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Muslim superhero series 'Buraaq' aims to dispel myths about Islam

March 05, 2015

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The front page of one of the Buraaq comic books. — Photo courtesy: Buraaq official Facebook page.
The front page of one of the Buraaq comic books. — Photo courtesy: Buraaq official Facebook page.

Buraaq, which started off as a comic book back in 2011, will now be coming to your television screens in the form of an animated series produced by SplitMoonArts.

The series narrates the story of Yusuf Abdallah, a regular guy who happens to be practicing Muslim living in fictional Nova City. He aims to tackle injustice in the world by fulfilling his role as the director of a vast relief organisation, as well as by using his incredible abilities such as super strength and flying for the greater good.

The brain child of two brothers, Adil and Kamil Imtiaz, the duo says that the goal of Buraaq is to dispel the myths and negativity surrounding Islam through the medium of comic books and television.

"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," say the SplitMoonArts team on their website.

The soundtrack for the series which will have an English version along with an Urdu version, has been tackled by Shahi Hasan. Junaid Jamshed has narrated the Urdu version of the series.

The creators are currently running a crowd-funding campaign to be able to produce the first episode Buraaq: The Rise of A Hero in high quality 3D animation.