Books

“Brick Walls”: An Interview with Saadia Faruqi

altMuslimah recently spoke to Saadia Faruqi about her debut work of fiction, a collection of short stories titled “Brick Walls: Tales of Hope and Courage from Pakistan.” An excerpt from the book follows the interview. What is “Brick Walls,” and what is it not? “Brick Walls” is a portrait of…

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Dear Infidel: altMuslimah Interviews the Author

Tamim Sadikali is the author of “Dear Infidel,” a novel which he describes as a piece of literature about “…love, hate, longing and sexual dysfunction, all sifted through [the lens of] the war on terror…” Sadikali was born in Kent, England in 1973 and studied Mathematics at Warwick University. His…

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Eight Myths about Science Fiction and Fantasy

Most people who haven’t read science fiction and fantasy (SFF) define it by Hollywood blockbusters. If they’ve read SFF, they don’t think of it as such. “Fahrenheit 451? 1984?” I’ve heard from members of our Muslim communities. “Those are science fiction?” While these misunderstandings are not exclusive to Muslim communities…

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The Hajj of Betty Shabazz 50 Years Later

Betty, you’ll have to speak for yourself. — Juanita Poitier Betty churned with rage, grief, and despair in her early widowhood. The beasts had slunk from their pit and robbed her of her hero, provider, and spiritual counselor. They had robbed her children of their father, her family of its…

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