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Male Narration needed For a documentary Film 
It's a documentary film called "Jihad on terrorism"... don't panic :) it is just discussing what is "Jihad" in Islam and what is "Terrorism" and how they are mistakenly attached together.

The documentary is produced by NGO called "Bridges"

We need American Accent, Senior Male to take the narration of the film.

a sample should be submitted and we will choose the best talent for this project.

I will attach part of the script, the narrator will record the text which is labeled by "Narrator: ....." or "Voice Over: ...."

Thanks and good luck.
Project Manager 
2010-10-12 06:43:09 GMT
2010-10-18 05:00:00 (GMT -05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) 
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Project Parameters

The Voice Actor should be located in:
Student or Non-for-profit student project - USD 150
3458 Words
English - USA and Canada
Documentary style - Story telling sometimes - Facts telling - serious sometimes - wisdom telling
Middle Age Male OR Senior Male
• Audio files must be delivered via email
• Deliver edited and finished voice tracks
The Voice Actor should have at least 5 years of experience in the voice industry.
This is a non-union project

Script Details

Please read a aportion from the script below for auditions.

The narrator will record the text which is labeled by "Narrator: ....." or "Voice Over: ...." 
In the year 610 AD on a rocky mountain overlooking Makkah, a forty-year old man named Muhammad, was reflecting on the purpose of life
after years of deep thinking and meditation . He began to receive divine revelation.

The revelations that he received is called Quran; a divine book which came from the same source as the Torah sent to Moses and the Gospel which was given to Jesus Christ.
The relationship between the Quran and the previous revelations is that of a clarifier and explainer. The Quran comes from the same source as is illustrated in the Quran and even in those previous revelations that prophesized the coming of the Muhammad and the Quran itself.

To this day, The Quran continues to be the key source of guidance for billions of followers. people from all walks of life, adopt the way of the Qur'an through the example of Muhammad.

Because of the profound and holistic nature of the Quranic text, prophet Muhammad (PBUH) had the task of explaining it to his followers and his companions and these explanations of prophet Muhammad are compiled in what’s known as “the Sunnah”.
The relationship between the Quran and Sunnah is a relationship of paste for brush. The Quran brings universal general colors which are painted in the lives and hearts of people by the Sunnah of the prophet (PBUH). So, the Quran orders us to pray, it orders us to fast, it orders us to pay charity, and the Quran even mentions a fighting in the cause of God. All of those are depicted and illustrated by the Sunnah, which paints those general verses into the lives of people.

The Sunnah provides guidelines needed by
humanity, for any issues that one may face, from the forming and running of a truly honorable state as well as the finer aspects of life like basic daily activities such as matters of health and hygiene.
What became the most controversial of all these teachings is a concept known as “Jihad”

In today's world people from a wide range of cultures have different understandings about the term jihad.

The word Jihad comes from the Arabic root (Ja-Ha-Da) which means doing extra effort. So, linguistically, the word Jihad you can say that it means striving and struggling.

The word Jihad in the Muslim world actually carries with it a very positive connotation. I have a number of friends in Egypt as well as other countries.. their names are Jihad. I even know so small beautiful girls with apple.. apple rosy apple cheeks.. their names are Jihad. And even when you go take an exam, for example here, and you are struggling, that is how you make Jihad. When you are asked to repay someone something that you owe him, that is a form of Jihad. So the word Jihad actually for the majority of Muslims carries with it the sense of struggle and strive against oneself in order to improve their life and draw nearer to God.
Islamicly, it has three meanings or levels; the first one is spiritual Jihad in a struggle against evil inclinations and the pursuit of self-purification and life of virtue.
You struggle against your own ego, against your inclinations, your ego inclinations, and your desires to live a better life and to attain sincerity.
It encompasses every aspect of the person’s life from being good to one’s wife or husband, being good to one’s children, kind to one’s neighbor, speaking the truth in front of the oppressor, waking up and praying in the middle of the night. All of this is encompassed under that internal drive; that hard drive that pushes the Muslim which is called spiritual Jihad
One of the aspects of Islam is charity. When Muslims give charity they are supposed to keep this between them and their creator and not to tell any body. This is due to stop them from showing off. It is very difficult not to tell any body. For this we need jihad

Prophet Muhammad said: “spend with your right hand while your left hand is unaware of it”, this is a metaphor encouraging sincerity in acts of charity.
Throughout history there are countless beautiful stories of Muslims who strove to apply these spiritual ideals.

The poor people of Madinah were receiving supplies to the doors at the darkness of the night and they did not discover who was bringing them until he passed away. And that was Imam Aly Zain Al Abedin, the great grandson of prophet Muhammad. Until this day, many Muslims are following the footsteps of those great early Muslims.
So profound is that experience that we find countless examples of American Muslims and western Muslims and Muslims in the world over engaged in sacrifice.. such selfless sacrifice to help others. In America during the Catrina hurricane, I remember when I went to Huston, Texas before the government had agreed to subdivide people, a Muslim man had donated his hotel. Free rooms for victims of the hurricane Catrina. That all falls under that massive mechanism known as “Jihad Al Nafs” or spiritual Jihad.
The second meaning of Jihad is verbal Jihad, which is saying the truth even if it is against one’s interest. In some countries, when people say the truth, they can end up in jail.

In many countries around the world, saying the truth is a big risk to one’s freedom or even one s life. Standing for justice and saying the truth is considered verbal Jihad.

Civil right activists who speak against tyranny and oppression are actually performing verbal Jihad, which actually has a big impact on the reform of any society. And this is encouraged by prophet Muhammad in many statements.

Fadel Soliman 06:55

Civil right activists who speak against tyranny and oppression are actually performing verbal Jihad, which actually has a big impact on the reform of any society.
And this is encouraged by Prophet Mohammed in many statements.

Petrina 07:12

He said: ”The best form of Jihad is the word of truth in the presence of a tyrant”

Suhaib Webb 07:19

Throughout history the greatest instrument of change has not been weapons, nuclear bombs, guns, murder, harming people; the greatest weapon of change has been the tongue.
Throughout history how many societies, how many people’s lives have been impacted by someone who had the courage and the will power to rise up and speak the truth!
For that reason, Islam considers speaking the truth as one of the greatest forms of struggle. And it is in that if we look at our own history that we have seen that without the tongue there would have been no change. Where would the civil rights movement would have been if Martin Luther King had never stood up and said: “ Let Freedom ring! Let Freedom ring”.
In that same same post/pose (08:00) the Muslims are encouraged to stand up and say “Let Freedom ring, let the truth ring and speak to power and oppression ”

Narrator 08:08

However, when the word jihad is mentioned in non-muslim societies, it is not the spiritual nor the verbal type that comes to people's minds. It is the third meaning that causes great concern.

(This is) Combative Jihad

Fadel Soliman 08:30

Combative Jihad is definitely the type of Jihad, which has caused the concept itself of Jihad to be by far the most misunderstood Islamic concept.
That’s why we have to focus a lot on this type of Jihad; “The Combative Jihad”, and explain the reality of it to both Muslims and non-Muslims.

Suhaib Webb 08:53

Combative Jihad has to be the most misunderstood subject within the Muslim World and with outside of the Muslim World.
And I think that’s due to a number of reasons; number one is that people fail to realize that the majority of rulings that surround combative Jihad came from the works of legal scholars and judges throughout history.
The Quran and Sunnah laid down universals for combat (09:15) but those universals were dictated, understood and defined over time. So what might have been fitting for a certain age is not necessarily fitting for this age.
Number two, is the actions of Muslims themselves. Those Muslims who have taken upon themselves to act without any regard for human life, without respecting those principles laid down by the Quran and Sunnah and by Islam itself and have actually done more to harm the religion and Muslims than to help them
Number three is the ignorance of the media and the ignorance of the people in general about Islam.
I have a very good friend who works for CNN (09:45), and I asked her one time, “Does the media like hate Muslims? Does the media have problems with Muslims?”
She said, “No, they don’t know Muslims” Muslims are not out there actively engaging them and teaching about their religion.
So, I think those are three very important factors and the fourth would be a long history of problems between the west and the east that really really hasn’t come to boil since recently with explosion of communication, the internet and so on. Those four things have really led to a misunderstanding of Jihad.

Voice over 10:24

On the 24th of December 1979, the first divisions of the Soviet armed forces crossed the ??? (10:33) River invading Afghanistan.
This is a callas (10:35) violation of international law and United Nations Charter
It is a deliberate effort of a powerful atheist Government to subjugate on independent Islamic people.
Jihad is now the play against the Soviet Union. In Kandahar 4500 Mujahidin raged war against 11000 Soviet and Afghan army troops.

Aisha 11:00

Use of the word Jihad has changed dramatically. During the 1980s western media labeled the mujahidin or Jihadists as freedom fighters. Less than two decades later media outlets has destroyed the meaning of the word Jihad to define terrorism.

Fadel Soliman 11:19

Because of the abuse of the word Jihad by the media and by politicians, the word Jihad became very negative in the west. Actually it scares people, it makes people panic to the extent that some young people who were arrested for having some engagement in violence were indicted????(11:37) and their inductance were that they are planning to do Jihad. And this reflects a very poor understanding of the word.
On the Contrary, in the Muslim World the word Jihad has a very positive connotation. In fact not only the word Jihad was misused; many words were used contrary to their meanings for example the word crusade; the word crusade means struggle against public evil but because it was used to describe waves of destructors and bloody wars, now it has a very negative connotation when people use the word crusade the only thing that jumps to their minds is greed, destruction, occupation that’s why it is our role now to go out to the whole world and explain the reality of the concept of Jihad 
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