Why Islam - Results
Bismillah ar-Rahmaan ar-Raheem,As you know, "Why Islam" had no humor in it and I wasn't sure how the YouTube audience was going to react since the YouTube site is pretty much an entertainment site. I mean they have millions of videos to choose from and everything is watch on a volunteer basis. Since it the Internet, they can be as honest as they want to be. Nevertheless, the stats of the "Why Islam" actually surprised me.
Of course, you'll have ignorant people commenting but that was expected but we have received a lot of emails about people who are interested in this beautiful Deen. Alhamdulillah all the success is only because of Allah (swt). By the way, the reason I mention such results is to inspire others that we can make a difference and we don't have to compromise our beliefs in order to get people to listen. If anything, I think people respect that you're straightforward and honest rather than trying to please them.
Although I film the videos, the real credit for the effort goes to those who aren't recognized. There are the ones who promote the videos, post it up on their websites and blogs, and send it to their email lists. Otherwise, the videos would only reach a small audience. Alhamdulillah with the efforts of all those who have supported the ideas they see from these videos, we have been able to reach nearly 2 million YouTube video views which is purely amazing. This does not include the millions of people who may have viewed them on Islam Channel. Its funny that I use to just get interviews from Muslim newspapers but when I do an article about the impact of Viral Video on YouTube for mainstream media, I know that the videos have reached much farther than I ever expect.
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