favourite Marvel characters : Kitty Pryde

Hey y’all/Salam
So I’ve talked about my favourite superpowers and written about Daredevil, so you should all know by now that i love anything superhero-ish. However i think its about time i spoke about one of my favourite women of Marvel:Kitty Pryde

Katherine “Kitty” Pryde is a Jewish mutant with the ability to become intangible. She first joined the X-men when she was young and became known as Sprite,she’s served as Wolverine’s “sidekick” before and is a prominent member of the X-men. She’s clashed with people like Emma Frost and had relationships with people like Colossus ( or Piotr Rasputin if you want to know him by his real name),  fought villains and more. She’s funny,lovable, and isn’t afraid to fight dirty. I love Kitty Pryde because of her personality,her wit and her abilities.

That’s it for today folks, tell me if you liked this post and if you want more like it!

Iman 🙂



6 of my favourite superpowers

Hi y’all/Salam

I’m a big fan of reading. Whether that be regular novels or comic books, and  comic books, a lot of the time being about superheroes obviously feature a lot of powers. As do books depending on your genre

So i thought i’d do a post talking  about some of my favourite powers.This list isn’t ranked by how much i like the power or anything.

  1. Telepathy

This is one of the most amazing superpowers in my opinion, due to the amount that     can be done with it, and the broadness of it. Think of Jean Grey or Emma Frost from the X-men. Remember how powerful they are ? Or even Psylocke. Telepathy isn’t limited to reading minds which i find really appealing. Karma, a Vietnamese mutant, has the ability to possess other people’s minds,Psylocke has her psychic knife etc.

2. Intangibillity

How cool would it be to be able to walk through walls? Or phase through people? Well that’s exactly what Kitty Pryde from the X-men can do with her intangibillity. I love this superpower because it’s not something astounding like telekinisis yet can be used in so may different ways.

3. Regeneration/Healing factor

Do i need to explain this one? Just look at Wolverine. Or X-23( yes i’m aware she’s currently Wolverine).

4. Water manipulation

Not a comic book character, but Percy Jackson, a son of Poseidon has the ability to do this. He can even control other liquids eg when he controlled poison in Tartarus in the House of Hades

5. Power Mimicry

Hope Summers, the mutant Messiah, has the ability to copy anyone else’s power. How amazing would that be?

6. Superhuman senses

I’ve written about Daredevil before on this blog, but i really do love his powers. He can’t fly, or turn invisible, or anything like that, yet his superhuman senses are extremely powerful, and along with his radar sense, help to compensate for his blindness.

That’s it for this post! Do you  like these powers or not? Tell me what you think in the comments!

Iman 🙂


My opinion on: Marvel’s Black Panther movie

Hey y’all/Salam alykum,

So i’m a big Marvel comics fan,but suprisingly enough i’ve never really read any Black Panther before. I remember him being in Avengers Vs X-men,but that’s all i’ve really read with him in it.I know some information about him, he was married to Storm from the X-men aka the queen of all X-men(can you tell i love Ororo Munro?)  and he’s the king of Wakanda. He’s also a genius and has cool powers. 

After seeing the trailer,i’m so excited for this film though,because of it’s cast!

Now i’m not black, im Arab,but this is the first superhero film with a black superhero as the main character. So it’s a big deal, and as someone who loves diversity when it comes to Comics,films and books/diversity in general, i’m pretty excited.

I hope to start getting into the Black Panther comics, so if any of you could recomend a good starting point, that would be great.

I can tell the movie is going to be great and i think it’s going to be one of my favourite superhero films of all time. 

What do you think? Are you excited for the Black Panther movie? Tell me your opinion in the comments!

Iman 🙂


Racism amongst Poc and Muslims.

Hi !/Salam alykum

Warning: I don’t intend to offend anyone here, if you somehow get offended by this then you probably need to reassess your priorities.

So this is something which I feel pretty strongly about. I’m Arab and i can see how much racism there is in Arab communities.

Racism  amongst other people of colour really irritates and frustrates me, shouldn’t we all be in solidarity with one another, instead of dividing ourselves and creating friction?

Shouldn’t we recognise that it’s ironic that we go on about other people being discriminatory or racist against us, yet we do the same to others?

The amount of  racism in our communities is disgusting, and racism amongst anyone is terrible, regardless of their religious beliefs, but the amount  amongst Muslims is horible.

Before anyone gets offended, i’m Muslim.

We have parents refusing to let their kids marry interacially, simply due to racism. We can talk about it being due to cultural differences or whatever you want to say, but a lot of the time its due to racism.

Now just to clarify, there is nothing that supports racism in Islam.  There’s racism amongst muslims. The only thing that matters in Islam when getting married is Piety and Taqwa( God consciousness). There’s nothing about race, or ethnicity, or culture.

Nationalism,tribalism,and racism are all forbidden in Islam.

So why do we all care so much? I’ts  ignorant and contradicting what Islam tells us.

O people!  Your God is one and your forefather (Adam) is one.  An Arab is not better than a non-Arab and a non-Arab is not better than an Arab, and a red (i.e. white tinged with red) person is not better than a black person and a black person is not better than a red person,except in piety”

It’s telling us that the only difference between us is by our level of piety. Not race or culture or ethnicity.

I think we could all learn from this.

I’d be really grateful if i got some feedback, thank you!

Iman 🙂


5 books i can’t believe i’ve not read

Hi y’all/Salam alykum

So i realised on this fine Sunday morning(it’s not actually fine. I have school tomorow, ugh). the amount of  books that i’ve never read. Like, books that i’ve seen in shops or whatever but just didn’t get around to reading them , and now i just think “why Iman? Why haven’t you read any of these?”. So anyway, here are 5 books that i can’t believe  i’ve not read

1.The rest of the Harry Potter series

So i’m not actually much of a Harry Potter fan. I think i’m the only  person who doesn’t like/ isn’t interested in Harry Potter. I enjoyed the movies, but not so much the books,that being said, i’ve only read books 1-4, and i did find them kinda boring, but i really do need to finish the series, i mean who knows? Maybe i’l become a massive Harry Potter fan…

2. Slated

I bought this book a while back to read on holiday, and after reading about 2 chapters i just put it down and forgot about it, it’s still on my bookshelf today. I probably should get around to reading it. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

3. Twilight

I can’t believe i haven’t read Twilight,  it was so popular at one point so why haven’t i read it?

4. The Hobbit

I can’t get into it. Sorry.

5. Pride and Prejudice

This is a classic, like come on Iman. I need to read this book, to be honest

What do you think, should i read these books or not?

Iman 🙂




favourite Marvel characters: Daredevil

Hiiii y’all/salam alykum.

Wow two posts in one day? You’re really on a roll Iman.

So, i thought i’d do a post about one of my favourite superheroes, Daredevil.

Daredevil aka Matt Murdock is a blind defence attorney from Hell’s Kitchen, a poor, gritty, crime-ridden neighborhood in New York who was  given superhuman senses thanks to an accident he had when he was younger, when  radioactive chemicals that fall from a truck blinded him after he pushes a man to safety from the oncoming vehicle. His dad, a boxer known as ‘Battlin’ Jack Murdock” was murdered when he was younger so he was left as an orphan.When he was older, Matt  chose to avenge his father by becoming the superhero Daredevil. He also has a radar sense. He’s a religious Catholic who dresses up as the devil and beats up criminals at night using his incredible martial arts  and gymnastics knowledge and training,which was taught to him by Stick, who’s basically a blind ninja. He’s commonly known as the ” man without fear” and the “devil of Hell’s kitchen” I love Daredevil personally because his personality- he keeps fighting on through everything which life throws at him, and believe me, he’s faced a lot, from his father’s death to tragedy happening to all of the women in his life. At the end of the day all Matt wants is justice,whether that be by the law or by taking matters into his own hands.  There’s a netflix show based on him, called Daredevil which i definitely recommend.


The Man Without Fear

What do you think? Do you like Daredevil or not? Tell me your opinion in the comments below and  if i should do more posts like these!

Iman 🙂


Hijabi friendly cosplay idea: Sam Al Abbas

Hi y’all/Salam alykum

Why do I even say y’all, I literally have like 2 people who read my blog. Oh well, sorry for the tangent.

Ever since I got into fandoms i’ve wanted to cosplay but i’ve failed because, 1) I ended up not going to comic-con,  2) my own sheer laziness or 3) feeling like there’s no way for me to cosplay  the characters i want to  with modest clothing, but that’s all changed, because after looking up hijabi cosplay i realised that  I was horribly incorrect about not being able to cosplay modestly. Inshallah I might be going to comic-con this year and If I can overcome my laziness,  I intend to cosplay.

What i’m actually thinking of doing is starting like a hijabi cosplay series, and just posting a different cosplay idea each time? Anyway let’s just get started with the first cosplay idea.

Samirah(or as she’s known by her friends, Sam) is a muslim hijabi Norse demigod,daughter of the Norse God Loki ( I know, confusing, right?) from Rick Riordan’s Magnus Chase and the God’s of  Asgard series. She’s also a Valkyrie and has some pretty cool powers due to her dad.  She would be a pretty easy character to cosplay, due to the fact that her outfit isn’t difficult to find in shops. Here’s a cosplay outfit i created based on her. You can find the clothes i used in this outfit pretty much anywhere,  it’s only a navy trenchcoat/peacoat, skinny jeans,black ankle boots and a green hijab/scarf. If i were to wear it, I would probably wear it with a slightly longer coat.

What do you think? Tell me your opinion in the comments 🙂

Iman 🙂



samirah al abbas cosplay