Friday, September 24, 2010

Pakistan in Photos (so far)

Filming the SABA orphan girls at a park in Islamabad.

A baby enjoying the monkey show.
SABA girls watching the monkey show in the park.

In a bus on the way to Friday prayer.. game faces on.

Homie selling corn in Rawalpindi.

Lady with baby in a poor rural area an hour outside of Islamabad.

Murad with the kids at Wisdom House school in Channan, Pakistan.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

On the Way to Islamabad

We're in Dubai for a 2 hour layover on the way to Pakistan. We'll be flying to Islamabad to produce a short film on a girls school and orphanage in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. I'm traveling with fellow filmmaker Murad Yunus for the next 2 weeks.

We'll be posting photos from Pakistan in the days to come. Stay tuned...

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


"To say 'Hamdulillah' is to be grateful for what one has.

The images of the past decades have cast a veil on our identity as a people. We, as international brothers and sisters, are now witness to injustice in real time. We watch our Wars in HD. Injustice is played in real time.

It is time for us to claim our faces back.

This video is a global collaborative effort by 10 photographers- from London to Lebanon, Cairo To Canada, Abu Dhabi to America- to create a portrait of the New Global Citizens. They are DJs, MCs, poets, architects, teachers, doctors, parents and children. Most of all they are people."

-Excerpt of YouTube description

Video directed by Ridwan Adhami

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Namaze Eid

via Wikipedia

...the holiday [Eid] celebrates the conclusion of the thirty days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire month of Ramadan... Eid prayer is performed in congregation in open areas like fields, community centers, etc or at mosques. No adhan (Call to Prayer) or iqama (call) is to be pronounced for this Eid prayer, and it consists of only two rakaʿāt (units of prayer). The Eid prayer is followed by the khutbah (sermon) and then a supplication (dua) asking for God's forgiveness, mercy, peace and blessings for all living beings across the world.

Photos of Eid prayer, Islamic Education Center of Orange County 9/10/2010

Monday, September 06, 2010

Hashim Ali Alauddeen- Islam in America

Hashim Ali Alauddeen briefly discusses the history of American Muslim movements in the context of the greater concept of Muslim American identity at a mini conference in Miami, Florida 7/2/2010.