An upcoming animated film tells the story of Bilal Ibn Rabah (RA), one of the companions of last Prophet Muhammad (SAW). The film is titled, “Bilal: A New Breed of Hero,” and set to release in February 2nd, 2018 in United States of America.
The film takes you 1400 years back and follows the story of a young boy, who wants to become a warrior. At the age of seven, this young boy is abducted into slavery along with his sister, taken to a land far away from his home and thrown into a world where corruption and injustice rule all.
Throughout his life, he undergoes many hardships, through which he discovers an inner strength he did not realize he possessed. Through these experiences, Bilal comes to realize that if he is brave enough to raise his voice and choose his own path – everything becomes possible. It is through his courage, that he frees himself and ultimately his community; it is through the power of his voice and faith that his lifelong dream of freedom comes true. Bilal grows into a man who will inspire the world.
The makers of the film have worked with 11 researchers for over eight years to ensure the film is historically accurate. The character of Bilal (RA) has been played by actors named Jacob Latimore and Adewale Akinnouye-Agbaje.
Ayman Jamal is the screenwriter of the film, who tells “I wanted to create this to inspire kids with a real human superhero that they can aspire to.”
Bilal Ibn Rabah (RA) was one of the closest and most trustworthy companions of Prophet Muhammad SAW. He (RA) was the first Muazzin (prayer caller) of Islam, chosen by Prophet (SAW) himself.