Poetry Books by Muslim Women

The Twenty-Ninth Year

by Hala Alyan

A vivid catalog of trauma, heartache, loneliness, and joy, The Twenty-Ninth Year is an education in looking for home and self in the space between disparate identities.

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Ninety-Nine Names of the Beloved:
Intimations of the Beauty and Power of the Divine

by Camille Helminski

Reflections on the "Ninety-Nine Names of God," traditional to Islam and the Quranic revelation, to support the increased opening of awareness to all the Generosity and Loving-kindness of the Divine Bestowal.

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Ramadan Love Songs

by Camille Adams Helminski

Whether amidst expansion or contraction, whether witnessing the intricacies of the human body or the canopy of the stars, Camille Hamilton Adams Helminski draws our attention to something subtle yet intoxicating with Its Beauty.

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Fatima's Touch:
Poems and Stories of the Prophet's Daughter

by Tamam Kahn

A poetic retelling of the story of one of the greatest women in Islam: Fatima bint Muhammad.

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Jihad upon my Self

by Kashmir Maryam

A collection of poetry and prose, calling you to a spiritual revolution. This compelling work examines the relationship between spirit and flesh, through poetic allure. You must be warned: There will be Rebellion. There will be Blood. You will feel the clanging of the iron swords from within. But be assured, there will be Peace.

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Hagar Poems

by Mohja Kahf

Hagar Poems is a compelling shakeup of not only Hagar’s story but also of current roles of all kinds of women in all kinds of relationships.

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My Lover Feeds Me Grapefruit

by Mohja Kahf

Elmaz Abinader says, "My Lover Feeds Me Grapefruit rakes along the skin like a soft touch exciting the nervous system. The juices of the language in these iridescent poems hint to the succulence of many fruits as Kahf beckons to lovers real and desired..."

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Halal If You Hear Me

Edited by Fatimah Asghar

The collected poems dispel the notion that there is one correct way to be a Muslim by holding space for multiple, intersecting identities while celebrating and protecting those identities.

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by Tarfia Faizullah

The poems in this captivating collection weave beauty with violence, the personal with the historic as they recount the harrowing experiences of the two hundred thousand female victims of rape and torture at the hands of the Pakistani army during the 1971 Liberation War.

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To Keep from Undressing

by Aisha Sharif

An exploration in belonging--to a family, to a community, to a faith. In poems that navigate the boundaries of these different types of belonging, Sharif examines both what is lost and what is gained.

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Field Theories

by Samiya Bashir

These poems span lyric, narrative, dramatic, and multi-media experience, engaging their containers while pushing against their constraints

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Invasive species

by Marwa Helal

In Invasive species, Marwa Helal’s searing politically charged poems touch on our collective humanity and build new pathways for empathy, etching themselves into memory.

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