Thursday, March 23, 2023
Sunday, January 1, 2023
Alhamduleelah, this is our 7th year curating the BIG List of Muslim Authored books. We started 7 years ago just highlighting Muslim fiction then year after year expanded to more genres. We've been blessed with many opportunities over the years to embrace and to highlight emerging Muslim authors just starting out with book reviews, interviews, consultations, sponsored programs and contests for our youth as well. Through Covid, floods, tornadoes, relocations, marriages, pregnancies, divorces, inflation - and other major life events, Muslim writers commit each year to writing the story. Our stories and experiences matter and help us represent the richness and expansiveness of our culture, our families, our communities and our faith in action.
As every year, this is the BIGGEST Muslim Authored book list! There is enshallah something for everyone to read, discuss, laugh with or cry to. We at Muslim Girls Read, Inc are beyond proud and excited to share this list with you and we hope that will spread this list far and wide as you have for the last 7 years. We appreciate the support, the networking, and every opportunity to meet with you all that we have been able to.
Until next year, enshallah: Keep reading and keep writing!
The Great Labne Trade by Eman Saleh
Super Sister Shine: A Celebration of Super Sisters by Asha Z. Hagood
Don't You Know by Mariam Poppins and Sunnah Abdus-Samad
Yasmin the Doctor by Saadia Faruqi
Hassan and Aneesa go to a Nikkah by Yasmeen Rahim
One Wish: Fatima al-Fihri and the World's Oldest University by M.O. Yuksel
Abdullah's Special Morning: A Story of Love of Salaah to Please Allaah by Kifayah Ajibade-Bakare
Abdul's Story by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow
I Have So Many Emotions by Jullanar Shukree
Forever Friends by Sahar Abdulaziz
Ayesha Dean Novelette: The High School Heist by Melati Lum
Silence is a Sense by Layla AlAmmar
The Friend Zone: A Muslim Romance by Seyna Rytes
Blackwater Falls: A Thriller by Ausma Zehanat Khan
Queen of the Tiles by Hanna Alkaf
Not To Be Forgotten Edited by Muti'ah Badruddeen
Futuwwah and Raising Males into Sacred Manhood by Dawud Walid
Contemplating the Qur'an: A 29 Day Reflection Guide and Journal by Umar Quinn and Umm Suhailah Khadijah Taylor
The Muslim Guide for Understanding Structural Racism and Its Impact on Black America by Hakeem Muhammad, ESQ.
The Muslimahs Guide to the Sunnah Hijab by Qylah Umm Jannah
Al Qur'an, Our Vibranium to Fuel a Renewed Society by Laila Qadira Yamini
11 Steps Playbook: The Beginners Guide to Growing a Community that Trusts and Supports You by Bibi Watts
The Day Little Condors Flew details the author's journey from child bride to her traumatic exodus from Somaliland, while giving readers a personal look at the events that lead to her escape with her babies. It gives readers the opportunity to explore Somaliland and its culture through the eyes of the author, while witnessing her growth and courage amidst adversity, romance, poverty, love, abuse, travel, and new birth. Hear her voice as she explains a riveting story through the lense of empowerment, true love, and resilience. In this exciting, " Not Without My Daughter" type story, prepare for an emotional heart-wrenching journey through life, love, and beyond.
At Their Feet: 50 Black Muslim Elders Share Stories of Faith and Community Life Edited by Zarinah El-Amin
Dear Abayo, It Be Like That Sometimes by Aisha Yusuf, Juweria Yusuf, and Maymuuna Yusuf
The Giants in My Midst by Masood A. Haqq