This past weekend I had the opportunity to visit the Islamic Society of Augusta in Georgia. I had wanted to try something different in conveying my thoughts so I took a camera along with me and tried to video tape as much as I could. What I came up with is below. It’s my first attempt at putting together and editing something like this so I would very much appreciate feedback on it. But don’t be too harsh though since I don’t really know what I am doing 🙂
The idea is that everyone of has a story to tell, and everyone of us can learn from hearing someone else’s story. Our own lives and experiences can very much be shaped by the experiences of others, yet we regularly pass up on the opportunity for self development by not letting ourselves learn about someone different from us. I personally believe that those individuals who will shape what Islam means in the American context exist in huge numbers – they just need to be pushed a bit to share their experiences with the rest of the world.
*as a disclaimer, there is some music in this
**as a second disclaimer, I made this with a hand held video camera. So again, please don’t be too harsh 🙂
For those of you who like the video and/or enjoy the blog, please do share it via your own social networking circles (facebook, twitter, etc)
For those of you who would rather not watch a movie, I’ll probably write something up about my trip in a couple of days inshallah.