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Sunday, February 12, 2006

Muslim Basketball Music Video: The so called dream became a reality!

Bismillah ar-Rahmaan ar-Raheem,

Sometimes I think about what we are trying to do with Ummah Films and then I wonder if we are dreaming or maybe..just maybe there is a possability of it becoming a reality. Whenever I have doubts in my head, I try to look back on the past projects (the “big dreams” ones), and when I remember their success, my motivation goes back to 100%! One of my favorite projects was Muslim Basketball. Ahhh...the memories are so sweet!

Many years ago, we came up with an idea of organizing Muslim Basketball tournaments with the addition of all the cool bells and whistles of the professional organizations. At first people laughed at all the off the wall ideas we had for it but that only motivated us even more to prove that it could be done!

Not only did Muslim Basketball made it to the front page of LA Times but we had everything from highlight videos, courtside announcers, our own MB court, and even a clothing line that was lead with famous “red” muslimbasketball.com shirts. Alhamdulillah!

We wrote out a rap, went to the studio, made the song, recorded highlight film and put together our famous theme song, "Dot What". With the great tool of the internet, our video spread across continent to continent as Soon, we were getting teams wanting to register from all over the US, Canada, UK, and even one team in Africa (crazy!!!). We couldn't believe how much impact one little video made.

Often times we get discouraged from our peers that because we are young and inexperienced, that we can't accomplish our goals. If we work hard, make du'ah, and if Allah (swt) wants it...it can happen InshAllah so never give up on your dreams or ideas. All we did is put in the effort and the success was of course from Allah (swt).

Although the video hasn’t been up there for very long, I was surprised when I checked today and saw that 5117 people have viewed it on google video so far, which is totally cool. It was just an amateur video but it was very fun. Here is the video (make sure to listen to the lyrics, which is based on what we experienced): DOT WHAT VIDEO

The project didn't last because we just didn’t' have the resources to maintain it. We each went on to work on different things but it was definitely fun while it lasted. More importantly it was a learning experience and I learned a lot from it.
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At July 31, 2006 2:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah i saw the vid it waz great. me and friends really like it

At February 06, 2007 1:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the link does not work

At April 22, 2007 6:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to see the video again, where can I find it??

At February 18, 2009 5:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

yo ali wasup i remember when you made that vid i'm in it i was team captian of little kids, its mustafa in case u don't remember hit me up some time myspace.com/lilmonsta06

At May 19, 2011 8:38 AM, Anonymous buy generic viagra said...

I start to think we are dreaming but we must try to do something else with this kind of projects. I guess we can't ignore the style of those memories and a Muslim like me, can't read without motivations, so I hope you keep up with all this .


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