BURAAQ Episode #3: Abdul Karim
The third episode of the BURAAQ series is the most emotionally charged yet. It opened with Qasim being teleported to a cave where he is supposed to meet someone. Soon enough, a person entered, and Qasim recognized him to be "Abdul Karim." He met Karim after a long time and told him that he has successfully retrieved the samples. Karim got happy to hear that, but then Qasim said to him that a person in a black mask almost caught him, and he might still be on his trail.
Upon hearing this, Karim told him that guy's name is "Night Stryker," and he is the right-hand man of the main villain. Qasim inquired how did he know so much about him when Karim told him something devastating. Night Stryker was responsible for killing Karim's wife and their children. Qasim was shocked to hear this and tried to sympathize with him by saying someday he'll join them in the great heavens. While Karim agreed with his thought, he was still adamant about seeking revenge. Qasim then reminded him their priority was to get the samples to Dr.Troy [Head of the Truth Seekers], who would then analyze the samples to see their side effects on the human body and mind. As soon as they were about to teleport from there, they heard something in the background. Karim immediately recognized the sound and told Qasim they were Stryker drones that were headed their way.
The Underwhelming Aspect
Unlike the last two episodes, this one ended at an exciting cliffhanger. Although the animation somewhat lags in this episode, it still makes for a good watch. The dialogues gave a much clear idea about Qasim and Karim and what they were fighting for. The plotline of family members dying and then the surviving member taking revenge is nothing new. But once again, Islamic faith was added into the conversation when Qasim assured him that this world wouldn't end and he'd meet them in a better place.
A Conscious Effort
This is possibly the best aspect of the BURAAQ series in that they don't try to forcefully add anything in the narrative. The way they talk like actual Muslims do is something that needs to be highlighted more. Whether BURAAQ says "SubhanAllah" or Qasim saying Allah will not let them fail, it adds more to the narrative.
Western media has never shown how Muslims really talk. They only try to associate our beautiful daily expressions with something negative, like how terrorists speak. We can bring purity back in our everyday language through our Islamic verses and phrases. Today kids are learning vulgar expressions just because they are so commonly used in the trendy series. To eradicate its effect, we need series like BURAAQ. They use good words so that children can develop the habit of saying those more regularly than the bad ones. Not only will this let kids learn beautiful phrases, but it will also show the world the authentic Muslim culture.
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