamu Alaikum all
I like options 1 or 3!

 
At November 11, 2006 10:46 AM, Blogger M L Ellahi said...

3

 
At November 11, 2006 11:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

option 1!

 
At November 11, 2006 11:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like 1 and 4

 
At November 11, 2006 12:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

salam

we have to remember that girls have to cover their heads when the azan comes on so it would be easier on us if we didnt have to run for one every time we watch so number one is my favorite

 
At November 11, 2006 12:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

aslamulakum.
i think the 1st one is the best but if you looking for the
halal-ist ithink the 2nd one

 
At November 11, 2006 12:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i like the 3rd and the 4th one the best!

 
At November 11, 2006 1:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

like no 1 but then if you want adhan then no3. although wen i first watched it no 4 semmed good as well but the voice for 3rd is nyc..

 
At November 11, 2006 3:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i would go with 3

 
At November 11, 2006 3:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

asalam alaykum! i would go with 3

 
At November 11, 2006 4:38 PM, Blogger The Sane One said...

Hmm. None of them, to be quite honest.

1 - music
2-4 - adhan, not really appropiate.

 
At November 11, 2006 6:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

assalamoalaikum
first one please

 
At November 11, 2006 6:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As-salamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh, The Adhan is composed of specific words and phrases to be recited for the time schedule for the prayers. With this in mind I feel the adhan would not be approiate for the intro and I prefer option 1. Jazakallahu khairan. Your sister in Islam.

 
At November 11, 2006 7:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

option no. 1! definitely. keep up the good work.
jazakallah khair

 
At November 11, 2006 8:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i like option 1

 
At November 11, 2006 9:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Definitely Option 4, may Allah's name ring with the beginning of each Islamic Show!

 
At November 12, 2006 10:11 AM, Blogger lifeAgift said...

I like option 1.

When the other options played my little ones ran to get the prayer rugs out. Mind you my little ones are 2 and 3. So if the association with the call to prayer is already that ingrained in there minds, then please don't confuse the "REMINDER" with a prayer call.

About the music thing. I don't get what the hoopla is about instrumental stuff. #1 is great and I don't know a muslim who doesn't listen to music, almost every commercial in the US has a jingle.

 

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