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There Is A New Hashtag In Town!!!

Join the conversation and meet authors and other readers of Muslim authored fiction. Hashtag #MuslimFictionChat allows readers and authors to connect, authors to network with one another and Muslim book publishers to hear what the community of Muslim readers are looking for.

The first #MuslimFictionChat was held January 29. In attendance were authors: F A Ibrahim (Khadijah's Got Her Groove), Zara J (Dowry Divas, American Boy), and Papatia Feauxzar (Between Sisters, SVP!).  Even if you missed it, you can catch up read through the twitter chat here.

Updates on the next #MuslimFictionChat will posted here, so stay tuned!

Book Review: Reclaim Your Heart by Yasmin Mogahed

Title: Reclaim Your Heart

Author: Yasmin Mogahed

Publisher: FB Publishing, Aug 9, 2012

Book Descriptions: Reclaim Your Heart was written to awaken the heart and provide a new perspective on love, loss, happiness, and pain.  A manual of sorts, Reclaim Your Heart will teach readers how to live in this life without allowing life to own you.  It is a manual of how to protect your most prized possession- the heart.

My Review:

Reclaim Your Heart is filled with insightful reflections that cover a variety of topics that center around Love, Happiness, Hardships, Faith, Community and Life.  The reflections, which are short and to the point, bring the reader back to the main topic of the book, our relationship with our Creator. Each reflection offers insight into coming closer to the Creator, deepening our relationship with Him and thus fixing all the physical, emotional and spiritual ills of our heart. Yasmin Mogahed uses her own personal struggles and interactions as she delves into what is truly at…

Author Interview: Irving Karchmar

Today, I would like to introduce Irving Karchmar, the author of Master of the Jinn: A Sufi Novel.

He has been a writer, editor and poet for many years, and a darvish of the Nimatullahi Sufi Order since 1992. He now lives near New York City, where he is currently at work on the Audiobook of Master of the Jinn.

Listen to a sample of the story here.

Welcome. Can please tell us a little bit about yourself?
I am the son of Holocaust survivors who came to America in 1948. I was actually born in newly built American Army Hospital of a DP Camp, a Displaced Persons Camp in Germany just after WWII. In fact, I use that as a scene in Master of the Jinn. I have also been a writer, editor and magazine publisher most of my working life, and dabble in poetry :) In 1992, I was initiated as a darvish of the Nimatullahi Sufi Order, and began writing Master of the Jinn six months later.
What inspired you to write Master of the Jinn?
I was participating in majlis, our twice weekly meeting, saying my z…

What are you Reading Today?

Title: Reclaiming Your Heart

Author: Yasmin Mogahed

Publisher: FB Publishing, Aug 9, 2012

Book Description:
Reclaim Your Heart is not just a self-help book. It is a manual about the journey of the heart in and out of the ocean of this life. It is a book about how to keep your heart from sinking to the depths of that ocean, and what to do when it does. It is a book about redemption, about hope, about renewal. Every heart can heal, and each moment is created to bring us closer to that transformative return. Reclaim Your Heart is about finding that moment when everything stops and suddenly looks different. It is about finding your own awakening. And then returning to the better, truer, and freer version of yourself. Many of us live our lives, entrapped by the same repeated patterns of heartbreak and disappointment. Many of us have no idea why this happens. Reclaim Your Heart is about freeing the heart from this slavery. It is about the journey in an out of life's most deceptive traps.…

Author Interview: F. A. Ibrahim

Today's interview is with Fatimah Ashaela Ibrahim, author of many books which includes children's titles: I Love My Hijab, The Beauty of My Hijab, Yaya and the Mystery Squad, and YA Science Fiction:  The Azurean Trilogy and her newest title, Khadijah Got Her Groove. Thank you so much for being with us today Fatimah, Can tell us a little bit about yourself and your book Khadijah Got Her Groove? I am an Inspirational Author and Artist and I love to work on creative projects that have a purpose. I began writing at a very early age, but got away from it somewhat while in college and focused more on art. I became an Animator and Graphic Artist for a while, and eventually began illustrating Islamic books. After illustrating and authoring a book, I was inspired to begin doing more adult fiction writing. "Khadijah's Got Her Groove came about after meeting the owner of University Publications, Author Zara J. She encouraged me to come up with a story that would be entertaining …