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All Books Listed on this web site are in English Language were read and recommended by Islamic Writers Alliance members having knowledge of the Islamic fiction definition and criteria stated on this web site.
Author of youth chapter-style adventure novels: Ahmad Deen and the Curse of the Aztec Warrior, Finders Keepers and Other Stories, The Seafaring Beggar and Other Tales, Ahmad Deen and the Jinn at Shaolin, Layla Deen and the Case of the Ramadan Rogue, Isabella: A Girl of Muslim Spain, and new teen novel: Layla Deen and the Popularity Contest.http://islamicbookstore.com/b2145.html and www.Astrolabe.com
Linda D. Delgado
Author of the youth book series, Islamic Rose Books: The Visitors, Hijab-Ez Friends, Stories, and Saying Goodbye. The book series was awarded the 2005 Excellence in Literature by the National Muslim Womens Association. She is the publisher of Muslim Writers Publishing and founded the Islamic Writers Alliance, a professional Muslim organization with an International membership having the purpose of promoting literacy and goal of supporting and advancing Islamic fiction as a literary form. www.widad-lld.com and
www.MuslimwritersPublishing.com and www.islamicfictionbooks.wordpress.com.
IF author of the adult novel, Flat 9. South Africa.
Najiyah Diana Helwani
Author of the historical/sci-fi teen book: Sophia's Journey: Time Warp 1857. Najiyah currently lives in Kansas with her husband and children. www.MuslimWritersPublishing.com
Author of the teen/adult Echoes Series: Echoes, Rebounding, Turbulence, Ripples, and Silence. Jamilah is an American Muslim, married, and the mother of six sons. She has a doctorate in Social Science Education and has worked as a teacher in several Islamic schools in Northeastern USA. Her published books include Islamic Jihad, a nonfiction work about the principles and practices of military jihad, and Innocent People, a novel exploring the lives of American Muslims after 9/11. Visit Jamilah’s website at
Nazaahah A. Amin
Author of the children's book, Jannah's Story. Nazaahah received a degree in Graphic Design from Morgan State University in 2003. In 2006, she started her graphic design business, Ama Designs.
Author of the translated into English adult novel, Year of the Elephant: A Moroccan Woman's Journey Toward Independence. She is a Moroccan pioneer among her contemporaries in that she writes in Arabic rather than in French and is the first Moroccan woman writer of literature to be translated into English. She was born in 1950. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leila_Abouzeid
Indian-American author of the children’s book, Madras on Rainy Days. Samina Ali was born in Hyderabad, India and immigrated with her parents to America when she was six months old. Growing up, she spent half of each year in India, where she also attended school. In 1993, she graduated summa cum laude from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities with a B.A. in English. She received an M.F.A. from the University of Oregon. In 2005, Madras on Rainy Days was awarded the Prix du Premier Roman Etranger award from France and was also a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award in fiction. Currently she lives in San Francisco with her son and is working on her second novel. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samina_Ali
Author of the novels, Coloured Lights and MINARET.
Author of the novel, A Hand Full of Stars.
Born in Damascus, Syria, 23 June 1946, son of a baker from an Arab-Christian (originally Aramaic) family. Schooling and university (diploma in chemistry) in Damascus. From 1965 wrote stories in Arabic. 1964-70 co-founder and editor of the wall news-sheet Al-Muntalak (The Starting-Point) in the old quarter of the city. In 1971 moved to Heidelberg and financed further studies by typical guest-worker jobs (factories, building sites, restaurants); began to learn German. Doctorate in Chemistry 1979. Began career in chemical industry. 1980 co-founder of the literary group Südwind and of the PoLiKunst movement. Full time author from 1982. Schami lives in Kirchheimbolanden with his Bavarian wife and son. He holds dual citizenship. Schami's books have been translated into 20 languages.
Dr. Eric Winkel
Author of the novel, Damascus Steel. www.Amazon.com
He is a South African writer. His most important works include the novels Kafka's Curse (1997) and Bitter Fruit (2001), but he is also the author of three collections of poetry, a novella and a short-story collection. He was born 1948 in Johannesburg) is a South African writer. He is the winner of many literary prizes, including the South African Bosman prize for Kafka's Curse. Dangor is also an active development professional and has headed up various non-governmental organizations in South Africa, including the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund. He is currently Director of Advocacy & Communications at the Joint United Nations Program on AIDS (UNAIDS) and lives in Geneva, Switzerland with his wife, Audrey, and son Zakary.
Freda Crane and Sarah Conover
Authors of the children’s book Ayat Jamilah: Beautiful Signs.
Freda Crane is an educator who has worked to develop Islamic curriculum on three continents. She has an MA in curriculum from the University of California, Berkeley, and an EdD from the University of Cincinnati and is the Curriculum Developer for an educational foundation. Sarah Conover has a BA in Religious Studies and an MFA in Creative Writing from Eastern Washington University. Locations: www.noorart.com, the firstname.lastname@example.org or www.Amazon.com
Author of the teen novel, Muslim Teens In Pitfalls and Pranks. Maryam Mahmoodian is a Muslim-American, born and raised in the US with an Iranian father and an American mother. She currently works as a family physician in Lincoln, Nebraska, where she lives with her husband.www.MuslimWritersPublishing.com
Author of teen/adult fantasy novel, Master of the Jinn: A Sufi Novel. He has been a writer, editor and publisher for many years, and a Darvish of the Nimatullahi Sufi Order since 1992. He is a member of the Islamic Writers Alliance and also authors the popular blog Darvish. http://darvish.wordpress.com. He resides near New York City His book has been translated in eight languages and published. http://www.masterofthejinn.com
Author of the teen/adult novels A Voice, If I Should Speak, and Footsteps. Umm Zakiyyah was born in 1975 in Long Island, New York to parents who converted from Christianity to Islam shortly after they married. She graduated in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, where she was named amongst Who’s Who for her academic and leadership achievements. A respected and accomplished essayist and poet, her work has been featured in Kola Magazine, The Indianapolis Recorder, and numerous collegiate publications. She has appeared on radio shows and has served as keynote speaker and guest lecturer in the US and Canada. http://www.al-walaa.com/
Author of the adult novel, Walk To Freedom. http://islamicbookstore.com/b9339.html
Author of the children’s books, Muslim Child andthe teen novel, Dahling, If You Luv Me, Would You Please, Please Smile. Rukhsana Khan has written many other fiction books which are based on culture. Rukhsana is a member of SCBWI, The Writers Union of Canada, CANSCAIP, and the Storytelling School of Toronto. She lives in Toronto with her husband and family. http://www.rukhsanakhan.com/
Author of youth adventure novels, Rashid and the Haupman Diamond and Rashid and the Missing Body. Publisher: International Books & Tapes Supply; IBTS NY. http://islamicbookstore.com/b6426.html
Author of the youth Amana Reading Series and Invincible Abdullah Series and theAmerican Family Series. His books were written in the mid 1990s. www.IslamicBookstore.com
Dr. Muhammad Abdo Yamani
Author of the children’s book, A Boy from Makkah. http://islamicbookstore.com/b7247.html
Author of the teen/adult novel, The Memory of Hands.
Author of children’s book, The Jinn in the Clock and the teen novel, The Four Daughters of Yusuf the Dairy Farmer. http://islamicbookstore.com/b2125.html
Author of the adult novel, Paradise.
Author of the books: Sachs Street, Confessions of a Gambler, Postcards from South Africa, The Slave Book, and Eyes of the Sky.
Author of the adult novel, The Good Luck House.
Author of the adventure novel, The Army of Lions.
Author of the children’s book, Nadia's Hands.
Author of over two dozen children’s color illustrated books with many of the stories focused on Eid. Some of her books include: Ismat’s Eid, Aminah and Aisha’s Eid Gifts, Celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr with Ama Fatima, Eid Kareem Ameer Saab! Fawzia was born and raised in Walsall, England. She has worked as a teacher for nearly two decades in public and privates schools in the UK and USA. Education: Bachelor of Education, MPhil, and studying for a PhD in Children’s Literature at the University of Worcester, UK. Many of the author’s books are available at www.IslamicBookstore.com and www.Amazon.com.
Author of the novel, The Lotus People.
Author of the novel, House of Peace.
Author of the novel, A Mighty Collision of Two Worlds.
Waleed A Maktari
Author of the novel, Heaven Without Stars.
Author of the adventure novel, The Treasure at Bayan Bluffs.
Dr. Mohsen El-Guindy
Author of the novel, Man From the East, (IslamicBookstore-Canada).
H. Edward Schmidt
Author of the novel, The Circle: Terror and Triumph in the Holy Land.
Dr. Kaukab Siddique
Author of the novel, Man’s Twin.
Author of the novel, The Green-Eyed Thieves.
Author of the youth reading series, A Marriage Proposal.
Author of the novel, The Gravedigger.
Author of the youth book, I AM AN AMERICAN, TOO. http://www.amazon.com/AM-AMERICAN-TOO-Zakia-Hyder/
Karen Lynn William and Khadra Mohammad,
Authors of the children’s Ages 4-8 book, Four Feet, Two Sandals.
Karen Lynn Williams
Author of several children’s books, Galimoto (Lothrop, Lee & Shepard), Tap-Tap (Clarion), and Circles of Hope (Eerdmans).
Author of the youth books, Hamza The Muslim Boy series; Hamza's First Fast and Hamza Learns Wudu.
Author of the Acorn & Berry book series: child-youth mystery books. Al-Hidaayah Publishing, www.al-hidaayah.co.uk http://www.onlineislamicstore.com/b9678.html
Author of the youth adventure book, The Runaway Scarf. www.MuslimWritersPublishing.com
Umm Juwayriyah (Maryam Sullivan)
Author of the very first ever written and published Urban Islamic Fiction book for teens and adults, The Size of a Mustard Seed. She has been writing and performing Islamic inspired poetry and fiction for a number of years. www.MuslimWritersPublishing.com
Na'ima B. Robert
Author of the teen novels, Boy vs Girl and From Somalia, with Love and the children’s book,The Swirling Hijaab. Na'ima B Robert is a Muslim, Black, mixed-race, Southern African, Western and woman all in one'. Descended from Scottish Highlanders on her father's side and the Zulu people on her mother's side, she was born in Leeds and grew up in Zimbabwe. She went on to gain a first-class degree from the University of London. Having worked in marketing, the performing arts, teaching and the travel and tourism industry, she now has a wonderful time being a mum, writing children's books and publishing SISTERS magazine. http://www.somalialove.com
Author of the teen book, Buried Treasure. Book Review at http://writers.oneummah.net/content/view/538/12/
Author of the children’s book, A School Girl's Hero, Children ages 7-11 years old. http://islamicbookstore.com/b9479.html
Author and publisher of three children’s books: Castle Park, Down The Hill We Go! and To Catch A Bug. http://www.kidswillbekids.org/kidsmp.html
Dr. Muhammad Abdo Yamani
Author of the children’s book, A Boy from Makkah
Author of the adult book, Counting Days. http://www.lulu.com/content/1261893 Other halal books at: http://ummannuman.weebly.com/my-books.html
Author of the adult novel, Cities of Salt.
Dr. Laurence B. Brown
Author of the adult thriller, The Eighth Scroll. www.eighthscroll.com
Author of the children’s book, My Name is Bilal.
Umm Aasiyah Muhammad
Author of the children’s book, A Muslim Princess. https://sites.google.com/site/amuslimprincess
Shirley Anjum and Linda D. Delgado
Authors of the children and youth book, Grandma & Hijab-Ez Family Activity book. Short stories and illustrations based on the Islamic Rose Books series authored by Linda D. Delgado. www.MuslimWritersPublishing.com
Islamic Writers Alliance Inc (IWA)
31 IWA member authors contributed to an anthology of Islamic fiction stories for teens and adults. the IWA organization at www.islamicwritersalliance.net the book may be purchased from www.MuslimWritersPublishing.com, amazon.com and IslamicBookstore.com
J. Samia Mair
Author of two children’s books: The Perfect Gift and Amira’s Totally Chocolate World.
Author of the book, Stories for Young Adults from the Mathnawi
Author of the book, Stories for Young Adults from the Gulistan
Islamic Fiction for Children and Youth – Compiled in May 2009 by Islamic fiction author and educator, Sister Freda Shamma
Abdul Rahman Jawaad
IF author of, Pizza in his Pocket: Learning to be Thankful to Allah
A. A. Bakathir
Author the children’s book, The Ring: Three Moral Plays
Author of the children’s book, Amina and Muhammad's Special Visitor
Author of the children’s books, Mohammad's first Ramadan and Eid and Mohammad's Parents go to Hajj
Ann El Moslimany
Author of the children’s book Zaki's Ramadhan Fast
Lim Mok Hai
Author of the 3 children’s books, 1001 Nights
Author of the 3 children’s book, Classic Tales of Mulla Nasreddin
Author of the children’s book, Grandfather’s Orchard
Author of the 3 children’s books, The Wise Rabbit
Author of the children’s book, I am an American, too
Author of the children’s book, Jennah's New Friends
Author of the children’s books, Animal Tales from the Arab World, Goha, and Tales from Morocco
Author of the children’s book, The Awakening
Author of the children’s book, One Night: a story from the desert
Author of the children’s books, Grandma's Garden, Surprise in Mommy's Tummy, The Ramadan Adventure of Fasfoose Mouse,The Seven and Suras Surprise
My Name Was Hussein
Author of the children’s book, A Present for Sallima: a story about Id-ul-Fitr
Author of the children’s book, Magid Fasts for Ramadan
Author of the children’s book,My Mum is a Wonder
Author of the children’s book, Umar and the Bully
Author of the children’s book, The Perfume of Memory
Author of the children’s books, Adventures in the Nile Valley and New Friends, New Places
Author of the children’s book, Burhaan Khan: Six Tales about Growing Up
Author of the children’s books, Islamic Plays for Children (2 volumes), Rashid and the Missing Body, and The Tree of Happiness
Author of the children’s book, Tales from Rumi
Author of the children’s book, The Mansurs find a home
Author of the children’s books, The Clever Boy and the Terrible, Dangerous Animal, The Farmer's Wife, The Pleasantries of the Incredible, Mulla Nasrudin, and The Subtleties of the Inimitable Mulla Nasrudin
Author of the children’s book, Courage to Dream
Author of the children’s books, Karavan: Tales and Plays for Children and Kareem and Fatimah
Juwairah J. Simpson
Author of the children’s books, The Princess Who wanted to be poor, The Four Daughters of Yusuf the Dairy Farmer, A Wicked Wazir, and The Jinn in the Clock
Author of the children’s book, Watermelons, Walnuts and the Wisdom of Allah
Caroline Maryam Ward
Author of the children’s book, The Meat Eating Vegetarian
Author of the children’s book, The Colour Blind Boy
Author of the children’s book, No Harvest But a Thorn
Author of the children’s book, A Marriage Proposal
Author of the children’s book, The Awakening
Ali Lutfi Abdallah
Author of the children’s book, The Clever Sheikh of the Butana: Sudanese Folk Tales
Author of the children’s book, The Mountain of Green Tea and other stories
Author of the children’s book, Minaret
Tawfiq Al Hakim
Author of the children’s book, The People of the Cave
The Memory of Hands
Barbara Cohen and Bahija Lovejoy
Author of the children’s book, Seven Daughters and Seven Sons
Davies Denys Johnson
Author of the children’s book, On a Desert Island: Hayy Ibn Yaqzan
Laura Gallego Garcia
Author of the children’s book, The Legend of the Wandering King
Author of the children’s book, Jameela's Great Idea
Author of the children’s book, The Adventures of Sayf Ben Dhi Yazan: an Arab Folk Epic
Alice Greeer Kelsey
Author of the children’s book, Once the Hodja
Author of the children’s book, Pushed Forward Far
Author of the children’s books, The Wit and Wisdom of Nasraddin Hodja, Aladdin and the Magic Lamp, and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
Author of the children’s book, The Eemaan Reading Series – is full of fictional stories, some of them very good ones. Br. Bilal is a Canadian although he started this series while living in the Emirates.
Author of the children’s book, The Enchanted Oasis of the Ringed Dove and other Sufi Teaching stories
Author of the children’s book, Pakistani Folk Tales
Author of the children’s book, The Seven Wise Princesses
Author of the children’s book, A School Girl's Hero
Author of the children’s book, Watermelons, Walnuts and the Wisdom of Allah
Author of the children’s book, Hannah and her Grandma
Mohammed Abdo Yamani
Author of the children’s book, A Boy from Mecca
Author of the children’s book, The Treasure of Bayan Bluffs
Author of the children’s book, Grandma Lives With Us.
A Mosque Among the Stars
Muhammad Aurangzeb Ahmad and Ahmed A. Khan -Kindle Book (Nov. 14, 2008) science fiction anthology, A Mosque Among the Stars anthology