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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Are You Different?

Poem by
Dec 5, 2009 · 3 min read

“Islam began as something strange, and will revert to being strange as it began. So give glad tidings to the strangers.” -The...

Speech Delivery Essentials

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Essay by
Nov 30, 2009 · 5 min read

By Ikhlas Hassen Got to give the Khutbah? Want to start a Halaqah? Use these tips to increase your speech delivery skills! 1) Thikr–...

The Ummah Timer

Essay by
Nov 21, 2009 · 3 min read

Just a few days ago, Algeria and Egypt had a neck-to-neck competition to see who would qualify for the 2010 World Cup. Players were stoned,...

Share The Love!

Essay by
Nov 18, 2009 · 3 min read

It is interesting that we mainly tend to venerate somebody only after that person has passed away. That is when the tears stream down, the...

Celebrating a Non-Muslim Holiday?

Essay by
Nov 12, 2009 · 7 min read

Have you ever wondered about the issue of celebrating or partaking in Non-Muslim holidays, festivals and celebrations? What is the Islamic...

The Wide World of Halal

Essay by
Nov 12, 2009 · 3 min read

While on Google, I was typing in “Muslims Can” and was surprised with the search suggestions that I received: Whatever happened...

Blogging. Islamified.

Essay by
Oct 31, 2009 · 3 min read

“OMG, my coffee spilled!” A few weeks ago, I had written about how my Gmail got hacked into and how you really don’t know...

Editing with Excellence

Essay by
Oct 21, 2009 · 7 min read

For part 1 of this two-part article, which speaks about video taping, see here. As Muslims, we always have to try to do our best in...

Divine GPS: Istikharah

Essay by
Oct 18, 2009 · 5 min read

Shaykh Hossam (who taught at the Islamic University of Madinah for over 10 years, has received many Ijaazaat, and is a senior scholar) has...

An Unstoppable Murder

Essay by
Oct 17, 2009 · 4 min read

Reading the Washington Post, I came across a first page article that really struck me; it was basically about an Amtrak engineer who had...

Vivacious Video Taping

Essay by
Sep 29, 2009 · 6 min read

No doubt the medium of video is spreading like wild-fire all through the internet. The real question is: How can this medium be used for...

Daily Qur’anic Immersion

Essay by
Sep 17, 2009 · 7 min read

This article was featured in the Mission Ramadan eBook. Waking up before Fajr. Eating with the community at Maghrib. Praying for hours...

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