Films

The Mosque is the Heart of the Fellowship (2014, 18min)

Members of Bawa Muhaiyaddeen Fellowship and Mosque
The Mosque is the Heart of the Fellowship explores the history and mystical inspiration of the first community-built Sufi Mosque in Pennsylvania through the heartfelt reflections and memories of its original members.

Maidservants of Allah: Muslim Women in Perspective (Web Series, 2014, ~35min)

Lajna Ima’illah (the women’s auxiliary of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community)
Through personal stories of Muslim women in Lajna Ima’illah, the web series Maidservants of Allah dispels common misconceptions of Islam by foregrounding its true beauty.

Masjid Freehaven: The Struggle, the Sacrifice and the Gift (2014, 19min)

Masjid Freehaven
Masjid Freehaven: The Struggle, the Sacrifice and the Gift chronicles the history of the Masjid Freehaven community, established through faith and struggle for a breath of freedom.

Get to Know Us: Keeping Islam Simple & Serving the Common People (2014, ~15min)

Masjid Muhammad
Through their entrepreneurial and humanist approach to Islam and the desire for community, Masjid Muhammad continues to build a place for Muslims to organize and to serve the needs of Philadelphia in the face of great adversity.

Masjidullah: Struggle for Human Excellence (2014, ~16min)

Masjidullah
Masjidullah: Struggle for Human Excellence looks into Masjidullah’s origin, development, and visions for the future.

The Moorish Science Temple of America: Branches to Philadelphia, Rooted in Peace (2014, 16min)

Moorish Science Temple of America, Inc., Temple #11
The Moorish Science Temple of America highlights its one hundred years of existence as one of the first Islamic organizations in America, and its historical impact in Philadelphia.

A Place to Call Home (2014, 14min)

Muslim Student Association at the University of Pennsylvania
A Place to Call Home explores different spaces at the University of Pennsylvania and in West Philadelphia that have housed the main activities of Penn MSA throughout its 50 years history, emphasizing the relationship between community and space over time.

Qa’id Ameer Abdul Majeed Staten (QAAMS) Hajj Foundation (2014, ~15min)

This film documents the Muslim youth group, QAAMS, whose main objective is to send its members on Hajj. The film delves into the lives of QAAMS’ members and their journeys, drawing on the contrasts of its Senior and Junior council members.

Lost No More (2014, 17min)

The New Africa Center (Islamic Cultural Preservation and Information Council, ICPIC)
Lost No More focuses on the transition and evolution of the Lost-Found Nation of Islam, after the death of its leader the Hon. Elijah Muhammad in February 1975, from a Black consciousness/social protest/religious movement to a faith practice following traditional Islam under the leadership of his son, Imam W. D. Mohammed.

Muslim Voices Pilot Films

Seeds of Awakening: The Early Nation of Islam in Philadelphia (2011, 14min)

The New Africa Center (Islamic Cultural Preservation and Information Council, ICPIC)
The New Africa Center has produced a video documenting the development and growth of the Nation of Islam in Philadelphia circa late 50’s-early 60’s. Told through first hand accounts by pioneers of the community, this video paints a portrait of a black nationalist, social reform movement that inspired self determination and economic development within the African American community.

The Sun Rises in Philadelphia (2011, 10min)

Lajna Ima’illah (the women’s auxiliary of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community)
Lajna Imaillah, Women’s Auxilliary of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community documents and highlights the Ahmadiyya Muslim community’s historical beginnings in Philadelphia in the early 1920s along with the community’s lively activities, unique educational efforts, and contributions to this city spanning nearly a century.