Monday, August 28, 2006

Hijab Stories Preview #1

assalam alaikum,

We are working on an audio project for hijab stories.

A preview is available below.

If you or someone you know have unique hijab stories to share, please contact us.

In-sha-Allah, we are seeking a wide range of stories. Currently, we are working on these:
-a convert sister, she is a closetted sister and her parents don't know. Everytime she has to pull out her drive way then puts on her hijab.
-one mother inspired to wear hijab after her teenager started to wear hijab in public school
-some muslim countries profile muslims as their race only, like one chinese sister in malaysia was wearing hijab in the majid, but everyone in the masjid was asking her, "Are you Muslim?"

Also non-hijabi stories, why don't they practice hijab? (nothing against them, but we want to understand them). Are they the real oppressed one, because they avoid hijab due to peer pressures?

Hope you can contribute, or at least spread the word.

Jazakum Allahu khairan

PS: To participate, we can send you the questions and you record your answers, or by skype or any IM. So don't worry about your personal phone number being revealed.

More Stories

To participate, click to see the guidelines

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Summer Rewards

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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Fun in the sun

Assalam alaikum,

This segement is by a little sister, if you have any comments for her, please post it here.



Oh, and if you have any words for the little brother who read the disclaimer, please post it here too.

Jazakum Allahu khairan

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Organic trend in India!

In google trend, mumbia india comes 2nd ranked in Organic!!! Is indian going into the organic market?


My friend replied:

Its a trend for keyword searches.

That just means all the 1 million kandus who will be coming to the US are trying to find organic veggies to eat here :)

As far as india going organic ... I think almost 80% of the food is already organic... not everyone has the money to use expensive fertilizers.

Except maybe pepsi co. and coke.. they seem to have pesticides in them :)

Tuesday, August 22, 2006


Halal vacation in Hawaii :)

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Sunday, August 20, 2006

Show No. 2

assalam alaikum,

Show No 2 is out...

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Behind the scenes week 1

Behind The Scenes 1

Friday, August 18, 2006

Documentary film resources

Story Telling

Current TV Training

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Cheaper options for teleconference recording

Using Skype

Another one

If you scroll down of the above link you see the comment:

I think there's an easier way than this.

1) Skype Options, Handset, disable auto sound setting

2) Open Windows mixer, unmute the microphone. Set low. Set Wave Out
to the same level

3) Open Windows Mixer record, select Wave out mix. Set low.

4) Install Audacity with the Lame MP3 encoder

5) Set Audacity to 44Khz, 16 bit mono

6) Set MP3 encoding to 64K or 32 K

7) Start Audacity recording

8) Use Skype to call Echo123 for testing.

9) Stop recording, check it and then Export to MP3

10) Done.

The trick is geting the levels right so that there's no clipping. Audacity has lots of effects too. And it's all free.

Posted by: Julian Bond at December 21, 2004 03:58 AM

Using Skype as a Community Media Production Tool

Using Gapcast

Skype forum post

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Assalam Alaikum Ummah Show

First Episode

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For future shows, visit:

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Phone interview equipment

Monday, August 07, 2006


recording phone

Build your own pop screen

Pop Screen

Our current settings

Real simple:
-Olympus digital recorder DS-20
-Olympus telephone pickup line TP7
-Audacity free editing software
-Regular room settings (that's why you may hear echo)
-Cellphone for phone interviews

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Some more audio documentary/radio links

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Resources for producing an interview

Interview tips:
How to record

Nice free editing software:
digidesign.comEditing software tutorial

Also: Audacity is another popular free editing software