My Upcoming Book Releases – Masha’Allah Alhamdullilah!

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Below are the ones that are already published, upcoming, or still a work-in-process.

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Shaban 1441 Book Club Recap

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Read the post here.

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Did Musa St-St-Stutter Too? — A Review

A Ducktrinor Mom

Did Musa Stutter TOOAbout the Book : Afraid of how his class will react to his stutter, Ibrahimi comes up with a plan to stay home from school, but his mother has something else in mind. After she reminds him that the beloved Prophet Musa saved a nation while speaking uniquely too, will Ibrahimi have the courage to face his fear?

Author : Keila Kaci

Illustrator : Andrea Lucci

Publisher: Prolance

Review and thoughts : This book teaches young believers a very powerful dua when they have to address an audience and their nerves get the best of them. It also teaches about a very important Muslim Prophet; Prophet Musa aleihi salam as he implored Allah in Surah Taha. After Little Ibrahimi’s Mommy tell him of this Nabi, Ibrahimi draws strength and resilience to face his ordeal; presenting his speech in front of his classmates fiercely. In all, Did Musa ST-St-Stutter

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5 Ways To Still Pull Off Your Book Launch

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Read the full post here on the Fofky’s Blog.

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The Miraculous Life of Isa — A Review

A Ducktrinor Mom

Bilal Launch PosterAbout the Book : Bilal and Mr. Shells are best pals and together they will overcome any obstacles. In this rhyming book, they will learn about a talking baby and his miracles. Read along and join in the adventure as it will teach you about an important figure. Prophets are our heroes and they teach us lessons to help our knowledge grow bigger.

Author : Farah Elmoudani

Illustrator : Hayam al-Abbas

Publisher: Prolance

Review and thoughts : In The Miraculous Life of Isa from the series Bilal and Mr. Shells, Bilal’s cat runs away. So, the young boy looses hope in finding one of his friend. His other friend, Mr. Shells—the turtle, advises him to be hopeful and takes him on a journey where Bilal learns about Prophet Issa aleihi salam.

The book teaches and breaks down the nuts and bolts of the life of this blessed Muslim Prophet…

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The Most Precious Gift — A Review

A Ducktrinor Mom

Precious Gift Launch PosterSummary : Join Ziyad as he learns ten benefits from the most precious gift from God…prayer. While all the animals in the jungle are busy preparing for a party, Ziyad asks each one of them what prayer does for them. They mention calmness, togetherness, and hope just to name a few. Before the party starts, Ziyad and his friends and family gather for Maghreb prayer, reminding each one that even though their party awaits, it is so important to reap the benefits of their daily prayers.

Author : Yasmine Abuzeid

Illustrator : Melani Putri

Publisher: Prolance

Review and thoughts : The Most Precious Gift is a very creative children’s book that introduces salat and dhikr to Muslim children. It also teaches them that prayer is the most precious gift from Allah that they need to value because it will always be a source of comfort, a shield, and a safe…

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Rajab 1441/March 2020’s Book Club Recap

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Read the transcript here on the Fofky’s Blog.

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Written Versus Not Written Stuff:Islamic Positions on Preservation of Cultural Heritage Part II

The Human Lens

Part II : Written by Papatia Feauxzar of Between Sisters, SVP!

Bismillah, Once, Salam al-Farisi, may Allah be pleased with him, was digging a trench he had proposed to Rasool sallallahu aleihi wassalam to be built as a military move to help the ummah against their enemies. He was stronger, and he had the strength of ten men masha’Allah. As Salam al-Farisi, dug, he came across a rock that he couldn’t bypass with his tool. Rasool sallallahu aleihi wassalam took over and started hitting the rock instead. As he stood by, this blessed companion witnessed a miracle as the Prophet sallallahu aleihi wassalam stroke this challenging rock. He was amazed by the light that shot out the rock. So, he spoke up. The Prophet sallallahu aleihi wassalam was delighted to know that this miraculous event didn’t escape the eyes of his companion.

The Prophet sallallahu aleihi wassalam replied, “As for…

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Written Versus Not Written Stuff:Islamic Positions on Preservation of Cultural Heritage

The Human Lens

Part I : Written by Saadia Haq of The Human Lens 

The concept of conserving art and cultural heritage in the Islamicate world is a concept as old as the religion itself but there is a discord between the past and present practices in different Muslim communities. As opposed to what many people in the west might believe, Islamic societies are not monolithic but depict many forms of diversities and identities.

Such find their origins way back from Islam as a faith arrived to regions like in Africa, Asia and other parts of the world. More over we see overlapping practices on promoting arts and cultural patronage and this is because of the existing diversity of interpretations and practices of Islam in different parts of the world.

One of the biggest historical achievements of Islam is the towards poetry and arts particularly calligraphy that is based on elegant form of…

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“Even in the Breaks” by Hend Hegazi — A Review

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Please check out an upcoming release by Author Hend Hegazi insha’Allah. Read the review here on Fofky’s Blog. Visit the author here.

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Even in the Breaks launches on Feb 16th, 2020 insha’Allah. You can attend the free Facebook book launch here.

 

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Jumada-II 1441/February 2020’s Book Club Pick — My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

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This month we discussed My Sister, the Serial Killer with Umm Ayman’s Library . Alhamdullilah. Read the transcript on the blog here.

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Read it at Fofky’s Blog here.

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The Qunoot Dua in the Maliki Madhab

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The words and the period this dua is supposed to be recited slightly differ depending on the school of thought one follows in Islam. I will share the Maliki version used in West Africa during the morning prayer. I pray it’s useful and beneficial to anyone who needs it, aameen.

Al-Qounout

Allâhouma innâ nasta-î-nouka

Wa nastaghfirouka

Wa noûminou bika

Wa natawakkalou alaïka

Wa nakhnaou laka

Wa nakhlaou

Wanachkourouka

Walâ nakhfourouka

Wa noutroukou

Man Yakfourouka

Allâhouma iyyâka na-aboudou

Wa laka Nouçalli

Wanasjoudou

Wa alaïka nas-â

Wa nahafidou

Wa narjou rahmataka wa nakhâfou

Adzâbakal-jidda

Inna adzâ-baka

Bil-kâfirîna moulhqhoun

 

Source: Connaissance de la Prière par El-Hadj Ibrahima Sory Fadiga

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Review: 1441 AH ! Jumada 2 Mubarak!!!

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Bilal Cooks Daal — A Review

A Ducktrinor Mom

Bilal Cooks DaalSummary : Six-year-old Bilal introduces his friends to his favorite dish—daal!—in this charming picture book that showcases the value of patience, teamwork, community, and sharing.

Six-year-old Bilal is excited to help his dad make his favorite food of all-time: daal! The slow-cooked lentil dish from South Asia requires lots of ingredients and a whole lot of waiting. Bilal wants to introduce his friends to daal. They’ve never tried it! As the day goes on, the daal continues to simmer, and more kids join Bilal and his family, waiting to try the tasty dish. And as time passes, Bilal begins to wonder: Will his friends like it as much as he does?

This debut picture book by Aisha Saeed, with charming illustrations by Anoosha Syed, uses food as a means of bringing a community together to share in each other’s family traditions.

Author : Aisha Saeed

Illustrator : Anoosha Syed

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The Gift of Ramadan — A Review

A Ducktrinor Mom

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Ramadan is fast approaching and I finally get a chance to read and review a book I have wanted my hands on for quite some time alhamdullilah.

Summary : Sophia wants to fast for Ramadan this year. She tries to keep busy throughout the day so she won’t think about food. But when the smell of cookies is too much, she breaks her fast early. How can she be part of the festivities now?

Author : Rabiah York Lumbard

Illustrator : Laura K. Horton

Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company

Review and thoughts : The Gift of Ramadan is wonderfully illustrated with a moving story. My only issue was the part of the salat portrayal on the women’s side. The father’s portrayal was fine with his eyes cast down.
On the women’s side, the neck of Sophia’s grandma is bare. She is basically praying with only her turban and…

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Jumada-I 1441 / January 2020’s Book Club Pick — The Ducktrinors Book I & II by Papatia Feauxzar

A Ducktrinor Mom

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This month The Muslim Bibliophile’s book club discussed my book! Alhamdullilah. Read the transcript on the blog here.

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Check out my other books below on Amazon!

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And the Reader’s Choice Award Winners are….

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reader choice awards winners

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Review: The Gatekeeper’s Notebook by Sahar Abdulaziz

The Imperfect Muslimah

*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for an honest review. Thank you Djarabi Kitabs Publishing 🙂

The Gatekeeper's Notebook - The Imperfect MuslimahThe Gatekeeper’s Notebook by Sahar Abdulaziz is a psychological thriller about a widowed mother who’s on the brink of financial ruin and is trying desperately to claw her way out and make a new start. Every step Kalila Rahim takes towards freedom seems to pull a new secret up from the dirt that she’s left scrambling to bury again.

The plot of this book felt like it could have been a season on Desperate Housewives – a widowed mother who’s being forced to consider any number of distasteful things in order to preserve her lifestyle and the lifestyle of her preteen son, nosy neighbors who have their own secrets hiding in plain sight, and a whole lot of scheming.

One of my favorite things about this novel was…

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