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Women’s History Month 2016 Featuring 12 Muslim Women Authors, Editors, and Reviewers

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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.

Layla Abdullah-Poulos

NbA Muslims – Creating an Islamic American Culture

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.

 

Nothing But Love

Islamic inspiring Words – IiWords

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.

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Author Papatia Feauxzar

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.

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Author Karimah Grayson

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.

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Author F. A. Ibrahim

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.

Hend Hegazi

Author Hend Hegazi

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.

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Author Amina N.

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.

Saadia Faruqi

Author Saadia Faruqi

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.

Karema Alhark

Author Karemah Alhark

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.

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LaYinka Sanni Story Weavers

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.

Elizabeth Lymer

Author Elizabeth Lymer

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.

Umm Zakiyyah

Author Umm Zakiyyah

This is just a few of the Muslim authors out there, but let’s celebrate these women.

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Nominations

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I’ve been nominated for the first time for this award. I am thankful to Papatia for nominating me. I am honored. Drum roll please….This award gives credit to deserving women across the globe for their efforts to bring solidarity amongst women amongst other things.

The rules for taking part:

  1. 1.Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site.
    2. Put the Award logo on your blog.

    3. Answer the ten questions sent to you.

    4. Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer.

    5. Nominate five blogs.
I nominate the sisters below with no particular attention to the order I listed them:
My questions to them now:
1. When you read a book, what determines whether you will write about it or not?
2. How frequent do you post blogs?
3. Is goal setting important to you?
4. Name three things you do each day to move you towards your goals?
5. If you participate in professional development, how often do you participate?
6. What about personal development, which do you prefer, listening to books and tapes or reading? Why?
7. If there was one thing you wanted the public to know about you, what would it be?
8. If you have children, do you encourage them to look outside the box? If you do not have children and you plan on having children, how will you prepare them for adversity in life?
My questions from Papatia Feauxzar

– What inspired you to blog?

I’ve wanted to blog for a while but didn’t know what to blog about. When I wrote my books, my friend Jennifer was telling me about how she blogs and that I should blog also. When I started it, I realized it is something worth doing. I appreciate the connections I’ve made since I started blogging.

– How do you choose your topics?

Some of my topics are from my books. Others are from things I’ve read on the web or heard on the radio.

-Are you a morning person?

Yes, I’m a morning person. But sometimes I find myself staying up late for various reasons.

– Are you married or single?

I’m married.

– Any children if married? If single, how many you plan on having?

I have four children and two grandchildren.

– What makes you happy?

Leaving it to Allah (SWT) and knowing that He is in control makes me happy. Also, being around my family. One thing that recently makes me happy is people reading my book and telling me they enjoy the stories. It is always frightening when someone has to read your book because you don’t know what their response will be.

– What kind of food do you eat?

I eat a variety of foods. I like vegetables, fish, chicken, rice, potatoes, spinach, broccoli. I like Italian, Jamaican, Chinese, different types of Spanish & Hispanic foods as well as Indian food.

– Do you love nature?

I thought I didn’t, however, after looking at many of the photos that I take, most of them are of nature. So, yes, I do love nature.
– What qualities do/did you look in a man?
I look for a man who loves Allah (SWT) and realizes he has to answer to Him. I also like a kind man who has a sense of humor. Also, he can’t be easily angered and must not be threatened by my knowledge and thirst for additional knowledge.