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.

Continue reading

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!

Continue reading

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

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

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.

Continue reading

Allah Al-Aleem, By Bint Abdul Hamid

2857094_3019267_1492033287
Tawheed (Belief in the Oneness of Allah) is the most basic concept of Islam. And the appropriate age to teach this would be at the foundation stage of a child’s life. Allah Al-Aleem, authored by Bint Abdul Hamid, illustrated by Zahra Gulraiz, and published by Prolance touches upon the Tawheed of one of Allah’s Names and Attributes.

Continue reading

The Ducktrinors: Hanifa – Book 1, by Papatia Feauxzar

51ifnvfxevl-_sy344_bo1204203200_

“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