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Muslim Stories

Last Updated: March 8, 2024

A Guide to the Dark by Meriam Metoui

A Guide to the Dark
by Meriam Metoui

Stranded at the Wildwood Motel while on their spring break road trip, Mira and Layla discover eight people died in their room and set out to find the connection between the deaths and the unexplainable things that keep happening inside Room 9.

All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir

All My Rage
by Sabaa Tahir

A family extending from Pakistan to California, deals with generations of young love, old regrets, and forgiveness.

House of Yesterday by Deeba Zargarpur

House of Yesterday
by Deeba Zargarpur

Struggling with her parent’s divorce and her grandmother’s dementia, fifteen-year-old Sarah Khan tries to distract herself in a home renovation project. She finds that the house is full of dark family secrets that give rise to ghostly apparitions. The plaster and stone hold secrets that have Sara clinging desperately to the memories of her old life– secrets that she is powerless to ignore. And dark truths that ensure nothing will ever be the same.

Jasmine Zumideh Needs a Win by Susan Azim Boyer

Jasmine Zumideh Needs a Win
by Susan Azim Boyer

After lying on her college admissions, seventeen-year-old Jasmine needs to win her senior class election, but the Iran Hostage Crisis explodes across the nightly news and her opponent begins to stir up anti-Iranian hysteria at school causing Jasmine to reconcile with her identity in way she never has before.

Love from A to Z by S. K. Ali

Love from A to Z
by S. K. Ali

Eighteen-year-old Muslims Adam and Zayneb meet in Doha, Qatar, during spring break and fall in love as both struggle to find a way to live their own truths.

Love, Hate & Other Filters by Samira Ahmed

Love, Hate & Other Filters
by Samira Ahmed

Maya Aziz is caught between her India-born parents’ world of college and marrying a suitable Muslim boy, and her dream world of film school and dating her classmate, Phil. In the aftermath of a terrorist attack hundreds of miles away, the community she’s known since birth is transformed by fear, bigotry, and hatred.

Piece By Piece: The Story of Nisrin's Hijab by Priya Huq

Nisrin is a 13-year-old Bangladeshi-American girl living in Milwaukie, Oregon, in 2002. As she nears the end of eighth grade, she gives a presentation for World Culture Day about Bangladesh while wearing a traditional cultural dress. On her way home, she is the victim of a hate crime when a man violently attacks her for wearing a headscarf. Deeply traumatized by the experience, Nisrin spends the summer depressed and isolated. Other than weekly therapy, Nisrin doesn’t leave the house until fall arrives and it’s time for her to start freshman year at a new school. The night before class starts, Nisrin makes a decision. She tells her family she’s going to start wearing hijab, much to their dismay. Her mother and grandparent’s shocked and angry reactions confuse her–but they only strengthen her resolve. This choice puts Nisrin on a path to not only discover more about Islam, but also her family’s complicated relationship with the religion, and the reasons they left Bangladesh in the first place. On top of everything else, she’s struggling to fit in at school–her hijab makes her a target for students and faculty alike. But with the help from old friends and new, Nisrin is starting to figure out what really makes her happy.

Sway with Me by Syed M. Masood

Sway With Me
by Syed M. Masood

Arsalan Nizami has learned all he knows from his 100-year-old great-grandfather, but when Beenish Siraj asks him to be her partner in a dance she’s been forbidden to perform at her sister’s wedding, Arsalan’s world opens up in more ways than he could have imagined.

The Marvelous Mirza Girls by Sheba Karim

The Marvelous Mirza Girls
by Sheba Karim

To cure her post-senior year slump, made worse by the loss of her aunt Sonia, Noreen decides to follow her mom on a gap year trip to New Delhi, hoping India can lessen her grief and bring her voice back. In the world’s most polluted city, Noreen soon meets kind, handsome Kabir, who introduces her to the wonders of this magical, complicated place. With the help of Kabir–plus Bollywood celebrities, fourteenth-century ruins, karaoke parties, and Sufi saints–Noreen discovers new meanings for home. But when a family scandal erupts, Noreen and Kabir must face complex questions in their own relationship: What does it mean to truly stand by someone–and what are the boundaries of love?

We Are All We Have by Marina Budhos

We Are All We Have
by Marina Budhos

After her mom is taken by ICE, seventeen-year-old Rania’s hopes and dreams for the future are immediately put on hold as she figures out how take care of her younger brother and survive in a country that seems to be closing around them.