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

Welcome to a world of Islamic literature!

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.

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Recent Literature

On My Way Home

Poem by
Feb 22 · 3 min read

“All aboard!” the attendant proclaimed / I checked my map and boarded the train / This was the route that would ease the pain......

The Sapphire Sky

Sarah Anwar
Story by
Feb 5 · 7 min read

The sun is beginning its farewell spectacle and reflects my bittersweet emotions......


Fatimata Cham
Poem by
Jan 31 · 1 min read

A word has been written across her face...A word has been written across her hijab......

Under Cover – On Being an American Muslim Reporter

MYM Staff
Memoir by
Jan 20 · 11 min read

One year ago, at around midnight on election night, I sat in the back corner of a local restaurant and bar with my laptop, filing a story...

The Experiences of a Black And Muslim Girl Living in America

Fatimata Cham
Memoir by
Jan 15 · 5 min read

I sit here and try to write, but it comes up as a blank. You would think that it would be easy to write about something like this, but...

Breath of Death

Story by
Dec 28, 2017 · 15 min read

It’s funny, how we live life fretting over the pettiest things, and not fretting over the important things. For example, this past...