Castle in the Books
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Join us as we reflect through creative literature. Our family of amazing writers pour their talent into riveting short stories, poetry, and memoirs, and then polish them in one-on-one editing sessions. Get lost in their thoughts, and explore writing that's relevant to you.

Welcome to Muslim Youth Musings, a world of Islamic literature. Are you ready?

Sailing Hearts and Ailing Hearts

MYM Guests
Essay by
Aug 1, 2009 · 4 min read

By Ayman Nassar First of all, I thank my younger brothers for inviting me to write this youthful post. It’s a bounty from Allah that...

The Four Leaf Clover

Essay by
Aug 1, 2009 · 3 min read

Four leaf clovers, horseshoes, Friday the 13th, going under a ladder, seeing a cracked window… These are all omens that supposedly...

How To Perform Repentance (Part 1)

Essay by
Jul 8, 2009 · 7 min read

How does one exactly perform repentance? Is it difficult and involve an Imam? How about if you violated someone else's rights?...

Prophet Muhammad’s Dream

Essay by
May 25, 2009 · 7 min read

Imagine the anguish of pincers repeatedly tearing your cheeks apart. Imagine lying on your back and having a large man looming over you...

Love And Respect

Essay by
May 1, 2009 · 4 min read

Have we ever thought about the difference between love and respect? When we say we love someone, what does that mean? When we say we...

You Will Not Move Forward!

Essay by
Feb 11, 2009 · 5 min read

The Prophet ﷺ said, "A human being will not move forward on the Day of Judgment, with their Lord, until they're asked about 5 things......

Mommy, Daddy, What Is That?

Memoir by
Dec 15, 2008 · 8 min read

In our lives, we see, meet, and interact with non-Muslims on a daily basis. These moments, be it large or small, creates an influence on...

The Greatest Worshipper of His Time

Essay by
Dec 11, 2008 · 21 min read

Many years before the time of Prophet Muhammad and Prophet Isa (peace be upon them), there was a man among the Bani Israa’eel (The...

Sad you missed out on Hajj?

Essay by
Dec 1, 2008 · 4 min read

Did you know that it's possible to earn the reward of a perfect Hajj, while still being in your hometown?...

Tale of Two Lives

Story by
Nov 28, 2008 · 7 min read

In my Masjid, the Khateeb mentioned two stories that were very touching and emotional. They were the Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens)...

The Balance Set By Allah

Essay by
Dec 3, 2007 · 3 min read

“He has set up the Balance” – Surah Rahman, Ayah 7 Did anyone of you ever see the movie “Lion of the Desert”?...

The Power of Dua

Essay by
Nov 19, 2007 · 7 min read

"Verily your Lord is Generous and Shy. If His servant raises his hands to Him, He becomes shy to return them empty..."...

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