Isn’t the idea of a Muslim superhero quite amazing and intriguing?
Buraaq will be seen across your television screens as an animated cartoon series that will dispel all the negative myths and perceptions about Islam. The cartoon will basically feature the story of a regular everyday guy Yusuf Abdullah. The Muslim person resides in the fictional Nova City and aims to do good, good and only good! Coupled with superhuman abilities such as strength and the ability to soar in the skies, Yusuf Abdullah also runs a massive relief operation.
The idea of Buraaq originated in the minds of two brothers, Adil and Kamil Imtiaz. The duo shared their opinion that the main reason behind coming up with a Muslim superhero with a cartoon of his own was simply because there existed none!
“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 involved in a crowd funding campaign in order to produce the very first episode of the series Buraaq: Rise of a New Hero.
The promo features an ordinary person at first offering his prayers (salah) in the middle of a vast desert, beneath a starry night. Soon, he is shown to be dressed in a red costume with a cape and his eyes covered. On top of a building, he plunges into the sky and flies into the horizon. With a well built physique and superhuman abilities, the bad guy surely have their work cut out for them!
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