Book List: Muslim Fiction

Ayah Aboelela Creatively using words to inspire Islamic values holds a long tradition. Perhaps one of the earliest examples is when the Prophet ﷺ encouraged Hassān ibn Thābit to compose poetry, saying “Verily Ruh-ul- Qudus would continue to help you so long as you put up a defence on behalf of Allah and His Messenger.”[1] However, in the modern era, novels with Muslim characters are … Continue reading Book List: Muslim Fiction

Best of 2020: Bookstagram Recommends

This month, we asked a few brilliant readers from the fascinating world of Bookstagram to share their favourite reads of 2020. Make sure to follow these sisters for more book reviews on a vast range of genres, from spirituality and history, to politics and fiction. Have a title you think we should read? Comment down below or let us know on Twitter @QarawiyyinProj. Read our … Continue reading Best of 2020: Bookstagram Recommends

Review: The Color of Law

Heraa Hashmi Once known as the murder capital of the United States, East Palo Alto is cornered by Highway 101. The boom that led people to Silicon Valley largely circumvented the area; yet it is a mere few hundred feet away from Palo Alto, home to Mark Zuckerberg and Larry Page. Its assessment as a poor, unsafe area (now facing gentrification) is not incorrect, but … Continue reading Review: The Color of Law

Book Review: “Why the French Don’t Like Headscarves”

Nura S. This summer, we all witnessed the images of policeman harassing Muslim women on beaches in Cannes, ordering them to take off their modest swimsuit, the Burkini. We were all appalled and outraged by the fact that a secular society, one of which the founding principles is supposedly liberte, can disregard the basic right of an individual to wear what they choose. While the popular … Continue reading Book Review: “Why the French Don’t Like Headscarves”