Wednesday 28 April 2021

Ramadhan Reading List: Here are 5 Captivating Muslim Fiction Pieces


There is a growing wave in the number of Muslim fiction pieces that are being produced. It is thrilling to know because most of us grew up reading conventional books. It’s glad to finally read novels that are centred around Islamic settings and that feature Muslim characters.

Are you still in search of Muslim fiction books to feed your eyes? Below are five captivating Muslim fiction stories that will leave you in awe.


His Other Wife by Umm Zakiyyah

Jacob and Deanna appear as the perfect couple. However, Deanna’s best friend, Aliyah, has caught Jacob's interest and wants to get married to her.

His Other Wife centres on faith, love, betrayal, personal crisis, and so on. It is a must-read for all young Muslim adults seeking to understand marriage and several aspects of life.

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 She Wore Red Trainers by Na’ima B. Robert

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Upon first sight, Ali notices several things about Amirah, such as her hijab and red trainers. Before he lowers his gaze, he catches a glimpse of these.

Even though Ali is still grieving over the loss of his mother and learning about being a Muslim, and Amirah has lost interest in getting married, their thoughts seem to be clogged with each other. Can they fight against all odds and tie the knots?

Who isn’t a fan of halal love stories? The breathtaking novel by Nai’ma B. Robert is a thrilling novel that you would want to read.


Does My Head Look Big In This by Randa Abdel-Fattah

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Amal’s decision to wear the hijab will change her world. It will gain reactions from everyone- her friends, teachers, people she meets…and even her parents!

How can sixteen-year-old Amal stand by her decision despite the odds against her? The award-winning novel is one of the best halal romance novels. All Muslim teenagers should read it!

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Love from A to Z by S.K. Ali

S.K. Ali’s remarkable novel centres on the lives of two Muslims, eighteen-year-old Zayneb and Adam. It depicts the love story of two young adults whose love would be threatened, not by their faith, but by the ability to love one another despite the obstacles that surround them.

The story touches on several areas, such as racism and Islamophobia. It is a must-read, and the cover picture is colourful and captivating!


Coloured Lights by Leila Aboulela

Leila Aboulela’s Coloured Lights is a collection of eleven short stories that centres on Muslim immigrants' lives in Britain. She focuses on the individuals and community with a touch of Sudanese culture.

What other Muslim fiction books should be added to the list? Let us know what you think! Ramadan Mubarak!๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’–




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