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MuslimKidsMatter | Babies – Wonders from Allah | Video: Indifference

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Welcome to another edition of Muslim Kids Matter! Summer’s heating up and we know you’ve got lots of activities going on. This month, we’re going to be pretty active at Muslim Kids Matters too, Insha’Allah! :) There’s something BIG coming your way, kids (*hint*: it’s a competition!) so do check out this space next week, Insha’Allah, to see what that is all about! Meanwhile, let’s get on with today’s post…

Babies – Wonders from Allah | by Nur Kose

If you\’ve ever looked at a baby – really looked at a baby – at his/her tiny eyes and nose and teeny weeny little lips and those cute chubby cheeks and those delicate little ears, you would understand how amazing babies really are.

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When I look at myself in the mirror, it\’s hard to imagine that I was once a small baby, as small as my baby cousin.  When I could barely open my eyes and I didn\’t know that my hands weren\’t meant for scratching my face.

If you\’ve been old enough to remember what it was like to have a baby growing up in the house, you\’d be able to see how a teeny weeny baby could grow up into an infant and then a big baby and then a toddler.

If you\’ve ever heard a newborn\’s cry, you\’d know that it sounds like something in between a ‘waa\’ and a ‘meoww\’.

When you see a small newborn baby, you remember that we really belong to Allah and He helps us in everything we do.  When a baby is first born, he/she doesn\’t know anything or how to do anything, but as the baby grows, he/she is able to start taking care of him/herself.

Side note:

And when you see a baby, don\’t forget that this tiny little thing is a human being and you were once like that, so please do not call a baby (once he/she is born) an ‘it\’.  How would you feel if someone called you an ‘it\’?

Video | “Indifference”

This month, we’re showcasing a video that bagged the first place in the “Short Films” category in the competition conducted by DC MIST. Directed by Bellal Hussain and featuring other students from Lake Braddock Secondary School, the video highlights what happens when good people choose to stay silent when wrong things are happening before them.

Disclaimer: This video contains background music.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZO-8qzeDi_4[/youtube]

 

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10 Comments

10 Comments

  1. Khadeejah Islam

    July 2, 2011 at 1:34 AM

    JazakAllah khayr MM and everyone associated for posting this. This is an excellent post! The first half on babies filled me with delight, awe, and happiness, and the second half filled me with guilt, sadness, and tears. The video was a great reminder, and I cannot thank you enough for this. I have two autistic cousins. Therefore, I understand the story.

  2. Frank James

    July 2, 2011 at 2:22 AM

    I believe the last line of this short film is very similar to a line from the movie The Boondock Saints. This was very moving, visceral. Great casting. There were a few hack camera movements but this film is more about the message than the production. Hussain’s film deals with bullying, which is a very relevant issue going on in today’s public schools. The film is also a call to action for people to stand up against bullying. Cinema is an art form and a voice. Hussain and the other students involved realize this and are using their talents to publicize a contemporary issue. This film ought to be adapted for the live stage, bringing the issue right in front of people’s faces and circumventing the detachment that sometimes accompanies screenworks. Keep up the good work students of Lake Braddock Secondary School.

    -Frank James
    Digital Filmmaking Major
    Eastern New Mexico University

  3. Mehreen

    July 2, 2011 at 2:35 PM

    very nice…I liked it..

  4. UmmSarah

    July 2, 2011 at 11:14 PM

    The video is heart wrenching. Kids with disabilities are Jannah children.

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  6. SabrunJameel

    July 4, 2011 at 6:54 PM

    MahsAllah the producers did a GREAT job with the video and voiced a strong message.
    Thumbs up

  7. Saba

    July 4, 2011 at 9:40 PM

    Thank you for posting this video, MashaAllah it was incredible and has such a powerful message. The video brought me to tears and I hope it encourages all of us to stand up for what is right and just.

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