ALHAMDU

Director: Abbas Rattani
Creative/Art Directors: Sara Alfageeh, Sumer Zuberi, Shimul Chowdhury
Producers: Yusuf Siddiquee, Sofi Khan, Akifa Khan
THIS IS PROJECT IS CURRENTLY UNDER DEVELOPMENT. TO LEARN MORE, PLEASE VISIT www.muslimfuturism.com

ALHAMDU is an experiential arts initiative that explores the concept of Muslim futurism through an immersive art exhibition, public programming, and academic inquiry. “ALHAMDU” visually and interactively answers the following questions: What does an American Muslim future look like? Who gets to decide? Who gets included? 

WATCH THE FILM

An ethnographic montage of a speculative Muslim future where Muslim joy is a form of resistance, a form of liberation. The shear act of imagining a utopian existence is an act of self-preservation and survival. 

CREDITS: 

Directed by: Abbas Rattani

Creative Directors: Sara Alfageeh, Sumer Zuberi, Abbas Rattani

Art Direction: Sara Alfageeh

Executive Producers: Sofi Khan, Akifa Khan, Sumer Zuberi

Producers: Yusuf Siddiquee, Anum Hussain, Fatima Gloria Shahzad

Directors of Photography: Mariam Dwedar (NYC), Javier Ruiz (LA)

Assistant Camera: Chris Davidson (LA)

Production Assistants: Sara Bugaighis, Wissam Hamou, Nebia Zeroual, Madolin Oganesyan, Patrick Hancock, Dylan Arnould 

Additional Footage: Ahmad El-Naggar, Jenn Ravenna Tran, Wissam Hamou

Makeup: Aya Tariq (NYC), Raquel dos Reis (LA)

Wardrobe: Feda Eid (NYC), Ariel Goodman (LA)

Editorial: Upperstate 

Editor: Joseph Marconi

Assistant editor: Travis Jones

Sound Design & Mixing: Joseph Marconi

Color Grade: Ethos Studio 

Colorist: Kaitlyn Battistelli

After effects: Rod Villanueva Jr.
 

Special Thanks: Saks Afridi, Iman Masmoudi and TUNIQ Ethical Clothing, ASE.ENA COLLECTIONS, HEAVEN airsuits, ZIA, Vinta Gallery, DULCE by Safiya, Dalia Deak, Shimul Chowdhury, Jenn Ravenna Tran, Diane Valera, and All 847 people WHO DONATED ON KICKSTARTER

LISTEN TO THE MUSIC

The first-ever #MIPSTERZ original song entitled “Alhamdulillah” blends North African melodies and South Asian percussion with the hip hop and electronic sounds we grew up with. 

Track 1: “Alhamdulillah” (feat. HASEEB, Salima Rah, Ahmad El-Naggar, Abbas Rattani)

Track 2: “Alhamdulillah” [INSTRUMENTAL]

CREDITS:
 

Songwriters: Abbas Rattani, Yusuf Siddiquee, Haseeb Patail, Ahmad El-Naggar, Jeffrey Kolhede
Vocals: Haseeb Patail, Salima Rah, Ahmad El-Naggar, Abbas Rattani
Background Vocals: Emily Afton, Yusuf Siddiquee, Sana Khan
Live Drums & Percussion: Neel Agrawal
Producer: Yusuf Siddiquee
Engineer & Additional Production: Jeffrey Kolhede, Maxime Morin, Brad Dollar, Brendan Dreaper
Album Art: Sara Alfageeh

 

Recorded at Zoo Labs in Oakland, CA and Brewery Recording Studio in Brooklyn, NY

Mixed & Mastered by Maxime Morin

Our creator community brought ALHAMDU to life, starting with a successful Kickstarter campaign funded over 100%. Learn more.
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