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Friday, November 28, 2008

New Ummah Films Video - "You won't hear that at Jummah"

Bismillah ar-Rahmaan ar-Raheem,


YouTube has moved over to widescreen and now accepts HD so I decided to make the new Ummah Films video in HD. The video was filmed pretty late (which explains why I look so tired) but the message was important so I wanted to make sure it gets out. Being that today is Jummah, I figured I release the video today.

The audio from the Half Our Deen intro was put together by Takbir Productions (www.takbirproductions.com) and the video was put together by Iman Studios (www.imanstudios.com).

I'm not much of a Nasheed fan but when I came across the song "How can they deny?" from Takbir Productions, I was amazed. The song is not only unique but more importantly the lyrics have weight to it so I had to buy one of their CD. I wanted a unique sound for the Half Our Deen intro so asked the bros to put something together. Let me know what you think

Please help me spread this video by posting it on websites, blogs, facebook, myspace, etc...I really hope that it reaches the minds and hearts of those who have mic during Jummah InshAllah.

JazakAllah Khair
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38 Comments:

At November 28, 2008 11:15 PM, Blogger Khadija said...

Hey baba ali,

InshaAllah your doing well, I really appreciate this video. Youre right, so many jumas are going by and is not addressing key issues for the youth. My jumas are good enough that talk about current events and future course actions in life with economy, so its not so bad. But you know we have a youth program where we discuss topics that the youth choose, that is going well!

Fi amaan Allah

 
At November 29, 2008 12:37 AM, Blogger farooq said...

Booooooring...that was boring and I am going to sleep!

 
At November 29, 2008 12:51 AM, Anonymous adam said...

Very true, especially what you said about business. They pay on time and right cost to Non-Muslim and when it's Muslim, it's:

"Oooh brotheeeerrrrr! Lower the price Brrrroooootheerrr!"

Or they don't pay on time. So my solution was and it has been great now, is I don't do business with people like that. I don't need their business.

I think people do business with people like that because they are too needy, attached too much to low self esteem, and not vision.

I'd advice don't bother doing business with such people. So sometimes, because of our own attachement, emotional neediness, we don't stand up to our own vision and say, "no, go and shop somewhere else!"

Anyway great video. Keep them coming.

 
At November 29, 2008 1:04 AM, Anonymous Koorosh said...

Salam everyone,

Most of my life, I had been told that "Marriage is hald our deen"

But later on, I spoke to some scholars and they told me that the Prophet never actually said this.

There are no hadith supporting this.

I googled every where and couldnt find any evidence.

Peace

 
At November 29, 2008 1:46 AM, Blogger memeh said...

Salaam Alaycom brother,

Jazak Allah Kair...

It's true... Jummah's speech is very boring... I am in a Muslim country... women don't go to Jummah's speeches… we could hear it through mic… Jummah's speech is killing... there is a strong control on what can be said during Jummah… Kateeb talks about topics that children know more than him... or he would talk about how Muslims used to rule the world... which is kind of talking a joke... because we are in the present and talking about how we were controlling others is just a waste of time... the present doesn't make us feel proud…

wa Alsalam Alaycom

 
At November 29, 2008 4:45 AM, Anonymous ItsMe said...

Loving Your Hat

 
At November 29, 2008 5:47 AM, Blogger aneebaba said...

Salam Br.Ali! OMG, I though I couldn't love u and your vids more ,but you managed to make the Reminders even more appealing. Yes, speeches can be boring or just irrelevant to the youth. It would be nice to see some of those topics that you mentioned. Fortunately, ours are not too bad and its a different Imam each time (3 or 4 total)one of which speaks softly, but has great knowledge, so I always pay special attention to his khutbahs. Anyways, I almost spit out my the food I was chewing when I saw the topi(hat)reminded me of the one my uncle sometimes wears :-) Ma'salaam

 
At November 29, 2008 5:51 AM, Blogger aneebaba said...

Oops, just wanted to add - I liked the format as well, how you repeated the line/title "You won't hear that at Jummah" just like the "That's not Hijab" video. Consistency is always good - let's hope the khutbahs can be consistent in their relevancy.

 
At November 29, 2008 11:53 AM, Blogger Lawrence said...

Baba,

You are an Imam of our community (community leader), i suggest you give a few Jummah's when you visit. Just add a few Quran references and you will be fine...inshaAllah I doubt anyone will be sleep.. well ..haha

ma salaam

Toure'

 
At November 29, 2008 11:54 AM, Blogger Lawrence said...

I also invite you to do a LIVE webstream Jummah on http://www.UMMAHSTREAM.com.

We webcast a LIVE stream Jummah every Friday at 2pm (EST).

 
At November 29, 2008 12:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ali,

I'm usually at the same masjid you're at and I know what you mean dude.

 
At November 29, 2008 2:58 PM, Anonymous zulfiqar said...

salaam alikum..ali

i am quite pleased and excited you talked about this topic, in the west not only we have limited masjids but even less imams who can deliver insights on relevant topics.
During fridays, in London we have a community who runs jummah namaz in select community halls as going to masjids is quite not possible in the hour long lunch. The imams we get varies, rarely we get someone whose topic is interesting and delivery of it is excellent.
What we need is a school where one can do a course/s and be certified to be an imam, reckon there be lot of brothers and sisters who be able make timeout during friday and deliver an insightful message on relevant issues affecting the community and make it interesting.
God willing this will come into perceptible existence very soon!
:-)

 
At November 29, 2008 4:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Salam Bro!.

just wanted 2 say im soo gladdd ur videos are back!!..and its so true.. i live in england and over here we have the same problems.. i tend to fall asleep whilst the imams giving the kuthbahs and they are madd boring!!and they tend to speak half urdu which is more appealing to the older generation who are pakistani where as with the youth and other ethnicitys its not appealing at all...i realli hope imams listen 2 ur video and start 2 take ur ideas!..

thank u bro for these amazing videos!!.may allah bless u

 
At November 29, 2008 6:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

bro looks like you have too much on your plate. we want ur awesome videos to go on forever! but looks like your attention is on other stuff :(

 
At November 29, 2008 10:27 PM, Blogger 天然パーマンTENNEN PARMAN [from Japan] said...

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You have a cool site.
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Please link to my site in your ones if you like it.

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thank you!

 
At November 30, 2008 5:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Asalamoo Alykum

I m so sorry to know that these things happen in Jummah but here in my country ... Egypt .. we have different issues ... Long Khutba .. repeated topics ... But Allhamdulliah i go at Jummah to a Masjed i like its system at Jummah

 
At November 30, 2008 4:42 PM, Blogger Demi said...

"... we must be good, because it is good to be good... it is not good... to be bad...because we are human beings...." LOL classic

 
At December 01, 2008 11:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

iam ahmed from egypt
i love u in allah

for that i well do arabic site for u www.ummahfilms.tk

it have sors your site

inshaa allah we well meating in al ganah

your brother peace ahmed

 
At December 02, 2008 8:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the lyrics and sound of the nasheed for HOD is captivating. good choice.

 
At December 03, 2008 5:24 AM, Blogger Ismail Kamdar said...

Excellent videos

I myself am a Khateeb, although i am only 22, I have been using your videos as inspiration for good topics since the Reminder series first started.

I hate boring lectures and always try to address relevant issuesand yes, I also talk about sex during lectures, which got me in a lot of trouble (Whats this newly maiired youngster talking about such shameless things for)

But there are a lot of people who appreciate my lectures, especially the youth.

Jazakallah Khair, Baba Ali for the advice and inspiration

 
At December 03, 2008 5:24 AM, Blogger Ismail Kamdar said...

Excellent videos

I myself am a Khateeb, although i am only 22, I have been using your videos as inspiration for good topics since the Reminder series first started.

I hate boring lectures and always try to address relevant issuesand yes, I also talk about sex during lectures, which got me in a lot of trouble (Whats this newly maiired youngster talking about such shameless things for)

But there are a lot of people who appreciate my lectures, especially the youth.

Jazakallah Khair, Baba Ali for the advice and inspiration

 
At December 03, 2008 5:26 AM, Blogger Ismail Kamdar said...

Lol.

By the way, you did an exact imitation of the local Jumah Khateeb here in Chatsworth, South Africa.

So I take it that its a global crisis of boring lectures

 
At December 05, 2008 3:00 PM, Anonymous questfortherightone.blogspot.com said...

About halfourDeen.com -- and how it relates to your marriage interview video post --


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 06, 2008 7:39 PM, Blogger Aadila said...

This is so true. I never hear anything that relates to me, my life, or anyone elses life. Unless you count the times when a kateeb goes on about how "Jews are the enemy" or "Hate all non muslims" blah blah blah. Hearing about things that will actually have meaning to me would be something I would like to see, but it's not likely to happen where I live.

 
At December 09, 2008 10:03 AM, Blogger Saba said...

Salaams,

Im sorry I can't hear you, as there's a problem with my computer's sound device. But it's true what you say.

 
At December 11, 2008 10:59 AM, OpenID kalamkalbu said...

Dear brother,

I am one of your fan and just to let you know that there are a lot of malaysian that are watching your video.

Great job and continue doing it!

 
At December 11, 2008 3:47 PM, Blogger Lurhaf said...

assalamualaikum ya brother,.,

nice video mashaallah,.,

only that, the thing about ur videos is that its rather seem to only be covering ur own country situations (not global situations)

well, i live in Malaysia,., and for u to know, most of the topics u listed as "you wont hear that at jumaah" had been listened during jumaah,., (same goes for the country around malaysia,., indonesia and etc),.,

i dont know the situations that u r living in,., but, in Malaysia, a lot of kids came for jumaah khutbah and prayer,., so, in my opinion,., talking about sex during jumaah prayer juz wont suite it,., ^_^

so, i really2 hope that u'll improvise ur next video by doing more research and talk globally,., (as u said so,., u r covering global issues),., ok?

inshaallah,., u'll become a great ummah reminder,., ameen,.,

Assalamualaikum

 
At December 13, 2008 10:38 AM, OpenID seekerofthesacred said...

Bismillah...

Assalamualaikum wa Rahmatullah...

Insha Allah we can all benefit from the relevant, scholarly and inspiring Khutbahs of Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad (TJ Winter, a lecturer at Cambridge University and senior student of al-habib Ahmed Mashhur al-Haddad).

They are available as mp3's here:

http://cambridgekhutbasetc.blogspot.com/

Please keep me in your duas,

Wassalam

 
At December 21, 2008 5:05 AM, Anonymous Mourad said...

thanks brother Ali
i like your videos
your bro from Japan

 
At January 23, 2009 4:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

IH baba ali

Mashallah i love all ur videos its soo funny and true keep goin my brother

ps may allah(swt) reward u for this beautiful videos Ammen bye baba ALI ur sister Najma

 
At January 23, 2009 4:15 PM, Blogger proudmuslim said...

IH Baba Ali

MASHALLAH NICE VIDEOS I LOVE THEM ALL ITS SOO FUNNY AND U R TOO I WATCH EVER VIDEO I MEAN NEW VIDEO.BYE BABE ALI

PS. MAY ALLAH(SWT) REWARD U AMEEN
UR SISTER NAJMA

 
At January 26, 2009 3:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Salaam WR WB,

This is the first video that we at '4theummah' have posted with the Niyath of Dawaat of Islam!:-

http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=vLUQRSZ7RI8

It's the work/speeches of well known scholars presented in a different way.
Please Rate the Video and spread it to the Ummah InshAllah.
Your Comments and Feedbacks are very important for us. We will review them, to keep in mind for our future videos InshAllah!! We need Allah's will and your encouragement to continue this work!

Jazakallah Khair for watching,
4theummah Team!

 
At August 12, 2009 9:19 PM, Blogger Alaa'a said...

Very true about the khutba's but I have an Imam that actually discusses these topics and anyone can hear them and check them out online if your not in the Virginia, Maryland, DC area. His name is Imam Mohammed Al-Asi and here is his site. I hope you enjoy

http://islamiccenterdc.com/

 
At July 27, 2010 11:11 PM, Blogger shariq said...

Salam brother this is Shariq Ahmad 22 from India and simply wanted to say i am impressed and love your videos and prays for your good health. Ameen !!!

 
At September 28, 2010 8:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assalam o alaikum

Nice work BABA ali.


hey people visit my website

www.yusaf.webs.com

 
At December 25, 2010 3:54 PM, Blogger Ibraheem said...

Hi baba Ali,

I really like and appreciate your videos I just have to disagree with this one. I don't know who is giving the khutba to you but he should go over other things. I live in Houston Texas and I have been watching your videos for about 5 years. Keep up the good work and barakAllahu fik.

 
At August 05, 2011 1:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assalamualaikum,
You know how for your marriage videos you left a message saying that it might be a generalization. I think you should do that for this video too. I know a masjid and their topics are usually relevant, talking about what's happening in the world, and why. Sometimes they could use improvement but I know some khateebs you give wonderful khutbahs. I had a teacher who gave khutbahs occasionally and I loved his lectures, like: bringing back a sunnat of the prophet and the reward. He thought we could do it, pitching in 10 dollars each we could make a presentation, talk to people, buy miswaks and encourage them to use them. (how many people actually miswak daily these days, a valuable sunnat of the prophet (S)
mA he was one of my favorite teachers. I love your videos and JazakAllahu Khairun (:

 
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