In the Name of Allah, The Compassionate, The Merciful

Resistance. Inspiration. Creation. Revolution.

Thanks to and Acknowledgement of
the Original People of Turtle Island

Read More

Nothing New

Blog Post 23

August 23, 2019

prisonerLittle Big HornCrazy HorseNat TurneroutputHarriet TubmansoldierHands UpMuhammad Alis Grave in Cave Hill Cemetery in Louisville Kentucky July 14 2016 1Wounded Kneeicon 5usa flag

Please don’t believe that violence in America is something new. White supremacy isn’t new either. The country was overrun by violent white supremacists who exterminated the native population and captured and enslaved black people from Africa to make the great ole US of A what it is today.

Continue Reading

Birth and Death

Blog Post 22

A half hour past July 23, 2019

In the Name of Allah, The Most Compassionate, The Most Merciful

mother png 41515

We experience various events in our lives. These include our first words, first steps, first day of school, graduation, job, marriage, parenthood… Joys…

All these events are ordained by Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala and controlled by our Sustainer. Although we may think that they were in our control and/or caused by our own doing, we ultimately know this to be false. Of course, our accomplishments had something to do with our own actions because if we didn’t study, we wouldn’t graduate. If we didn’t take a job, we wouldn’t have one. If we didn’t agree to be married, we wouldn’t get married.

Continue Reading

Inked Resistance

Blog Post 21

June 30, 2019

In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

25Original–Tapestry Mukhlisa Shop25 (2)

Shaitan tried to dissuade her as she sat stitching. Beginning a new venture, such as Inked Resistance Islamic Publishing, is like swimming in a piranha-infested pool. Upon retiring from 25 years of teaching, she put her plan into action and, Al-Hamdulillah, the publishing company was launched with a three-pronged approach – pub-lication of her own and young and new adults’ fiction, along with handstitched bookmarks and tapestries of inspirational ayats. Inked Resistance Islamic Publishing is young and new adult voiced and revolutionary, providing perspectives of resistance, honour, power, faith and hope,

Continue Reading

Eid Mubarak!

Blog Post 20

June 4, 2019

Eid Mubarak 2019

 Inked Resistance Islamic Publishing extends a huge EID MUBARAK to everyone! We pray your Ramadhan was full of spiritual highs and forgiveness.




Inked Resistance Islamic Publishing will be away for a couple of weeks, inshallah.

Continue Reading

Woke & Loud

Blog Post 19

May 9, 2019

Woke Loud May 2019

 You've read poetry and probably heard spoken word. But what about by Muslims? You're in for a unique journey with a diverse group of spiritual and revolutionary artists!

Continue Reading

Woke & Loud: A Faith-Based Medley of Muslim Poetry & Spoken Word

Blog Post 18

April 14, 2019 resizeimage

 Al-Hamdulillah! Inked Resistance Islamic Publishing is pleased to announce the upcoming publication of our anthology:


Woke & Loud: A Faith-Based Medley

of Muslim Poetry & Spoken Word 

A 463-page compilation of open-hearted dynamic souls. A never-before seen venture. Readers will be taken on a journey unlike no other, a kaleidoscope of visions, beliefs, voices, emotions and actions. Our future generations will be confident that these Muslim wordsmiths actively sought a higher purpose and resisted wrongs with moral solutions.

Continue Reading

Why Our Voices Aren't Heard

Blog Post 17

March 9, 2019

multiple lightning bolts

 Writers know there are marginalized people. They also know there’s always been. They don’t write about them because they dont care


Continue Reading

Sextuple Whammies in the “Eyes” of the Great Shaitan

Blog Post 16

January 28, 2019

Marzieh Hashemi 1

 Even if all the United States government has done is exterminate, corral and repress the Native Peoples and kidnap, transport and enslave the Black Peoples, that’s enough reason to despise it. But as we know, that’s not all it has done and are doing up to this very day. And the US isn’t the only oppressive government in the world.

Continue Reading

An Anthology of Muslim Poets and Spoken Word Artists

Blog Post 14

December 5, 2018

Poetry Anthology 2

 As-Salaamu Alaikum Everyone,

At Inked Resistance Islamic Publishing, we are always on the lookout for Muslim fiction writers of Islamic books for youth and new adults. Our mission to hear the voices of young and new adults and document their   creativity in print has led us to our first call-out for poetry and spoken word.

Continue Reading

We Made It, Al-Hamdulillah!

Blog Post 13

November 13, 2018

One Year Anniversary

 “We set out to talk about Inked Resistance Islamic Publishing’s one year anniversary, Al-Hamdulillahand tell you about our 25% off on our  books to celebrate it, hoping you’d take advantage  of the discount to get a copy or two. But as I sat down to write, this is what got typed -

Continue Reading

Islamic Revolution

Blog Post 12

October 19, 2018


 “I have risen up solely to seek the reform of the Ummah of my Grandfather, 

peace and blessings be upon him and his family. I want to promote virtue and prevent vice and I follow the conduct of my Grandfather and my Father,  Ali ibn Abi Talib, peace and blessings of Allah be upon them and their family.”

Continue Reading

Words of Affirmation and a Surprise

Blog Post 10

Published July 24, 2018

5OriginalsHeavenorHell Page5

“I just love this book,” the tween girl told her friend, pointing to The Sandhills of Arabia.

“Where did you get it from to read?” the author asked, knowing only a few copies had been sold on-line so far.

“I borrowed it from my friend,” she said.

“Oh, you mean the old one,” the author said, referring to the original publication 25 years ago.

“Yes, I love it! I can’t wait till its sequel is republished.”

Continue Reading

Islamic Storytelling

Blog Post 9

June 24, 2018

5OriginalsMasjidan Nabawi Page5 2

Muslims have always engaged in artistic storytelling because we understand that storytelling is a vehicle to inspire faith and love for Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala and Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him and his family. It’s always been a method of tarbiyah (education and upbringing) through the relating of stories of the Prophets, peace be upon all of them, historical stories of specific and general situations and stories that provide a moral message.

Continue Reading

Right Against Might: The Trio Versus the Sefids

Blog Post 8
Published May 24, 2018

Right Against Might 3D April 23, 2018

Right on Time!

Doesn’t it seem that the zionist regime of Israel is always in the news, either crying or murdering? The past little while they’ve been at it again – bawling about the “terrorists” with stones on their border and shooting them down in cold blood. It’s not the Palestinians who’re the “terrorists.” It’s the zionist criminals and all those who support them, including the US, Britain and Canada.

Fajr Almas’s novel, Right Against Might: The Trio Versus the Sefids, has been published right on time, at

Continue Reading

Savvy Readers

Blog Post 7

Published April 24, 2018

5OriginalsHeavenorHell Page5

Young and new adults don’t have time to waste. You’re the fast-paced generation. Information is instant, efficient, easy and bite-sized. Waiting for anything seems like an eternity. The whole world’s at your fingertips with a click or a swipe. You’re wired!


But it’s important to look at what’s being poured into your mind.



Continue Reading

Chickens Roosting

Blog Post 5

Published March 1, 2018


On December 1, 1963, Al-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz (Malcolm X), speaking about the assassination of US president John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963, in response to a question, said “the chickens came home to roost” at a Nation of Islam address at the Manhattan Center in New York. For that, Al-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz was silenced by Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad for 90 days. Al-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz later said, “His assassination was the result of the climate of hate.” In March 1964, Al-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz left the Nation of Islam.


Continue Reading

Walking in Footsteps

Blog Post 4
Published January 28, 2018

Imam Husayn Masjid

Many people dream of walking in the footsteps of their idols.

They stalk their idols’ social media, write fan letters to them, purchase books by them and books and magazines about them, relisten to their words, post pictures of and sayings by them, hang posters of them in their home and show up where they perform, might be or even live. If their idol has passed away, they retrace their footsteps by visiting their birthplace, where they made it big and their gravesite.

Continue Reading

Are You Ready for a Revolution?

Blog Post 3

Published Dec. 28, 2017

Company and Book Flyer

In the Name of Allah, The Compassionate, The Merciful

Inked Resistance

Islamic Publishing

Resistance. Inspiration.

Creation. Revolution.

As-Salaamu Alaikum Everyone,

Inshallah, you and your family are well.

By now, we’re sure you’ve seen our new publishing company and are as excited about it as we are.

Since we’ve branched out into an entirely new field, the world of Islamic fiction for and by young and new adults, it seems it may just be too unique. Some folks can’t get their heads around Islamic fiction. That’s okay, though, because without venturing out into the unknown, we won’t swim with the always relevant and ever-evolving Islamic wave and instead we’ll be stuck in some ole fuddy-duddy time warp.

Continue Reading

Random, Slanted and Twisted Reading

Blog Post 2

Published Nov. 26, 2017

5OriginalsBooksRaining Page5   2017 young adult books are mostly cracked up.

Let’s take a look at these:

  1. Carve the Mark - sci-fi fantasy, American “white” female author born in New York City
  2. Blood Rose Rebellion - historical fantasy, American “white” female author living in Utah
  3. The Bone Witch – fantasy, female Filipino author born in the Philippines
  4. The Hate You Give – real life, black female author born in Mississippi
  5. Goodbye Days – real life, American “white” male author born in North Carolina

Read More

Why the Onliest Original?

Blog Post 1

Published October 21, 2017                 

     I know what you're thinking - "I shoulda put down the money onStJosephsPeninsula
that bookmark."

         Why’s Inked Resistance only selling one-of-a-kind bookmarks and tapestries?


Read More