November 18, 2014 in News (E)
[prMac.com] New York, New York - The world's largest and fastest growing global digital newsstand and magazine and book store, Magzter adds 40 Sufi Comics, The Wise Fool of Baghdad and Sufi Comics Rumi from Sufi Studios, India to its Graphic Novel and Comics category.
The Sufi comics from the Bangalore based Sufi Studios have a collection of stories. Stories of faith, wit and values sourced from Islamic history and tradition. The comic series founded on spiritual teachings are slowly and steadily gaining popularity across the world and the presence of the 3 books on Magzter is poised to spread its reach exponentially. More books from Sufi Studios will be joining the newsstand shortly.
Magzter is surging ahead in its quest to be 'the world's #1 digital reading destination' and is forging partnerships with new and established publisher across the globe to make this happen. The digital magazine and book store has over a 25000+ collection with publications ranging from across continents. Sufi Studios is its newest addition from India.
Find the Wisdom in Foolishness. What can a man dressed in rags and ostensibly mad teach us about life? The Wise Fool of Baghdad is about Bahlool who lived in Baghdad, circa the 8th century AD, who feigned madness to escape the oppression of the ruling class. Now free of the burden of normalcy he dispensed wisdom in strange and amusing ways. The Wise Fool of Baghdad is richly illustrated in the Turkish-Iranian miniature style. Every story is followed by sacred verses of the Qur'an and traditional sayings, inscribed in Arabic by Muqtar Ahmed, one of India's finest Islamic calligraphers.
'40 Sufi Comics' is a collection of stories in the form of a book. Complementing each story, are verses from the Holy Qur'an and sayings from Islamic traditions.
Sufi Comics Rumi: Mawlana Jalaluddin Rumi, a 13th century theologian, jurist and poet led a quiet life incentral Anatolia, Turkey. He left a legacy of the most profound poems and stories. It's been 800 years since Rumi lay ink to his mystical words. Yet, even today, the spiritual wisdom that flowed from his lips, creating ripples in our hearts. On reading his poems, one can't help but reflect that there is more to this world than the physical and material.
"Today there's a thirst for spiritual teachings, and Sufi Comics uses the medium of comics to make spiritual teachings easier to understand. We're glad to partner with Magzter in growing the online distribution of Sufi Comics. We are confident that Magzter with its 20 million subscribers will help us reach a wider audience." - Mohammed Ali Vakil, Co-Founder & Director, Sufi Studios.
"We'd like to welcome Sufi Studios to Magzter's global newsstand! Young readers and adults will find these books both engaging and informative. The Vakil brothers of Sufi Studios have created a fine set of book titles and we are eager to add on more from their collection." - Girish Ramdas, CEO, Magzter Inc.
"The 2 titles from Sufi Studios make for delightful reading. The tales are woven intelligently with facts and history adding to the appeal of the books for readers. These titles will find fans across the globe owing to its deep-rooted cultural connect as well. We thank the Vakil brothers for making the Magzter association." said Vijay Radhakrishnan, President, Magzter Inc.
Sufi Comics is a web comic by brothers Mohammed Ali Vakil & Mohammed Arif Vakil that began in the year 2009. These comics are short stories taken from Islamic history & tradition to illustrate spiritual values in the teachings of Islam. The first 40 comics have been published in the form of a book "40 Sufi comics."
Mohammed Ali Vakil & Mohammed Arif Vakil are brothers who grew up in Dubai where they attended a local Community Madrasah. Influenced by the spiritual and moral stories of the Prophet Muhammad (s) and his Holy Progeny (the Ahlul Bayt), taught at the Madrasah, Mohammed Ali began learning the art of drawing comics and used it to express these stories.
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* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
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Pricing and Availability:
Magzter - Magazine & Book Store 3.2.3 is free and available worldwide through the App Store in the News category. Sufi Comics Rumi is priced at $9.99 (USD). 40 Sufi Comics is priced at $5.99. The Wise Fool of Baghdad is priced at $9.99. The app is also available on Google Play, and Windows 8, the web, Amazon App Store and Kindle Fire and is expanding to more platforms soon. Magzter's easy purchase and renewal systems ensure subscriptions are paid on time, eliminating the need for paper checks and postal mail issues. Users can buy their magazines on any of the above devices/platforms and seamlessly port their purchases to any other devices, a feature unique to Magzter.
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