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Donate the price of one pizza ($12) monthly to our project, and help us
reach millions by spreading the message of Karbala and Imam Hussain (as)
A pizza costs on average $12 we ask you to donate those $12 to VR Karbala and join us in introducing Imam Hussain (as) to Muslims and non-muslims and change peoples lifes through this experience.
VR KARBALA was shown to zawars between Najaf and Karbala during Arbaeen 2017 to bring the zawars even closer to Zaynab (sa) and Imam Hussain (as).
Get a better understanding of the work behind VR Karbala
Development team: 25+ developers | Team in total: 55+ people | Versions: iOS and Android | Softwares used: Maya, 3DMAX, Unreal Engine, Substance Painter, Unity, Z Brush, Nuke, Houdini, Marvelous, Hairworks, Photoshop, Premier, Plastic SCM
Surely, the paradise and salvation are saved for those, who brings forward the tears of others for Imam Hussain (as),
even if it is as small as a wing of a mosquito.
Viewing the VR Karbala H. Abbas (a) scene was extremely touching! From what I had read on social media and on their website, I didn’t know what to expect or how the experience would be. Now, I can truly say that it has exceeded my expectations.
The part that touched me the most about this was that each aspect was so detailed and vivid. The world is changing and it is hard to imagine how the Day of Ashura took place as we forget amidst modern day advances that there was a lot we have today that wasn’t around 1400 years ago. This experience puts us, the Azadar of Imam Husayn (a), in touch with a part of our history that is the very essence of our existance as Shi’a Muslims.
I would recommend individuals to not only view the demo, but to subscribe in supporting this cause. Whilst it may seem like a better option to purchase the available scene outright, I urge people to subscribe monthly to this great cause to fund the development of more scenes.
I cannot wait to see more of VR Karbala.
– Rumina Hashmani
I just watched your release of VR Karbala with Hazrat Abbas (as). I just wanted to tell you thank you, I never could have imagined the tragic events of that day so clearly without your help. I was honestly crying from start to finish, and I hope that you will continue to do such amazing work! Thank you so much and may all your efforts be rewarded!
– Vineeta Hussain
Cant wait to experience this outstanding vr karbala project. Well done to the founder’s of this program and all that support it.
May allah bless you guys in this life and the hear after. Hamdellah we have people like you guys to spread the message of our beloved ahlulbait.
– Hadi Diran
MashAllah this app took me back and the Imam of our time grant the makers of this app and their whole team health, wealth and more success in this journey of theirs. The team is amazing very responsive and fixes any issues I had immediately. Jazzakallah for an amazing video.
– RidzArt 786
Just viewed the demo and first part of Abulfadhl al-Abbas video and I’m still shaken by the raw emotions I felt while watching them. The VR Karbala team has done an amazing job with this app and the accompanying audio and visual effects. It truly felt as though I was in Karbala 1400 years ago. I can’t wait to see what else the team releases for us. Keep up the great work!
– Ailiya Reza Zaidi
MashAllah a very nice innovation towards the Tragedy of Karbala. It literally feels like you are standing next to Maula Abbas (a) while he asked for permission to Maula Hussain (a) My mom couldn’t hold her expression while seeing only demo. Bring more episodes ASAP.
– Sayed W. Abbas
Cant say anything just watch it. Your heart will stop beating for a sec
– Syeda Naqvi
One of the biggest project that really deserve all support, I think to have this app and using this technology will let the tragedy of Karbala to be known widely among Muslims and Non-Muslim moreover reliving the tragedy of karbala in such way will change our lives.
– Zahra al-Musawi
Well done to the whole team of VR Karbala.May Allah reward you for all your hard work. Amazing an unforgettable experience.
– Syeda Kazmi
Salaam Alaikum- Amazing work! May Allah swt reward the team for your efforts. I look forward to new content and videos via the app.
– Qasim Hussain
Get to know the story of VR Karbala, told by Nazer Hussain Mehrali on Ahlulbayt TV.
VR Karbala Team
Below you can see all the people who have made VR Karbala possible. Our team represents volunteers, freelancers and developers from 15+ countries,
all gathered to work for the cause of Imam Hussain (as).
Nazer Hussain Mehrali
Shaker Hussain Mehrali
Roohullah R. Hasani
Mohammed Danial Atoofi
Unreal Engine Technical and
Mohammad Danial Atoufi
Hamed Mir Hashemi
VR Developer and Programmer
App and Web Developer
Benjamin Schultz Sørensen
Alireza Khajeh Ali
Mohamad Keyvan Marz
Modeling & Texturing
Edit and Layout Previz
Amir Hossein Yazdi
Cloth & Hair Simulation
Alireza Soleimani Khah
Hamed Mir Hashemi
Mohammad Danial Atoufi
Content & Translation
Noor El Sharifi
Aja Mohammed Turki
Geadir Al Fartoussi
Sayed Dion Rezaei
How much does it cost to develop VR Karbala?
Throughout 2017, we have spent approx. $176,000.00 USD on the development of VR Karbala. The main costs include screening and recruiting some of the best animators, artists, and directors worldwide who can manage this project. We have had a team of 25+ developers working on full-time on this project to visualize the vision and concept of VR Karbala.
Additionally, the cost includes development, marketing, events, administration, and IT equipment. An overview of the expenditure is illustrated in the diagram below. We hope to find generous people who are blessed with wealth from the Almighty Allah (swt) to support our cause financially. Thus, we are seeking to raise funding of approx. $15,000 monthly or $180,000 for a 12 months period from several donors.
Hence, we hope that you are able to support this cause with a generous donation on a monthly basis or any other one-time amount and become a VR Karbala partner.
It is important to note, that VR Karbala is FREE to use and experience, hence the only way to cover our development costs are through generous donations from the Lovers of Imam Hussein (as).
Source of funding:
The budget for the current production was raised through crowdfunding, sponsorship, and investment.
– We have raised $27,000 through crowdfunding
– We raised $105,000 through investment and sponsorship
– We raised $44,000 through donations from events worldwide and from our website and app
Our goal is to be independent of external funding within the next 2 years. The income will be mainly from Advertisement from our app and monthly support from believers.
Hence, we ask you to help us fund this project such that we can reach our goal, and InshaAllah with your help, revolutionize the way we mourn and understand Imam Hussain’s (as) tragedy. And may this project be a proof in our right hand on the day of judgment InshaAllah.
Our vision for the future of VR Karbala
Our vision is to not only revive the tragic history of Karbala and our Master, Imam Hussein (as) but also the other members of Ahlulbayt (as).
Some of the next projects we would like to work on are:
- The history of Fatima Zahra (sa)
- The history of Prophet Muhammad (sawa)
- The history of Ameer al-Mumeenin (as)
Hence the vision of VR Karbala is to become an innovative and immersive educational platform for both Muslims and non-Muslims.
Animation budget comparison
Naturally, the development process of animations is very technical and costly. However, in the case of VR Karbala, the process has been even more complicated and filled with unforeseen challenges due to the complexity of the project as VR Karbala is one of the world’s first realistic VR animation with tremendous details and high quality.
Additionally, with the blessings of Ahlulbayt (as), the scene was developed at a minimal cost. A comparison of the costs related to VR Karbala and other similar animations have been made in the diagram chart below.