A Muslim Boy’s Guide to Life’s Big Changes, by Sami Khan

Boys Guide to Lifes Changes Book Review
Title: A Muslim Boy’s Guide to Life’s Big Changes
Author: Sami Khan
Genre: Middle Grade, Non-fiction
Publisher: Ta-Ha Publishers Ltd
Released: February 2006
Format: Paperback
Pages: 48
Source: I received a copy from The Islamic Kid Store in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.
Rating: 3.5/5
This book gives brotherly advice on life in general from Islam and friends, school and home life through to the physical changes a boy will experience from the age of 11 onwards.

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Big Little Steps, by Mathilde Loujayne

Big Little Steps
Title: Big Little Steps: A Woman’s Guide to Finding a Balanced Lifestyle and a Glowing Heart in Islam
Author: Mathilde Loujayne
Genre: Non-fiction
Edition: First
Publisher: The Dreamwork Collective
Released: 2018
Format: Paperback
Pages: 245
Source: I received a hard copy from the author in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.
Rating: 5/5
What are Muslim women’s rights? What do modesty, humbleness and fashion have in common? What is halal food?
This book is designed to empower women with Islamic values. You are given the tools to become the best version of yourself, as you enter a universal family beyond borders, called the Ummah. Welcome, sister!

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Interview with Nisha Sulthana

Interview with NS

1. Masha Allah wa Alhamdulillah, I am in love with your memoir. Could you please tell us a little about your journey as an author?
Well, it was a learning experience (in) that I was going to relate my personal experiences and views to an unknown audience, (was) a bit unnerving but I thought I had a powerful story to share. On and off I got bogged down in trying to couch some intimate details of my story with some artistry. As every author would feel, I am quite not happy with my work (as) it could have been better towards the end and could have brought a more sublime conclusions. Continue reading

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

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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