History, polygamy, and the Single Muslimah Threat, Karimah Grayson and have a lot to talk about. Don’t miss the next NbA Muslims Authors Speak with Karimah Grayson! Tonight at 7pm. Use the link below to view it live!
Join me Thursday, August 4, 2016 as I am interviewed by Layla Abdullah-Poulos regarding my novels Areebah’s Dilemma: Love or Deen and The Shoulders On Which I Stand: Daria takes a stance.
I am excited about this interview and would love for all to join me on this momentous occasion. I also encourage you to read the books so we can discuss. I am looking forward to discourse regarding these books.
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There are various women throughout the world and for this year’s Women’s History Month I would like to introduce 12 Muslim women authors, editors, and/or reviewers that have an impact on Muslim fiction.
First, meet Layla Abdullah-Poulos. Words cannot say how much I appreciate this sister. She is working hard on getting Muslim Fiction on the map. She reviews novels written by Native Born American Muslims so people can learn about the nuances within the American Muslim Community. Check out her Facebook page by clicking the link below.
Next, meet Zeneefa Zaneer. Zeneefa is a Muslim sister from Sri Lanka. She writes novels in English but let’s us know about the situations within Sri Lanka. She weaves tells about familial and cultural issues. Visit her Facebook page by clicking the link below for more information about Zeneefa and her books.
Now we’re going to meet Papatia Feauxzar. If you like risque reading, this is the author for you! Her books are intriguing and thought provoking. Visit her Facebook page by clicking the link below to read her treasure trove of books.
Meet Karimah Grayson, a fairly new author in the Muslim Fiction genre. Her books addresses issues within the African-American community and deals with love and death as well as intrigue and murder. Visit her Facebook page by clicking the link below for additional information.
Fatima Ibrahim is an author that delved into Science Fiction and familial situations from a Muslim’s perspective. Visit her Facebook page by clicking the link below.
Now we come to Hend Hegazi. In addition to her books telling stories of families of different ethnic groups and cultures, she also interviews her characters in order for the readers to know them better. Click on the link below to visit her Facebook page to learn more.
Amina Niang is a very new author. However, her book Destiny discusses domestic violence and how it affects everyone and not just the two people involved. Visit her Facebook page for more information about her book.
Saadia Faruqi opened my eyes to situations within Pakistan and how different people make decisions in their lives. Visit her Facebook page to find out more about her and her books.
Karemah Al Hark writes children’s books for all children, but specifically for Muslim children. Her books help them develop moral character in accordance to Islam. Visit her Facebook page for more information.
LaYinka Sanni is an editor and educator. She creates lessons for the youth to learn how to become writers and craft and weave stories that others want to read. Visit her Facebook page for additional information.
Elizabeth Lymer is an author and rhymer from the UK who writes for children. She creates competitions for children to engage with her books. Find more at her Facebook page.
Author of His Other Wife Series, Umm Zakiyyah writes about polygamy and how it is handled within the Muslim community. Visit her Facebook page below for additional information.
This is just a few of the Muslim authors out there, but let’s celebrate these women.
Nasheed Jackson’s Her Justice spins a riveting story about love, guilt, lust, faith, and murder. When a man works long and hard hours for his family, sometimes the wife forgets and let negative thoughts enter her mind. He reminds the reader to be careful about suspicion because the one you’re the most suspicious of is actually on your side while the one you trust the most will betray you worse than you can ever imagine.
With this being Nasheed’s inaugural novel, I see a successful future for him. If you haven’t read Her Justice yet, purchase your book as soon as possible. You will not want to put it down and you’ll finish reading it in one day.
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Amina N.’s debut novel Destiny is a must read. Amina wove a story of love and hate. She addressed the issue of domestic violence which prevalent in all communities and needs to stop. Be prepared to get angry. But, she showed through it all, faith helps people persevere. There were a few times in which confusion set in for me regarding characters or locations However, overall a great story and a must read.
While reading this book, I wonder to myself what would make a man want to hurt someone he professed to love? It is sad when a woman is scared to tell her family and friends what is happening in her house. As I read this book, I actually felt the pain and the tears. I look forward to reading more of her novels.
I give this book a 4 out of 5 star rating. Make sure to grab your copy as soon as you can, it is available via #Kindle and on #Amazon.
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Review of Nothing but Love: Is this love worth fighting for?
By Zeneefa Zaneer
This story is a story that weaves through the lives of two people, Barakah (A.B.) and Amash. At times the story becomes a little confusing because it goes from one scenario to the other without transitionI had to go back into the previous chapter to make sure I didn’t miss a page. However, that didn’t keep me from reading the story.
It is amazing how the characters intertwine with each other throughout the story without them knowing about one another. At times the story lags because of a lot of internal dialogue that the characters have with themselves rather than with each other. The internal dialogue made me wish that they just spoke their feelings to one another.
However, it becomes clear why Zeneefa wrote the story this way. It shows how the Shaitan (the Devil) can and does whisper in people’s heart and guides them to make decisions which are detrimental to themselves.
I really loved reading the story because it’s set in Sri Lanka and I’ve not read anything from that area. Her descriptions of the forests and other surroundings made me feel as if I was there.
Her character development was spot on, she made you hate and love certain characters at certain times throughout the story. I laughed, cried, and was concerned for characters while reading the story. As the story ended, I did not want it to. It would be great if a sequel was written
I give the story 4 out of 5 stars, it is a must read.
Learn more about the author at Zeneefa Zaneer
How would you handle this scenario, you finally decide to get married and your daughter and your future spouse’s daughter are dead set against you getting married? What if one of the daughters was planning to physically harm your future spouse? Would you not get married? Would you argue with your daughter?
What if the daughter thought you were hypocritical and was not happy about you getting married? Would that deter you? See how these situations were handled in “Areebah’s Dilemma”. Don’t forget to enter the free giveaway, it ends August 15, 2015.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Saadia did a great job weaving stories from different perspectives within Pakistan. From the less fortunate to those most fortunate. She helped me open my eyes that although one lives in a Muslim country, there are still trials and tribulations one may have regarding religion and family. I love how she had one item that was an important piece throughout each short story. I highly recommend this story for all.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Wow! That’s the first thing that comes to mind when thinking back to this book. Papatia truly makes one rethink how one classifies or treats other who are different. She addressed an issue that is very difficult and often dismissed within the Muslim community. What was it? You may ask. Homosexuality and genderism. I recommend this book for all to read regardless of ethnicity or religion.