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“A Pandemic in Residence” Is a Must-Read Book

At this point, none of us are strangers to COVID. It crept into our lives slowly, forcing us to move online, inside, and distance ourselves from others. We wore masks, sanitised, and socially distanced. However, what about those whose occupation requires them to step in? Those who couldn’t hide from COVID, but instead rose to…

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Why Selina Mahmood Wrote Her Book, ‘A Pandemic in Residence’

A Pandemic in Residence is a collection of essays written by Selina Mahmood from March 2020 to June of 2020, at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. Mahmood, a Pakistani-American, takes us through the experiences of doing her residence in a pandemic, and reflects on the changes in the world around…

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5 Contemporary Novels by Muslim Authors You Must Read

A good contemporary novel has a way of making you feel at home. The characters, the plot, the storyline, and even the themes are all ways for you to connect and see yourself in them. For the last two decades, several Muslim authors have published outstanding contemporary novels that deal with family, love, hatred, drama,…