an age where the masses are bombarded with visual and audio stimulants we must
realign our strategies and methodologies in promoting ethics, morals and values
based on the teachings of God, the Supreme. It is difficult, nay, it is near
impossible for humanity to digest and filter the information that saturates the
earth today. An imam, priest or rabbi lecturing to an audience is barely heard
in our time of propagandistic influx and even the evangelists with an audience
of millions must compete against blockbusters, novels and T.V. series that
entice the minds of billions due to the fictional appeal and imaginative prowess
regards to our precious youth, who will ultimately become the future legacy of
this world, it is imperative we use means of teaching that will not only
stimulate their minds but have a lasting, vibrant impact on their hearts. The
core teaching that is common among all the major religions of the world is to
respect life and persevere in the struggle to help humanity.
crucial requirement upon many of us is to first and foremost, recognise the lack
of concern we have on the importance of teaching morality and ethics and good
conduct to our youth, be they Muslim or non-Muslim. The importance of Good
character is a necessity that crosses borders and boundaries of religious
diversity. What good is the fast to an individual if, in his daily life, he is
cruel to his parents or oppressive to his children or unkind to his neighbours
or unhelpful to his colleagues, a person who is a detriment unto others? Hence
the concern for fellow human beings and the environment is a fundamental
requirement we must begin to teach our youth at an extremely early age so that
their foundation, their building blocks, are an embodiment of righteousness.
This is a vital requirement for sustainability in a global world where
technological advances and abundant industrialisation necessitate a more
responsible and compassionate humanity due to the potentially destructive nature
brought about by such technologies.
do we grab the attention of our youth however? When games such as Grand Theft
Auto or blockbusters such as Terminator or animations such as the Simpsons
exist, how much appeal will our imams, most of whom have very little exposure to
these competing forms of stimuli, have by giving a simple lecture in a classroom
or on the minbar? If the youth even bother to turn up to such a lecture to begin
with, what will the youth remember of the lecture when they go home and begin
reading their comic book on Spiderman or the Fantastic Four?
Prophecy Comics is an attempt to address this issue. It is a means in which
current methodologies and techniques of appeal are used but in the case of
Prophecy Comics, the means is used in order to teach lessons of great import.
Lessons that are critically important to youth who may live in the harsh lands
of the dessert or the bustling and busy cities of the west. It may seem too
far-fetched but when one considers the consequences and neglects to understand
the impact on the minds of our youth by alternate and very appealing sources,
one begins to recognise the need to support such a vision, whether it be this
particular project or one of a similar nature.
first series is a compilation of four books that deal with the creation of the
universe, the angels, humanity and others. It takes us through the accounts that
precipitate the fall of humanity and Satan, both physically and spiritually. The
series also delves into the tragic fall of humanity when murder is introduced
into their midst and the consequences that arise as a result of such a
destructive act. Following this series which is entitled, ‘The Dawn of
Mankind’ is a narration of many other prophets and the circumstances that
surrounded them in their time. The narrations will deal primarily with their
struggle to improve the lives of humanity, their struggle against oppressors and
their warning of the temptations put forth by Satan and his demon minions. The
speech of God, the Angels and Satan are common throughout all books and appear
in almost all the issues in the Prophecy Comics series.
it is with great regret that the author/producer of Prophecy Comics experienced
only a lack of support for such a unique project but when analysing the state of
affairs in the world today and the importance placed on profit over social
well-being, it is something that did not, nor does it, come as a surprise. This
project was initiated almost 5 years ago and due to the lack of support, legal
issues and an attempt to ensure traditions are not offended, it has been an
ongoing struggle for a single individual to accomplish. All assistance and
support, even constructive feedback, will be greatly appreciated. Announcing
this series to others and directing them to the Prophecy Comics website (www.prophecy.com.au)
will also be a great help.