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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Q&A Video for new Reminder DVD settttt

Bismillah ar-Rahmaan ar-Raheem,

In the last post, I requested questions that can be answered via video. After reading some of the questions, I realized that my post was not specific so I wanted to clarify today on the reason for the request InshAllah.

Last year, many people wanted a higher quality version of the Reminder videos on DVD so I put together the Season 1 DVD with all the Season 1 videos. This year, I plan to release both Season 1 and Season 2 DVDs InshAllah in ONE special set. Thus, there will be two DVDs (one for each season) in a DVD case. In addition, I wanted to add something extra in the set so this is the reason for the Q&A video. So when I asked for questions, I didn't mean questions about my personal life but more importantly about anything relating to the Reminder series, the topics, the issues, the making of it, or even Ummah Films.

In the upcoming DVD set, I also plan to put a special video that is not released on YouTube InshAllah which be kinda cool for all those who support Ummah Films by purchasing this DVD set.

Alhamdulillah I have done many interviews with various publications. Yesterday, I did one for the Guardian (UK) which comes out next week InshAllah and this past weekend, I was on a middle eastern tv show answering questions from the youth. Today, I received the latest interview from altmuslim.net. Check it out here

Hopefully, that will give you some ideas
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At June 13, 2007 10:39 AM, Blogger AlBaraa said...

when is the expectedrelease date for the DVDs?

At June 14, 2007 4:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatula wa Barakatuhu,

I hope the Ummah Films crew are all in good health and in the best of faith Insh'Allah.

Q: I'm a huge fan of the reminder series, Mash'Allah I'm glad its doing so well! I just wanted to know how you respond to critics, especially the older viewers, who see your reminders as sometimes making fun out of others(e.g. your impressions)to get your point across?

Jazak'Allah Kheir and May Allah continue you to bless your projects :) Ameen

At June 14, 2007 9:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Salam bro,

I'm confused per the last post from the other guy. How many people work on Ummah Films? Do you guys work on project together or are they all independent?

At June 14, 2007 9:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Are you going to be playing a part in the going up north video?and when is it going to come out, is it funny and will it be out on DVD or maybe even cinema,as the the cartoon Mohammad (S.A.W)came out in the U.k at the cinemas last yr which was really gud, and an alternative for the kids and the adults!


At June 14, 2007 10:01 AM, Blogger Baba Ali said...

here are the answers so far:

1. The expected release of the DVD is August 2007 InshAllah

2. My impressions is never meant to make fun of anyone but rather to differentiate between brother A or brother B. In the Haram Police video, I made that mean face so those who walk around looking angry can see how they look like. Its sunnah to smile and that is something we should all try to do more often when giving advise InshAllah. As far as the critics, you have to expect that. Especially, with so many people watching, you are going to get a wide variety of responses. At the end of the day, the only one I judge I care about, is my Creator.

3. The original idea behind Ummah Films was to make films but for one reason or another, that idea didn't work. So I went off and started the Reminder series. I wanted to work on a project that didn't require the dependence on others and something that I could do by myself. It was only meant as a temporary project until the rest of the team made movies but since the viewers responded positively to it, I decided to write and make more and more episodes and the rest is history.

4. The projects are independent from one another. I am only work on the Reminder project. Even though, I work on the Reminder myself, there are other brothers invovled in the other aspects of Ummah Films (one of those brothers has requested to remain anonymous as he has told me that he doesn't want public credit for his work). He is the one who does a lot of the backend work with Ummah Films these days Alhamdulillah.

5. No, I am not playing a part in the going up north video. That is Mahdi's project. I'm not involved in his project so if you want to learn about that project, you can click on the link on the blog InshAllah.

I hope that answers the questions posted thus far

your brother in Islam,


At June 14, 2007 11:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My sibliings and i have always been and still are working our way round the camera tryin to make ordinary things look different so i ahvea fair idea how hard it can get. i wanted to kno if its easy for you to do your thing and how do you do it??!! when your acting out two characters sometime i ALL MOST fall for it!

At June 15, 2007 10:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Bro Ali, didn't you say you will be replying to these questions in a new video?

At June 15, 2007 11:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

wat if we are too cheap to buy the DVD? This means we wont get to see the answers!

At June 15, 2007 11:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

cant wait to read the interview on the Guardian which is a very popular newspaper in UK!

Interviews are a excellent way of promoting Ummahfilms!

At June 15, 2007 6:44 PM, Blogger ziad said...

i wanted to know if your ever going to do an interview or something in australia...no one seems to come to this part of the world :D

At June 16, 2007 8:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Salam Alaikum Baba Ali

Great videos. I have watched them all and inshaAllah you will be inspired with more topics or projects after the Reminder series. Your presentation mashaAllah helps Muslims and the Ummah because you're taking important topics and making the bitter pill of truth easier to swallow.

As a convert, I also have been asked by Muslims the question how I became Muslim.
(Some ask why- what's up with that? Don't they know why?)

But the question that is never asked is, "Now that you are Muslim, who is teaching you your deen? Or now, 18 Hegira years later, "how have you learned the deen?"

I've found most Muslims haven't a clue. Theu grew up with it and whatever they were taught as kids is what they know. As adults, they stagnate. They have no living connection to the Prophet, "PBUH"; no one guiding them in their struggles.

Shahada is the easy part. Struggling with the nafs and leaarning is the hard part.

MashaAllah your videos reveal a depth of learning and understanding that is not often seen. InshaAllah you may share your thoughts on How to Learn Islam.

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