In 2014, on a bus ride, the founder of VR Karbala, Nazer Hussain Mehrali, was reading an article about VR technology. This particular article, which was the source of inspiration, was about the Forbidden City of China. In this article, the Chinese had revived the Forbidden City, and hence, they were aiming to enable the tourists to experience this magnificent city in its glorious past. Through this article, the first seed of VR Karbala was planted and soon various questions appeared, and particularly, the following questions aroused.
How can this technology be used in the Islamic communities and particularly in the Shia community?
How can the Islamic communities be improved through the VR technology?