Superheroes, in their very essence, are meant to serve as an inspiration to people, particularly those who feel powerless and discriminated against.
If anyone is in need of superheroes today, it's the people suffering from the backlash of Islamophobia, under the villainous U.S. President.
Yes, the Muslim community needs a superhero. A superhero to be their icon and voice against the injustice happening around them.
Well, it's a good thing we found these 10 character who will help us get the message out louder.
1. Ms. Marvel - Kamala Khan
Ms. Marvel aka Kamala Khan has been making the rounds on social media recently as the poster child of the anti Donald Trump protests.
She is Marvel's first Muslim American hero to star in her own comic. Released in 2014 as a nerdy, sarcastic Pakistani-American teenager, with an extreme dedication to serving justice, Khan has become the voice of many Muslims in America today.
2. Kismet: The Man of Fate - The first Muslim Superhero
Kismet is referred to as the first "genuine" Muslim superhero. Widely renowned for his Muslim antics, particularly for using phrases like, "By the beard of the Prophet" and "By the star and crescent of Islam!” when fighting villains, he sure could rock a fez too.
Kismet was an Algerian Muslim who lived in the South of France until that country was overrun by Nazis, at which point he hid out in the forest only to emerge as a resistance fighter with the power to see the future.
Despite his name and faith, the team who worked on Kismet were Jewish and some even used pseudonyms.
3. Green Lantern - Simon Baz
Simon Baz is a Lebanese-American and the first Muslim member of the Green Lantern Corps, an extraterrestrial police force.
He first appeared in 2012, and was chosen as the new Green Lantern of the Earth's sector after his predecessor, Hal Jordan, quit.
His backstory includes being born in Dearborn, Michigan, and being persecuted for his ethnicity, much like today's America...
4. Sooraya Qadir, codename: Dust
Sooraya Qadir is a superhero in Marvel's X-Men series, who first appeared in 2002. She is an Afghani Muslim who discovers her mutant power (to turn into a sand-like substance) when a slave trader tries to take off her niqab.
When Sooraya is first introduced to the rest of the X-Men team, she introduces herself with the Arabic word for dust, "Turaab", which goes on to become her codename: Dust.
She also chooses to fight in traditional modest clothing, although it causes rifts with other X-Men.
5. Monet St. Croix
Monet St. Croix preceded Sooraya in the X-Men series and was first introduced in 1994 as the first Muslim mutant.
Back then, her faith added Muslims to the list of minority groups featured in the X-Men series, giving a voice to young Muslim comic book nerds everywhere.
Her faith was revealed when she had to fight Islamophobes at an anti-Muslim rally, who were claiming Muslims were as bad as mutants.
6. The 99
The 99 is a Teshkeel comic created by Naif Al-Mutawa. It features a team of superheroes with special abilities based on the 99 attributes of Allah in Islam.
Even though it implies that there are 99 heroes, the team consists of only 12 people. Their powers come from 99 "Noor" gemstones aka Ahjar Al Noor aka Stones of Light.
The series is not extremely religious but rather aims to communicate Islamic virtues, which the creator deems universal by nature.
7. Bilal Asselah - Nightrunner
Nightrunner is a DC comics superhero who first appeared in 2011. He's an Algerian-French Muslim hero who lives in a Parisian suburb called Clichy-sous-Bois, described as one of France's "most notorious" immigrant banlieues.
After his Muslim friend is killed by the police, Bilal decides to honor him by becoming "a symbol without racial or religious bias," taking Batman as his idol.
8. Kahina Eskandari - Iron Butterfly
Kahina Eskandari is a Palestinian Muslim whose parents were murdered when she was very young, leading her to seek vengeance.
She was first created in 1993 by DC Comics and is a field commander of the Shadow Cabinet, with the power to move and shape metallic objects.
9. Yusuf Abdullah - Buraaq
Buraaq, a comic book hero that was created in 2011, will be coming to your Television screens soon, with the aim to dispel myths about Islam, just like the hero does in his own series.
Yusuf Abdullah is a practicing Muslim. He lives in the fictional Nova City. He's also the director of a vast relief organization who uses his powers to fight injustice. Talk about overachieved.
10. Qahera - Cairo's Superhero
Qahera is a badass feminist superhero who was created by 22-year-old art student Deena Mohamed in a series of webcomics.
What started out as a joke among friends turned into a hijab-clad viral phenomenon, dealing with issues such as sexual assault and misogyny, which Mohamed herself has experienced in the streets of Egypt.