Mariam Al-Kalby is a graduate of Cal State Long Beach and received her B.A. in English Education and Creative Writing. Writing is essential for communication and she is a strong advocate for this. Her world revolves around the simple things in this dunya and tries to capture it within her writing. Mariam wants to share her knowledge and experience with others with beneficial and inspiring works. By joining MYM, she wanted to participate in something that would strengthen the Ummah. She is the founder of “The Prophet Says” Series, children’s books inspired by ahadith and just has published through Prolance, The Apple Tree, the first in the series. She is currently working on a children’s poem for publication.