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(salam) As a passionate freelance writer, I am currently developing a story using a cliche theme, i.e. vampires (no, none of that Twilight BS :sick: ). A conflict has arisen as I attempt to incorporate Muslims as strong supporting characters of the story. The thing that separates this story from all the others out there is that I have made the phenomenon of vampire conversion a scientific one, i.e. these vampires are not affected by sunlight or onions or the cross and all that stuff, eat normal food just like any other human being etc. What makes them different is their immunity to all diseases that afflict humans, and that they need a regulated intake of blood to maintain their sanity as well as their lives. Too much blood, and they gain some unique ability depending on the vampire, but at the cost of their conscience (similar to intoxication). It is unfortunate, but I had to spoil so much of my story to get your opinion. The conflict occurs in a particular point of my story about non-Muslim pregnant lady, carrying the main protagonist in her womb, when she encounters two (Shia) Muslim ladies reciting prayers (many from Al Sahifa Al Sajjadia, as well as some chapters of the Quran). The younger of the two is also carrying a child, and the other is her elderly mother-in-law. When they tell her about what they are doing, She asks if she could join them in those prayers and to bless her own child as well. They agree to do so. After several days of prayers, the mother is attacked by a vampire who has been intoxicated with excessive blood, and normally while one would die from the bite, her will to live is strong as she wishes to give birth to a child she has been blessing all along with those two Muslim ladies. She manages to give birth, but dies at childbirth as she can no longer bear the effects of the bite. It is revealed later on that the son was not only protected from the "vampiric conversion", but he gained all the strong immunity system of the vampires without the need to consume blood. The purpose of this plot-line is to convey to the audience the benefits of praying, and to indirectly spread awareness about Islam to the non-Muslim audience. When I shared this with my brother, he exhibited skepticism, stating that merging vampires onto such a story, be it scientific will cause an uproar from the Shias, particularly the scholars, and you might be maligned. So I thought I'd share this with you folks to see if this is blasphemous... So, what do you guys think? Am I doing something right? :donno:
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