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Friday, February 29, 2008

Ask Baba Ali - "Escaping the Holiday Party"

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40 Comments:

At February 29, 2008 2:56 PM, Anonymous Nuff said. said...

Quality.

 
At February 29, 2008 3:05 PM, Blogger aneebaba said...

Salam Brother Ali - that was great. I can somewhat identify with this. I am a medical student in Europe and most of my classmates are younger and they LOVE going "out" (i.e. clubbing, bar-hopping) and I just tell them it's not my kind of thing/I don't enjoy it and they respect it ,though they admit they want me to come and would be happy, but I don't feel comfortable anyways, not to mention the environment (smoking, drinking, etc). Of course, this happens on Friday nights - so recently, I have "plans" to await the Ask Baba video, as its around 9 pm here when you post them. So hopefully, our brothers and sisters out there have understanding colleagues. Keep up the good work.
PS. Loved the " " reference. I tend to do that a bit too often!

 
At February 29, 2008 3:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

cool video i think i have seen it before when you came on UK 6 city tour last Eid with TSOR.

 
At February 29, 2008 3:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assalamualaikum

Good job man. Probably the best so far. Coz it really resembles the Reminder series. I hope ur other Ask Baba Ali videos contain the same level of quality and comedic timing.

 
At February 29, 2008 9:52 PM, Anonymous howdy, im from texas said...

it does resemble the reminder series. thats why it was good.

 
At March 01, 2008 12:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mashallah! Thank you for that. Office birthdays, parties, and holiday events are always an issue. May Allah reward you. Amin.

 
At March 01, 2008 1:54 AM, Blogger Khadija said...

Salaam Baba Ali,
all i can say it LOLL, u r TOO funny, i like when u started fake crying..I got confronted with this situation and actually before i got hired i gave them a Muslim Guidline booklet, so they knew i aint cool with alcohol, and it was funny a the conference table my project manager said to my CFO " No no this is not a Xmas party it is a Holiday party, *looks at me*" lol. Or just tell em u got plans..even non muslims pulled that card.

 
At March 01, 2008 4:15 AM, Blogger Naeila-Gul said...

salaam,
Love the vids, they're Fan-Dabby-Dosey :D mashaAllah.

 
At March 01, 2008 6:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

MMMMMAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSHHHHHHHHAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

JK FOR THAT BRO WAS GOOD N JOKING YEHHHH

INSHALLAH keep the good work up:)
uk sis

 
At March 01, 2008 9:52 AM, Blogger Sarah said...

Assalamu'alaikum brother...it was a very good video..Alhamdulillah..keep up the good work..cool video!!!

 
At March 01, 2008 10:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

About calling in sick: "I have eye problems" (can't see coming in to work today).

 
At March 01, 2008 10:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

this show was good, but what shall we do when we are forced to go??

 
At March 01, 2008 10:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

salaam Bro :)
Here's some feedback on the videos:

..Too much talking, and little action starts to annoy me after watching the videos awhile.. Sometimes it's ok to have silent moments in movies. Silent and slow manner of talking can create impact, or allow the audience time to absorb and think..

Nonverbal communications are still communication.


It get monotonous when there's only one-same-looking guy does the talking. Check out HappySlip on youtube for some techniques. ;)


peace,
aimi

 
At March 01, 2008 11:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aimi, I've been watching the videos from when they started and if you don't know by now, this is his style and judging by his actions, it doesn't look like he has any plans on changing it. Then again, why should he when he has million of views showing him that it works?

 
At March 01, 2008 11:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you guys reading this>>
Any way..
Listen
That what we missed
That's Ali who we want to see
funny
am not sayinf that the other video were bad..no they are great but the sense of humour in this video was the best..
:)
Maybe because this was recorded last year and now Ali get mature.. (just kidding ..)
all the best
miss Anonymous

 
At March 01, 2008 2:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

only a few more videos left and it will be all over.

 
At March 02, 2008 3:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aaaahhh shuuurrruppp everyone. Comments are there for people to show appreciation, criticsm or ask questions.

Like I have a question how come some users have blue names?

Oh yh cool vid, kinda weird lol, but effective.

 
At March 02, 2008 5:03 AM, Blogger Asha said...

That was quite useful cuz i know sum ppl who abuse the "religous card". I think im gonna show them this site but thank cuz dt video was very useful. and i like da idea bout ask baba ali

 
At March 02, 2008 8:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice one :)

 
At March 02, 2008 3:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assalamu Alaikum wrwb. another good video from you brother, masha Allah. keep up the good work. hope to see more insha Allah.
wassalamu alaikum wrwb.

 
At March 02, 2008 8:24 PM, Anonymous MISTified said...

Assalamualaikum Br. Baba Ali,
I just wanted to thank you for coming to DC MIST 2008.
Masha Allah you were great! Everyone loved your comedy and we hope you will come back soon. Be sure to catch Baba Ali at MIST on youtube soon insha Allah. Jazakillahu Khayran!!

 
At March 03, 2008 10:54 AM, Blogger Baba Ali said...

Walaikum Salam,

Before posting the performance at MIST DC on YouTube. Can you please email me at ali@ummahfilms.com

Baba Ali

 
At March 03, 2008 12:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

lol jst gota say luved the videooo

 
At March 04, 2008 6:59 PM, Blogger ammena said...

salam, lol.. I was just going to write "i dunno if you read these" then I saw ur comment on the bottom.. just wanna say i can totally relate to this, and it was hilarious.. especially the " " I love how you laugh at urself heehee. Also the 'who has the other donkey' what accent were u trying to achieve there? it sounded mildly british :) well done :D heehee (yeh im english) well done bro.. keep it up. Fi amenallah

 
At March 05, 2008 6:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

brilliant mashallah! ur in our duas bro..

 
At March 06, 2008 10:14 AM, Blogger Tahira said...

Asalamualaikum bro.

Another great issue to tackle! Just a note though would you not recomment that we attend some of the more suitable parties as they might be good opportunities for dawah? Just a though. May Allah reward u for ur efforts.

Wasalam

 
At March 06, 2008 10:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alhumdulilah...you're great!

 
At March 08, 2008 6:07 PM, Blogger Sahar said...

I totally loved this! Especially your fake crying(ROLL THE TAPE!) lol.
I loved this sooo much! Keep it up!

 
At March 12, 2008 8:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

lol..it's really funny when he cries...hahahah..

 
At March 19, 2008 11:50 PM, Anonymous Sarah said...

Ching Ching Ching, Ching Ching Ching! lol, you are hilarious! Keep up the good work Brother!

 
At May 10, 2008 8:45 PM, Anonymous Mohammed Sohail said...

salam to everyone just wanted to paste my link here if everyone that watches this video please pass it on to someoneo that they know thank you salam and peace.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTEZ3H4udtI

 
At May 30, 2008 10:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

salam 3aleikum brother,I've noticed that you made a mistake in your videos, it's not marham but instead it's pronounced "mahram".

 
At September 07, 2008 9:38 AM, Anonymous hijaban01 said...

dear brother,
AoA,
uptil now I used to mute my speakers when you played the 'Ask Baba Ali' song cause I thought that it was music, so I'm really glad that you cleared that up. Jazakallah. Apart from that the whole video was very good and funny and helpful, and you're terribly right about people leaving you alone when you say the 'R' word. Yup, I mean 'religion.' I get very annoyed by that. Its like they're snubbing you or something.

 
At October 27, 2008 1:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, is it ok for you to LIE about being "sick" to get out of the holiday work party because you're presumably not lying to a "Muslim" boss and you don't owe any honesty to us "infidels"? And when you don't get a promotion because the management doesn't think you have any company spirit because you don't want to socialize with people with whom you have nothing in "common", are you going to claim it's discrimination; even though all the rest of us "infidels" have to play the same silly games to get ahead? And you're not very tolerant of people with particular american accents are you? I wonder why you think that we should be more understanding of your culture when you are so critical and dismissive of ours? You're no different than radical islamic elements; just less upfront about it. You expect us to respect your beliefs and practices, but you abhor and denounce ours. There is nothing "peaceful" about that.

 
At October 29, 2008 5:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Slmz brother...
i really love ur vidoes... they're especially good because the youth of todays ummah have so many twisted and confused ideas about our islam and sometimes its more effective when someone from amongst your age group tells you "this is wrong" then when these old men and women come up to you and start whacking you with their walking sticks because your a "bad person"
anywa, keep it up! may allah grant you even more knowledge and reward you for explaining some major problems in todays society
from your sister in islam

 
At February 07, 2009 4:39 PM, Blogger itsmecall911 said...

Wow, this is one of my favorite ask baba ali vids. i keep watching it over and over a gain, Keep it up!!

 
At July 12, 2009 10:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Salaam,

Dude, you are sooo cooool...
MashAllah...seriously i'm not kidding, i showed my Dad some of your stuff, and he says you're a genuis....please tell me when you're next in the UK, i wanna meet youuuuu...

I look upto you, thank you for being such a positive role model.

Hannan Khan (hannan@khanweb.co.uk)

Salam

 
At April 06, 2010 6:24 AM, Anonymous Fatima Johansson said...

Salam. I just want to say that i totally love your videos Ali. Keep up the good work!

 
At August 11, 2010 4:50 PM, Anonymous Just a guy said...

Well the prophet never rejected invitations to such events(e.g. he was invited to have a meal with a jewish neighbour she then tried to posion him and he still went)
so it's clearly sunnah not to lie to these people and accept the invitation.
However if you really don't wish to go as your afraid of drinking alcohol, and losing ur faith. i suggest you tell them that and they shoould understand if not well who cares just dont go!

 
At May 24, 2011 3:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great video :)

 

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