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Moozlum Movie Trailer

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4axp5V_j6E[/youtube]

Very surprised to see Danny Glover in there.  Seems to be a legit Hollywood film about Muslims and Islam in America.

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22 Comments

22 Comments

  1. Abdullah

    August 10, 2010 at 1:42 PM

    Asalaam alaikum warahmatulah wabarakatuh

    It’s got alot of unIslamic things in it [with the ‘muslim girl’ dancing with the guy while wearing hijab].

    Please don’t watch it, you’ll just be supporting people who want to make a diluted version of Islam, straying far from the Sunnah.

    • Muhammad

      August 10, 2010 at 7:24 PM

      Wow, did you actually watch the trailer or do you just have a low IQ? That girl’s obviously his sister, watch the trailer again moron.

      • CallmeT

        August 11, 2010 at 1:28 PM

        Calm down internet tough guy… it’s not THAT obvious, and what was he drinking? near beer, doubt it

        • sheenie

          January 17, 2011 at 7:52 PM

          near beer? It either is or isnt.

      • anon

        March 13, 2011 at 10:59 AM

        mate get a life girls in hijab DO dance with guys so dont make it out like Muslims are the all good when most the girls in hijabs r not..im a muslim too and i wana watch this movie!

    • Bemused

      August 20, 2010 at 9:52 PM

      Hi Abdullah,

      If you dissuade muslims from watching this, then you’re making them ignorant of what is being said about them. This is not the most intelligent way to address ‘unislamic’ things in a movie. And one would hope that muslims are in general more intelligent than being impressionable enough to copy what they see in a movie.

  2. Kashif Pasta

    August 10, 2010 at 7:47 PM

    MashaAllah, I’m really really happy to see the progress of the film– I saw the original short online a few years ago and didn’t really think it’d ever turn into much of a feature, let alone one with Danny Glover and Azhar Usman!

  3. QasYm

    August 11, 2010 at 6:54 PM

    Was that Azhar Usman?

    I hope he didn’t shave his beard just for the movie.

    • Belal

      August 12, 2010 at 12:53 AM

      Shave? He’s the madrasa teacher fully molana decked out.

      • usama

        October 16, 2010 at 4:36 PM

        yeah, he’s the guy with the indian accent… k.. so he’s there to break the ice …i guess, do some comedy…

  4. Qaisar

    September 19, 2010 at 8:48 PM

    Assalaamu alayum, dear brothers and sisters!
    This movie seems misleading for me .There is a scene where the father says “my boy is gonna be hafiz of Qur’an”. The moviemaker wants to show that this act is a not good. Astaghfirullah. How come! Almost every muslim knows what honour happens to his/her parents in the day of Judgement, if that person becomes a hafiz of Qur’an. May Allah Ta’ala make us one of the hafizs in this world.
    Assalaamu alayum!

    • Dawud

      June 7, 2011 at 3:23 PM

      I don’t think they are trying to demonize being hafiz. But what turned me against that part of the trailer is the fanatical expression on the father’s face and the tone of his voice…like he is a crazy man. But maybe you are right because that would turn non-Muslims against hafiz simply because of the father’s obsession. Salams,

  5. tariq

    September 21, 2010 at 11:19 AM

    the movie is not offensive to muslims. its biographical ( based on directors life). enjoy it for what it is or shut up. the sort of ignorance being shown here is the exact sort of ignorance that the film denounces. judgement on those you dont know. everyone deserves an opinion, but at least see the film first.

  6. tariq

    September 21, 2010 at 11:20 AM

    directing that at abdullah

  7. Naj

    December 23, 2010 at 2:38 AM

    Salaams,

    You brothers talking about there are a lot of unislamic things or its negative etc., this is the reality of American Muslims and others in similar situations around the world. If anything we should encourage each other to watch it as it will im sure act as a reminder for us in our daily lives. Secondly its a social commentary and biography so if thats what he went through then thats what it is. How is that harming how people view Islam? If people already hate Islam this movie is not going to make their views stronger. If anything it may break them down. And if you are a Muslim that struggles with some of the same problems found in the movie then you might feel inspired to feel better. Inshallah.

    Regarding the comment about the Hafiz…we havent seen the movie or the complete context of how its used. Maybe it is in a negative light but lets see the movie first before we get there. We all want our children to be Hafiz but when they get to an adult age, its their choice and maybe the character in the movie didnt want that so it made his father look pushy?

    At the end of the day its a movie, its somebody’s point of view. Agree or not, watch it and then judge.

    Salaams
    Naj

  8. Dorothy

    February 21, 2011 at 11:48 AM

    ASAK!

    The life of American born Black Female/Male Muslims is vastly different from Muslims born anywhere else in the world – even non Black Muslims born in this country. What is most offensive about this movie is that the events actually occured! This movie reminds me that we must all be vigilant in our efforts to ensure that those who say they are Muslims really strive to demonstrate that…this begins at HOME. Each of us must do our best to emulate what is taught in the QURAN; one of the most important lessons is that ALLAH suffices as the judge between men – NOT MEN!!!! This movie was well done according to the criteria for good movie making; I do not believe it is intended to do anything other than describe this brother’s interpretation of the events of HIS life. If, however, this movie inspires one person – just ONE person to seek further information about the teachings of ISLAM and the Holy Prophet – HOORAY!!!! Now is an excellent time to pull together as Muslims and try a a little more love, understanding and compassion for those who already embrace ISLAM, but especially for those who don’t!

  9. MAR

    March 1, 2011 at 4:32 PM

    Asalamu Alaikum All; I first want to say There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is His Messenger(saw)! I agree with NAJ with fully watching the movie before placing judgement. Islam encourages to ascertain the truth, the full truth. If these are events that have really happened in anyone ones life, then why can’t the story be told? I will say that I am a Father and a Grandfather of many children, and I will tell you first hand that this is a reality of the Deen in America. To create controversy from the door surely can be counter productive. One Brother in this blog is referring to another as a tough guy. The other Brother is being critical of someone’s opinion, those comments are clearly the istigation of shaitan the accursed. Sit back and be intelligent Brother’s and Sister’s and view the movie and understand your opinion is your opinion, either way. Again, Peace!!!!

  10. Dawud

    June 7, 2011 at 3:14 PM

    Yes! We should all watch this movie. How can we discuss the good (and bad) about this movie with non-Muslims if we don’t even see it? Salams,

  11. Michael Scott

    June 26, 2011 at 7:16 PM

    I just watched this movie, its decent and speaks to some of our experiences in college. However, the movie does injustice in portraying Islamic schools and my guess is that a very small percentage of Muslimericans, if any at all, can relate to it. Still, kudos to Qasim Bashir for making this movie.

  12. Abu Kamel

    June 26, 2011 at 10:07 PM

    As salam alaikum

    If cinema is going to be a median in which Muslims EXPECT to see Islamic culture, and values, and beliefs, and a positive representation of Muslims, then they MUST invest in Muslim owned and controlled and centric movie production.

    You CANNOT rely on Hollywood or New York or nonMuslims to represent Muslim interests and beliefs.

    Movie production, casting, directing, editting, screenwriting, cinematography, and postproduction marketting etc.- all of these are critical. One could actually have nonMuslim actors, but the real issue is having control of the production of movies which represent what you believe and value.

    Egypt under Mubarak’s regime has churned out countless numbers of movies and TV shows- its Egypt’s most important impact on the Arab speaking region of the Muslim world. The big problem is these movies and shows are largely worthless filth and garbage.
    Were Egypt to have a government that did NOT favor artists who favored immorality and libertinism over morality and righteousness, Egypt could produce artistic movies that represented the morality and righteousness that Muslims so desperately believe in and desire.

    And Muslims in America could team up with such an Egyptian film industry to generate such Islamic movies and shows , insha Allah. Stop waiting and wondering if someone else is going to do what you can do.

    Here’s an excellent quote from author Marianne Williamson which I altered to be consistent with Islam:

    “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? We were born to make manifest [what]…. God [has placed] within us. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. ”

    consider this.

  13. truthbetold

    June 28, 2011 at 11:10 AM

    How does this “Muslim” film praise or even serve Allah Azza wa Jall’s perfect deen in any way?
    I’m sick and tired of these clueless, foolish people who keep hijacking and misrepresenting Islam.
    There are too many misconceptions and sublime messages to list but here are some obvious mistakes:
    1- The very first scene: A Muslim father (a committed Muslim man) cannot even utter basmalah correctly?
    2- Around 4:54, The father finishes the adhan with “hooooe”? Where did this director learn his deen?
    3- Around 1:19:25, What kind of a Muslim girl wears hijab but displays her chest???
    4- The father keeps staring at camera like a psycho throughout the whole film. Why?

    I urge this ignorant, foolish director to change his last name to Abdulbasir immediately. It’s haram to carry Allah’s blessed name directly. Before preaching Islam to my children learn it first and go give some da’wah to your own sister Maryam Basir. Quite obviously she seems to have gone astray.
    Important warning!!! Following link contains haram pictures.
    http://maryambasir.com/studio.html

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