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Saturday, January 13, 2007

New Ummah Films Video - "Arrogant People"

Bismillah ar-Rahmaan ar-Raheem,



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Arrogance is truly a punishment as it is something that blinds you from the reality. With nearly a million views on YouTube and Google, I've been getting a lot of attention and I am trying to be more conscious of keeping my intention straight. None of this success is because of me...whatsover! But rather if anything good has come from these videos is it only by the mercy of Allah (swt). Only the mistakes are mine.
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223 Comments:

At January 14, 2007 12:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assalamu alaykum.

*yawn* it's 2 o'clock AM here and I'm afraid bro Ali that your wonderfully arrogant faces might give me nightmares... thanks, thanks a lot...

NoT.

Well, Mashallah it was good. I'm glad you are trying not to let all your adoring fans go to your head, no worries, i'm not one of them ;)...

so... any chance of autographs, in the near future i mean...? for my brothers of course... you could sell them with your shirts. Double profit right? I was completely kidding about the autographs.

Why ask for anyone else's autograph when I love my own dearly? ok ok... i'll stop, it's late. :D

Best of Luck on any upcoming vids.

*Hey, I'm the first comment though :P

Wassalam.

 
At January 14, 2007 12:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

salam aliakum ahki,

I've been waiting for this all day. Alhamdulilah great video. jazak Allah.

 
At January 14, 2007 12:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

bice video. was waiting all day for it too

 
At January 14, 2007 12:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

DO NOT GO TO xingweb SITE. IT'S A SCAM!!!

 
At January 14, 2007 1:01 AM, Blogger Baba Ali said...

Walaikum Salam,

If someone inherits a million dollars, we would think that his life just got easier. But in reality, he is about to go through a new trial and his accountability on the Day of Judgment has increased.

By the 10th episode we were at 130,000 views. Now that we are at the 13th episode, we are near a million views, which is huge jump. Getting emails from all around the word, including emails from comedians and actors is kinda strange to me. The other day I was watching a commercial on network television and when a particular actor came up, I remember him because he emailed me about of the videos. Its amazing when you discover how wide range of an audience watches this show. Anyways, I feel that the day I sign an autograph is that day that I think that my signature is worth more than the next person. And I really don't think that these videos make me better. In fact, I feel like I have a huge responsibility on my shoulders because there are so many people watching. If I say something wrong Islamically, I have to answer for all those I gave the wrong information too. Once again, all of this attention is nothing more than trial and I pray to Allah (swt) to take any arrogance out of my heart InshAllah.

 
At January 14, 2007 3:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assalamualaikum,

insya Allah brother.all muslim, brothers and sisters alike must also pray to Allah that this heart diseases, riya' and ujub, don't come to their hearts.. as the film 'spiderman' said that, with great power, comes great responsibilities..you have the power;you can attract audiences with your style, your voice reach-out; lets leave the result to Allah alone, together with the prayer.ameen.

 
At January 14, 2007 4:40 AM, Anonymous just muslim said...

nice video, educational aswell as funny. I am also trying to do my bit for the ummah by making an islamic site in my tiny space on the net,,
www.true-faith-islam.piczo.com

check it out,

 
At January 14, 2007 6:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As Salamualaikum

i was planning to watch this at 12 o'clock at night when it came out. but i fell asleep.

And as always.. Great Video!
As Salamualaikum

 
At January 14, 2007 8:08 AM, Anonymous Zahra said...

awesomeeeeeeeeee...yeah me too..I was waiting for it all night..but then fell asleep.

Well said bro Ali. We certinaly needed a reminder like that one..may Allah bless you and shower you with happiness always insh'Allah.

Keep it up!!!!!!!

Wassalam

 
At January 14, 2007 8:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

mashallah great video! me and my little sister were waiting till 1 o clock in the morning here, lol we just decided to go to sleep. actually i was gona ask for u autograph when u came to my mesjid but i forgot, good thing i forgot since now i know u dont like signing them. keep up the good work!

 
At January 14, 2007 10:21 AM, Blogger Neo said...

salaam aleikum,

the best defense against arrogance is to always keep in mind the fact that you have personal and political enemies amongst some very powerful people both inside the U.S. as well as in Europe who hate you and this site since it goes against their agenda of smearing Muslims and attacking Islam.

There is a Republican neo-con who has written up this site as a "front group" for al Quaeda as well as a dutch blogger who has made it his mission to deconstruct each blog and post video responses..(even though the poor stupid fool lacks the basic understanding of Islam on many of his videos). Keep this in mind if u ever think arrogance is a problem.

salaam aleikum,
skh

 
At January 14, 2007 10:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice Video Alhamdullilah
Assalamu Allaikum
Hosni
blogd4w4h.blogspot.com

 
At January 14, 2007 4:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Salam Alaikom Ali baba!
Great videos brother, I also had a similar journey to Islam as you described in yours.
Anyway, alhamdollilah I came to Islam and have come across many good muslims traveling this path.
Keep up the good work Ummahfilms these short videos are a good reminder for all of us :)

Mashallah! Keep it up Ummahfilms!

 
At January 14, 2007 7:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi-
I love your videos. I look forward to everyone that comes out, but in all honesty, they're starting to lack humor. Last season was hilarious. You had such wit, jokes that I wanted to repeat to others in the morning. Its lacking this time around. Your doing great and I wish you nothing but the best, but dont forget what initially inspired you.
Thank you.

 
At January 14, 2007 9:19 PM, Anonymous flower said...

Assalamu alaikum,

My favorite video so far. It really deals with incredibly important part of our religion. Arrogance leads to many bad things. I like this video particularly because it hits one weak spot in my character.
Baba Ali, just remember khalifa. They had incredible power and still stayed humble. However, later in Spain they shifted their favors toward the glitters of this world, and now there are no original muslims in Spain anymore.

 
At January 14, 2007 11:14 PM, Anonymous nadiutta said...

I just discovered these videos, and I subscribed to them right away! Baba Ali, you're amazing and what you're doing is very very important, especially because you're doing it in english, so everybody can really understand what islam is all about!
I also just sent your videos to all my friends, muslim and not.
May God Bless you and help you to keep doing this!
Thanks!

 
At January 15, 2007 12:40 AM, Anonymous saad said...

great video as usual

i am ugly, fat, poor, have only a college diploma and have a very average personality


but my poopoo smells just as good as anyone else's

hey im suddenly feeling better

 
At January 15, 2007 2:35 AM, Anonymous sister said...

Asalaamu alaikum,

Firstly, I want to say jazakAllah khair for all your videos and the good work you are doing, I really enjoy them.

I wasn't too sure of this video to be honest though. I hope I don't offend anyone, forgive me if I do and may Allah forgive me.

I thought it was a good topic but I think its very difficult to do.It seems to me a bit that the video kind of seperates 'arrogant people' from 'non-arrogant people' when really I feel that we all have times when we are arrogant and we should all be very aware of this. I don't think we should be looking at 'arrogant people' seperately as I think that by doing this it may be easier for arrogance to enter our own hearts. This is also the reason I didn't like the title...I thought maybe it could have been called 'arrogance' or even a less strong word than that.

I would have preferred if teh video focused on situations where we can all become susceptible to arrogance.

Anyway this is my honest opinion, I'm just trying to help inshaAllah. May Allah forgive me if I have offended anyone and may He reward you for your brilliant videos, ameen.

Asalamu alaikum

 
At January 15, 2007 2:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

like always great vid!!!
dealing with arrogance is really important in islam... thanx for the reminder...!!
lolz i loved the beauty character!

no way i want ur autograph...Baba Ali!!

But i want more vids!

w.salam

 
At January 15, 2007 3:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Asalaamu alaikum,

Mashallah another great video, jazakAllah khair for all your videos .


Keep the good work
Salam.

 
At January 15, 2007 3:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Salam
Great Video mashallh. it was well worth the wait.
I like to addition of the ayah from the Quran and Hadith at the end of the video it really helps reinforce the message.
Keep up the good work and may allah reward you for it all

 
At January 15, 2007 3:33 AM, Blogger Toure said...

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At January 15, 2007 3:35 AM, Blogger Toure said...

As Salaam Aalikum,

I think this was a change in the lighter issues of vids past. This was a deeper issue, with some humor. A mirror for everyone. Good Reminder, keep it up Ali.

When are you coming to ATLANTA???

Cool Shameless Plug in the end!!!
IF YOU REALLY SUPPORT UMMAH FILMS GUYS, PLEASE BUY THE T-SHIRTS...GOOD DAWAH AS WELL.a

 
At January 15, 2007 4:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ALhamadulillah Brother, My God keep you on the straight path, and bless you for every small good that comes from ur funky Ummah films.
Excellent production - Once again.

 
At January 15, 2007 4:09 AM, Anonymous Shahid, UK said...

Assalamu alaykum bro,

mashallah, a great reminder once again. Keep doing what your doing inshallah.

jazakallah,
Shahid, UK

 
At January 15, 2007 4:12 AM, Anonymous AK47 said...

Salamualaikum bro ali

subhanllah i think ur spreading the message perfectly and the fact that u have included a vid about arrogance shows a lot.. i completely agree about the autographS!!

p.s i kno what ur saying!!

wasalam

sis AK

 
At January 15, 2007 4:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aslamoalykom brother Ali!
the video was great,almost flawless.
but I have a suggestion,Why not broadcast your videos on T.V,there are lots of english speaking islamic channels in the world,or maybe Aljazeera international?,if the channel was islamic,WHY would they refuse such a deal!?,please think of it,it'll real help ALOT!.
and it'll boost the UMMAHFILMS, instead of selling T-shirts!.just try emailing these channels theres nothing to lose,it'll be a graet oppertunity.
anywyay,thats just my opinion :)
salam alykom

 
At January 15, 2007 5:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good video. Made me realize a way in which I have been arrogant. Jazakallah Khair. Inshallah, I can purify my heart of that now.

I really liked your mentioning of how people are arrogant about how humble they are. The way I usually see that is when people preface their comment with "In my humble opinion..." Any time you hear those words, watch out cause what is about to be said is anything but humble. If you are actually being humble, you don't say "In my humble opinion."

 
At January 15, 2007 5:10 AM, Anonymous sheryza said...

mashallah i think you guys are doing excellent on the videos. may allah help you guys prosper and continue with the good work. ameen.

 
At January 15, 2007 5:32 AM, Anonymous MR said...

subhanAllah

this hits home. good job Ali!

 
At January 15, 2007 5:49 AM, Anonymous Parvez Choudhury, Smethwick, Birmingham, UK said...

Jazakallahukhair Brother Ali,

A really deep topic dealt with very thoughtfully. Alhamdullilah. I wish some of the so called Islamic Nasheed Stars would watch this before signing autographs. Keep up the hard work brother.

Anyway ideas for another topic - Music, ignorant muslims disrespecting great scholars of the past, The Rights of women in Islam, Misconception that Islam spread by the sword (every non muslim seems to believe this & also some muslims)- Reminding everyone of the Correct & Historical way Islam spread.

 
At January 15, 2007 6:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

very educational video I am really proud of you brother for telling others your not asking anything from them autographs, pictures etc Mashallah May Allah Guide us all to the straight path...........Ameen.

 
At January 15, 2007 6:16 AM, Anonymous Mo said...

Assalam alaikum,

great video

 
At January 15, 2007 6:21 AM, Anonymous shabaana said...

assalamu alaykum

You are an inspiration. mashallah.

keep up the good work. i think that your lectures realy do
make us youngsters think!

salaams

 
At January 15, 2007 6:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ASA,
It is where true .i have run across all of those kinds of people.And the sad part is alot of times they dont even know they are like that .and normally it is too late once they do.InshaAllah I pray this ummah can come together soon.Keep up the work brother you are donig fine thank Allah (swt).
Waterose

 
At January 15, 2007 7:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As-salam 'alaykum

Jazak Allah Khayr for yet another wonderful video =)

 
At January 15, 2007 8:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

mashallah, jazak allah khair.

 
At January 15, 2007 8:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Asalamualaikum.

Hey not fair how comes the people in England get the video late!

anyways another inspiring video. Yes you have 'adoring fans' over here in the UK too! Nah we just respect what you do. May Allah give u the tawfeek to continue cracking us up and reminding us inshAllah!

 
At January 15, 2007 8:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

asalaamaleikum
I like the addition of the ayaat and hadith in the end.If possible, include these from now on in your videos, they will help create awareness about ayahs and ahadith that we may not know of or did not pay attention to before.

JazakAllah Khairun.

 
At January 15, 2007 8:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Salumu Alaykum,

Mashallah Brother Ali. You truely are an inspiration to all the young Muslims out there. I enjoy watching your vidoes with my children, they love you and benefit a lot from you. Thank you for educating the children in a fun way. May Allah bless you inshallah and reward you.

 
At January 15, 2007 9:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Salamu Alaykum,

Nice! :)

 
At January 15, 2007 10:33 AM, Anonymous Hannah said...

as salaamu alaikum
Great vid bro! mashallah
My mom liked it too (she's Christian).
Your funnny faces crack me up haha
walaikum as salaam

 
At January 15, 2007 10:35 AM, Anonymous Thekrayat said...

mashallah, that was great, i ask allah to increase our iman and keep us on the straight path. May allah reward u brother for ur fun educational, and valuable knowledge that ur sharing.

 
At January 15, 2007 10:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Asalamualaykum warahmatullah wa barakatuhu!

Masha'Allah that was a very thought provoking video, as all of your reminders are. Jazak'Allah khayr for all the good work that you are doing. I noticed someone had suggested you try and see if you could air your videos on a t.v channel. I think it is something you should definately try, there is the islam channel, they also have a website, maybe you could even have a link to your video blogs on there. Insha'Allah we can all do our bit to spread the reminders, they really are a benefit for all of us.

May Allah(swt) guide us all upon the siraat ul mustaqeem. Ameen

 
At January 15, 2007 10:50 AM, Anonymous Aicha said...

Salaam Ahlykoem,

Already so mutch comments? Everything that i wanted to say has already been said by the other people. So I'll just say Hamdoelillah great video with a great message,like always.

Wasalaam Ahlykoem Wr Wb.

 
At January 15, 2007 10:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

assalamu alaykum

bro i gotta say that video got me thinkin about myself and how i act around others, and i want to thank you for reminding us all.
i apreciate all the hard work and effort your putting into the vids bro
tc
salaam

 
At January 15, 2007 10:59 AM, Anonymous abz said...

As salaam alaykum brother!

Another great video..
I'm gonna go and rate all your videos on youtube *like a crazy woman* haha..

keep up the good work team! Allah hafiz and tc

 
At January 15, 2007 1:30 PM, Blogger AnonyMouse said...

As-salaamu 'alaikum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatu,

Absolutely brilliant, masha'Allah! I particularly liked the way you used yourself as an example...

Take care, insha'Allah... and may Allah reward you in this world and in the Hereafter, ameen!

Your little sister in Islam,
Mouse

 
At January 15, 2007 6:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assalamu Alaykum Baba Ali,

like always another well made video and at the same time funny.

 
At January 15, 2007 9:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

excelent video if been waiting since the last one

P.S: "her poopooo smeels just as boad as yours" that is soo true looool

 
At January 16, 2007 1:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

masyallah..it is a good advice for all over the world insyallah

 
At January 16, 2007 3:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another top vid Mashallah. The bit about the poohpooh was so true. Ha Ha. May Allah SWT guide all the arrogant people and give us all Hidayah, Ameen.

 
At January 16, 2007 3:21 AM, Anonymous sala, said...

Great video. Jazak allah. May allah reward you. :)

 
At January 16, 2007 5:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

you know what I'm sayinnnnnnng

 
At January 16, 2007 7:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find your videos really entertaining, highly informative and honest- really honest. This last video was an interesting topic- but when you set the bar so high with your previous films, anything that it is not amazing- falls short.

Keep up the work!

 
At January 16, 2007 7:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Salam,
Mashallah your videos are getting even better. JAK. Some of your previous videos were somewhat 'edgy' and may have been misunderstood by some as being judgemental... But this one combines your amazing style (mashallah) but without the 'edgy' part, thus leading all of us to reexamine ourselves without the risk of being offended.
Please keep it up.

 
At January 16, 2007 10:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

al salamo alaykum

ma shah allah it was reallh eye opening and interesting...

thanks you and good luck ...waiting for the next blog!!

 
At January 16, 2007 10:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

salam..

it was really amazing..and i do agree that it lacks the funny things we used to see in the first season..I believe it's on purpose!right?!!!

still great...and may god help you to do better and better..and inshallah we will see a huge show on t.v...


take care

 
At January 16, 2007 11:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The MESSAGE is more important the humor. I like how the videos have a blend of both but those who didn't catch the MESSAGE in each episode really didn't get the point and wasted another 7 minutes of their life.

 
At January 16, 2007 12:55 PM, Anonymous Ramzi said...

assalamu aleykom wa rahmatu Allah wa baraketu

maschallah, great video like the others, I would appreciate if you integrate some stories related to the topic about the prophet(saw) and the sahaba.
jazaka allah kheiran

Ramzi(Germany)

 
At January 16, 2007 3:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assalamu alaykum

Subhan allah, your videos are very entertaining. Just wanted to mention than when you make a dua'a to allah(s.w.t) such as you did a the end of your monologue you should say "ameen" (May God accept your dua'a) instead of inshallah (God willing).

 
At January 16, 2007 3:45 PM, Anonymous afrah said...

subhanAllah, really hit home, thanks for the reminder.

 
At January 16, 2007 6:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

your doing a great job, keep it up ali

 
At January 16, 2007 6:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Salamm !!!!! i just wanted to drop by and say that your videos are great !!!! wait... let me write that again.. G R E A T !!!!! i mean not only are they informing but they are also fun to watch.. which is excatly what i need.. something that i can learn from but it wont make me fall asleep.. i watched all your videos and they are amazing.. thanks for taking the time and doing them.. and looking forward to more .. inshallah

 
At January 16, 2007 7:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assalamualaikum, I'm a sister from Singapore. I used to be one of the person that you describe in this video. However, Alhamdulilah, someone managed to tell me off. What your video did was to emphasise on his point and Insyaallah will help me to stay grounded. :)
Anyway, keep up the good work and I guess the only "autograph" you will sign would be your credit card receipt. Hehe..

 
At January 16, 2007 7:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

u suck

 
At January 16, 2007 7:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi i'm a woman who has been very lost and now my eyes are open enshallah. I must ask you a personal question since you are very knowledgeable on Islam mashallah. I read in the Koran that I must be ready if my husband wants to get close to me any time. My husband talks about getting another wife and it makes me angry but I keep quiet. He still wants to get close and does not tolerate disobedience and I deserve beating. Do I have to still let him have my body when he beat me for disobedience?

 
At January 16, 2007 9:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

(comment above) sounds a little fake. starts off with "hi" instead of salams..hmm...

Asking a question via annoymous which forces any joker to respond, who may or may not have knoweledge...hmm...

I would be careful bro. If she was serious, she would have emailed him directly instead of asking him here...

his email address is ali@ummahfilms.com

(it use to be posted on the main page but no more for some reason)

 
At January 17, 2007 2:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ummah films is now on muslimspace

http://www.muslimspace.com/Ummahfilms

 
At January 17, 2007 7:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Salaams,

I just heard about ummah films and have watched all of them, one after the other and i cannot wait for the rest of season 2. I think what you are doing is inspiring and is bringing Islam to a lot people whether they practice it or not. At the same time it's very entertainting so doesn't get boring and people do not snooze off and do actually pay atention. I am going to spread to word, most definately. :D

R_UK

 
At January 17, 2007 9:25 AM, Anonymous hamid said...

Assalamu 'Alaikum Warahmah bro,

I am a brother from Singapore. Such has been the effect of your videos that I have been waiting for this release the whole week! Masha-Allah, another difficult topic handled and portrayed excellently. I think alot of Muslims take this very lightly and it's good to know that you are taking time and effort to put the message across. I think even the most knowledgeable of people in the area of religion are capable of falling into the trap of Shaytaan and it only proves that we lay people have to take every effort to prevent us being distracted. It was also a nice touch to end of with the Quranic verse and Hadith. May Allah reward you for the work you're doing. Amin Ya Rabbal Aalamin.

 
At January 17, 2007 11:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assalamu alaykum
Hmm. A challenge. How does one talk about today's issues without making fun of people?
One issue is our weak iman. We're just too chicken to give sincere advice to people (I confess to chicken-ness too). So we email them a vblog like yours.
The idea's great, but my challenge to you is...create the next video while keeping the honour of the Muslim intact.
Be entertaining, but don't have fun in making fun. S'not funny. In the akhirah anyways. Need suggestions? I'm willing to share. But I'm sure the creative juice is there in sha Allah. Y'all seem like talented crew. wassalam.

 
At January 17, 2007 2:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm really broud of u guys .. your videos are awsome.. Jazakom Allah Khairan

 
At January 17, 2007 2:54 PM, Anonymous musharraf said...

salam.

I liked that you maintained the same style as season 1. best of luck inshallah. I also liked a sister's suggestion not to split people into arrogant and non.. we all share the same basic human strengths and frailties.. we all need reminders, so her suggestion on choosing situations where we can be tempted to indulge might get the message across better.. I also liked the Quran and Hadith at the end very much. Jazaka Allah kheir.

 
At January 17, 2007 3:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Salaam

Mashallah thank you for the video, I pass it on to EVERY1 :) we want more…. cuz, u say things that ppl cant see or don’t want to say but mashallah u point them out and that’s why this sister is here @ 23:22 UK time watching this thank you yet again :)
Inshallah all the best take care

Dia @ Hertfodshire, UK!

 
At January 17, 2007 4:29 PM, Anonymous Douberville said...

Assalaamu alaikum;

Jazak Allahu khairan for the beneficial and (unfortunately) relevant reminder.

May Allah reward you for all your hard work and purify your intentions, ameen.

To put it blantantly, I really want to thank you for not selling out :)

When success or popularity is achieved, we often find programs change or lack the charm and simplicity that once attracted regular viewers. I'm thankful to say your just as good as when you started out.

You haven't sold out because you care more for the truth than about what people prefer. You're putting Allah first, as all Muslims should. What Allah thinks of us is more important than what the average Abdullah or Suzie thinks.

We have enough non-Muslims and so-called 'Muslims' interpreting our religion for us. We have enough people arrogantly telling us to remove hijab, that it isn't part of Islam or encouraging us to engage in other such unIslamic practices. We have enough people enjoining evil or giving advice in a distasteful manner.

For someone to come out (and continue) to call it like it is, without mincing words or watering down Islam, subhan Allah, not only is that Refreshing ...it's Exceptionally Original.

Again, Jazak Allahu khayr for not selling out (not that I ever suspected you would!). Thank you for staying true to your promise of *Reminding us just in case we forgot*.

And Allah knows best.
- Your Sister

 
At January 17, 2007 4:56 PM, Anonymous JanNah Ann said...

Salams! An excellent video which will make us readers to reflect on ourselves! Masya Allah!

 
At January 17, 2007 10:03 PM, Anonymous Mohammed said...

Assalamu alaikum.

Your episodes are giving me jokes! Hehe! It's nearly time for fajr and im waking everyone up with my laughter! lol

Along with tha jokes i am learning alot about islam from ur videos which i didnt kno before. (a fun way of learning huh?!) I like tha topics u choose to talk about and agree with ur view of talkin about issues which often don't get talked about rather than tha ones that do everyday.

This episode was very beneficial brother. It made me aware how easily we can be arrogant at times. We hardly notice tha lil actions that make us arrogant, at times it is done unknowingly. But inshallah Allah (swt) will guide us and rid us of any pride and arrogance and fill our hearts with humbleness.

May allah (swt) bless u for all ur good work and efforts.

P.s. a video about delaying prayers or prayers in general might be a gud topic? if ur still open to suggestions about topics that is;p

Looking forward to tha next video! Inshallah.

Salaam.

 
At January 18, 2007 5:53 AM, Anonymous Mariam said...

Assalamu alakum Wa rahmato Allahi Wa Barakatuh, Brother.

Ma Sha'a Allah, you really know how to get to the point. You are very modest to reject signing autographs!!! Jazaka Allahu khair Bro. Keep up the good work. I pray to Allah that he joins us all in Al Firdaws Al Alaa with no hisaab, AMEEN. SAY AMEEN BRO.

Sincerely,
Mariam

 
At January 18, 2007 2:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Salam Allehkum Rahmatallah,

Brother Ali your doing a great job. Thank you for sending out the true message about Islam and continue to embrace more than ever. Allah Ma3k dayman Inshallah ( May Allah Be with you always Inshallah) :)

 
At January 18, 2007 3:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

asalamualaykum,

i really liked this video a lot mashaAllah... you really picked one of the most important issues ever and discussed it well.

2 things ->

1. maybe i heard wrong... what did u mean when you said "made him from iblees to shaytan"?

2. could you please put up the source of the hadith when you quote them on your videos? i really like it when you put up relevent ayats and ahadith at the end of ur videos... it kind of drives the point home.

may Allah grant you more success and save you from kibr and riyaa. ameen.

 
At January 18, 2007 9:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

salam alaikum,

yeah Ibless is awalys was ibless. he is the leader of shyateen.

wa alaikum

 
At January 19, 2007 10:14 AM, Anonymous Douberville said...

Anonymous,

Ask yourself: Was Iblees referred to as Shaytaan before he refused to obey Allah's command (i.e. prostate before Adam alayhis salam?

In other words, Iblees was only ever known as Iblees when he worshipped Allah among the angels.

He became Shaytaan (or the devil) when he not only refused to obey Allah's command but was arrogant about it.

Allah says in (Qur'an) Surah al-Baqarah verse 34:

وَإِذْ قُلْنَا لِلْمَلاَئِكَةِ اسْجُدُواْ لآدَمَ فَسَجَدُواْ إِلاَّ إِبْلِيسَ أَبَى وَاسْتَكْبَرَ وَكَانَ مِنَ الْكَافِرِينَ {34}

The English translation supports the above. Look it up insha'Allah :)

And Allah knows best

 
At January 19, 2007 3:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Salaam alaykum ..but it would be nice to see out of the monologue and into look and see type of thing because your face is getting old and your antics will stink after awhile...do not get me wrong i love you as brother from another mother but visually it would be nice to see what you mean by arrogance... played out by real live actors. .... i probably am wrong but food for thougt may allah make you succesful.

your brother
bilal

note if you have any constructive ideas for teaching via this medium please send me some tips.

courtmali@yahoo.com

 
At January 19, 2007 5:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Salam,

Neat, really neat. I've seen a few of ummahfilm vids and they'r really entertainin, educational and gr8 reminders.

This particular vid's definitely realise the sly types of arrogance that can slip into our lives. May ALLAH saves us all from falling at these trials (ameen).

Oh and the beauty charac reminds me of some ppl I kno...I was nodding thru-out the vid. Hehe

Masha'ALLAH for all ur work and may ALLAH reward u and those who contributed to all vids and ummahfilms.

Muslim Londoner

 
At January 19, 2007 11:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't you love it when you read some of the comments..."get some actors"...LOL...hello people this is just a video blog!!

Blog= publicly accessible personal journal

Video blog = blog in a video format

Let me count the number of video blogs by Muslims out there...uh...umm....yeah...you get my point...keep making the videos bros!

 
At January 20, 2007 4:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Asalamu alaikum

Nice video. You're a real inspiration and i wish ya'll all the best inshallah.
jazakum allah khairan
wasalam

 
At January 21, 2007 10:52 AM, Anonymous candle of hope said...

Jazakoum Allah khair..
loved the video..
May Allah accept all your good deeds .. Ameen

 
At January 21, 2007 7:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

assalam alaykum,

I want to thank you for your effor and creativity that you are doing for the sake of Allah. This episode on arrogance is really well done. Just as a reminder for myself and you baba Ali to always surround yourself with people who are better than you and you will remain humble. I am very proud of you and your work. Keep it real and Allh will keep you real within your heart. If there is anything I have said that is wrong please forgive me..thanks bro..from Shadi MTL

 
At January 23, 2007 3:19 PM, Anonymous Huda said...

assalamu 3alaikum,

I want to order 200 WHITE wristbands. Can you please tell me how to specify the color I want when I order? I don't want to put my credit card number in before I know what colors I'm ordering.

Jazakum Allahu Khairan,
assalamu 3alaikum

 
At January 23, 2007 8:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

me and my husband have been watching your videos and we enjoy them very much, we think you are awesome mashallah, inshallah we will see many more videos in the future,may Allah bless you and your family inshallah

 
At January 23, 2007 11:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Salams Bro Ali,

You are doing a great job! Your face is just fine! And your antics are great too! Ignore that other comment. Myself and my friends really love your videos!

 
At January 23, 2007 11:36 PM, Blogger sink sink socks said...

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At January 24, 2007 2:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Asalam alaikum,

It was reported that Sa`id bin Jubayr said: "When Allah cursed Iblis, his image into something different from that of the angels, and he made a sound like a bell. Every bell that rings on this earth until the Day of Resurrection is part of that. This was reported by Ibn Abi Hatim .

The Hadith does not indicate that he changed to Shitan. He was shaitan made of fire like all jinns.

Check the following verses so we all can benefit inshallah. These everes are from Surat Al-hjir

(26. And indeed, We created man from dried (sounding) clay of altered mud.)

(27. And the Jinn, We created earlier from the smokeless flame of fire.)

(28. And (remember) when your Lord said to the angels: "I am going to create a man (Adam) from dried (sounding) clay of altered mud. '')

(29. "So, when I have fashioned him completely and breathed into him (Adam) of My spirit (the soul which I created for him,) then fall down, prostrating yourselves before him.'')

(30. So the angels prostrated themselves, all of them together.)

(31. Except Iblis (Shaytan) - he refused to be among the prostrate.)

(32. (Allah) said: "O Iblis! What is your reason for not being among the prostrate''

(33. [Iblis] said: "I am not one to prostrate myself to a human, whom You created from dried (sounding) clay of altered mud.'')

So Iblees is a leasder of Shayateen (plural of Shaitan)
Even though it has been stated by some scholars in the past, that Iblees was an angel according to Imam At Tabari, he said "There is nothing objectionable in the assumption that Allah should have created the categories of His angels from all kinds of things that He had created, for it is possible that He created a category of His angels, among whom was Iblees, from fire, and even that Iblees was unique in that He created him, and no other angel of His, from the fire of Samoom."

But based on other daleels from Quran and Sunna this view is rejected by the majority of scholars, amongst whom is Ibn Katheer, who says, "For he [Iblees] is created from a smokeless fire while the angels are created from light as it has been authentically reported in saheeh Muslim, on the authority of Aishah, may Allah be pleased with her, that the Messenger of Allah said:

"The angels were created from light and Iblees was created from a smokeless flame... He used to carry out the duties of the angels and he resembled them and worshipped Allah and devoted himself [to Him[ and therefore, he was included in Allah's address to them and he disobediently rejected "

And, continues Ibn Katheer, Allah has pointed out here that he is one of the jinn- that is, that he was created from fire, as he said:

"...I am better than he [Adam]; You created me from fire and You created him from clay "

[al-'Araaf : 12]

Al-Hasan al-Basri said, "Never for a moment was Iblees one of the angels. He was the stock of the jinn, just as Adam was the stock of mankind" [Narraed by Ibn Jareer with an authentic isnad].

Inshalalh we will benefit from this. If you find any mistakes please correct me. If I made any mistakes on this topic than that’s from me and if I didn’t than thats is by the grace of Allah.

Jazakum Allah


Wasalam alaikum

 
At January 24, 2007 2:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the sister trying to contact Baba Ali about wristbands, you can just email him at ali@ummahfilms.com

 
At January 24, 2007 6:36 PM, Anonymous huda said...

Jazak Allah Khair anonymous :)

 
At January 25, 2007 9:55 AM, Anonymous Bilal said...

Salaam Alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu brother, fantastic to see yo do dawah. Your hittin' a special group of young muslims out there, who really appeal to you, thats fantastic, i'll try to send your name along the stream, to some friends here in Denmark, though i dont know that many.. but I think your very good.. well balanced alhamdulillah. may Allah be pleased with you, amin.. salaam alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu.

 
At January 25, 2007 6:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

asalamu alaikum.....

hey bro... man i really enjoyed ur video.... its was really funny! sooo look if u don't give ur autograph.... u don't do pics either rite!!!!! sooo yea thanx again....

a sister form san diego

 
At January 25, 2007 9:24 PM, Blogger Baba Ali said...

The whole autograph thing is that I don't want things to get to my head. I don't want to think for one second that I'm better than the next person or that my signature is worth any more than the next person. Basically, I do want to do anything that would take me towards becoming arrogant.

I take pictures with people because I did that with people before the show.

 
At January 27, 2007 6:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

salam, Mashallah the way you address issues in your short blogs are so amazing! I officially have your little slogan stuck in my head, i keep saying it. Keep up the fab work Ummahfilms because you've brothers and sisters out there being inspired by you all. JazakAllah khayr
Tweedy..Sister in Islam =)

 
At January 27, 2007 7:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haha, I've laughed a lot on this video. Macha Allah.. very good.

wa salaam o alajkoem

 
At January 27, 2007 12:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

assalam o alaikum
nicee video even though i didnt exactly watch it ... my friend thinks your funny nd think youre cool !! lol

 
At January 27, 2007 4:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

asalamalykm
gud video mahshallah

 
At January 30, 2007 6:43 AM, Anonymous fatma said...

Asalamualaykum warahmatullah wa barakatuhu

mashallah ur Video get better very time But ihave a prolem da video only loads to the combing hair part but it iis good so far

 
At January 30, 2007 7:01 AM, Anonymous mariam said...

great video, jazaka allah khayrane

 
At January 30, 2007 9:57 AM, Blogger kamilia dz said...

u're a good guy. may Allah bless you

 
At January 30, 2007 3:26 PM, Anonymous Lala said...

I saw u on you tube and followed you here...I like ur vids :)


I am christian gal...a friend of mine wanted me to learn more of Islam...I definately find it a very interesting religion...I know that I won't learn what I should here..but, u have given a good personal perspective for me to work with.

Keep up the good work!
Take care :)

 
At January 30, 2007 4:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

asalamulakum vids r veru gud could u plz make one on sinning and the evils of backbiting. ur vids help implement these relavent issues in life thanxs brother may allah reward u ameen keep up the gud work

 
At February 01, 2007 2:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assalamu alaikum, i've enjoyed your "reminders" keep up the good work! May Allah Reward You.I read you'll be making an appearance at Hawthorne Masjid of Feb 11. How about webcasting it for those of us who are overseas and can't be there?

 
At February 02, 2007 12:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

salam aileikum

I love your video's im laughing my *** of
love it love it .

 
At February 05, 2007 8:02 AM, Anonymous s00815921 said...

assalamu alaykum. good job ali u the man.

 
At February 05, 2007 8:07 AM, Anonymous hamdan said...

can u do 1 on differences on being rich and poor. 2 be more specific the way the 2 act when 1 is rich and 1 is poor.

 
At February 05, 2007 9:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bismillahirahman nirahim.
Assalam u alaikom.
Jazakallah Khair for the reminders!!! May Allah let us all be together in Janah, inshallah (Ameen).

Wassalam,
Sister in Islam

 
At February 06, 2007 10:03 PM, Anonymous Jibran said...

salam....bro keep this stuff up YOU DA MAN...YOU DA GOOD HUMAN....YOU DA MUSLIM....da bomb...lol

 
At February 07, 2007 2:33 PM, Anonymous Sister said...

bismillah al-rahmaan al-raheem, asalaam alaykum wa rahutullah wa barakatu, i am a sister from Sheffield, England. Masha'allah on your videos brother Ali, May Allah reward you on the Day of Judgement Aameen. Today 07/02/2007 is the first time I have ever seen your videos and masha'allah they were great subhanallah-if only you could get the message to the Muslim brothers and Sisters I know but everything I seem to tell them goes in one ear and out the other and if I offered them to check out your videos they are most likely going to throw it back in my face while the sisters will say they will look at it and then say "i forgot" I don't think they understnd that the last our is coming and we will all be accounted for our deeds including bad ones and that is why we should repent but because they are ignorant they believe they have done nothing wrong until their parents see the sister's with boys but why leave it to get to that? This should not happen to begin with. All I can say is may Allah guide us to the right path and shower us to his mercy, AAMEEN.
Wa alaykum asalaam wa rahmutullahi wa barakatu.

 
At February 08, 2007 2:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mashallah brother, very good job...Jazaak Allah

 
At February 10, 2007 9:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh to all of you at Ummah films video and everyone who is reading this blog

I would like to congratulate to all of you at Ummah films and specialy to the person who had the courage and found this reasonable aproach to people around the globe,because this way that you are using is the best way now in this present time.This internet made this world that we are living right now as a village everything at your hands.Anyway my niyye(intention) is to wish you everything best in future endeavours.

Assalamu alaykum wa rahmetullahi wa barakatuhu and may Allah s.w.a. be pleased with us on the Day of Resurrection.

 
At February 11, 2007 9:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assalamualykum

well done bro

Masha'Allah we like the videos.

 
At February 11, 2007 1:24 PM, Anonymous Meme said...

hiiiiiii :) I would just like to say that this video was brillant and very true. Good job and good luck on your future videos, may Allah bless you. ^.^

 
At February 15, 2007 10:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mashallah..another great clip..KEEP THE PEACE

 
At February 16, 2007 2:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Asalamualaikum,
I'd just like to say that your video really inspired me.Thanx!

 
At February 17, 2007 9:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

this clips are motivating us and reminding us of what is the right path as we use them here at our university for teaching morals to students... thank you, keep it up and may Allah reward you...
is-haaq lekganya

 
At February 18, 2007 1:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

asalamulaykum

my name hassan , im 15 from london...its my first visit i absoloutly love this site and will make sure to show my friend inshallha

 
At February 19, 2007 9:16 AM, Blogger Talib al-Haqq said...

As-salaamu alaykum akhi

Once again another choice video...
And honestly whenI wasyounger my father used to tell me I was arrogant. Even today some of my friends tell me I'm arrogant; funnily enough its only when I speak to them about the truth of Islam...its weird I never really thought of myself as beign arrogant, but teh video opened my eyes to possibilities...

Jazayk Allah Khayrun

Wasalaam

 
At February 19, 2007 9:19 AM, Blogger Talib al-Haqq said...

as-salaamu alaykum akhi,

another prime vid.

Honestly when I was younger my pops used to tell me I was arrogant, even today some of my friends tell me I'm arrogant. But strangely enough its only when I try and tell about the truth of Islam...Its weird.

I never really thought of myself as being arrogant but your vid opened my eyes to a few possibilities.

Jazak Allah Khayrun, and keep it up, Insha'Allah.

Waslaaam

 
At February 21, 2007 11:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Finally someone that can voice what young muslims think. Also i can actually relate to your discussions.

 
At February 22, 2007 5:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aslamu-alykum Bro,

That was excellent, keep up the gud work....n may allah reward u 4 dat.... thank u...

wasalammmmmmm

 
At February 23, 2007 3:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank you broder
i'm frensh and i realy like your videos, andn the ideas too.
keeps serving our religion, i hope Allah helps you
jazak ALLAh khayr,

 
At February 28, 2007 7:06 PM, Blogger Rumaan said...

salam wa alikum

r u going to make a season 3??

 
At March 01, 2007 1:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assalamu aleikum....

brother Ali, manshallah 4 de above vid and all de other videos. I have recently discovered de wonderful work u do & i am spreadin it around my uni campus,my freindz and family members....cos i just love it!!!!

May Allah the Almighty reward u 4 all de hard work and 4 giving us simple but important reminders...

jazakallah qeyr

Ur sis in Islam

 
At March 05, 2007 12:45 PM, Blogger Nurdan said...

As-Salamu alaikum Brother Ali,

this is Munich speaking!!!

MAAAAAAAAAAASHAAAAAAAAAALLLLLAAAHHHH!

Tank you. May Allah (t) fil your heart with light, Inshaallah.

My husband and I, we love to see your videos. Thank you so much.


Here in Munich are many turkish people, who love your videos!! :-)) Thank you, Allah razi olsun, insaallah. Ne muradin varsa, sana, arkadaslarina ve ayilene nasib etsin, insaallah.

As-Salamu alaikum

Nurdan

 
At March 06, 2007 7:33 AM, Anonymous farah said...

hey hey, girls don't poop its a stereotype.

 
At March 06, 2007 7:34 AM, Anonymous Faryal said...

Hey hey, females don't poop. That's a stereotype. :D.

 
At March 06, 2007 4:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

assalamu alaykum brother ali,

i love watchin ur vids coz of the way you pass on knowledge in a comic way.....im gettin evry1 i know 2 watch dem so plz dnt stop mkin em!!

 
At March 07, 2007 4:55 PM, Anonymous Umm Thabbit said...

As salamu aleykum

MashAllah! Brother, your words really touched me and arrogance is a disease that is a serious case. Jazakmullah khairan for bringing up the truth in an entertaining way.

 
At March 10, 2007 5:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Asalamu alaikum
Your videos are gentle and humerous reminders for all muslim brothers and sisters. May Allah swt reward you for this. Could you do a video about niqab, and how strangely our own muslims react when they see a niqabi sister? Please remind them to be respectful, and don't act weird!
Jazakallah

 
At March 15, 2007 8:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aselamu Aleykum cool vid i love all of yours:)

 
At March 22, 2007 5:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

slam 3laikum Brother Ali,,
I totaly agree with u about arrogant ppl who think their better than everyone forgeting that on the day of judgement we all poor,rich,king,beggers r all going 2 be on one carpet next 2 each other & entering either jannah enshalla or jahannam
[may god keeps it away from all]
& I just wanted to comment on ur "that's not hijab" episode since there's no where 2 comment I jst wanna say seriously RIGHT ON!! lol I'm a saudi girl & I study at the universaty one of my Professors asked us 2 bring a short clip or a an article that we can discuss so I brought that particular clip I swear 2 allah all of my class mates asked 4 ur link & by tommorrow u were the talk of the whole campus !! everyone loves the way u talk I think it's because u have a realistic/funny way of discribing what's supposed 2 be done & what r we doing wrong
I know I talk 2 much it's that u know mashalla u changed ppl's thinking by ur simple videos & enshalla brother it will be on ur scale of good deeds ya rab ,, jazak allah khair for what ur doing
t.c bye

 
At April 03, 2007 7:16 PM, Anonymous hala said...

salamoua alikoum warahmatoulahe wa brk
when i come to read the comments i just find nothing to add;exept it's great macha allahe ,i ll say that i ll make douaa for you bro inshallahe.
maybe you should give examples from the prophet peace upon him life's or a special vidéo about the caracters of the prophet and how far we are from it...
may allahe preserve all of us from arrogance.and lead us to jannah
ws

 
At April 09, 2007 10:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

salaam wa3alaykoum
great video!
best of luck on your next videos.
wasalaam wa3alaykoum
ana moslima

 
At April 09, 2007 2:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poor guy ... I feel bad for you. Fellow Muslims want to give you some personal recognition for your achievements, and you are just being too-young and idealistic about it. Give it a couple of years, you will mellow out.

Right now, I really wish you would lose the condescending attitude. It surrounds you like the fragrance on a flower.

 
At April 10, 2007 1:31 AM, Blogger OilRain said...

this is so hilarious! its killing me! ahahhahaha
lololololllol

 
At April 17, 2007 3:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Salaam Brother Baba


Firstly mashAllah you are doing a great job, I am from the United Kingdom and have just seen your videos today and i'm hooked.

It's clever how you spread the deen in such a way, making your video's interesting and funny at the same time.

"A wake up call for all muslims, especially us youngsters"

May Allah Ta'la guide you to continue your good work you doing.

Ameen....

 
At April 18, 2007 8:33 PM, Blogger Yusuf said...

thanks a lot brother! i just ordered a copy of your game - mecca to medina inshaallah i hope it will unite a lot of us muslims where i live.

jazzakkallah khair.

ps keep up with the videos man! Allah made you funny!

 
At April 23, 2007 4:00 AM, Anonymous Dojanah Hassan Ibrahim Qasho' said...

Asslamu Alikom brother Ali ...

it's not new to see comments from all around the world ! am i wrong ?

but maybe the different thing here that you do have somthing attracted me to watch your videos, it's actualy by a single word ... "amazing"... it's funny, easy to understand and really helpful ... although i'm an arabian muslim but ... nad it's easiest to me to listen and watch "Shaikh" in arabic than in english ... but you have changed me from the 1st time i watched your videos ! Jazk Allah Khair!

lol ... sorry for talking too much ... but i thought that it's something I have to say !

God bless you brother ... keep it up, InshaaAllah

Dojanah

 
At April 29, 2007 6:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude ! You're hilarious ! Everythin gyou mention there is all very well spotted. I believe you found the right channel to talk about a certain amount of issues : HUMOR. And you're actually right, it is funny to observe some things around islam (I am from a muslim family, so I ALWAYS "know what you mean" ;) )

 
At May 10, 2007 8:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

assalamu alaikum
i am having some problems at the skool i attend (an islamic skool)i wanted to ask if u could make a video about naima( like if some one back bites some one and u hear to go tell the person who they were backbitting that they were talking about that person)

p.s. now a days u r very popular at our skool

 
At May 17, 2007 4:25 AM, Blogger "Tell It As It Is" said...

Your video's exemplify the problem with Islam... it thinks it has a monopoly on everything that is good (i.e. Islam thought of it first) whereas most of what Islam teaches can be attributed to common sense and common decency which has been around a lot longer than Islam. Your god is no different to everybody else's and your teachings are not unique to Islam... so stop being so arrogant.

 
At May 29, 2007 11:36 AM, Blogger huma said...

HAHAHHA just taking Care of my Hair!
lol soo cooool

 
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At June 27, 2007 5:18 PM, Anonymous Abu Asiyah said...

Asalaamu alaikum brother Ali,
Jazakallahu khair. You have reminded me of an extremely important hadeeth regarding the topic you talked about.

Hope you dont mind me sharing it. May Allah accept it from me. ameen.

the Prophet (salallaahu 3alayhi wa sallam) said, “When the Day of Resurrection comes, Allaah, may He be blessed and exalted, will come down to judge between His slaves, and every nation will be kneeling. The first ones to be called forth will be a man who learned the Qur’aan by heart, a man who fought for the sake of Allaah, and a man who had a lot of wealth. Allaah will say to the Qur’aan-reader, ‘Did I not teach you that which I revealed to My Messenger?’ He will say, ‘Yes, O Lord.’ He will say, ‘What did you do with that which I taught you?’ He will say, ‘I used to read it night and day.’ Allaah will say to him, ‘You have lied,’ and the angels will say to him, ‘You have lied.’ Allaah will say, ‘Rather you wanted it to be said that so and so is a reader of Qur’aan, and that is what was said.’ Then the wealthy man will be brought forth, and Allaah will say to him, ‘Did I not give you ample provision so that I did not leave you in need of anybody?’ He will say, ‘Yes, O Lord.’ He will say, ‘What did you do with that which I gave you?’ He will say, ‘I used to uphold the ties of kinship and give in charity.’ Allaah will say to him, ‘You have lied,’ and the angels will say to him, ‘You have lied.’ Allaah will say, ‘Rather you wanted it to be said that so and so is generous, and that is what was said.’ Then the one who was killed for the sake of Allaah will be brought forth and Allaah will say to him, ‘Why were you killed?’ He will say, ‘I was commanded to fight in Jihaad for Your sake, so I fought until I was killed.’ Allaah will say to him, ‘You have lied,’ and the angels will say to him, ‘You have lied.’ Allaah will say, ‘You wanted it to be said that so and so was courageous, and that is what was said.’” Then the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) struck my knee and said, “O Abu Hurayrah, these three are the first of the creation of Allaah who will be dragged into the Fire on the Day of Resurrection.” (Narrated and classed as hasan by al-Tirmidhi, 2382; classed as saheeh by Ibn Hibbaan, 408, and Ibn Khuzaymah, 2482).

 
At June 27, 2007 5:22 PM, Anonymous Abu Asiyah said...

Asalaamu alaikum,

Can I also advise everyone to read the book Riyaa - The Hidden Shirk by Abu Ammaar Yasir Qadhi, which deals with this topic in a clear concise manner upon the guidance of Allah and the Prophetic Sunnah.

Its an excellent book mashaAllah and just...incase u feel that you have some arrogance etc in you, read the book.

Jazakallahu khair again brother Ali.
Asalaamu alaikum
Abu Asiyah

 
At June 27, 2007 8:16 PM, Anonymous Fazleena said...

Asslammualaikum to everyone at Ummah Films...

I would consider what you guys did at Ummah Films as a form of dakwah and I've never enjoyed listening to dakwah as much as I enjoyed yours...

I've posted some of your videos on my Multiply.com page (I hope you guys don't mind) cos I think it would be very beneficial to us young Muslims here in Singapore.

I've also linked up Ummah Films website on my homepage at Multiply.com.

Lately, I've been going thru some kinda "mortality check", realising what a big sinner I am. And the thing is, I'm not jahil. I do not lack Islamic knowledge because my mum did her best providing us (my sis and I) with the knowledge.

I've khatam reading the Al-Quran and I used to be very well read on Islam, the hadeeth, the Islamic history and the Life of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) but somewhere along the way, I got lost.

I've felt that I've grown futher and futher apart from Allah(swt) and in recent times, I feel more and more empty which I shouldn't because as Muslims, we shouldn't feel empty inside.

I wanna thank you guys at Ummah Films for reminding me how beautiful my Life used to be when Islam is so much a way of Life for me. I am ever trying to change. I don't like the person that I am today and I hope God have mercy on me and let me live a lil longer so that I can do taubah.

Syukran Jazilan.

From your sister in Islam,
Fazleena.

 
At June 29, 2007 12:30 PM, Blogger adela said...

hello

great videos..i work with ignorant people who always gossip and provoke people..most people i know always have bad things to say about people..then next day they smile and talk to them..this must be damaging their soul..i sometimes get dragged in anddo the same..it was amazing to watch your videos as a reminder of how we should be..im thinking to convert to islam

 
At June 29, 2007 12:59 PM, Blogger adela said...

also i think people have gone mad from their sinns.

inpurity must have a psychological effect on people..people drink ,go to clubs ,swear have random partners ,people who they think people aretheir friends and then they find out that they have been with their man etc..surely madness develops from these sinns..i think if you stick with gods rules you cant go wrong..if you sinn you will just go around in circles and you will never achive a true succes in life..today some people think that gucci will provide sattisfaction...JOOOKE..GOT 3..i am still adela..they didnt nurture my soul..people are living just for body..what about your heart and soul..when you die gucci can't go with you..i was gonna go to a club tonite but i dont thing i should reveal my beauty to drunk people..haram police..i love that one..thank you for reading..

 
At June 29, 2007 1:04 PM, Blogger adela said...

ooooooh.. i just read what i wrote..that sentance mentioning friends has gone a bit eeeer wrong..i meant..people thinnk that they have good friends and then they find out that they havent really.people can let you down so easy..that is because they lack faith

 
At July 01, 2007 3:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assalamualaikum

Your videos have become an inspiration to my wife and I. This video in particular has struck home! It is very easy when you are working in an office environment...and you start doing well and get a promotion etc etc that you begin to think that this success is yours, whereas it is only Allah swt who decides, and one tends to forget that success can be a trial as well.

I make dua everyday that arrogance does not creep into my heart, or anyone else that is successful or gifted

I hope your audience grows and grows and grows!...cause you are spreading a good message brother...keep up the good work, and may Allah reward you in this life and the Hereafter

Jazak Allah

 
At July 01, 2007 8:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assalamualykum brother or "wha gwan bredren" lol.. yea good video, exposing people in your videos so many people will see them for who or what they really are.. there's this one quote i like, it sais "an empty bottle makes more noise than a full bottle" so yea talk less, show more by actions. Speaking for no reason or talking irrelavently isn't looked at too greatly in islam, right. May allah (swt) forgive if im wrong

 
At July 04, 2007 12:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice vids bro....
Well appriciated you come to the islamic channel now and let the world know....

A VERY BIG LEAP!
Islam should be tought like you and my mosque teacher also teraches like in your ways...

 
At July 07, 2007 7:14 AM, Anonymous Ryad said...

Enjoyed the video. Makes me feel guilty like many of your videos have. But that's good.

More please...

 
At July 09, 2007 4:54 PM, Anonymous sahil said...

dear brother ali congrats! i like ur films anyways but congrats for breaking the taboo or should i say 'ta-poopoo'! LOL! this is actually how i always looked at it also. its not only to the point but the best advice of all cos really next time boys get intimidated by the beautiful girls they are gonna smell something funny and intimidation will cease to exist! right on the money!

 
At July 11, 2007 1:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG OMG OMG ur like AWESOME!!
mashallah!!!
keep up the good work yo!

 
At July 16, 2007 2:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Islam is totally evil. They punish the women that gets raped, and may even kill you with their Sharia Law. I have read the Koran and it is Evil. No religion is more unfair or cruel than Islam. Islam should be banned and all the mosques destroyed. Islam is CURSED!

 
At July 21, 2007 4:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"so next time you feel intimidated because some beautiful girl thinks she's better than you ....just remember: her pups just smells the same as bad as yours!!!"
....
hello Ali...am really glad that you 've come to find your self in Islam and i really am proud of your lectures and efforts ... but those couple of words were not good enough for me as a muslim girl to accept... Because as a muslim, if you 're to talk to public an d advice people them you gatta do it politly and set acceptable examples that wont hurt anyone's feelings , or pride.. your examples...way of speaking ...words ...everything matters. so as a young muslim, you gatta keep some manners in your given examples.. thank you in all cases and hope you take my notes into consideration.

 
At August 11, 2007 6:05 AM, Blogger yasmin said...

asalamo alakome,
well im yasmin and im born in germany but my parants are born in iran [ i know iranian language] and right now we live in Ireland and i always watch ur videos and wen i showed it to my parants they were amazed and loved ur videos and thought it was great they thought the same as i did. i tink ur videos are great and enjoyable and definatly funny.

 
At August 19, 2007 8:48 AM, Anonymous Nora said...

Assalamu ahlikoum my brother

I'm Nora and I was born and I live in France. I watched your videos. It was not easy for me to understand all you said because my english is not excellent. Nevertheless,I would like to thank you for all these videos that are really informative for people (muslims or not)

thanks for your efforts my brother
and may allah swt guide you

salam

 
At August 26, 2007 2:31 PM, Anonymous narutofreak3 said...

the part where he combs his hair, i was laughing so hard i was drinking coke and it came out of my nose into my couzin's face...lol but that was a good vidio keep up with the good work

 
At September 08, 2007 5:12 PM, Blogger fatimah said...

Assalamu alaykum Bro. Ali

wonderful video!!!

jazak Allah.

 
At September 13, 2007 4:11 AM, Anonymous hayaty said...

Salam alikoum,

Juste un commentaire sur ce que je viens de voir, en français s'il vous plaît !
DES BARRES DE RIRES, LES AMIS ! NON SERIEUSEMENT CE MEC A L'ART ET LA MANIERE DE NOUS FAIRE REFLECHIR SANS NOUS BLESSER ET SI C'EST AUSSI BIEN FAIT C'EST QU'AVANT DE NOUS PARLER, IL SE PARLE A LUI MEME DONC IL SE SENT AUSSI CONCERNER QUE NOUS? ENFIN C'EST CE QUE JE CROIS.

MashAllah, What a funny guy you are ! and jazak allah, bien sûr !

 
At September 14, 2007 10:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assalamu alaykum

much needed knowledge in a little amount of time
mashallah....
may Allah (swt) guide u on the path that is choosen for u. And just wanted to say THanx :)

 
At September 17, 2007 7:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

HI,bro ali i know u made dis one a long time ago. But masyallah i like all your videos plus your funny. Bro ali how old are k thats all for know. bye oooooo can u tell me yur age at msn (ziz_360@hotmail.com) btw i'm 12 comin 13.bye

 
At October 02, 2007 8:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Salam Brother Ali,

i think your videos are great! That autograph point is a good one.

thanks for your inspiration and helping us to remember, you get what im saying?? :D

hopefully you wont make any mistakes islamically.

may Allah bless you.

thanks, your awesome!

 
At October 02, 2007 8:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

anonymous continued.....

Khuda Hafiz! :D

 
At October 04, 2007 10:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I Like All Your Blogs And Mashalla You Will Make More Brilliant Blogs:)

 
At October 07, 2007 10:58 AM, Blogger Niousha said...

assalamu alakum

its amazing how your videos touch people how they do. Inshallah Allah would bless you for that. Its great how other people converted into islam by watching your videos....well great is the wrong word......i can not find a better one but im sure you know what i mean
anywayss i have not watched ALL of your videos yet so i better get to it. :)
Wassalam

 
At October 11, 2007 7:53 AM, Blogger msafty said...

Great work.
Jazakom Allaho khairan.

 
At October 14, 2007 7:20 AM, Blogger Balsam said...

wow, totally true..
keep them coming please

Jazakum allah kol khier

 
At October 14, 2007 9:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I recently converted to Islam from Christianity and I am so thankful for all the new things Allah (swt) has shown me and that includes your videos. A little humble pie has never hurt anyone! May Allah bless you!

 
At October 15, 2007 6:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Asalamu Alaikum,

Nice, favorite scene was,"ummmm... you have a PHD in psychology, we're talking about engineering here." Cool stuff, keep it up.

 
At October 16, 2007 11:38 AM, Anonymous nermeen N said...

al salamo 3alykom .. mashalla it's very very good ... and u actually discuss amazing subjects ... very little tings that have effects on the sake of our hearts ... "i have a phd in physcology and we're talking about engeneering here " ... DEEP AT THE POINT ..
also i like the fact the u don't give autographs ... for the porpose of not having arroant ... yes we have to think of his in our daily life and also the looks part ...

God helps u to provide the best to the ummah w eyyana

 
At October 17, 2007 5:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just want you to know I am a practicing Methodist, but I love your videos. Much of what you say carries over to my religion, and I see the same silly problems. Your message serves to strengthen my own faith even though we practice different religions.
May God bless you

 
At October 21, 2007 6:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

is ali married i have a sister who wud be perfect for him

 
At November 05, 2007 6:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i just discovered these videos and havent been through many but I LOVED this one, arrogance has always been one of my pitfalls - I love what you're doing here!

 
At November 05, 2007 10:25 AM, Blogger princ3sz said...

Asalamualaikum Brother

MashAllah, a really gud topic
sumthing we should all foucus on,
JazakAllah Khair brother for covering topics that nobodyelse ever does, great job.It was really funny 2, LOL.

another thing about your ummah film tops, my mom is goin 2 get me one 4 Eid but there are no small or medium , full sleves.

Wassalam

 
At November 12, 2007 11:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

HAHAHA!
I love what u said about the poopoo, now I will smile every time I see a beautiful girl!=D And on a more serious note, u are absolutely right about arrogance. I am glad u addressed this topic seeing as how it is one of the more direct tributes that can lead to a person's downfall.

P.S- I remember when i first met u, i didnt want ur autograph, i just wanted to shake ur hand, and i did! =)

 
At November 12, 2007 6:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assalamu Aliakum brother,

Masha Allah, a wonderful video. What you say is very important and a great reminder to us all. Thanks for posting this video. Keep up the good work Insha Allah.

-Sister in Islam

 
At November 13, 2007 9:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW all i can say is wow wow wow , awesome videos!! just stumbled upon them today cant stop watchin though, got a huge physics mid term tommorow but cant seem to remove myself from the screen :P
amaaazing work brother ali

 
At December 06, 2007 3:53 PM, Blogger fawzy said...

hey ali ti is very important topic bay

 
At December 06, 2007 4:19 PM, Anonymous Idiqut said...

Asalamu Aleykum
Step by step im close to the end of videos, it is little bit sad :( . But I believe insallah we will see a lot of videos by you insallah. Good Luck may Allah jj bless your work. Good reminder.

 
At December 06, 2007 7:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

salam, say , rabi eshrahli sadri wa yaserli ameri wa hul al oqdata aan lesany.
brother you have great vedios and i'm sure many have told you that allready .muslims watch these things that you say and be impressed and feel secure that, hey at last somebody is speaking about the true islam . but the sad part is once the vedio is over and their excitment is down . they back to what they used to do.

 
At December 09, 2007 12:49 PM, Blogger Tamz said...

great work. keep it up

 
At February 10, 2008 9:40 AM, Blogger Meriza said...

salam baba ali,

i'm from malaysia and i love your vids. someone has been promoting your vids really hard on FB and that's how i came to see it.

neeways, i wanna give you my thoughts about arrogance.

i know you are trying to tell people to 'remind' themselves not to be arrogant. but reminding themselves is not enough. humbleness is not something that you can abtain just through 'reminding', but it is ACQUIRED through practice and experience.

humility can be acquired through charity, and through giving...

for the rich, to 'cleanse' his soul that he becomes humble and destroys bakhil, he must give his wealth to zakat and sadaqah. he must share his food with the poor and needy. this is how he becomes humble.

for the knowledgeable, he can humble himself by sharing his knowledge and constrantly LEARNING new things from everyone...

for the beautiful, give a smile to the people that pass you...

also, know this from the Prophet (SAWS) said, the strong must help the weak. so, if you are priviledged, you help the less priviledge...

i know ppl who like to say, i'm humble, i'm humble when they are not. but you can't blame them, because they don't know...

arrogance comes when someone lives in a constricted world of their own... when you mix with a lot of people, people with different background and open yourself to charity, you will become humble, insyaAllah...

for example, myself. i come from a priviledge family, and i am married with my husband who comes from a poorer family from the villages. do i think i'm better than them? no... but i will tell you honestly, i learn A LOT from the villagers, and their way of life. i've seen what Blessings is in front of my eyes... maybe they don't drive an expensive car, but they are happy with simple things. rich people attach labels to things, only that will make them happy, but actually that makes them poor, because they have less things to play with... and the villagers, they are not afraid of life. they are not afraid that they won't make a million bucks next month to buy a new beamer or house. they liv life, totally under Allah, and Allah provides for them. my husband's family - all 5 children went to university despite them being poor... wealth is from Allah, and this freedom liberates them...

just sharing my thoughts.

:-D

may Allah Bless you...

 
At February 23, 2008 10:57 PM, Blogger Leona said...

Asalam Aleikum,

That is very great that you do not want to let yourself give any impression that you are better than anyone else. Not only is giving an autograph a way of saying you are better, but the person who is asking it is also admitting that you are someone more worthy and therefore considering themselves as less. Because of this video, I have really started to evaluate my actions to make it sure that I am not behaving arrogantly to others. Thank you for your examples, and just for being honest without all the balony. "her poopoo stinks just as bad as yours." That made me laugh :)

Insh'Allah fame will not go to your head, and you will pass this trial. and Praise be to Allah for everything good that comes from your videos.

Waleikum Asalam.

 
At March 18, 2008 2:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hahahaha you made me laugh bro, your faces were so funny xD.

Good job bro keep it up.

Wassalam.

 
At March 19, 2008 4:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love u r shows u r so hilarious its very funny i enjoy watching these
videos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! very nice

 
At March 21, 2008 3:53 PM, Anonymous Azim Mullah said...

beautiful message, Thank you ^_^

 
At March 29, 2008 9:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assalamualaikum brother.
I think it's absolutely wonderful that you're doing these videos.
You're hilarious & I'm learning more about my religion.
I'm fifteen years old and I'm trying to learn all I can to be a better muslim insha'Allah. I learned a lot of things on your videos, thanks to one of my friends who showed me this site.

Good luck with everything & I am looking forward to seeing more of your videos.

[:

 
At April 20, 2008 4:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really can’t buy this person at all. He’s an Iranian who’s not suffered the atrocity those Iranian young boys and girls have suffered and are suffering, having lived his life in America!
That is why he can praise Islam because he has no idea how it feels living under Islamic subjugation as a young person!
If he had had lived his life in Iran, I swear to God or Allah if you prefer as someone who’s been brain-washed by Arabic Culture and not by Real Islam because Arabs are a racist and arrogant nation and their arrogance has been blamed by God even in Koran. That’s why they insist to impose their language and culture to the whole world in the name of Islam whereas according to the real Islamic ideology, Islam is a global religion therefore, you don’t have to become an Arab in order to become a Muslim. You can keep your cultural appearance, name etc. and still be a Muslim but NO… They insist you have to grow a beard right after conversion, choose an “Arabic” name NOT “Islamic Name” because there is no such thing as Islamic Name being Islam a global religion and learn Arabic because you wouldn’t be a Muslim if you don’t pray to God or the Arabic God, Allah, if you don’t speak to him in Arabic! Apparently, God is an Arab and would not understand any language other than Arabic!
This person on the other hand has suffered some frustration in America which is not very hard to see what his frustrations has been! How can I see that?! It’s easy! He’s playing cool, funny, open-minded, even trying to be somewhat sexy! Where has he learned all these things?! To his admission, he’s been hanging out with white Americans and has been drinking, clubbing, chasing girls etc. He obviously has not been received well to his liking and has been disappointed and that’s why he’s become a Islam Lover. He’s fighting back! I think this guy’s so called activities are based on sheer selfish motive; therefore I cannot buy it or hoopla for it!

 
At April 21, 2008 12:08 PM, Blogger مشتاق لله said...

its ceartivity - iam so glad to be one of ur gests -may allah keep worthy and wilthy -
fadal sasi -from libya -if u can raed arabic i have ablog
www.moshtakllah.blogspot.com

 
At April 22, 2008 12:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of Arrogant people, Arabs are the most arrogant people on the face of the earth even according to the Koran!

 

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