A short article on “Five Famous Books Written By Muslim Authors” :
I love diverse books and diverse characters. A decade before, you would have read a few books that had diverse characters but time is changing. There are thousands of books out there in the world that features Muslim Characters and written by Muslim authors.
Since we all know, the month of Ramadan has started and Muslims all over the world have started fasting, so I thought let me share some books written by Muslim authors to celebrate the diversity.
- An Ember in the Ashes by Saba Tahir
Saba Tahir is a Pakistani American Novelist and her book An Ember with the ashes is New York Times bestselling novel. It is the fantasy novel, featuring Laia who is the Scholar – now ruled over by the Martial Empire – many of whom are poor and illiterate. When her brother is arrested by the Masks, she seeks out the resistance for help. However, they demand that in return she must enter Black cliff Military Academy as a slave to spy on the Commandant. Elias – the son of the Commandant – makes up the other perspective in this book.
- She wore red trainers by Na’ima B Robert
Na’ima B Robert is an Entrepreneur, author of Children’s book. Her books are popular among the Muslim community. She wore red trainers is a Muslim love story featuring Ali and Amirah. Ali loves Amirah’s black abaya (Black garment) and immediately falls in love with her. Amirah also finds Ali a good Muslim man. Both want to get married but Amirah’s brother is not ready for this marriage because Ali’s past was not good. I love this book! Must read.
- Kite Runner By Khalid Hosseini
Kite Runner is the debut novel written by Khalid Hosseini and this book is widely read across the globe. Kite Runner is a sweeping story of family, love, and friendship told against the devastating backdrop of the history of Afghanistan over the last thirty years. The book has also adapted into a movie and it’s surely the heartbreaking one.
- Ayesha at last by Uzma Jalaluddin
A Muslim Pride and Prejudice story by Uzma Jalaluddin. She is a Canadian author known widely because of her debut novel, “Ayesha at Last”. Ayesha hates her teaching job, she wants to become a poet. She doesn’t want the kind of arranged marriage that her cousin Hafsah is juggling proposals for. But when she meets Khalid, a conservative, traditional guy, she’s irritated by how much she is drawn to him. An engagement between Hafsah and Khalid takes both Ayesha and Khalid by surprise and has them wrestling with what exactly they want, and how they feel about each other.
- Love from A to Z by S.K. Ali
S.K. Ali is one of my favourite authors. Her Debut novel “Saints and Misfits” won several awards and now her second book is adored by Muslim community. Zayneb has been suspended from school because she raises voice against Islam-phobia, so she is sent to Doha by her parents to learn how to control her anger. Adam is also travelling to Doha, to tell the truth about his illness. Both of the characters meet and bring a new brightness in each other’s life. The book has many beautiful quotes and strong themes.
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