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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Marriage Interviews - Season 3 Ummah Films Video

Bismillah ar-Rahmaan ar-Raheem,


InshAllah my next project will be www.halfourdeen. My goal is to put a unique spin on the way Muslim Matchmaking has been done in the past and to develop a site like no other Muslim Matchmaking site. Just like my past projects, I have no plans to make just another parody of what is out there for Muslims but rather to take the current awkward process to the next level InshAllah. I've pitched my ideas to teams of programmers and some have said its too difficult while others have given me crazy quotes ($25,000).

Honestly, it would be pointless to come out with something similar to what is out there but it seems like taking a leap of trying something new comes with a big price tag. Nevertheless, I'm motivated and I think its something that will change the way the current websites do things. If you are interested, please put in your email address at halfourdeen.com inshAllah and I'll inform you once its live so you can try it out.

Update:

I guess people seem to like this last video on YouTube (as of 11/18/08 at 3:19pm)

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Visit Baba Ali's Muslim Marriage site halfourdeen.com

31 Comments:

At November 17, 2008 2:52 AM, Blogger aneebaba said...

Salam Br. Ali - I can see you decided to put post some of the extra items from the DVD on this video. I always think you are at the top of your game so-to-speak when it comes to the marriage topic, so insha'allah you will be successful at this new project that you are planning with Halfourdeen.com. Wishing you all the best. Br.Anees

 
At November 17, 2008 3:01 AM, Anonymous Agiteh Ibrahim said...

Assalamu Alaykum, Thank you Baba Ali for bringing back the reminder series, I pray Allah (SWT) reward you for your efforts towards the DEEN. On the topic, I think it is very true, and I totally agree with you. Most single muslims are unmarried because they chose to. I think it will be good if we stop daydreaming and start looking at the reality of things.
The Halfourdeen.com project you are embarking upon would be successful Insha Allah. Best of Wishes.
Wassallam
A.A. Ibrahim

 
At November 17, 2008 4:13 AM, Anonymous Um Aaliyah said...

A'Salaamu walaykum,

I must say I am pleased to view your videos. I find them funny, spiritual and they offer Islamic guidance in an unoffensive manner. I admire the humor behind your advise, but yet you manage to display your seriousness of the issues that so many Muslims face. It is refreshing and thought provoking. I support your venture into Muslim Matchmaking and I am available for comment and idea's. Keep up the good work. Barak'Allahu Feek, Insha'Allaah...

 
At November 17, 2008 5:03 AM, Blogger salim said...

As Salamu Alaikum Ali,

I am very excited to hear about this new project. It's been my intention to help Muslim brothers and sisters get married also. If possible I would like to connect with you to discuss this project further ... I have an interest and also computer science background - I am hoping I can help bring something to the table. I know how difficult the marriage process is. I would very much like to help bring ease into this process. Let's talk...send me an email insha Allah.

 
At November 17, 2008 3:07 PM, Blogger Jalal said...

Not trying to be a critic, but somehow I think your other videos were much better. Still good job though.

 
At November 18, 2008 5:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it's one of your best, MashaAllah.

 
At November 19, 2008 3:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

brill mashallah, keep it up!

 
At November 21, 2008 1:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

salam, there is a similar website already which is a forum for muslim singles: halfmydeen.org However it not a matrimonial site so good luck with your work!

 
At November 21, 2008 12:27 PM, Anonymous Walid said...

awesome! keep it up :)

 
At November 21, 2008 1:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Salaams Baba Ali, i just wanted to say u do a great job bt i just want to clarify one thing. not all women are GOLDIGGAS lol, sumtymz wealth is a low point as comaprd 2 looks, a lot women r starting 2 focus on looks more, i no iam anyway lol... not that that is any beta than focussing on wealth its jsut i thought id let u no that looks for a girl can b just as important 4 a guy wen it comes to finding ur other half.
apart from that i welcome the wakeup call entirely, i just hope that the dreamy singles weren't 2 hazed out in their bradpitt super dream to lose attention lol.

 
At November 22, 2008 6:32 AM, Anonymous Aicha said...

uhm where did the forum go?

 
At November 23, 2008 11:49 AM, Anonymous Mohamed ElTuhamy said...

Salam, great video, I'm not sure if you've noticed it, but you've spelled interviews wrong. "Marriage Inteviews - Season 3 Ummah Films Video"

 
At November 24, 2008 2:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

when does your next video get uploaded? I can't wait!

 
At November 25, 2008 4:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

salam bro ali. pray ur well. jus wanned to ask why there is such a big wait until ur next vid?

 
At November 25, 2008 5:04 PM, Anonymous Scottish Sis said...

Assalamulaikum! Pray you are well inshAllah! Great to have you back mashAllah! I so agree with you with regards to the marriage thing.Brothers and sisters must remember to seek skin deep when looking for a potential spouse...For me Looks attract....but Deen captures the heart.Good luck with the project inshAllah i'll be joining when its up and running!lol take care Allah hafiz :)

 
At November 26, 2008 5:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

May god reward you for your goals and accomplishments

 
At November 30, 2008 1:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assalam Alaykum, i'm soo glad your back with your videos.It funny because everything you said is what i say to my mom when i tell her about looking for a husband. She thinks there is no such thing as a religious American Muslim and i should get married to anyone who asks me seeing that i'm 27 years old and stop fantisizing about him coming because he's not, and she thinks i'm crazy because i refuse to exept any money when the time comes.I would rather him teach me a passage from the Quran because that is something i can forever.
Well happy someone else gets me. Keep up the great work.

 
At December 05, 2008 2:55 PM, Anonymous questfortherightone.blogspot.com said...

Whoh where did I land! – Assalamu alaikum brothers and sisters in Islam:

The topic of marriage can be difficult. Especially if you’re a sister who lives in the west. Take for instance the idea of people(both looking for marriage) not crossing each other’s paths at Muslim conferences.

Many scholars discuss the idea of a brother approaching marriage. As for sisters, how do we approach a brother when we decide that we’re ready for marriage without crossing Islamic boundaries?

I mean, rrrrrreally --- “umm, assalamu alaikum. I’m young, arab, and very muslim given that I’m at this conference too. I’m nice, and I can say the word “people” with a “p” not a “b”. I can cook too. Wanna talk about marriage?”

Setting high dowry, or looking for Mr. good god I’m handsome Pitt to come knocking on our door ….. yes, but you know, I recently found out that some sisters haven’t even thought of the question: “what do I want in a husband?”

They think it’s enough to say “has good deen, prays, fasts and performs all the duties of Islam”. They’ve never thought of how life – like where to live, the finances, common interests, education, family, children, personality, temperament – matters in all this.

They haven’t thought it out.


So from my frustration with this, I recently started a blog called quest for the right one (www.questfortherightone.blogspot.com)

It tries to get everyone talking and forming some sort of feasible, reasonable criteria for when they approach the question of finding their other half.

Visit the place, get comfortable there and tell us what u think.

 
At December 07, 2008 7:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

im only 11! i used to enjoy your vids. but now most of them r about marrige...

 
At December 13, 2008 5:31 AM, Anonymous nuur said...

Assalamualaikum brother Ali,

Great stuff, can't wait to see more. Its true that its tough to find someone nowadays. The guys would even admit that most of them guys are no good. And usually, the good brothers are already married (like you, Ali).

Btw, is that halfourdeen.com for US residents only?

 
At January 10, 2009 8:27 AM, Blogger *Under*Cuver*Sister* said...

hahahaha, May Allah grant us all barakah in our lives.
Mashallah bro, keep up the bold reminders! The ummah needs them!

 
At January 30, 2009 4:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank you brother for going through all this effort in making this website. i am very excited about it and wish you luck. once again thank you for your troubles and may Allah (swt) bless you

 
At September 08, 2009 9:14 AM, Blogger admin said...

Assalamu'alaikum Brother

Nice idea about the new projcet..

hmm if u have problem with programmer cost in US.. try to create the project in Indonesia (lot of indonesian muslim programmer do outsourcing job for US company). I would help if u need any assistan... (hope this can solve the cost problem..). Keep the good work :)

Dendi
IT Consltan, Indonesia

 
At November 08, 2009 8:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As-salamu Alaikum Baba Ali

May Allah Subhana wa Teala reward you with paradise for all the hard effort that you have put into making these videos, they are the most educational yet funniest videos I have ever watched for my whole time that I have been in this dunya!
Alhamdulilah that there are brothers like you that do these kind of shows for other brothers and sister in Islam!

May Allah Subhana wa Teala give you the best in this life and Akhiret InshAllah!! AMIN AMIN AMIN!!
As-salamu Alaikum
PS: My parents have made a limit on the number of your videos I can watch, because they don't speak english and they don't understand what im laughing at! Anyway all the best Bro!!

 
At November 09, 2009 10:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you're amazing for all that you've done for the muslim community, thank you and keep it up!

 
At December 02, 2009 9:34 AM, Blogger VirtualMan said...

Salam Broza Ali (great name, mines Abu-Ali),

I must say, well the whole marriage thing, what a joke no?

BTW, you "evil eyed" Brad pit and Angelina, you should have said mashAllah, now they are splitting , Brad is growing a bread, huh huh, "you know what you're saying" {wink} ;-)

Still awaiting halfourdeen.com otherwise I'm going to the other half soon.

Keep being funny, inshAllah.

Salam \\// Broza,
Karim
P.S. your site is down, I mean really down

 
At December 05, 2009 12:18 AM, Blogger kudzi said...

Assalam Alaikum,

I just wanted to encorage you to keep going with what you are trying to do. Don't get discouraged with the challanges. Doing well has never been easy. Don't worry, things will fall into place and you'll manage to launch halfourdeen insh Allah. Remember, Allah may take his time but he is never late.
From an Avid supporter~
Assiya

 
At December 10, 2009 12:25 PM, Anonymous henna said...

Hello & Aslamualaikum...

Baba Ali...your great!!!
Its so positive what your doing...helping us realise that being Muslim doesnt mean we have to stay indoors but we too can also become pioneers & entrepenuers.
I can remmeber the first time my little brother gave me your video to watch...aaaah...it all started from there. hehe

Also the idea of Halfourdeen.com is BRILL...i dont know what exactly it entails but i know its great!!! I myself was thinking along similar lines...but now you have got it out in the open...it doesnt have to remain a thought...inshallah i'll be on board with ya..so count me in!!!

Warmest thoughts..henna.

 
At February 28, 2010 1:03 PM, Anonymous yasser said...

Assalamualaikum, this is yasser from pakistan. brother, i just wanted to know if your project would be active in middle eastern or asian countries and i opened up the site but it's giving some sort of error. i've tried it from other computers but the problem is persisting. em, i guess that's all i wanted to say. take care and Allah bless us all

 
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