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

Shaytan’s White Flag

Essay by
Nov 11, 2012 · 5 min read

Imagine Shaytan’s campaign dancing across your television screen. “He’ll never give up on you. He’ll keep whispering until he’s...

Finding My Calling

Memoir by
Sep 8, 2012 · 5 min read

Life is a journey. It continues through the passing of time. I stepped into a city of gray. I walked through its streets with no guide....

Jumping Off the World

Poem by
Sep 1, 2012 · 3 min read

“Have you ever felt like jumping off the world?” Upon the questioner’s face my gaze falls. Frozen tears avalanche and...

For It is Allah Whom I Obey

Poem by
Aug 27, 2012 · 2 min read

I am pulled towards pain, as I watch them all waste away. All my friends engage, and I feel enraged. Must I stay away? I glance and...

Across the Dirt Road

Memoir by
Aug 25, 2012 · 5 min read

It all flashed right before my eyes, right across the street from the tailor’s shack in northern Bangladesh. My aunt and uncle were...

Words From Heaven

Memoir by
Aug 17, 2012 · 7 min read

The words gracefully marched in unison, vibrating all along, to where they were meant to gather. It was as if a gentle breeze was blowing,...