FREE EBOOK AND PRESS RELEASE : AL-KHALIQ (THE CREATOR) BY SUSAN ZAINAB JONES

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NEW MUSLIM CHILDREN’S BOOK FOCUSES ON THE ATTRIBUTE OF ALLAH, AL-KHALIQ

 Al-Khaliq (The Creator) showcases a Muslim teaching moment and a loving bond between a mother and her son.

DALLAS, TX-August 13th, 2017DJARABI KITABS  has published a Muslim children’s book by Author Susan Zainab Jones. It’s titled Al-Khaliq (The Creator) and part of a series of unpublished books called ‘Mommy Who Is Allah?’ 

You can download it for free on Amazon right now at this link :
https://www.amazon.com/AL-Khaliq-Creator-Mommy-Allah-Book-ebook/dp/B074CKWMBR

Book 1 of the “Mommy, Who Is Allah?” series focuses on the attribute of Allah, Al-Khaliq; The Creator. Throughout the story, children will learn that Allah has created all that exists. Join the main character AbdulRahman “Dahumie” as he discovers more on the 11th name and attribute of Allah.

The inspiration to start the series ‘Mommy Who Is Allah’ came for her desire to educate her own children. In fact, Jones said, “…Mom creates that environment at home. So, I wanted to create a story that would fit our Islamic Aqeedah/doctrine while inspiring the love of Allah through a positive playful experience.”

Join DJARABI KITABS PUBLISHING on Facebook @djarabikpub for the launch events which will run from August 13th to August 16th, 2017 insha’Allah.

About Susan Zainab Jones:

Jones was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1969. She grew up in Houston, Texas, and converted to Islam in 1999. She studied the religion in Dubai, UAE, where she opened a bookstore, providing Islamic material in English. Jones is also an ESL instructor and taught English in the UAE and in KSA for almost 15 years. She enjoys writing poetry and informative Interfaith essays. “Mommy, Who Is Allah?” is her first children’s book series and Al-Khaliq (The Creator) is the first book in the series of 6 other books that are intended to inspire love and appreciation for Allah, The Creator.

‘Mommy Who Is Allah? Al-Khaliq (The Creator)’ is available in both eBook and paperback forms on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk. You can also purchase the paperback from Createspace and Fofky’s Online Book Cafe.

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Mommy Who Is Allah? Al-Khaliq (The Creator) – A Review

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Bismillah,

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Series: Mommy Who Is Allah?

Author: Susan Jones was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1969. She grew up in Houston, Texas, and converted to Islam in 1999. She studied the religion in Dubai, UAE, where she opened a bookstore, providing Islamic material in English. Jones is also an ESL instructor and taught English in the UAE and in KSA for almost 15 years. She enjoys writing poetry and informative Interfaith essays. “Mommy, Who Is Allah?” is her first children’s book series and Al-Khaliq (The Creator) is the first book in the series of 6 other books that are intended to inspire love and appreciation for Allah, The Creator.

Illustrator : Vicky Amrullah (He is a guy by the way 😉 )

Publisher: Djarabi Kitabs Publishing

Price : $4.99 for the eBook and $12.99 for the paperback available on Amazon and other outlets

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Allah is Al Fattah The Opener

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"Mommy, Who Is Allah?"

Susan Jones

Bisma Allah Al Rahman Al Raheem

Allah is Al Fattah. He, who opens all things. He is The One who opens up the doors of His mercy and provides for us from places of which we could have never imagined. He is The One who reveals and judges that which is best for us and opens those avenues. He is The One who guides and lifts the veils and has the power to unseal, the hearts, hearing and the sight of the ones who choose belief over disbelief. He is the One who we call upon as Al Fattah when we are distressed and are looking for a way out of a certain situation. Allah is The Opener. Providing a means or a door that moves us onto another stage in our lives.

Allah is Al Fattah. It is He we call upon when we begin a new journey or embark on…

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Book Review: “Ramadan without Daddy” by Misbah Akhtar.

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“Ramadan without Daddy” by Misbah Akhtar is a book aimed at kids whose parents are not together anymore.

This book is different and is targeted at a specific audience. Divorce is difficult for the couple but kids are hit the hardest. They don’t understand what has happened and are often confused and scared.
This story aims to make the “transition” easier. I admire the author for her courage to choose and write about this topic. And she has indeed done a very good job in explaining about this difficult topic “divorce” to kids.

The shape sorter example in the book is superb and deserves an applause. I also like how khadija is the “hero” of the story, trying to clear doubts of her younger brother Danyal and explain to him about what happened. I liked the happy ending too.

This book deals with a serious topic but I felt that…

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Book review: “Who could I Be?” by Shoohada Khanom

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WhocouldI be?” by Shoohada Khanom is such a cute and adorable book Ma sha Allah. I totally loved reading it.


It is full of rhyming sentences, has beautiful sound words(onomatopoeia), cute illustrations and an excellent message: Linking all the beautiful animals to the Creator.
This is by far my most favourite Islamic book for kids.

Kids will definitely love it. They will learn about five different creations of Allah.
Beautiful lines from the book:

“Allah made us all differently” .. “Let’s thank and praise him”
It’s a riddle, a “fun and learn” kind of book. Great for infants and toddlers.

The illustrator has done a brilliant job. Along with being beautiful and colorful, there is something very cool about the illustrations which is a very important part of the book and you will know only if you see it.

I usually give one or two…

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Top Writing Tips by Muslim Authors #03

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We got 5 tips for the price of 3 with our next author, the wonderful Misbah Akhtar. She has the debut Blog Tour of her book ‘Ramadan without Daddy’ taking place from 7th Aug – 11th Aug 2017.

Misbah states on her website that: “My passion is to inspire others through real life experiences; humor and lessons learned; but perhaps best of all, by just simply caring.”

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On being asked to provide her top tips for writing, she came up with the following:

Tip 1: Make Time – Make time for your writing. Even if it’s only a paragraph, write something every day. This will get you in to the habit of writing. As long as you are writing, it doesn’t matter what it’s about.

Tip 2: Write from the Heart –  Don’t worry about what you think others want to read; write what YOU would want to read…

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Book Review – Ramadan without Daddy

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Title: Ramadan without Daddy

Author: Misbah Akhtar

Publishers: Djarabi Kitabs Publications

RWD coverRamadan without Daddyis a story of a young family who learn to live without Daddy around because Mummy and Daddy have separated and divorced.

The book brings to the forefront the emotional struggle and the changes that a family go through when a couple separate and it tries to deal with them in a child friendly manner.

The book begins with Danyal, the younger of the two children, asking where Daddy is. His sister Khadija explains that Daddy no longer lives with them because Mummy and Daddy are divorced. Mummy then explains that sometimes it’s better for Mummies and Daddies to live apart because living together makes them sad and unhappy.

There is a striking imagery about how if you try to place the right puzzle piece into the wrong hole, then it will never fit, no matter…

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Mommy Who Is Allah? – Coming Soon

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Learning about Allah, The Gift of His Names and Attributes.

The scriptures say that if you want to be famous, then recite all the names of Allah and all the angels will know your name :). #masha’Allah #AlKhaliq #MommyWhoIsAllah coming soon insha’Allah.

"Mommy, Who Is Allah?"

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I converted to Islam in 1999. Just a couple of months prior to my 30th birthday. I came from a Christian (Texas Bible Belt) background and was quite familiar with Old Testament and Gospel scriptures but Christianity lacked an intimate monotheistic connection with God, that I had been unknowingly seeking.  Reading the Qur’an was like reading an authenticated version of the previous books and stories I already knew. I spent hours immersed in the parallels of all three books. One “aha” moment after another. As if I had found the “Rosetta Stone” of Allah’s revelations to man. I began my journey into learning Arabic and being the multi-tasker that I am, I also spent a semester learning ancient Hebrew and a semester learning Palestinian Aramaic, seeking what I perceived to be the authentic languages of revelations. What linguists refer to as Jesus of Nazareth Aramaic versus the Syriac Aramaic that was maintained…

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Review: Ramadan Without Daddy

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Ramadan Without Daddy was written by Misbah Akhtar and illustrated by Vicky Amrullah. It was published by Djarabi Kitabs and is available here.

This story is one that I would have loved to have when I was growing up. Ramadan has never had Daddy for me and I think that this book is something I may have benefited from when I was little and had questions about my home life.

The explanation of divorce – that sometimes people just don’t fit in certain situations – is simple but striking.

I love the way that Akhtar has explained the impact divorce has on both parents and children – that there is difficulty in understanding everyone’s new roles and places and that there will be an adjustment period while things settle.

My favorite part is the glossary and the attention to detail in the illustrations.

Final rating: 5 stars out of…

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Blog Tour for ‘Ramadan without Daddy’ by Misbah Akhtar

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US Muslim Women Launch Specialized Online Businesses

Assalamu aleikum, I have been featured on AboutIslam Alhamdullilah :). Please read below or follow the link -> http://aboutislam.net/muslim-issues/america/us-muslim-women-launch-specialized-online-businesses/ 

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NEW YORK –  Americans increasingly select e-commerce as a buying option. According to a Pew Research study, eight-in-ten Americans are online shoppers.

American online shoppers grew from 22 percent in 2000 to 79 percent in 2016. There is a growing number of Muslim women utilizing the increase in online consumerism to provide specialized goods and services for Muslim consumers.

Online Muslim Book Store

American author and publisher Papatia Feauxzar recently launched Fofky’s Online Book Store. Fofky’s makes special boxes that include a selected Muslim-authored book along with an assemblage of snacks, which is meant to bring the book store experience home with an Islamic base.

A lack of diversity in the publishing world means Muslim authors struggle to have their works published and appreciated. Feauxzar told AboutIslam the motivation behind developing Fofky’s.

“It was a growing disappointment that Muslim works did not have a specific space to bloom. The idea for Fofky’s came to my mind when I read a post by author Umm Juwayriyah. Back then, I was thinking of a brick/mortar bookstore, but I couldn’t come up with good logistics to execute the idea. Then in mid-April 2017, the online alternative struck me and I ran with it!”

When asked how she anticipates Fofky’s being a sustainable exclusively online book store, Feauxzar explained, “Amazon is the biggest supplier of merchandise and it mainly operates online. I want Fofky’s to be that alternative for Muslims, where their works can have more visibility.”

“My products and services depict the sunnah way of a balanced way of life. It touches all aspects of the deen –  love, hate, politics, finance, business, health, food – you name it.”

Halal, Natural Beauty Products

Addressing challenges many Muslims in the US encounter when searching for halal beauty products, Celin Childs launched Ruth&Mae’s Natural Products.  The line of products are for curly and natural hair, coinciding with the natural hair movement and increasing number of African American and Black Muslim women wear natural hair styles.

“My products are natural and do not contain harmful chemicals like most commercial hair and skin products. I started making my own products from scratch; then I created a website and started selling online. I knew there was tons of potential for growing a business online.”

The company also has an active Facebook page with hair care tips.

Empowering Women

Zalika Martin’s company Makeda Artistry offers multiple services, including makeup artistry, The Makeda Collection handmade jewelry line and motivational speaking. Internet marketing presented an industrious platform for Martin. “I chose the internet because it is a perfect venue that houses multiple people you can market to simultaneously.”

Martin told AboutIslam that the primary objective for her company’s services and products is to empower Muslim and non-Muslim women.

“Women, self-love and empowerment has always been important to me, especially considering my personal circumstances when self-love reminders and encouragement would have been greatly appreciated.”

“We at Makeda Artistry pride ourselves in offering the finest quality handcrafted products made with love. We at Makeda Artistry pride ourselves in offering the finest quality handcrafted products made with love. I tied together my natural talent and passion for makeup artistry and jewelry making because when you look good, you feel great!”

Muslim Women Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship continues to grow among US American Muslim women; the entrepreneurs provided some words of advice for women interested in starting their own businesses.

“Your voice is needed. Your vision matters,” said Feauxzar. “Don’t discount [your importance]. Join the team Muslimah Bosses. There is truly enough sun for all to shine under, alhamdullilah.”

“I have an awesome course called The Golden Muslimah that I made to show the average Muslimah how to turn her passion into a profitable business from home,” said Childs.

“Go for it,” said Martin. “There will be adversity and challenges in anything we do, don’t let being a Muslimah prevent you from seeking entrepreneurship.”

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Written Vs.Not Written Stuff: Muslim Transgenders in Islamic Nations Part II

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The Human Lens

Part ii: Written by Papatia Feauxzar

The messenger of Allah said : “Allah the Almighty has laid down religious duties, so do not neglect them. He has set boundaries, so do not over step them. He has prohibited some things, so do not violate them; about some things He was silent – out of compassion for you, not forgetfulness, so seek not after them.” (Al-Daraqutni).

This collaboration has been a long time coming, and it going live is a mere but timely coincidence with the recent political events affecting transgenders in the United States Army. Now, in my opinion, the opening hadith means that people should stop dehumanizing transgenders in the context of this social activist post. Don’t seek them out to harass them, leave them alone.

So what is a transgender? The name is an umbrella for many people who don’t identify with binary genders. A transgender could have…

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Book Review: Imagine

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Stoori Khan

“Imagine” is a beautiful children’s book written by Shoohada Khanom and published by Djarabi Kitabs Publishing.

This book revolves around 2 children, Yunus and Saarah. It’s bedtime and Yunus asks Saarah whether they can talk about something interesting?

Saarah tells him to imagine and starts to count the things she wish could happen.

The thing I really liked about this book is that it highlights the loving relationship between the siblings.

Secondly, it teaches the young children to adopt an Islamic lifestyle like reading the Quran, doing tasbeeh, feeding the poor and appreciating one’s family etc.

I would really recommend to buy this book for your children as they will learn the Islamic way of living in a fun, easy and effective way.

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– Stoori

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Book Review: Little Blue Skater Boy

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Stoori Khan

Little Blue Skater Boy” is a Muslim fiction children’s story book inspired by “Little Red Riding Hood” and we can say, it’s Muslim version of it, written by Shoohada Khanom and published by Djarabi Kitabs Publishing.

The story is about a little boy named Isa, who lives in a house opposite to the woods and is called “Little Blue Skater Boy” because he always wears a blue hoodie and travels on his skateboard.

One late afternoon, he is called by his mother and sent to his nanni’s (grandmother’s) house with biryani because she is ill.

“The Little Blue Skater Boy” confronts a female jinn on his way and she begins to talk to him, hiding her identity. She convinces him to collect some flowers for his nanni.

I loved how this book teaches young children different dua’s (supplications) and it’s importance. Above of all, the lesson that THEY SHOULD NEVER…

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– If you live in a country or zone where the title is not available, please change your address to a USA address and your country to USA. Then, you can download the story. When you are done, you can change your address back to your actual address.

– If you don’t have a Kindle, you can download the app for your device. Just be aware that on small screens, the formatting might not look friendly to you.

– You can read on Amazon’s cloud by logging here after you download a free copy.

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Jazak’Allah khair for supporting the work and please leave a review.

In peace,

The DKP Team

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Written Vs.Not Written Stuff: Muslim Transgenders in Islamic Nations

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Quarterly Collaboration Up!

Part I as usual by the lovely Saadia Haq

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As the title goes, this is quite a stirring topic in Muslim communities and Islamic nations where transgenders live in deplorable and inhumane conditions on the fringes of the society denied of respect and deprived of their rights.

Like other important issues ignored, the prevalent maltreatment of transgenders continue in almost all places where Muslims live or so-called Islamic countries infected with conservative and distorted mindsets on the third gender – LGBTs that are shunned and disowned by their own families resulting in forced begging and prostitution to support themselves.

This hypocrisy much galls me for in the darkness of nights and behind closed doors. the so-called religious and holier than seek perverted pleasures with transgender sex worker, all while during the day preaching strange notions in the name of a religion that has granted rights to all its followers…

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Book Review: Who Could I Be?

Stoori Khan

“Who Could I Be” is a thought provoking children’s book written by Shoohada Khanom and published by Djarabi Kitabs Publishing.

The book hints at guessing the animals through describing their features and characteristics in a poetic way and in the riddle form.

What I really appreciate about this book is that it will push the children to think, activate their minds and teach them to solve a mystery through hints.

Moreover, it also teaches the children to appreciate the physical differences that each creature is special in it’s own way and last but not the least, it emphasizes on the gratitude towards the creator (Allah).

So, I will highly recommend buying this book for your children. They will definitely enjoy the bright, colourful and beautiful illustrations along with the amusement of guessing 🙂

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– Stoori

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Book Review: Kamillah-The Butterfly

Stoori Khan

“Kamillah – The Butterfly” is a beautiful children’s book written by Shoohada Khanom and published by Djarabi Kitabs Publishing.

Kamillah is a caterpillar who, when gets hungry, eats different sizes of leaves and continue to grow. As she grows bigger and bigger, she gets very concerned and asks her friend Bilqis that why is it so? And she answers with tiny grin that soon she will be flying.

I loved the lesson this book teaches to little minds that everything happens at the perfect time, neither too early, nor too late. Growing is a part of life. Besides, Allah has created everyone with different looks and specialities so, every single being is special in their own way.

I would really recommend buying this book for your children as they will learn the beauty of growing, being independent and appreciating the looks Allah has blessed them with.

Kamillah

– Stoori

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Book Review: Imagine

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Title: Imagine

Author: Shoohada Khanom

Category: Children Fiction

Publisher: Djarabi Kitabs Publishing

May I start by saying Sarah is a wonderful kid. I love her creative mind. Now you are wondering who Sarah is, right? She is Yunus’ sister. Yunus wants to talk to her just before bed time but not before she goes on an imagining spree…

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