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

If I Weep

Poem by
Dec 21, 2017 · 4 min read

if i weep, it’s because i can only hold onto grief,   and if i cry, it’s because there’s no place for me,   and...

Her Name Meant Mercy

Poem by
Dec 14, 2017 · 3 min read

When I first saw her, I couldn’t yet perceive That this veiled figure would be the friend of my dreams Whose existence was hidden from me...

The Search for Solace

Essay by
Dec 7, 2017 · 6 min read

Sometimes it feels like all is lost. Sometimes it feels like hope is out of reach. Sometimes it feels like you’re on the brink of...

Start a Scene

Essay by
Dec 2, 2017 · 6 min read

We step onto the stage, just me and my classmate. We’d been through three levels of improv class together, and this was Day 1 of Level 4....

Un-blocked: Tackling Writer’s Block

Poem by
Nov 22, 2017 · 4 min read

My river of ink has finally run dry and its bank of blank sheets are vast, haunting. How do I pull my pen across the foe that frightens me...

Awake at This Hour

Maryam Abdul-Kareem
Poem by
Nov 15, 2017 · 2 min read

To be awake at this hour, submitting to my Lord / Awake! / To the nourishment of the soul...