Posted February 27, 2015 by Jennifer Sefa-Boakye
Dubai-based animation and special effects studio Barajoun Entertaiment has revealed the teaser trailer for its first feature project, titled Bilal. The animated film is inspired by the true story of Bilal Ibn Rabah, a freed slave of Ethiopian origin who converted to Islam and became a trusted companion of the Prophet Muhammad after his emancipation. Impressed by Bilal’s sonorous voice and unwavering faith, Muhammad handpicked him to call Muslims to prayer as Islam’s first muezzin. Bilal’s descendants are also believed to have established the Mali Empire’s Keita Dynasty.