Category Archives: Reading

Safar 1441 / October 2019’s Book Club Pick — Unlikely Friends by Sahar Abdulaziz

Assalamu aleikum! Read it at Fofky’s Blog here. Thanks,

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Muharram 1441 / September 2019’s Book Club Pick — We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal

Assalamu aleikum! Read it at Fofky’s Blog here. Thanks,

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Dhul-Qadah 1440 / July 2019’s Book Club Pick — Love from A to Z by S.K.Ali

Originally posted on A Ducktrinor Mom:
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The Candle and The Flame — An Interview with the Author

Nafiza Azad is an avid reader and reviewer of YA books. Today she is at our bookstore to discuss her debut YA high fantasy novel The Candle and the Flame. To give you a little background on this book, please … Continue reading

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Book & Tea Pairings

Assalamu aleikum! Color-coordinating books and teas for Fofky’s Boxes or for a promotional picture are one of our favorite thing to do. So check out the small list gathered for you. 1. Unleashing your Creativity and Boh Chamomile Tea or … Continue reading

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#RamadanReadathon 2019 – Non Fiction Books Recommendation

Originally posted on The Tsundoku Chronicles:
Ramadan is fast approaching and that means it’s also time for the Ramadan Readathon! I love taking part and Nadia does such a wonderful job hosting it every year! For this years readathon there…

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Some Ramadan and Eid Books Recommendations

Assalamu aleikum! These books are available on Amazon and/or at https://www.djarabikitabs.com/bookstore . Thank you! Papatya*

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On Online Book Club Recap

Assalamu aleikum, Check out the latest edition of Fofky’s Book Club.   Thanks for reading, Papatia Source : Fofky’s Blog.

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Interview with Umm Juwayriyah, creator of the first Muslim Fiction App

Originally posted on The Muslim Write:
Umm Juwayriyah, MA is the: – 2018 Highlights Foundation Fellow – #MuslimGirlsReader Founder and – New England Muslim Sisters Association Editor-in-Chief She is also the author of the As Sabr Publications Best Sellers: The…

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The Five Qualities of Great Blog Posts

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#MuslimBookClub III

Bismillah ar-rahmani ar-rahimi Assalamu aleikum! Welcome to #MuslimBookClub third edition!!! We have several books on the roaster. Grab your drink and enjoy reading our thoughts on the books selected. Don’t go anywhere until you have read it all and perhaps … Continue reading

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5 Steps To Write & Design Your Cookbook Like A Professional

Assalamu aleikum! 1) In a word document, dump all your recipes. Just write them. There will be time to edit later. Just get them out on paper first. 2) Take good and simple pictures. If you have old pictures of … Continue reading

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EXPENDABLE by Sahar AbdulAziz

OUT JULY 1st, 2018 insha’Allah. Join us for the book launch at Fofky’s here. Enter the giveaway here. Papatya, the Barista http://www.fofkys.com Check out the blog -> https://www.fofkys.com/blog

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Poems by Stoori Khan – A Review

Assalamu aleikum, Be Like A Shining Star by Stoori I have been meaning to read the Quran for a few days now and yesterday I only managed to read a page in Arabic. Alhamdullilah ala kulli haal. But this morning … Continue reading

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Can YA Muslim Fiction Help ‘Normalize’ Islam for Teens?

Bismillah, Can YA Muslim Fiction help normalize Islam for teens? I think so.  Many young adults readers are already reading tons and tons of secular YA books. Getting them to read a cool and engaging Muslim fiction book with subtle … Continue reading

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Tight Rope, by Sahar Abdulaziz

Originally posted on Umm Afraz Muhammed:
“But Nour knew that goodwill and acceptance would never reveal themselves by taking off their hijab because for her or any other person of color, the skin she lived in wasn’t removable and therefore,…

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Interview with Papatia Feauxzar

Originally posted on Umm Afraz Muhammed:
1. Tell us your journey from an accountant to an authorpreneur. It has been intriguing! Rumi said, “What you seek is seeking you.” It was true in my case because Allah put a coworker…

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POVs and Voice : What You Need To Know

A story strikes your mind and you wonder about how to start penning it. You start looking up great authors and novelists to try to mimic their style. Perhaps you do a decent job at it but along the way, … Continue reading

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How Do You Become A Bestseller Author?

Assalamu aleikum! This question is always on writers and authors’ minds. Today I want to tackle the subject and be blunt about it. So how can a writer achieve such a goal? You can offer your book for free to … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Unveiled’ by Rumki Chowdhury

Originally posted on Sincerely Sadia. :
Rumki Chowdhury’s Unveiled is an amazing piece of work; it succeeds in conveying the complex nature of the lives of Muslim girls in Western society, attempting to carve out their own identities against a backdrop of confusion,…

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