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Monday, April 03, 2006

Muslim Awakening - Film Update

Bismillah ar-Rahmaan ar-Raheem,

Ummah Films just finished its 2nd day filming of "Tomorrow Never Comes - Muslim Awakening". The story is about Hassan, an intellectually and athletically gifted young man, who awakens one day and discovers he can't hear. He soon realizes that he was deaf long before this day because of his arrogance. His lost of hearing humbles him and he realizes that he must change. He decides to change tomorrow but tomorrow never comes and as tomorrow is his funeral.

The film is a short (only about 5 to 7 minutes in length) and its the first project from Ummah Films. Filming is done on Sundays. The film gives the group a chance to work together for the first time, learn the new equipment, and gain knowledge of the filming protocol.

A common misconception is that "there is always tomorrow" but tomorrow isn't guaranteed for any of us. On the Day of Judgment, we will each be judged by our Creator Allah (swt) for our actions so knowing that we are in error is not enough but we must strive for the straight path and correct ourselves.

Ibn Mas'ud relates that the Prophet (saws) said, "Whoever has an atom of pride in his heart will not enter Paradise." Then one of his companions asked, "What do you say about someone who likes to dress in fine clothes?" and he answered, "Allah is beautiful and likes that which is beautiful. Arrogance is to deny reality and to consider others beneath oneself."

Seven qualities are considered to be the cause of pride: education, knowledge, religious piety, fame and nobility of one's family and descendents, physical attractiveness, physical strength, wealth, achievement, and the number of ones admirers and followers. In reality, none of these qualities need to be the causes of arrogance. On the contrary, they are positive values which every person strives for. The real cause of arrogance is stupidity, and the inability to comprehend what is offered as knowledge. Yet there is no other medicine but knowledge to cure stupidity.
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At November 17, 2006 4:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is it that everytime I read more about muslims,I want to find out more?

Ahh as to this muslim awakening, I find it a bit contradictory for a person to be proud of being a muslim when this speaks of being humble and avoiding arrogance.

Either I'm onto something or I'm misinterpreting what is being said.

At January 26, 2007 1:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

salaam alaikum,
I actually like the idea of "what if tomorrow never comes?" I believe that one must live each day as if it were his/her last and being proud to be a Muslim can have other meanings as well. as one is proud to serve Allah (swt)it is like to say you are a proud slave only unto Allah (swt) though in many cases they are more humble then they let on and when asked, they deny certain attributes and highlights you try to add to them. A truly humble person will say "Any one can do this it is not that hard to do!!" An arrogant person will say "better be glad I know to do this because its hard". I have met both types and I will not say which I am all I will say is I gladly wear what Allah (swt) has ordained me to wear and I will bow only unto Allah (swt). :D oh and I liked the "that's not hijab" video it was so funny, And true!! Oh and I find it very nice that you want to learn more of Muslims!!! (ichorlicker) Well that's all she wrote!!!


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