In the Land of Strangers, by Zeneefa Zaneer

In the Land of Strangers by Zeneefa Zaneer

“These stories discuss different relationships in our life. And how we have become strangers to our beloved ones. We only start realizing it once we lose someone dearer to our life.”
In the Land of Strangers, Zeneefa Zaneer

In the Land of Strangers by Zeneefa Zaneer is a collection of the author’s best short stories that she has penned down, and self-published through her small-scale organization Think Publishers. 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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The Ducktrinors: Hanifa – Book 1, by Papatia Feauxzar

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“The world is coming to an end and Hanifa Ducktrinor can feel it.”

This book is a start of a series called The Ducktrinor (read: those who follow the doctrine). Set in the future when The Hour is near, Hanifa, a warrior, finds her true calling and fights to attain freedom from the Seculars. She dreams of fighting the Dajjal alongside Isa and Mahdi ‘alayhimussalam, of finding the Yajooj and Majooj, and of being a battle hero. How will she attain this in a world filled with vulgarity and obscenity, where that is the norm and being covered results in trouble? The Ducktrinors: Hanifa is the beginning of the fight to freedom from The Seculars. Continue reading

If I Should Speak, By Umm Zakiyyah

Do you remember your First One’s? First One’s are a treasure. You don’t ever forget them. You cherish them.

Your first achievement.

Your first car.

Your first crush.

Your first book.

As far as I remember, my first book was Thirteen O’clock by Enid Blyton.

And my first Islamic fiction that I read was If I Should Speak, by Umm Zakiyyah. Continue reading