As Salaam Alaykum Wa Rahamtullah,
I thought the following movie was pretty hilarious. I really liked the fantasy touch to the movie witht he magic carpet and going back in time, lol. It was hilarious. Also the “Invisible Shaykh” touch was original. Usually when someone dreams about soemthing bad they did, its usuallyt he fear of their mom whopping the crap out of them, for this guy it was the “Shaykh” that actually came to help. For youth usually, the shaykh is usually the last person that they would think coudl help them, as far as I have observed the shaykh is usually disconnected with them because he came from another world (our homeland) and he wouldnt exactly understand what they are going through. It shows that maybe we are seeing our shuyookh in a different way because of the increasing number of “homegrown leaders and shuyookh that understand the psychology of the Americans, because int he end we are Americans”(From Yasir Qadhi’s “Advice from an Older Brother” lecture at MIST 2006, i will post the lecture up soon inshaAllah).
The best part about this that cracks me up is the Magic Carpet ride on top of a black car at night. It was just amazing, then they also played the Aladdin song while doing this which goes like, “I can show you the world…”. It brought back memories for em atleast cuz I used to watch Aladdin liek 2-3 times a week when I was younger (yea I lived in KSA).
Enjoy!(Warning contains music)
List of Favorite parts-
- FOB at the Halal Shop
- The Spider Man Lungee
- abdullah PIMP chatting with SEXY hijabi
- Abdullah looking through ISNA Horizon Matrimonials (LOL)
- Magic Carpet ride
- The depressed FOB at the playground
- SEXY Hijabi turns out to be soem homosexual posing as a sister
I think thats about it. Oh yeah, I talked to the guys who made the movie,they said they only had 3 people when shooting the magic carpet part. One person was recording the footage and the other 2 were on top of the car. THERE WAS NO ONE DRIVING THE CAR! NO DRIVER! I though that was pretty interesting the way they shot that scene.
Salaam Alaykum Wa Rahmatullah