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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What Makes Me Happy?

Poem by
Jun 15, 2017 路 1 min read

I love my Quran It helps me grow my eman I have already made a start By learning 9 surahs by heart I open it every day To lead me to the...

Blissful Ignorance

Story by
Jun 15, 2017 路 7 min read

I see her every morning. Some days, her head is held high, smile plastered across her face, daring anyone to do anything but smile back,...

A Story of Hope

Memoir by
Jun 15, 2017 路 7 min read

It is nearly a decade now. The episode of depression that I went through. I lost everything and I had nothing. The more I tried to swim to...

A Barren Piece of Rock

Story by
Jun 15, 2017 路 6 min read

She was one of the most famous women in her town. Famous not for her wealth or lineage but for her never ending ability to give – if...

Are You Talking About Sujood?

Memoir by
Jun 15, 2017 路 9 min read

I stood beside her bed where she lay motionless. Her eyes were closed and her face expressionless and for a second I thought she was...

Light Upon Light

Poem by
Jun 14, 2017 路 2 min read

Running my fingers over their spines, I spot adventure, romance, comedy and crime And amongst their midst, a divine book Its words so...

Moving Your Heart Towards the Holiest of Books

Poem by
Jun 14, 2017 路 3 min read

when your heart is breaking, the shattered pieces climbing, making their way up to your throat, when your voice is shaking, as you try and...

All Alone

Ibrahim Jimoh
Poem by
May 7, 2017 路 2 min read

MYM features a piece by Ibrahim Jimoh, an up-and-coming author from Nigeria! When things seem hard, And your voice goes unheard, When all...

Press Play

Poem by
Apr 30, 2017 路 2 min read

I put the poetry on pause The Poe in me, lost cause The flow in me, found flaws And slowly spawned scars The healing got hard I鈥檓...

Niqabae Chronicles

Artwork by
Apr 23, 2017 路 6 min read

Muslim Youth Musings presents artwork and reflections by Aima Warriach, a first-year politics student at Ryerson University in Toronto,...

When They Come

Poem by
Apr 16, 2017 路 3 min read

There鈥檚 a place I go to meet my Lord, a place I go to leave this world, a place where I鈥檝e spent many a night in search of comfort, in...

Brownie Points: A Chocoholic’s Dream Come True

Memoir by
Apr 5, 2017 路 6 min read

I have a sweet tooth, a chocolate tooth and a filled tooth. The filled tooth is a result of the sweet tooth. In order to keep the filling...

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