Blog Post 32
July 27, 2020
Much of Islamic teaching is about good behaviour and morality. We hear about it all the time – adab and akhlaq.
Some of us don’t know how to implement this besides being kind to others.
Blog Post 31
June 6, 2020
The US of A is looted land, built upon murdered Native Peoples, built by looted, maimed and murdered Black people, run and ruined by white supremacist racist looter-murderer psychopaths. That is the true reality.
Whoever doesn’t believe that, doesn’t know anything about Amerikkkan history.
Blog Post 30
May 13, 2020
As Ramadhan coincides with stay-at-home orders, except for “essential” workers, because of what some are calling a “plandemic,” ulama, masajid and many of us are focusing on the self with online lectures, seminars and discussions on topics like: “Moral Excellence in Times of Trials,” “Spiritual Psychology in the Qur’an,”
Blog Post 29
March 28, 2020
"Indeed, those who patiently
persevere will truly receive
a reward without measure.”
- The Holy Qur’an 30:10
Jargon. Every profession, every activity, every group has their own. That’s fine.
But when the “government” uses jargon, it’s not fair to the people. We aren’t in that group, even though
Blog Post 28
February 10, 2020
Warning:This blog post contains challenging content dealing with racism, sexism, misogyny, abortion, sexual assault, rape, physical abuse, torture, violence, slavery, kidnapping, murder.
A respectable man told me the other day that the family is such an important aspect of our lives and we need to put our time and effort into the family. He said it’s harder than fighting against oppression and injustices, here and globally, cause
Blog Post 27
January 10, 2020
From December 20 to 23, 2019, we attended MSA (PSG)’s 49th annual conference in Bethesda, Maryland, on the outskirts of Washington, D.C., the capital of the Great Shaitan. It was a refreshing break from the mundane work-a-day life in Canada. Everybody was genuinely excited about what Inked Resistance Islamic Publishing is doing, Mashallah.
The workshops were well-attended and enlightening, revolutionary and inspirational. We could feel the pulse of the attendees, moderators and lecturers and the pulse was beating strong and red. It seemed to me
Blog Post 26
December 2, 2019
Fiction is not a waste of time.
When Inked Resistance Islamic Publishing set out a little over two years ago to establish an Islamic fiction publishing company for young and new adults, Al-Hamdulillah, we saw it as
“an attempt to offer Muslim youth a stepping stone, a light,
a rope to hold on to, in order to extricate themselves from the confusion
and to provide them with the knowledge that truth is justice,
justice is love and others believe as they do.”
Yet it seems some Muslims are slow to get on board. Perhaps it’s guilt that keeps some Muslims from taking
Blog Post 25
October 30, 2019
Al-Hamdulillah, we’re celebrating our second year in business! And it’s all because of Allah’s Subhanahu wa ta’ala Generosity, Blessings and Help, along with the insight, encouragement and love from you all that we’ve stood our ground and begun to make an impact out there. Words alone can’t express our appreciation and indebtedness to our Sustainer and our earthly supporters for this success. So we’re offering a tiny incentive so you can purchase books at a reduced rate and, inshallah, pick up some one-of-a-kind bookmarks and tapestries as well for yourself, your family and friends. May Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala continue to bless you all and Inked Resistance Islamic Publishing with everything that is good.
Blog Post 24
September 24, 2019
People come in many versions. Well actually, we are all born sinless with a fitrah (our innate nature, disposition and knowledge) that seeks our Creator from Whom we come and to Whom we will return. We have divine spirit within us and that’s why we are always desiring and searching for wholeness and spiritual connection, innately aware there’s a Great Powerful Being sustaining our lives and deserving of our worship. Human beings throughout the ages have always sought Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala and realize that
Blog Post 23
August 23, 2019
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.
Blog Post 22
A half hour past July 23, 2019
In the Name of Allah, The Most Compassionate, The Most Merciful
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.
Blog Post 21
June 30, 2019
In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful
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,
Blog Post 20
June 4, 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.
Blog Post 19
May 9, 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!
Blog Post 18
April 14, 2019
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.
Blog Post 17
March 9, 2019
Writers know there are marginalized people. They also know there’s always been. They don’t write about them because they don’t care
Blog Post 16
January 28, 2019
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.
Blog Post 15
December 23, 2018
More than half of all the American states' government contracts require employees to support the zionist state of Israel!
Blog Post 14
December 5, 2018
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.
Blog Post 13
November 13, 2018
“We set out to talk about Inked Resistance Islamic Publishing’s one year anniversary, Al-Hamdulillah, and 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 -
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.”
Blog Post 10
Published July 24, 2018
“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.”
Blog Post 9
June 24, 2018
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.
Blog Post 8
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
Blog Post 7
Published April 24, 2018
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.
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.
Blog Post 4
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.
Blog Post 3
Published Dec. 28, 2017
In the Name of Allah, The Compassionate, The Merciful
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.
Blog Post 2
Published Nov. 26, 2017
2017 young adult books are mostly cracked up.
Let’s take a look at these:
Blog Post 1
Published October 21, 2017
I know what you're thinking - "I shoulda put down the money on
Why’s Inked Resistance only selling one-of-a-kind bookmarks and tapestries?