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Soukeyna Osei-Bonsu sweeps us off our feet and takes us into flight, where we all come together and feast in the sky or…so to speak. At least, at first glance of Soukeyna’s poetry book, “All the Birds Were Invited to a Feast in the Sky,” that is exactly how I felt. The image of birds flying in a pattern that screams unity, togetherness or inclusivity despite who you are.

Breathe — An Interview with the Author

Tumkeen is an award winning author and poet who published her poetry collection–Breathe— last year on January 11th. Therefore, today is her book release day anniversary. Tumkeen lives in Michigan, United States…

“Show Yourself” and Mental Health Awareness

pain that comes with it. I believe everyone has experienced some form of mental health or knows of someone who has so this book is relatable. In fact, I personally can relate, having been diagnosed with bipolar, a mood disorder.  I know what it’s like to be in a dark space. I know what it’s like to use unsuccessful coping methods or habits to try to heal. And that’s exactly what Adeeba Jafri expresses in “Show Yourself:” we get to read about the way each of the girls cope with their individual mental health issues.

Aurora Hijabs By Kaya

Inspired by others women’s stories and her own personal life journey, Kaya Gravitter is the designer and founder of Aurora Hijabs. Here she talks about her journey to connecting hijab to the fashion world and vice versa as well as what makes Aurora Hijabs a unique hijab brand:

Divinity and Nature Drive Nadia

My work is a combination of my feelings, philosophies and thoughts on canvas.  The predominant themes I focus on revolve around the philosophy of religion, interfaith harmony and exploration of the Quran. 

What others tell me is that my art belongs in the Contemporary Islamic Art niche. I think I have established my own unique style within that niche experimenting with modern, abstract and even traditional styles at times. 

Aya Brings Arabic to Mainstream Publishing

Aya A. Khalil is the published author of two vibrant children’s books: “The Arabic Quilt” and “The Night Before Eid.” She is also a freelance journalist who has contributed to various notable media. She found a lack of the use of the Arabic language in the book market as well as an underrepresentation of Arab authors. Aya hopes that her having broken through those barriers will open up more doors especially considering Arabic is the fastest growing languages being taught at US colleges and universities. Here’s how:

Culture and Faith Swirl Around in Hajra’s Art

Hajra Motiwala art is a collection of layers portraying her culture and faith. The layering effect highlights her golden culture in marble-like swirls and the Arabic texts top it all off. Her aesthetics vary from the abstract to the defined and is an imminent example of how she leads her own life. She considers art a part of her life, not just in painting it, but in living it:

“My Hair is Pink Under This Veil” Says Rabina

Rabina Khan’s “My Hair is Pink Under This Veil” is out TODAY, the 20th of May, 2021. It is a personal memoir ranging from the journey to wearing the veil, tackling the misconceptions and prejudices after having worn it, to the politics surrounding it around the world. “My Hair is Pink Under This Veil” is an open and bold plethora of real life experiences that relates to everything and anything that has to to with the veil or hijab; it even addresses issues that most people may find too controversial for conversation, the “let’s not get in too deep” kind. That is why we need a book like this on every bookshelf; it’s a book that will stir up discussions that most choose to avoid, but NEED to have! 

Hijabi Filmmaker in USA

Just when I thought hijabis were already taking the stage by storm from Vogue and…

“Mundo Abesitos” Handbags

Iman Assaf Casals is a mother who has a Masters in biochemistry, but has discovered her love for the sewing machine, particularly when it comes to creating bag designs! In this interview, she tells us about how her business, “Mundo Abesitos” began, her ups and downs, what she has learned from it and of course, her beautiful bag designs:

Doctor Finances

Dr. Dewan Farhana is not only a physician, but also an entrepreneur! ما شاء الله…

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