The Sandhills of Arabia

sandhills of arabia

the sandhills of arabia

The Sandhills of Arabia by American Muslim convert Laila Hasib is a Muslim young adult story of about 100 pages. A quick read, it’s intriguing and to the point. The writing is crisp and witty. Hasib leaves no stones un-turned when it comes to the work of shaitan; greed, propaganda, Islamophobia, corrupt Muslim leaders, white supremacy, enslaved West African Muslims, the Kuwaiti war that I remembered watching new flashes about as a youngster, espionage, and apartheid amongst other things.

The Sandhills of Arabia is also a love story about a young woman and a young man. It got a bit cheesy and corny but in a good way. The fierce and rebellious protagonist Shaheedah has to have some kind of soft point. In addition, the plight of her friend Mary will remind you of what the Catholic monarchs did in Spain by stripping Muslim parents of their children or “adopting” children according to them.

Favorite quote: “Learn from our compassion,” one Muslim character said.

I recommend The Sandhills of Arabia  to your youngsters so they can enjoy a quick read about bravery, adventure and the tenets of Islam. They will also catch a glimpse of what an halal romance entails to. I’m also giving my copy away.

You can buy it on Amazon here or at the publisher’s site here.

Tell me in the comments why you want the book. Other free books are here and here.


About Papatia

Papatia Feauxzar is an Author and Muslim Publisher who holds a Master's degree in Accounting with a concentration in Personal Finance. She now works from home at alhamdullilah. You can visit her website at or her sister's website
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4 Responses to The Sandhills of Arabia

  1. asiila says:

    Salaams sis: i would like to read your copy of the book, because i am trying to kick my own muse. There is a serious dirth of books for young adult muslims and i think i could help fill at least some of that void, insha’Allah. inshaAllah!

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  2. Salam. Is this available in hard copy? I would love to read it because i have my own special love for Arabia and my memories attached to it and want to see how I can relate to the story.

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