Another benefit of a story is that they are ‘aqeedah (theology) in action. It is one thing to say that you put your trust in Allah, but when we hear the story of Ibrahim when he is going to be thrown into the fire and he puts his trust in Allah, it is theology shown in action. ‘Aqeedah is manifested.

Creed’s Tessa Thompson is Thor’s New Love Interest

GT reports: Natalie Portman won’t be coming back to reprise the role in the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok.[…]  But it looks like her loss is fans’ gain, because Creed star Tessa Thompson (Dear White People, Selma) is stepping in to the new movie as Thor’s love interest.

Thompson isn’t going to be playing Jane Foster. Deadline says she’ll be “kind of a superhero,” and she’ll show up in other Marvel movies as well. Will she play The Enchantress, or maybe her sister, Lorelei? Let the speculation begin!


Adonis & Bianca in Creed (2015)

“When I mention the scene where Michael B. Jordan’s character, Adonis, taking down her braids, which every black girl immediately died over, she notes, ‘That was not a mistake. If you look really closely there’s cocoa butter and a scarf to wrap her hair. It was a real opportunity to show young black people with nuance, and not have it be about race.’

I love that you get to see a black man be sensitive and vulnerable — and seeing a black woman demand those things of him. As millennial love is not women waiting at home but being just as — if not more — ambitious, and showing how it works when two people are after something.’ Tessa Thompson x