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Zainab bint Younus interviews Muslim fiction author Juwairiah Simpson, discovering the rich history behind the author’s delightful Duwairig series and talking about what it was like for her to be a pioneer of Muslim children’s literature.

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Muslim Bookstagram is always on the hunt for authentic Own Voices additions to #MyMuslimShelfSpace – and while we live in an exciting time of witnessing the success of Muslim fiction authors such as S. K. Ali, Reem Faruqi, and Shannon Chakraborty, we should never forget that the stage for unapologetically Muslim fiction was set by other incredible Muslim writers.

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This episode of the MuslimMatters podcast features an interview with Juwairiah L. Simpson: a true pioneer of Muslim fiction. Zainab bint Younus was able to track down the author of the classic books “The Jinn in the Clock” and “A Wicked Wazir,” sharing her own childhood love of these amazing stories and discovering the rich history behind them! Fans of Muslim fiction won’t want to miss this heartwarming interview with one of the most talented Muslim fiction authors of our time. Tune in for a delightful episode.

Show your love and support for Juwairiah by purchasing her books, leaving positive reviews on Goodreads and Amazon, and share your own appreciation for her work by leaving her a message on her Facebook page!

Juwairiah L. Simpson is the author of “A Wicked Wazir,” “The Jinn in the Clock,” “The Four Daughters of Yusuf the Dairy Farmer,” and “The Princess Who Wanted to be Poor.” She also wrote “Burning Boats: the Birth of Muslim Spain” and “Under a Crescent Moon: Stories of Saudi Arabia.” She converted to Islam at the age of 21, and studied writers Ibn Battuta and Ibn Khaldun under San Diego State University Professor Ross Dunn. Marrying a Saudi, the author moved to Saudi Arabia for nearly 20 years, writing for the Riyadh Daily, the Arab News, the Saudi Gazette, the Saudi Broadcasting System, English service, and the BBC World Service. 

 

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Zainab bint Younus (AnonyMouse) is a Canadian Muslim woman who writes on Muslim women's issues, gender related injustice in the Muslim community, and Muslim women in Islamic history. She holds a diploma in Islamic Studies from Arees University, a diploma in History of Female Scholarship from Cambridge Islamic College, and has spent the last fifteen years involved in grassroots da'wah. She was also an original founder of MuslimMatters.org.

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  1. Khadijah Qamar

    June 17, 2022 at 9:00 PM

    Assalamu alaikum,

    Jazakunna Allah khairan to Zainab and Author Juwairiah Simpson for bringing this conversation to us. I am happy to hear Juwairiah is getting a small bit of the recognition she deserves. She truly is a pathbreaker and wrote important, heart-felt stories for children and rightly asserts that children are wiser and more discerning than they get credit for.

    I am sadly disappointed to hear about the author’s experience of being “frozen” by her publisher. I hope that if she can somehow overcome this, and re-publish her works in a new edition, she would find a new generation of young Muslim readers. If there is any way for us to access her books, please let this interested reader know!

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