What are the best books that feature an Islamic lifestyle?

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    #1If I Should Speak

    If I Should Speak

    If I Should Speak is a fictional novel written by Umm Zakiyyah. Originally published in 2001 by Al-Walaa Publications, it focuses on the story of Tamika, Dee, and Aminah. It is the first book in the If I Should Speak book series.

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    Christine Ryan
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "This is a great book if you like to learn more about the Islamic life."
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    #2The Reluctant Mullah

    The Reluctant Mullah

    The Reluctant Mullah Lost is a fictional novel written by Sagheer Afzal. First published in 2010 by Halban, it focuses on the story of Musa, a Muslim woman, and her struggles against the Muslim tradition.

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    Ángel Velázquez
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "This is Sagheer Afzal's first work and hopefully it will not be long before his next project is out, as this is a strong story recounting Muslim life. A young man's journey through young adulthood and love in a Muslim's world. An excellent work of fiction that will satisfy anyone's curiosity about the average Muslim's outlook on the world. I would highly recommend."
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    #3Mornings in Jenin

    Mornings in Jenin

    Mornings in Jenin is a powerful novel by Susan Abulhawa that was first published in a hardcover edition and entitled The Scar of David. Its deep and moving humanity forces readers to take a fresh look at the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.

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    Bryan Hopkins
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "An interesting read about a common hot topic subject. The way this book is written you are able to immerse yourself in the emotions explained within. Anyone who has very little knowledge of Israel, Palestine and the Jewish religion may find this an interesting read. "
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    #4Cairo

    Cairo

    Cairo is a graphic novel written by G. Willow Wilson. It was illustrated by M. Kutlukhan Perker while Travis Lanham provides the letters. First published in 2007, it focuses on the adventure of an American expatriate.

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    Laura Garcia
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "In bustling modern-day Cairo, the lives of a drug runner, a down-on-his-luck journalist, an American expatriate, a young activist, an Israeli soldier, and a genie are interwoven as they navigate the city's streets and spiritual underworld to find a stolen hooka sought by a wrathful gangster-magician."
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    #5Alif the Unseen

    Alif the Unseen
    Alif the Unseen is a science fiction novel written by G. Willow Wilson. First published in 2012 by Grove Press, it focuses on the story of Alif as he discovered a secrett book called The Thousand and One Days.
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    Wang Sun
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "The best books that feature an Islamic lifestyle include "Alif the Unseen", which is a science fiction novel that focuses on the story of Alif as he discovered a secret book. Boasting an average customer rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars based on 249 Amazon customer reviews, I would strongly recommend this book."
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    #6From Somalia with Love

    From Somalia with Love
    From Somalia with Love is a young adult realist fiction written by Na'ima B. Robert. This children's' cultural fiction book is first published in 2008. 
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    Sean Chang
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "This book features a main character who experiences some culture shock - they were born in an Islamic country, but moved to a considerably more secular place. On one hand, this makes it so that there are not that many Islamic characters relative to what you might find to a book actually set in the Middle East. On the other hand, it does provide some insights into what it is like to be Muslim in a more secular society, which gives you more looks into the nature of faith - there's not much of a struggle for someone to live a lifestyle that's exactly like what everyone else around them lives."
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    #7Bilaal and the Giant Tree

    Bilaal and the Giant Tree

    Bilaal and the Giant Tree is a children's book with Islamic moral written by Tasneem Yousuf. First published in 2013, it includes 3 short stories featuring Bilaal and his cat named Sparkles.

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    César Bautista
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "Bilaal and the Giant Tree is a book comprising of three short stories with an Islamic moral. It's about a young Muslim boy named Bilaal and Sparkles, his cat. Everyday lessons are made fun and easy with his best friend around!"
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    #8A Voice

    A Voice

    A Voice is a fictional novel written by Umm Zakiyyah. Originally published in 2004 by Al-Walaa Publications, it focuses on the story of Tamika, a Christian girl who converted to Islam. It is the second book in the If I Should Speak book series.

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    Brandon Gardner
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "This novel paints a compelling portrait of a young girl who converts to Islam. The author shows how a family divided by religion can come together and be a family, despite different creeds. It is a great story that shows an accurate and realistic portrayal of an Islamic lifestyle. "
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    #9Hearts We Lost

    Hearts We Lost

    Hearts We Lost is a fictional novel written by Umm Zakiyyah. First published in 2011 by Al-Walaa Publications, it focuses on the character of Sharif who is asked by friends and family to study at the Islamic University in Riyadh.

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    Zachary Ferguson
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "The best book that feature an Islamic lifestyle is Hearts We Lost by Umm Zakiyyah. The book is a heart-moving tale of faith, betrayal, and affection. Sharif, the main character of this novel, after completing his undergraduate studies in America, is asked by family and friends to leave the comfort of the land he has known since childhood to study at a prestigious Islamic university in Riyadh. "
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    #10Boy vs. Girl

    Boy vs. Girl
    Boy vs. Girl is a young-adult fiction written by Na'ima B. Robert. First published in 2011, Boy vs. Girl focuses on the story of the twins Farhana and Faraz.
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    Bryan Davidson
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "It has good reating for an islamic background and growing up in nthis culture I give iot a high rating based on that and ssaldy only sdix review s but good "
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    #11Minaret

    Minaret
    Minaret is the second novel by Sudanese author Aboulela. This is a non-fiction novel about a Sudanese woman and the trials she and family experiences in the face of the Second Sudanese Civil War.
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    Melissa Wilson
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "I really loved this book. I don't think people really know and understand much about Islamic lifestyle. This book teaches you a lot you most likely didn't know and I found it very interesting."

Summary

Best What are the best books that feature an Islamic lifestyle
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1If I Should SpeakBooks 44 Paid
2The Reluctant MullahBooks 40 Paid
3Mornings in JeninBooks 39 Paid
4CairoBooks 35 Paid
5Alif the UnseenBooks 34 Paid
6From Somalia with LoveBooks 31 Paid
7Bilaal and the Giant TreeBooks 30 Paid
8A VoiceBooks 27 Paid
9Hearts We LostBooks 25 Paid
10Boy vs. GirlBooks 23 Paid
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