Photo I took in Banff, Canada in 2007
Living in Canada, I’ve had many SubhanAllah moments when seeing Allah’s manificient creations around me. I was lucky enough to see a black bear with her cubs in Banff in 2007. My wife and I stumbled upon them when we accidentally took a wrong mountain road. I snapped some pictures (from the safety of my car).
SubhanAllah or Glory be to God, for giving us the opportunity to see that.
As Muslims, nature documentaries can also give us that same sense of awe and wonder of the Glory that God has created in our beautiful world. There are many great documentaries that have been made. Recently, some deserve special mention for their SubhanAllah-ness.
Here are the top 5 nature documentaries that will make you go SubhanAllah!
5. Life in the Undergrowth
How can insects make you remember Allah? Well, the footage in here will.
This documentary is all about insects and lovely little critters you find underneath a dead log. Its fascinating to see how intricate and unique God has made each insect in this documentary series.
I especially enjoyed the spider segment and watching a giant centipede catch bats (!) SubhanAllah!
4. The Life of Mammals
Photo by esparta
BBC is known for their exceptional nature documentaries and this series continues the tradition. Obviously, this video focuses on mammals.
From lions to tigers to sea mammals and everything in between. Many SubhanAllah moments to be had!
3. Winged Migration
Photo by Winged Migration
Ever wonder what it is like to fly like a bird? Besides asking Allah to grant you a miracle, this documentary is as close to it as you can get. The film makers had actually developed a bond with baby birds so they wouldn’t be afraid of them when they flew as adults.
The film crew then travelled with these birds as they migrated across vast areas of land. The cinematography and scenery is why this documentary is on the list.
SubhanAllah, may God make us balanced human beings like the way these birds balance on each wing.
2. Blue Planet
Photo by nestor galina
The ultimate documentary on everything in our waters. Since 70% of our earth is covered in ocean, there is much beauty that Allah has hidden in it.
What you will see in these videos will blow you away! From open ocean feeding frenzies to alien-like creatures in the deep blue to cute penguins waddling, this series will surely make you go SubhanAllah!
One of my favorite moments is the rare footage of the blue whale. It is the largest animal to have lived on our planet (I’m guessing this is probably the whale that had swallowed up Prophet Yunus (alsm) ). AllahuAkbar!
1. Planet Earth
Photo by digitalART2
We have come to the best documentary that will make you go SubhanAllah. There is nothing better. Period.
This video series will take you across earth showcasing the best (and rarest) scenes of wildlife and landscapes you have ever seen. I guarantee you will be amazed. I guarantee you will feel Allah’s Magnificence after watching this!
There are too many memorable moments to list so I’m including the trailer below for your enjoyment. Glory be to Allah for the beauty He has created all around us!
If you know of any great documentaries not listed here, please let me know in the comments below!
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Posted in Lifestyle on March 22, 2009