Who We Are
Inked Resistance Islamic Publishing
Inked Resistance Islamic Publishing is a unique publishing company, specializing in young adult and new adult fiction books and other compositions for Muslim and non-Muslim young people, such as novels, poetry, spoken word, short stories, essays, lyrics, plays, blogs and reflections, in English.
What’s behind the name? Islamic and Publishing should be self-evident; as is Inked, as in writing. Resistance means fighting, opposition, refusal, protection, withstanding, defiance. Muslims must resist. In fact, everyone must. We are obligated to resist the urge to willingly comply with archaic and hurtful ideas, such as racism, superiority, patriarchy, misogyny, superstitions, unprincipled customs, discrimination, nationalism and classism. We must resist the impulse to just nod our head and tut-tut when we hear about or witness injustices. We must speak up for what’s right and forbid what’s wrong. As well, we must combat with strength and dignity all forced submission to illegitimate rulers and corrupt systems. We must unravel the lies from the Truths, dump those lies where they belong and hold tightly to the moral line.
The enemies of Truth know that each generation has to go through this process of learning what’s True and what’s false. They make every effort available to them to keep the Truth hidden. But the Truths are universal, can’t be erased so easily and can be summed up in “Do unto others what you would have them do unto you.” They are the old Truths, the ageless ones, the ones taught to small children, like the ten commandments. See the Holy Qur'an 6:151-153.
To do this, we must have a pure heart, knowledge and the desire to resist our internal self-discouraging and self-depreciating egos and open our hearts, minds and hands to humanity with love and faith. Allah has given us a handhold which you feel whenever you do something wrong. Days and months and years of doing wrong stunts us and creates people who no longer act human.
We are very excited about our company and ask Allah, the Most High, to bless it with success so that you and us together flood the universe with the stories and voices of the next generations to display that we will resist the whispering shaitan (satan) and instead whisper our duas (supplications) and prayers to Allah, Glory be to Allah, love and adhere to Allah only, raise our loud declarations against evil, oppression and tyranny. We send the peace and blessings of Allah, our Merciful Lord, on Prophet Muhammad and his family. Our company is dedicated to them with hopes of pleasing Allah, the Most High.