Muslim Manga Organization

Bring forth light in a new age of darkness.
We live in a time where we may be free to do a lot of things, especially in western countries, but freedom of information or freedom of thought is not as accessible, with different narratives being forced upon us.  At Muslim Manga, we want to do our part in helping push forward more neutral yet accurate understandings of Muslims and Islam. Ultimately it is the readers decision what to do next with this information, but we aim to at least be the little step that helps people jump from darkness and dive into the depths of light.

2006

Our Birth
The earliest form of Muslim Manga, came from an idea that came to mind in a Hajj pilgrimage, where a young man decided he wanted to combine his interests and talents along with Islam to make God proud that he was using what he had for a good cause.

Understandably, this early stage Muslim Manga was not formed into its final version right from the onset. It went through some changes before it evolved into a more mature idea.  It started as a discussion board where Muslims and artists who shared an interest in anime and manga frequented.  The name of the organization itself went through a few different iterations such as iAnime, short for Islamic Anime, and MManga, short for the current Muslim Manga.

2009

An epiphany
On May 1st 2009, a few weeks before graduating high school, a new spark came.

That spark came from being involved and observing online communities of Muslim artists.  The idea was to establish Muslim Manga on social media and art sites, specifically deviantArt, at that time.  So almost instantly after the idea came, the Muslim Manga group was made on deviantArt and the first contest for Muslim Manga, called Muslim Manga Monthly was started.  That was just the beginning of our long journey of contests for our community.

Contests and Community
Through our contests, we established and nurtured artists and helped grow the community.  Our contests started with a monthly contests aimed at having an ongoing comic being made.  After that, a variety of theme based and topic based contests were made to attract more artists and community members.

Along this journey, Muslim Manga characters also started to be formed.  Aya, was almost immediately made, and she was followed with her brother, Poji, and eventually other characters such as Isa as well.

2014

Something Specially New
After a few iterations of the website, a new well-designed website was launched, and many long manga started to be made, a long side other types of content such as animatics, motion comics, as well as other projects such as sticker packs for certain apps as well.

2015

One year later

A new website dedicated to reading manga was made, called NurManga.  This is a sister project of Muslim Manga, dedicated to creating a better manga reading experience for the readers.

Other projects were also launched along this site.

2017

Continuing our path
A refocus on the Muslim Manga website, along with focus on more frequent content makes 2017 a great year for Muslim Manga.  There is more manga, tutorials, epic contests, and even conferences that Muslim Manga is involved in.

Our Team

Smiley

Founder

Oversees day to day operations

Zhar

Art Director

Creates manga, and oversees art related operations

Ruha

Outreach

Oversees outreach and social media related operations

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