Top 5 Animations of 2019 | Countdown to 2020

Published: December 27, 2019 • Updated: December 27, 2019

Author: Yaqeen Institute

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ

In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

With just a few days left in 2019, we’re counting down to 2020 with some of our top content this year.
We believe everyone should have access to Islamic scholarship, and understand that each person learns differently. Our animations bring our research publications to life, providing quick, digestible explanations in an innovative, visual style.
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Here are our top 5 most watched animations of 2019:

#5 Everyone has a Different Path to Allah

There are many righteous paths, and people act according to their nature. Based on Souls Assorted: An Islamic Theory of Spiritual Personality.

#4 Is Islam a Religion of Violence? 

With so much violence committed in the name of religion, many people believe that religion itself is to blame. A quick look into the history of violence shows how this is factually incorrect. This video sets the record straight on extremism, Islamophobia, and religious violence. Based on Forever on Trial - Islam and the Charge of Violence.

#3 Is Sadness a Sign of Weak Iman?

When you struggle through tremendous pain or when things in your life aren't going the way you planned, you may fear that your relationship with Allah must be weak. This animation illustrates how it's simply not true. Based on “I Should’ve Gotten Over It by Now”: Surviving the Impact of Grief on Faith.
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#2 Did Islam Spread by the Sword?

"Islam spread by the sword!" This statement is often repeated, but is it accurate? This animations explains how Islam really spread throughout the world. Based on How Islam Spread Throughout the World.

#1 How to be a Mindful Muslim

What if there was a simple way to overcome procrastination, focus better in your prayers, and improve your overall quality of life? There IS a way, and it's backed by both contemporary science and Islamic tradition. Based on How to be a Mindful Muslim: An Exercise in Islamic Meditation.

Disclaimer: The views, opinions, findings, and conclusions expressed in these papers and articles are strictly those of the authors. Furthermore, Yaqeen does not endorse any of the personal views of the authors on any platform. Our team is diverse on all fronts, allowing for constant, enriching dialogue that helps us produce high-quality research.