Castle in the Books
Illustration by Munira Akhter for Muslim Youth Musings

Let your thoughts run wild.

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?

All Alone

Ibrahim Jimoh
Poem by
May 7 · 2 min read

MYM features a piece by Ibrahim Jimoh, an up-and-coming author from Nigeria! When things seem hard, And your voice goes unheard, When all...

Press Play

Poem by
Apr 30 · 2 min read

I put the poetry on pause The Poe in me, lost cause The flow in me, found flaws And slowly spawned scars The healing got hard I’m...

Niqabae Chronicles

Artwork by
Apr 23 · 6 min read

Muslim Youth Musings presents artwork and reflections by Aima Warriach, a first-year politics student at Ryerson University in Toronto,...

When They Come

Poem by
Apr 16 · 3 min read

There’s a place I go to meet my Lord, a place I go to leave this world, a place where I’ve spent many a night in search of comfort, in...

Brownie Points: A Chocoholic’s Dream Come True

Memoir by
Apr 5 · 6 min read

I have a sweet tooth, a chocolate tooth and a filled tooth. The filled tooth is a result of the sweet tooth. In order to keep the filling...

Encased in a Dead Body

Memoir by
Apr 2 · 12 min read

It was a difficult day. My wife and I left weekend school early to attend the funeral prayer and burial of a community member’s father. I...

Helping My Forgotten Family

Memoir by
Mar 24 · 9 min read

I sat in the car, wringing my hands. When my mother in law mentioned that she was coming to do this, I had jumped at it, thinking of it as...

Express Yourself! By Wisam Sharieff

Interview by
Mar 19 · 3 min read

It was a low point. I just suffered a blow in my personal life, and I was trying to grab those pieces and figure out how to move forward....

My Fear of Love

Poem by
Mar 12 · 4 min read

You saw me friendly, eyes always crinkled in a smile, even venturing to describe me a rose of society. And though I had denied it then,...

An Anachronism of Sorts

Poem by
Mar 5 · 6 min read

At first, I simply thought I didn’t matter. Not necessarily because my voice, being so soft, was ignored or spoken over whenever it...

The Most Beautiful Names: Part 1

MYM Staff
Poem by
Feb 26 · 6 min read

“And to Allah belong the best names, so invoke Him by them.” – Surah Al-A’raf 7:180 Join the MYM Staff as we...

Their Joined Palms

Poem by
Feb 14 · 5 min read

He’s a forgotten man, in tattered clothes, searching for his home. High piles of trash line the road he walks. His gaze shifts uneasily....

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