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#AtoZChallenge: Genres–Islamic Fiction

The A to Z Challenge asks bloggers to post 26 articles on a themed topic. It’s supposed to be every day except Sundays during the month of April but I did this last year, found it way to busy for the likes of me, and decided to post mine ‘about’ once a month. Yes, it’ll take me a couple of years. Sigh.

My topic, like the last two times I did the conventional approach, will be writing genres.

This genre:

Islamic Fiction


creative, imaginative, non-preachy fiction books written by Muslims and marketed primarily to Muslims.   

Tipsa to z

  1. You may incorporate some religious content and themes, and non-fictionalized historical or factual Islamic content with or without direct religious reference.
  2. Story may include modern, real life situations and moral dilemmas.
  3. Readers should learn something positive about Islam.
  4. These stories MAY NOT include vulgar language, sexually explicit content, un-Islamic practices not identified as un-Islamic, or content that portrays Islam in a negative way.

Popular Books

  1. The Year of The Elephant by Leila Abouzeid
  2. Invincible Abdullah by Aziza and Uthman Hutchinson
  3. Tamika Douglass Trilogy by Umm Zakiyyah
  4.  Echo Series by Jamilah Kolocotronis

Click for complete list of these 26 genres

Click for a complete list of all genres I’ve written about

More I Genres:

Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers, and Born in a Treacherous Timefirst in the Man vs. Nature saga. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, blog webmaster, an Amazon Vine Voice,  a columnist for TeachHUB and NEA Today, and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, Survival of the Fittest, Spring 2019, first in the Crossroads Trilogy. You can find her tech ed books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning

36 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge: Genres–Islamic Fiction

    • I don’t think so. I think there are a few sub-genres that cover religion-inspired writing. I’ve found at least a handful like Yemenite Jewish Poetry and Wisdom Literature. I have to say, they were all quite interesting in their characteristics and the stories they attempted to tell with their focus. This one, too!

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