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Cover Reveal: Tight Rope by Sahar Abdulaziz

This cover reveal is organized by Djarabi Kitabs Publishing .

Title: Tight Rope
Author: Sahar Abdulaziz
Genre: Dark, Contemporary Fiction,
Content/Theme(s): Socio-Political Thriller, Islamophobia, Xenophobia
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Book Blog Tour: The Islamic, Adult Coloring Book by Theresa Corbin

About the Book: 
The second edition of The Islamic, Adult Coloring Book, published by Djarabi Kitabs Publishing, features sharper designs by Naafi Nut Rohma compiled and written by Theresa Corbin. The pages of The Islamic, Adult Coloring Book include detailed mosque architecture, calligraphy, tessellation, hadith (prophetic traditions), dua (supplication), Quranic verses, and quotes for Muslims to reflect on, to take time out of their rushed and hectic lives to recenter, refocus, and let their minds recharge, de-stress, and cultivate sabr (patience). Also, each coloring page has a corresponding descriptive page for the non-Muslim colorer who wants to learn a bit about Islam free from myth or judgment all while relaxing. In this way, The Islamic, Adult Coloring Book can be a great dawah tool.

Book Review: Tight Rope by Sahar Abdulaziz

Title: Tight Rope

Author: Sahar Abdulaziz

Publisher: Djarabi Kitabs Publishing

Genre: Dark, Contemporary Fiction

ContentWarning: Adult language

BookBlurb:

In a socially and politically divided country after the presidential election, activist and American Muslim Nour Ibrahim prepares to deliver a speech at an anti-hate rally condemning the surge of attacks against people of color, immigrants, Muslims, and anyone else deemed different or disposable. As her inbox overflows with racist, xenophobic threats, she struggles to remain focused, refusing to give in to the fear. Concerns for her safety during the speech mount as one ruthless stalker escalates his terror campaign. Bitter and blinded by hate, he’s not satisfied with merely keeping Nour from speaking out: he threatens to silence her for good. Stressed by the impending rally, a stabbing pain in her gut, and an Internet psycho who has her in his crosshairs, Nour begins to wonder—which one will kill her first?

In a socially and politically …

Book Review: The Ducktrinors: Hanifa Book 1 by Papatia Feauxzar

Title: The Ducktrinors

Author: Papatia Feauxzar

Publisher: Djarabi Kitabs Publishing, December 11, 2015

BookDescription:
The world is coming to an end and Hanifa Ducktrinor can feel it. The Seculars rule the world and keeping the sunnah and the deen intact become a challenge then. Hanifa, the cadet of the Ducktrinor family, is a courageous young Muslim living in a time where practicing her religion is really hard. She wants to be the courageous educated coreishy woman she dreams of every day.
Hanifa also wants to find the people of the cave and fights alongside with them, Jesus (Issa-aleihi salam), and Mahdi with the vouching cloud when the cave opens and the prediction about Yajud and Majud (Gog and Magog) will occur.


Review:
One thing I appreciate about thisbook is that it takes a young Muslim girl and makes her the hero of the story. While Hanifa was not my favorite character in the Ducktrinors, she had quite a few moments where I rooted and cheered for her. I loved the sci-fi/fantasy …

Author Interview: Sadia Faruqi

Today's interview is with Sadia Faruqi, the author of Brick Walls: Tales of Hope and Courage from Pakistan. Ms Faruqi writes fiction, teaches cultural sensitivity, blogs about religion, and organizes interfaith events. You can learn more about Faruqi on her website: www.saadiafaruqi.com





Can tell us a little bit about yourself and your book Brick Walls?
I am a Pakistani American writer, speaker and interfaith activist residing in Houston, TX with my husband and two young children by the grace of God. Professionally I am a grant writer, and by vocation I am an interfaith organizer, speaking about interfaith and Islamic issues at a variety of venues in the Greater Houston area. In 2009 I published a research-based book on grant seeking, and for the last decade or so I’ve been writing non-fiction about cultural and religious issues. Only recently did I somehow get the urge to write fiction, hence my debut fiction title “Brick Walls: Tales of Hope & Courage from Pakistan.”

Brick Wal…

Book Giveaway: Sandcastles & Snowmen

Title: Sandcastles & Snowmen

Author: Sahar El-Nadi

Publisher: FB Publishing, June 1, 2013

Summary: A reflective journey of one woman's search and rediscovery of her faith and spirituality.

Review: Click on the following link to read the review for Sandcastles & Snowmen

Giveaway: One copy of Sandcastles & Snowmen

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Author Interview: Yamin Mogahed

Today's interview is with the author of Reclaim Your Heart, Yasmin Mogahed. She is a freelance writer and international speaker. She also hosts Serenity, her show on One Legacy Radio.

As Salaamu Alaikum and Welcome to the Muslim Authored Reads blog. Please tell us a little bit about your book, Reclaim Your Heart.


Reclaim Your Heart is a book about freeing the heart from the chains of worldly life. It talks about healing, about coping and about redemption. What was the motivation behind writing Reclaim Your Heart
My own life experiences and the lessons I was learning along the way about love, loss, pain and God.
I had the wonderful opportunity to hear you read "I Prayed for Peace Today," at the Seattle IlmFest 2015. What inspired you to write that poem?

A very difficult personal challenge that I had no control to alter. It made me realize how powerless I really am, and that all power belongs to God. Can you share with us your publishing journey? What were some of your greates…