August 22, 2009

The 99

Apparently this isn't such new news, but I just came across it. The 99 is a comic series based on Islamic culture and society by Naif Al-Mutawa. He began it at the height of all the hatred towards Muslims following 9-11 with hopes of opening minds of viewers all over. Symbolic of the 99 characteristics of Allah, story is that there are 99 gemstones scattered around the world and as each Muslim character finds a gem he/she gains a superpower and can fight crime everywhere. Who knows, perhaps all the mistrust in Islam that many share can be eased through this series.

Keep your eyes open for Jabbar the Powerful and Noor the Light!

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