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!
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″.
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.
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
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.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This story intrigued me because oftentimes when women think of getting married, they think it will be the best day of their lives. However, when Sheyma found out she was getting married, she felt as if her life and freedom were gone forever. The story Papatia wove was an interesting one from Africa to North America. It is a very good read.
There was one sentence where the description of what the character was doing didn’t fit well with her natural description. When it was written, “My knuckles became white as my fingers gripped my hips.” This story describes Sheyma as a brown woman. No matter how hard one grips their hips, brown knuckles do not become white.
However, overall it was a great read and great story. I recommend it for anyone interested in how a woman may feel when she is forced to marry someone she neither knows or loves.
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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