Assalamu-alaikum (peace be upon you) inquisitive reader,

That is one giant screen...is anybody else seeing double?

That is one giant screen…is anybody else seeing double?

Sequels are tricky. On one hand, there is the excitement and nervous anticipation which arises when waiting for the second part of a classic to come out. Be it a trilogy or series of books or movies, sequels seem to rarely deliver the umph of the first part. Regardless if we’re talking about Harry Potter, Star Wars, or Batman, it seems follow-up books and movies leave us feeling as if the story is not finished yet. This however proved not to be the case with Kung Fu Panda 2 as we learned on Friday evening.

Our young men were able to re-join their favorite furry, ninja panda – Po – and his crew of superheroes, after a year’s wait. Last Spring, our young men learned the important lesson of perseverance and not giving up in the face of hardship or trials. We followed along in Po’s journey as he went from noodle master to mastering kung fu in the Land of Peace. In Kung Fu Panda 2, Po returns with his crew to save China from the evil plans of…a…peacock! Who knew peacocks could be such dangerous troublemakers? As Po struggled hard to save the residents of Gongman City from the mean peacock (a.k.a Shen), he discovered the story of his journey to the Land of Peace. Along the way, he discovered how to gain inner peace and not allow his past to dictate his future actions. Check out the pictures below as we watch Po work to save Gongman city:

 

 

Excuse me but can you please let me watch this movie in peace? Sorry Ahmad.

Excuse me but can you please let me watch this movie in peace? Sorry Ahmad.

Mohamed, Nurideen, and Muhammad in awe of Po. Can I have some popcorn please?

Mohamed, Nurideen, and Muhammad in awe of Po. Can I have some popcorn please?

 

Our mini-men have returned! Welcome Mohamed, Mohammed, and Ahmed.

Our mini-men have returned! Welcome Mohamed, Mohammed, and Ahmed.

Yummmmmm...snacks! It appears our youth have scavenged all the food. Wait there is still a cookie left!

Yummmmmm…snacks! It appears our youth have scavenged all the food. Wait there is still a cookie left!

 

Mujtaba babysits Salah as he enjoys his plate of popcorn. Adults get to be kids too...sometimes.

Mujtaba babysits Salah as he enjoys his plate of popcorn. Adults get to be kids too…sometimes.

 

The night concludes with Isha prayer and a final set of instructions from Br. Ihsan.

The night concludes with Isha prayer and a final set of instructions from Br. Ihsan.

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