Ramadan Means … by Kasim Ali

Ramadan means my mother waking me and my siblings up, going downstairs, drinking a glass of water, washing her face, and then walking back upstairs to wake us up again because we all fell back asleep. It means being the one to stay up from iftaar to sehri when Ramadan took place in the summer,Continue reading “Ramadan Means … by Kasim Ali”

MVP Book of the Year 2021

To kick off the new year, we wanted to spotlight a 2021 title that stood out amongst the rest. This was a challenging task because 2021 has been an exceptional year for Muslim creators — with The Fortune Men by Nadifa Mohamed being shortlisted for both the Costa Novel Award and the Booker Prize, followedContinue reading “MVP Book of the Year 2021”

Mini Author Q&A ft Saadia Faruqi

Yusuf Azeem is Not a Hero explores this from the perspective of a passionate, intelligent and warm young Muslim boy weighed down by the expectations of the world. It’s a heart-wrenching and eye-opening exploration of identity, grief and discovering who you are in a world quick to label you, and finding the strength to beContinue reading “Mini Author Q&A ft Saadia Faruqi”

Mini Author Q&A ft Ayisha Malik

A beautiful story with an equally stunning package, Ayisha weaves a story of sisterhood, which, paired with Erika Meza’s beautiful artwork makes for an unforgettable read. Erika’s illustrations paired with your writing makes for such an wonderful read. How did you find working on such a heavily illustrated project? I actually wrote the story beforeContinue reading “Mini Author Q&A ft Ayisha Malik”