Remember the time when someone’s done wrong to you. It could be something like facing a verbal / racial attack or someone scratched your car. How did it feel like?
You feel the rush of blood in your body. Your heart beats faster. There’s nothing in your mind other than taking out your anger verbally or even physically.
I recently got into a road rage conflict. The guy in the bike was showering me with his verbal abuses. My immediate feeling was to respond to him with a piece of my mind. (more…)
Buraaq: The New Muslim Superhero
Introduced in January 2011, Buraaq emerged on the scene as the new and unique Muslim superhero, ready to counteract negative perceptions of Muslims and make the world a better place.
Buraaq is “Yusuf Abdallah” a regular guy who happens to be practicing Muslim. From his mission to tackle injustice in the world, his role as director of a large relief organisation, to his ability to fly, Buraaq does not fall short of incredible abilities and fascinating adventures.
So as the first ever Muslim Superhero by Muslim artists, how is Buraaq making his mark in the entertainment/news industry?
I talk with talented co-founder and artist Adil Imtiaz, to answer all your burning questions. Adil’s life-long fascination in comic books and art, as well as witnessing negative portrayal of Islam/Muslims in the entertainment industry, triggered his inspiration to create Buraaq. Read on as he reveals the ultimate goal of his work, intriguing insights, plus exclusive secrets about seeing Buraaq on the big screen!
Brothers: Adil and Kamal Imtiaz
Tell us a few interesting facts about yourself? What are you passionate about?
“I’ve always enjoyed sketching and drawing. Especially comic book characters. Even as a kid in 5th grade, I used to draw my own stories and characters. Just a natural passion.
As a matter of fact, back then, I had drawn over 20 issues of a superhero series in a period of a few years. These were stories drawn on simple notebooks, and each notebook was an issue/episode.”
What inspired you to create Buraaq and why?
“Over the past few years, Kamil and I began to realize that the Muslim world did not have an alternative to the secular narrative and heroes produced by the entertainment industry.
In addition to that, there was a growing pattern in the mainstream media of portraying Islam and Muslims in a negative light. We thought there was a need to counter this, and the best way was to use our God given skills.”
The Wise Fool of Baghdad: Available on Amazon Kindle for Free
Hands up if you have heard about The Wise Fool of Baghdad?
It is the second book from Sufi Studios containing a wonderful collection of amusing and insightful stories from the life of Bahlool Dana.
For the first time, the book is available on Amazon Kindle, and you can get it for free!
A quick favour
If you liked the book, it would be great if you could drop in a review on Amazon.com page. In today’s “recommendation age”, online reviews really help in spreading the word! The offer is available till 14th April 2014 – so grab it as soon as you can!
More about the book
The book is richly illustrated in the Turkish-Iranian miniature style, and each story followed by sacred verses of the Quran and traditional sayings inscribed in Arabic By Muqtar Ahmed, one of India’s finest Islamic calligraphers.
One of our readers shared this feedback after reading the book:
“For those of us who have been brought up hearing the wonderful stories of Bahlool’s wisdom, this book truly brings them to life in a way unlike ever before. And for those who have not yet heard, trust me you are in for a treat. Reflect on what is inside, and I promise you, you will never think the same way again.“
Check out some eye-catching snippets of the book here. What do you think?
The book is richly illustrated in the Turkish-Iranian miniature style
Each story is followed by sacred verses of the Quran and traditional sayings inscribed in Arabic
Spreading the word
It would be great if you can forward, email, tweet or Facebook this amazon.com link so that your friends & family can also benefit from this offer.
Have you read and enjoyed the book already? Do drop a quick review and let us know what you think.
This offer ends on the 14th April 2014. Don’t miss out and get reviewing!
Thanks for your support! Till next time- keep smiling 🙂
Neda Hasni reflects on Sufi Comic: Mother
Neda Hasni reflects on the high status and role of a mother, explaining why a mother’s love is bar none. Inspired by the above Sufi Comic, Neda brings forth various narrations combined with her own feelings about treating a mother with utmost respect and honour.
“If you have a mother, there is nowhere you are likely to go where a prayer has not already been.”
The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him and his family) has said: “The look of a child towards his parents out of love for them is an act of worship.”
“Mother” whose love can never be replaced nor compared, Unconditional, filled with sacrifice, far beyond defining, one can never be thankful enough and understand the depth of a mothers love.
One should tremor even at the thought of causing discomfort in any form. Do every good that you can before it’s too late. Thank her by your words and good deeds. Thank Allah for being blessed with the bounty of a mother . The best Shukr one can do is become the person Allah wants us to be. The best form of happiness we can give to our mother is to improve ourselves and take our souls to a higher level of existence where it is satisfied with every decision of Allah. Never ever lose an opportunity to serve her .
The above Sufi Comic reminds us of how much a mother does for her child and her importance in Islam, Her rights which we easily forget and always think we can recompense which is far beyond our imagination.