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Top Three Reads for 2022 by Al Batul Book Club

By |2022-02-21T19:40:12+02:00Feb 16th, 2022|Categories: All Topics, Expressions, Reviews, Reviews Featured, Reviews Latest|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As the new year, and new goals roll in, so does our need for self-reflection and motivation! This list of three top reads is hopefully the beginning of a more prosperous and fulfilling year, a

Muti’ah Badruddeen’s “Rekiya and Z”: Carving Spaces for sub-Sahara African Muslim Fiction

By |2021-04-29T16:16:16+02:00Apr 29th, 2021|Categories: All Topics, Expressions, Reviews, Reviews Featured, Reviews Latest|Tags: , , , , , , |

In January, I recommended some books that I posited will improve one’s deen, and I also deconstructed the idea that only non-fictional books can give this desired result. Rekiya and Z by Muti’ah Badruddeen is one such fictional account that fits

Book Review: The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa

By |2020-08-13T09:01:46+02:00Aug 13th, 2020|Categories: All Topics, Expressions, Reviews, Reviews Featured, Reviews Latest|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Never judge a book by its cover - the saying goes - though I did just that. I was browsing my local discounted book store when my eye caught a beautiful illustration of a cat.

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Book Review: ‘A Pure Heart’ by Rajia Hassib

By |2020-07-19T17:38:25+02:00Jul 15th, 2020|Categories: All Topics, Expressions, Reviews, Reviews Featured, Reviews Latest|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Rajia Hassib tells the stories of two Egyptian sisters; Rose and Gameela Gubran. The book opens with Rose returning to Egypt from her new home in NYC in the wake of her sister Gameela’s death.

Book Review: ‘The Family Tree’ by Sairish Hussain

By |2020-07-15T19:32:23+02:00Jul 15th, 2020|Categories: All Topics, Expressions, Reviews, Reviews Featured, Reviews Latest|Tags: , , , , , |

It’s set so close to home; in the British Pakistani diaspora community of Bradford from 1993-2020. The characters are so lovingly familiar, as are the authentic descriptions of them and the Bradford architecture —that with

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