This Superhero Series Aims To Dispel Negativity And Myths About Islam

06/03/2015 7:10 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
A man prays as Egyptian Muslims gather during Moulid al-Hussein, a religious celebration marking the birthday of the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015. The celebration is one of the largest in Egypt, which attracts hundreds of thousands of Muslims worshippers from all over the country and takes place at Al-Hussein mosque. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)

Soon, Muslim superhero series 'Buraaq' will take on to your screens, dispelling the myth surrounding Islam.

Produced by SplitMoonArts, the 3D animated series, which started off as a comic book back in 2011, will tell the story of Yusuf Abdallah, a regular Muslim guy who lives in fictional Nova City, and aims to brings justice in the world by fulfilling his role as the director of a vast relief organisation, and by using his super strength and flying for the greater good, the Dawn reported.

Developed by brothers Adil and Kamil Imtiaz, the goal of Buraaq is to dispel the myths and negativity about Islam via comic books and television.

SplitMoonArts team said on their website that "In the past few years, we began to realize that there were no positive Islamic characters in the world of mainstream entertainment. Be it movies, TV, books or comics. Especially after 9/11, Muslims were being portrayed in a negative way by the mainstream media. That's when we had a strong urge to use our artistic skills and produce something inspirational for the Muslim youth."

The show's soundtrack will have an Urdu as well as an English version by Shahi Hasan. Junaid Jamshed has narrated the Urdu version of the series.

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