Note: for those new to Kickstarter, if we don't reach our campaign goal you won't be charged for your pledges!
The Misri Bunch originally formed a year ago. Having studied abroad (specifically Egypt - thus the name 'Misri') the bunch of friends decided they needed to put their knowledge and skills into doing dawah on another level. Having seen the untold amount of content available for adults, they saw the great need for children's content. Now the problem was that the existing stuff available for children were quite limited in terms of islamic teachings. In general they ranged from arabic alphabets and the continuous repetition of "MashaAllah" and "Al-Hamdulillah", that wasn't the trend they wanted to follow (May Allah reward everyone for their efforts).
The team decided to start at the very foundation of Islam, knowing Allah. Devising a way in which they can teach about Allah in a simple manner so that children can know about their Creator. Keeping in mind the difficult questions children ask their parents about life and Allah we aimed to answer them through this fun filled series. And so the "Misri Bunch -Series 1 The Names of Allah" was born. Working on the project with a shoestring budget, the team managed to complete series 1. A year on from its launch, the series has aired on Islam Channel (SkyTV) to 132 countries (Europe + North Africa), the series has been uploaded onto 'The Misri Bunch' youtube channel and has had over 170,000 views from over 110 countries world wide (May Allah accept our efforts. Ameen!)
Now we need your help! We want you all to participate in this project by helping to fund the next series. By contributing to the cause, you not only get those great gifts (check to your right) but you participate in teaching about Allah. InshaAllah this will also go as part of your good deeds that spread from generation to generation.
Narrated Ibn Abbas: When the Prophet sent Muadh to Yemen, he said to him, "You are going to a nation from the people of the Scripture, so let the first thing to which you will invite them, be the Tauhid (Oneness of The Creator) of Allah. ..." (Sahih Bukhari)
When a man dies, all his actions are cut off from him except three: ever recurring charity; or knowledge from which benefit is derived; or virtuous son praying for him. (Sahih Muslim)
So taking the above teachings of the Prophet (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) we invite you to be a part of this great project and what better knowledge can we leave behind us than the knowledge about Allah.
“The likeness of those who spend their wealth in the way of Allah is as that of a grain [of corn]. It grows seven ears and each ear has a hundred grains. Allah gives manifold increase to whom He wills. And Allah is all-sufficient for His creatures’ needs, All-Knowing” (Surah al-Baqarah:261)
Some rewards preview:
Episode 1 (from series 1)
Episode 2 (from series 1)
Episode 3 (from series 1)
Episode 4 (from series 1)
WHAT HAPPENS IF WE GO OVER THE FUND NEEDED?
Simple, we'll put it towards the next series (3). Also don't miss out on a chance to reap the reward from Allah. Whether you give big or small, share the videos or even spread the word, your contribution matters. May Allah reward you all.
We want to go beyond the still image story book style and add dynamics to this series stories. The challenge of animating the stories may result in possible delays of the release. Having to work with a new team of animators and illustrators will pose a challenge as we will have to work around their working speed and time and not mad hours of working round the clock as we have done before.
We feel that the rewards we are offering are as important as the task we have set to completing Series 2. However our priority will be to complete Series 2 first before we focus on getting the gifts to our supporters. This could result in delay of receiving your gifts.
We are passionate about this work and aim to get the job done. Previously as mentioned, the last series was made with a very low budget (not out of choice but due to lack of funds). By the end of the previous production we couldn't pay for the teams basic expenditure and couldn't afford the voice actors allocated for the characters. But the show had to go on. We carried on till we accomplished our task. Now with your support through kickstarter we can have enough to support the development of Series 2.
All of the above plus an exclusive copy of the Misri Bunch Nasheed Album signed by the artist (possibility of delay as the album is in alpha stage) . You also get an exclusive Misri Bunch Team T-SHIRT signed by the team
All of the above plus you will be mentioned in the credits of the Series 2. You are acknowledged as being part of the team and definitely a part of this great work. You will get an exclusive book which will feature artwork and interviews with the team (signed). You will also receive the next 2 books inspired from Series 2 signed by the team.
All of the above plus we will name one of the characters in the series by a name chosen by you (so long as its not offensive lol). Your name will feature as part of our team in all publication (YouTube, DVD, album, books and website) You will also receive the next 5 books inspired from Series 2 signed by the team.