Normal Calm, by Hend Hegazi

Normal Calm Book Review

“The best way to experience the true pleasure of a reward is when the reward comes after hardship.”
Normal Calm, Hend Hegazi

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Simple As That, by Nafla Salahudeen

Simple As That Book Review by Umm Afraz Muhammed

“Learning to be free of expectations and giving our best to the people in our lives will help build strong family ties and will also relieve our stress. Be your best, and do your best, and put the rest into the Hands of Allah Subhana wa ta’ala.”
Simple As That, by Nafla Salahudeen

Simple As That: The Muslimah’s Practical Guide To Building Strong Family Ties by Nafla Salahudeen is a non-fiction bilingual book self-published by the Sri Lankan author, in English and Tamil. I opted for doing a book review in exchange for a soft copy provided by the author, since the topic at hand – specifically the relationship between a mother-in-law and daughter-in-law – was directly in line with the fiction that I have authored, Here With You. I dived into the book as a reader, but as a reviewer, I am going to be brutally honest with you. Continue reading

Tight Rope, by Sahar Abdulaziz

Tight Rope by Sahar Abdulaziz

“But Nour knew that goodwill and acceptance would never reveal themselves by taking off their hijab because for her or any other person of color, the skin she lived in wasn’t removable and therefore, subsequently, neither were the seeds of hatred.”
Tight Rope, by Sahar Abdulaziz
Djarabi Kitabs Publishing had sent me a hard copy of Tight Rope by Sahar AbdulAziz for review, and masha Allah, it is one powerful book, relatable to Muslims living in the West who undergo bigotry and racist attacks.

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Interview with Papatia Feauxzar

Interview with Papatia Feauxzar

1. Tell us your journey from an accountant to an authorpreneur.
It has been intriguing! Rumi said, “What you seek is seeking you.” It was true in my case because Allah put a coworker on my path with whom I started at the same time with at my first accounting job. Her husband is a writer, publisher, teacher and many other things. When she told me that, I immediately realized that she and I met for that purpose. Alhamdullilah. I have always wanted to publish books since I was a teenager but the opportunity to do so didn’t get in my face in such a way until I met this particular co-worker. I capitalized right away on that in-your-face opportunity and sat off to get my work out there. It wasn’t cheap but I invested in my dreams and it has paid off. Overall, it was a blessing masha’Allah.

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The Blessed Bananas, by Tayyaba Syed

The Blessed Bananas by Tayyab Syed

“The monkey had everything he needed: great food, a perfect home with the best view, and a beautiful surrounding breeze. Yet, Rico felt like something was still missing.”
The Blessed Bananas, by Tayyaba Syed
The Blessed Bananas is a children’s book written by Tayyaba Syed, illustrated by Melani Putri, and published by Prolance, who provided me with the ebook for a review. The author had bagged the first place in a creative story contest held by the Islamic Writers Alliance in 2015.

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I Will Not Clean My Room, by Saharish Arshad

I Will Not Clean My Room by Saharish Arshad
“When I’m in Jannah, I will not
clean my room!” Musa said loudly,
as he held up the broom.
“I’ll close my eyes tightly and
zippity zat!
My room will clean up by itself,
just like that!”
I Will Not Clean My Room, by Saharish Arshad
I Will Not Clean My Room is a children’s book written by Saharish Arshad, illustrated by Elsa Estrada, and published by Prolance. I was given this joyful and chirpy rhyme book by the author for a review. This book is a part of My Journey to Jannah Series, where the reader is taken on a journey of his own to reach Jannah.

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She, A Woman

With respect to the International Women’s Day, Aurora Hikma has sponsored a blog-hop, which I immediately jumped into. After much thought on what to write, I finally penned down this poem. All Praise is to Allah Alone, I love this piece especially since it is based on the teachings of the Qur’an and Sunnah. All good is from Allah Alone, and any error is from the accursed Shaytan and myself.

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