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View my Interview by NbA Muslims Hostes Layla Poulos- Abdullah

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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!

via NbA Muslims Authors Speak – Live Interview with Karimah Grayson — Native-born American Muslims

Slavery…get over it? Come on now!

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Here’s a serious question and I am not asking this question to offend anyone. But, I’ve read statuses and comments from many white people who continually ask why do we keep bringing up slavery and it ended over 150 years ago. My question is, why do anyone follow their religious scriptures because depending on which scripture you follow they are at least 1435 years old.

Also, why are those from the south so stuck on the Confederate Flag? Why are we told to not forget about The Holocaust? According to the logic of those telling us to forget slavery, we weren’t there and had nothing to do with it.

Slavery is an integral part of US history and no matter how much people want to stick their heads in the sand about it, it was an institution that was not only back by the government of the United States, but it was even documented in the Constitution of the United States. I really want honest answers about this and no attacks or name calling.

 

Read how Daria handles foolishness like this at The Shoulders On Which I Stand – Pocket Sized Book or The Shoulders On Which I Stand – 6″ x 9″.

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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.

Papatia

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.

LaYinka

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.

How would you feel if your husband took a second wife?

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In “The Shoulders On Which I Stand”, Daria was presented with this exact scenario. Did she seek divorce? Was she accepting and supportive? Did she shut down and begin hating the second wife. Find out while reading “Shoulders”. I’m curious as to how you would handle it.

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My motivation behind “The Shoulders On Which I Stand”

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“Is this real?” A student asked.

“Is this story about you?” Another asked.

Although I am a history teacher, The Shoulders On Which I Stand is a fictional story. However, after reading several news articles and postings, it surprised me how much my book paralleled reality. Even today there are states, such as Texas, that want to down play slavery as side issue for the Civil War. See Texas downplay Jim Crow and calls slavery a side issue in The Civil War.

Oftentimes, teachers, many non-black, slide over the issues of blacks in the US from the inception to now. I took the liberty of making the story a little more exciting than it really is. However, it is still necessary that everyone knows that it is important to learn of what happened in the US. We are often told never to forget the Holocaust or September 11, 2001; however, many times African-Americans are told to forget slavery and get over it. Should we really forget it and get over it? I say a resounding, NO!

This is one of the motivations behind my story. Stay tuned for other motivations. I look forward to you reading my novel and leaving a review so I can see how you feel about the novel. Lastly, don’t forget to enter for the free giveaway from Good Reads.

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