Best Collection of Teenage Novels For Muslims

Assalam Aleikum dear readers,

Today we decided to feature  our collection of Teenage fictional novels & Islamic books suitable for our Muslim youth. If you have a Muslim teenager who is really into reading & is enjoying Fiction books, you are bound to understand the great need & high demand for a Muslim friendly variety our teenagers can pick & choose from.

I think we can all relate to the concern & natural worry we all have for our youth. Growing up in a very influential western society can not be easy in today’s modern world where it has become so much more easier & faster to share things, Facebook, Youtube, SMS, Instagram, My Space… the list goes on. It’s not a surprise when our children pick up certain habits, hobbies & interests that we may find alien at times.

Reading Novels can be classed as one of the good ones when considering the other type of technological entertainment there is out there that teenagers seemingly cant live without, and when not baring in mind the novels schools choose these days in their curriculum. Our children are forced to engage themselves quite deeply in such novels, in order to produce an acceptable result for their assignments & essays, so unfortunately it’s one we can’t run away from. Having said that tho,we must remember that when reading something exceptionable, it can actually be educating, relaxing & a good form of halal entertainment.

The good news is, Alhamdulillah thanks to some brilliant Muslim authors these dangerously influential Gothic, Emo, Graphical Romance, illuminati type of books can be easily substituted for something much more appropriate, but at the same time that our Muslim youth can still relate to in terms of generation, society, culture & religion.

Below is some good examples of fiction & non fiction books that can be seen as much more acceptable to our teenage book worms icon wink Best Collection of Teenage Novels For Muslims

Where The Streets Had A Name

where the streets had a name 150x150 Best Collection of Teenage Novels For MuslimsThirteen-year-old Hayaat is on a mission. She believes a handful of soil from her grandmother’s ancestral home in Jerusalem will save her beloved Sitti Zeynab’s life. The only problem is the impenetrable wall that divides the West Bank, as well as the checkpoints, the curfews, and Hayaat’s best friend Samy, who is always a troublemaker. But luck is on their side. Hayaat and Samy have a curfew-free day

 

 

Publisher: Marion Lloyd Books
Author: Randa Abdel-Fattah

Pages: 240

Realities of Submission

realities of submission 150x150 Best Collection of Teenage Novels For MuslimsIn this novel, internationally acclaimed author of If I Should Speak, A Voice, and Footsteps introduces us to the heart, mind, and life of Renee Morris, the narrator of this reflective tale. Told in three parts, Renee’s story tells of a stringent childhood in her father’s church and her ultimate submission to the religion of her nature in young adulthood. As Renee embraces Islam wholeheartedly, the spiritual tranquility of her initial conversion begins to wane as she faces the often painful realities of navigating the terrains of the Muslim experience itself. At times humorous and at times painful, the story touches the reader’s deepest thoughts and incites the familiar questioning of the human soul.

Publisher: Al-Walaa Publications
Author: Umm Zakiyyah
Pages: 344

I Know What You Did Last Jum’ah

i know what you did last jum ah 150x150 Best Collection of Teenage Novels For MuslimsSuhaib Haider is a teenage Muslim boy who was born and brought up in Balsall Spark, a multi-cultural part of Birmingham, England. He has loving parents, attends a wonderful school and enjoys his life enormously. He has no complaints against his Lord…but one Jum’ah, he has a major complaint against himself. His usually cheery mood changes as he faces the greatest challenge of his young life so far.

As he tries to establish prayer in his life, he becomes embroiled in a battle for the spiritual future of his school: a power struggle between a Muslim, a Christian and a staunch atheist. As Shaythaan continues his spiritual war against the people, will Suhaib manage to correct his own faults? Will he manage to come out on top in this power struggle? And will the forces of godlessness bring Suhaib’s dreams crashing to the ground?

Novel by Qaiser M. Talib

Boy vs Girl

boy vs girl 150x150 Best Collection of Teenage Novels For MuslimsFarhana swallowed and reached for the hijab. But then she saw with absolute clarity the weird looks from the other girls at school, and the smirks from the guys. Did she dare? And then there was Malik… What should she do about him? Faraz was thinking about Skrooz and the lads. Soon he would finally have the respect of the other kids at school. But at what price? He heard Skrooz’s voice, sharp as a switchblade: “This thing is powerful, blud. But you have to earn it, see? Just a few more errands for me…” They’re twins, born 6 minutes apart. Both are in turmooil and both have life-changing choices to make, against the peaceful backdrop of Ramadan. Do Farhana and Faraz have enough courage to do the right thing? And can they help each other – or will one of them draw the other towards catastrophe?

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children’s Books
Author: Na’ima B. Robert
Pages: 272

Love in a Headscarf: Muslim Woman Seeks the One

love in a headscarf 150x150 Best Collection of Teenage Novels For Muslims‘At the age of thirteen, I knew I was destined to marry John Travolta. One day he would arrive on my North London doorstep, fall madly in love with me and ask me to marry him. Then he would convert to Islam and become a devoted Muslim.’ Shelina is keeping a very surprising secret under her headscarf – she wants to fall in love. Torn between the Buxom Aunties, romantic comedies and mosque Imams, she decides to follow the arranged-marriage route to finding Mr Right, Muslim-style. Shelina’s captivating journey begins as a search for the One, but along the way she also discovers her faith and herself. A memoir with a hilarious twist from one of Britain’s leading female Muslim writers, Love in a Headscarf is an entertaining, fresh and unmissable insight into what it means to be a young British Muslim woman. Shelina Janmohamed is a columnist for the Muslim News and EMEL magazine and regularly contributes to the Guardian., the BBC and Channel 4. She is much in demand as a commentator on radio and television and has appeared on programmes including Newsnight and The Heaven and Earth Show. Her award-winning blog, Spirit 21, is hugely popular. Love in a Headscarf is her first book.

Publisher: Aurum Press Ltd
Author: Shelina Zahra Janmohamed
Pages: 288

Amina

amina 150x150 Best Collection of Teenage Novels For MuslimsTalking about an African queen, this title serves as an exciting literary event – the English publication of a northern Nigerian writer. This is a timely political novel describing the actions of the eponymous Amina and her friends as they try to effect a change in the social status of Nigerian women. Dealing with pressing issues rarely appearing in fiction – the legal status of Muslim women; the limitations imposed on them by traditional and religious conventions; the restrictions on their activities; the effects of a corrupt patriarchal system on the society at large and women in particular; the humiliations visited on women as a result of unquestioned male power in personal relationships – “Amina” presents a unique view of the issues prevalent in modern Nigeria from a woman’s point of view. Ingeniously conceived and deftly written, “Amina” is a vision of emancipation from within; a beautifully crafted narrative drawing parallels with the life of the legendary 16th century Hausa ruler Amina of Zazzau. It is a work of hope from an overlooked corner of the world.

Publisher: Africa Research & Publications
Author: Mohammed Kabir Umar
Pages: 252

Footsteps

footsteps novel Muslim 150x150 Best Collection of Teenage Novels For MuslimsThe journey began in If I Should Speak with Tamika Douglass’s path of spiritual growth and direction, treaded at the hands of her college roommates, Aminah and Dee, two Muslims on opposite ends of their strength in Islam. Footsteps, the third in a trilogy to follow Umm Zakiyyah’s A Voice, is a story that stands on its own in both impact and inspiration. At the heart of the novel is the story of Ismael, a forty-seven-year-old biracial son of a White mother and Black father, and Sarah, a forty-nine-year-old White daughter of the racist South. Married for twenty-six years and having accepted Islam on a journey they took together, the Ali pair has what every partnership hopes to achieve. Stability, dedication, and a comfortable life. As the story unfolds, the hairline fractures in their marriage become visible, and the fractures become splintering cracks as Sarah discovers a detrimental secret her husband has kept from her for four months. In the face of his wife’s discovery, Ismael is torn between the love and security of his marriage, and the natural inclinations any man must temper in a world full of choices, and devastating consequences.

Forming the thread that weaves the characters’ lives together is Alika Mitchell, a strikingly beautiful daughter of a mulatto mother and half-Nigerian father, who is conducting a multicultural research for her master’s, and who inspires in the reader questions that one is left to ponder long after the book is closed.

Publisher: Al-Walaa Publications
Author: Umm Zakiyyah
Pages: 352

From Somalia With Love

from somalia with love 150x150 Best Collection of Teenage Novels For Muslims“My name is Safia Dirie. My family has always been my mum, Hoyo, and my two older brothers, Ahmed and Abdullahi. I don’t really remember Somalia – I’m an East London girl, through and through. But now Abo, my father, is coming from Somalia to live with us, after 12 long years. How am I going to cope?” Safia knows that there will be changes ahead but nothing has prepared her for the reality of dealing with Abo’s cultural expectations, her favourite brother Ahmed’s wild ways, and the temptation of her cousin Firdous’s party-girl lifestyle. Safia must come to terms with who she is – as a Muslim, as a teenager, as a poet, as a friend, but most of as a daughter to a father she has never known. Safia must find her own place in the world, so both father and daughter can start to build the relationship they both long for. From Somalia With Love is one girl’s quest to discover who she is – a story that, while rooted in Somali and Muslim life, strikes a chord with young people everywhere.

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children’s Books
Author: Na’ima B. Robert
Pages: 160

If I Should Speak

if i should speak a novel 150x150 Best Collection of Teenage Novels For MuslimsThe author promises to revolutionize story telling in this powerful story about three college students, one Christian and the others Muslim, who find themselves unlikely roommates at a small, private American university. Tamika, the main character of this novel, is a sophomore in college who dreams of becoming a famous singer. After a fight with her roommate, she is forced to move out of her room and ends up living with two Muslims, one who is religious, while the other is becoming discontented with the religion. Tamika is immediately drawn to Durrah, the latter, who shares her love for singing. Durrah is emerging as a successful model and singer in her own right and enjoys a growing level of prominence in her career, which has earned her many admirers, Tamika being one. Captivated by Durrah’s magnetic personality, breathtaking beauty, and powerful singing voice, Tamika has found both a friend and mentor in life. As the seeds of friendship are sown between them, the doors of fame are beginning to open for Tamika. But she is unprepared for the one obstacle that stands in her way to success…

Publisher: Al-Walaa Publications
Author: Umm Zakiyyah

Pages: 200

‘A Voice’ the Sequel to If I Should Speak

a voice the sequel to if i could speak 150x150 Best Collection of Teenage Novels For MuslimsFrom the author of the internationally acclaimed novel “If I Should Speak”, comes the anxiously awaited sequel. In this deft second book, Umm Zakiyyah again takes us through the lives of Tamika and those who brush her life. Now Muslim, Tamika must face her Christian mother who instilled in her a love for Christ and made church the heartbeat of the family. Torn between her dedication to Islam, the longing of her soul, and her mother, the longing of her heart-her “lifeline”, Tamika struggles to find peace somewhere in between. But she finds that something must give. A story of faith, determination, and love, “A Voice” penetrates the heart and moves the reader like no other, as the reader is transported from fiction to a reality so profound that one feels part of it.

Publisher: Al-Walaa Publications
Author: Umm Zakiyyah
Pages: 436

So there you have it, our showcase of the top ten best sellers, but that’s not it, so if you would like to view more please visit our website on theislamicestablishment.com & don’t forget that all deliveries within the UK are absolutely FREE.

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