A da'wah film documenting discussions on many topics in Islam with non-Muslims & Muslims alike in several cities across North America.
My name is Brother Phil and over 10 years ago, I accepted Islam. Since then, and in my attempt to spread the message of Islam, I set out to produce many short da'wah videos online which have been viewed all around the world.
I produce these videos because sharing the truth is a trust on every single Muslim. Living in the West, I have come to learn that da'wah is one of the biggest weaknesses in the Muslim community. With the help of Allah (swt), and then the help of all of my fans, my videos have been seen all over the world.
My fans have empowered themselves in the project by sharing my videos, and interacting in da'wah discussions. If you haven’t already seen my videos, feel free to check out my YouTube channel @ YouTube.com/DawahPhil.
Today, I'm trying to empower my fans with a different project—a much larger and work intensive project—which is to film and create the very first Da'wah Documentary Film in North America. This consists of hitting the streets in over 18 different cities in the US and Canada, opening the discussion and dialogue with non-Muslims and Muslims alike about various topics in Islam, and documenting and compiling these interactions.
This documentary, when completed, will serve as a wealth of information about Islam, including many hot topics, such as hijab, the concept of God, Jesus (peace be upon him), Prophets and Messengers, Religion and Science, the Afterlife, etc. It will also be an example of the tactics and different da'wah strategies Muslims can use when spreading the truth about Islam.
As a whole, this documentary will therefore be able to clear up several misconceptions of Islam, empower the Ummah, build bridges of understanding between Islam and the West, and ultimately, God Willing, guide the masses to the truth—Islam.
This project is much more cost intensive than my small da'wah videos, as it includes: travel, accommodations, production costs, post-production costs, public relations and marketing.
My team and I have completed the film’s storyboard, selected our demographics, acquired the necessary film equipment, and are now ready to film this documentary. All we need are the funds to make it happen.
What is Needed
The success of this project depends on you. We are asking all of you for your du`a', and most importantly, your investment. We have set up a rewards program for all of our supporters. By funding this project, you receive khayr in this life and God Willing, in the next.
On the right column, you'll see a list of all of the rewards we are offering for different amounts funded. For example: for a $100 fund, we will send you a long sleeve da'wah shirt, in your choice of 4 available colors (Black, Creme, Gray, or Dark Chocolate), and 3 available sizes (Small, Medium, or Large).
Meet The Team
Philippe Massie, aka Brother Phil, Host/Writer
Philippe Massie accepted Islam over ten years ago. He holds a bachelor’s degree in General Arts with a concentration in Religions of the World and Ancient History, and a bachelor’s degree in Education. Teaching is Massie’s passion; he enjoys captivating and motivating crowds of students while teaching them.
In addition to teaching, Massie was also the head of the Ottawa chapter of AlMaghrib Institute, an educational institute dedicated to the teachings of Islam. His responsibilities included promoting and hosting several Islamic educational seminars. Moreover, he also began a personal initiative involving producing da‘wah videos utilizing his creative skills in spoken word to convey the message of Islam.
His charisma and polished people-skills has lead to great success in his initiative. Through the means of media, he hopes to bring to light, and spread the message of Islam to non-Muslims and Muslims as well. Sincerely, being able to educate and impact the world around him is his absolute love and passion.
Bassem Shama, Producer/Director
Bassem Shama hails from Los Angeles, California where he studied Information Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science. He successfully founded and ran a web firm for nine years, focused on web applications, graphic design, media and print. His portfolio includes work for over 40 companies in the areas of business consulting, project management, development and design.
Shama’s professional experience includes ten years in management and leadership positions, ten years in software engineering and architecture, and three years in news and editorial positions.
Some of Shama’s personal projects include his role as the Editor-in-Chief for a premiere Muslim magazine, focused on da‘wah to both non-Muslims and Muslims. He also actively contributes to the development and operations of online Islamic resources, such as Quran.com, Sunnah.com, and Salah.com, and is currently overseeing the development of new initiatives, such as AwakeningFilms.com.
Shama is always looking for new and creative ways to utilize technology and media avenues to help spread the message of Islam. His attention to detail and voracious appetite for ‘pixel-perfect’ results always yields nothing short of exceptional results.
Adnan Shourbaji, Videographer/Editor
Adnan Shourbaji brings extensive multimedia experience to this project. His studies involved Graphic Design, General Arts and Science, and Multimedia. In 2010, Shourbaji founded a film and motion graphics company, specializing in video production, photography and live event services.
Some of his previous works include film productions for several Islamic conferences, publications and educational institutions. You may have already seen some of his work on television.
Shourbaji's dedication to this project stems from his excitement in da'wah initiatives. He is always looking for new ways to apply his multimedia experience for spreading the message of Islam.
- $38,450funded of $48,000 goal
We thank you and ask Allah (swt) to reward you.
ALL OF THE ABOVE, PLUS: Br. Phil will make sincere du'a for you by name.
ALL OF THE ABOVE, PLUS: You will get a personal thank you and shout-out on the official Br. Phil Facebook page.
ALL OF THE ABOVE, PLUS: You will get a personal thank you and shout-out in an upcoming Br. Phil YouTube video.
ALL OF THE ABOVE, PLUS: You will get one (1) custom designed long sleeve Da'wah shirt in your choice of 4 available colors. (Shirt options are viewable in the Rewards section.)
ALL OF THE ABOVE, PLUS: You will get your choice of two (2) additional custom designed long sleeve Da'wah shirts in your choice of 4 available colors. (Totals 3 shirts with Reward #5. Shirt options are viewable in the Rewards section.)
ALL OF THE ABOVE, PLUS: You will get a personalized and signed copy of the documentary on DVD by Br. Phil and the production crew.
ALL OF THE ABOVE, PLUS: Your name will appear in the official documentary materials, including print materials and in the film's credits.
ALL OF THE ABOVE, PLUS: Br. Phil will film an upcoming video incorporating a discussion on a topic of your choice.
ALL OF THE ABOVE, PLUS: You will get a personal live webinar session with Br. Phil to cover da'wah techniques and a private question and answer session.
ALL OF THE ABOVE, PLUS: Br. Phil and his production crew will personally visit you in any state or province in North America, and will incorporate your location in the next Da'wah film.