Welcome to the Authors & Illustrators page; a page dedicated to highlighting those who are making a contribution to Islamic children’s literature and publishing (primarily in English).
The list is a work in progress and currently provides links, where available, to a few websites or blogs belonging to or about authors and illustrators of Muslim children’s books. For a more detailed listing of authors of both Islamic adult and children’s fiction please see Islamic Fiction Books and Authors.
The list below, arranged alphabetically by last name, contains authors, poets and illustrators; and either links to their webpages/blogs, links to where their books are available online or a link to a review I have done here on the blog.
Ahmed, Sufiya - author of the Zahra series: Zahra’s First Term at Khadija Academy, Zahra’s Big Debate and Zahra’s Trip to Misr.
Ameen, Saba Ghazi – author of two books in the “Bismillah Early Learners” series by IQRA: Allah is Al-Khaliq (The Creator): A Book about Colors and Allah is Ar-Rahman (The Merciful): A Book about Shapes.
Anjum, Shirley Gavin – illustrator, Islamic Rose Books Series, Grandma & Hijab-Ez Family Activity Book, Star Writers, The Beautiful Names, Silence and The Gift
Baig, Reshma – author of The Memory of Hands
Bullock, Katherine – author of At The Masjid: Learning Series
Clarke, Asiya – illustrator of many young Muslim children’s books such as <a href=”My Mum is a Wonder, Animals andseveral books in the “Allah The Maker Series”: Allah gave me Two Ears to Hear, The Food We Eat and Allah Gave Me Two Hands and Feet
Crane, Freda – author of Ayat Jamilah: Beautiful Signs. A Treasury of Islamic Wisdom for Children and Parents
D’Oyen, Fatima M. – author
Faruq, Farhana – illustrator children’s magazines and books
Gilani-Williams, Fawzia – author of a large number of books for children including The Lost Ring.
Gori, Maimoonah – author of several children’s stories, nursery rhymes and a novella, The Gravedigger.
Greenwood, Heather – illustrator of At The Masjid: Learning Series
Habbas, Corey – author of The Runaway Scarf
Helwani, Najiyah Diana – author of Sophia’s Journal: Time Warp 1857
Hutchinson, Uthman – author of the Children’s Stories Series and the Invincible Abdullah books.
Ismail, Suzy - author of The BFF Sisters: Jennah’s New Friends
Jones, Jameelah – author of The Mother of Three Prophets and The Sahabiyat
Khan, Farheen – author of Ibrahim Khan and the Mystery of the Roaring Lion
Kayani, M. S. – author of A Great Friend of Children
Khan, Michelle – author of The Hijab Boutique
Khan, Nafees – author of several books including A to Z of Akhlaaq: Moral Values for Children.
Khan, Rukhsana - author of Muslim Child, Roses in my Carpet and other picture books for children and Wanting Mor for young adults.
Khan, Saniyasnain - author of numerous books published by Goodword Books.
Messaoudi, Michele – author of My Mom is a Wonder
Mir, Shabana – author of Umar and the Bully
Mobin-Uddin, Asma – author of The Best Eid Ever and My Name is Bilal
Nazlee, Sajda- author of Acorn and Berry Series, Imran Learns about Ramadan and several other books
Norridge, Rae – author of the Hilmy the Hippo series
Orme, Jamal – author of The Victory Boys.
Radwan, Hassan – author of Rashid and the Missing Body and Rashid and the Haupman Diamond
Robert, Na’ima B. - author of several books for children,teens and adults including: From Somalia with Love and Boy vs Girl.
Salim, Umar and Salimah Salim – author and illustrators of the “Upright Series I” by Al-Hidaayah:
Sardar, Farah – author of The Food We Eat
Sinclair, Mehded Maryam – storyteller and author of A Trust of Treasures and Miraculous Happenings in the Year of the Elephant. Recordings of stories (on CD)accompany the books. Other recordings include: A Mercy to the Worlds and The Bowing of the Stars.
Umm An-Nu’man - author and poet. Author of Hudayfah Learns About Allah and other books.
Umm Aasiyah Muhammad – author of A Muslim Princess.
Umm Hanifah – illustrator of Hudayfah Learns About Allah.
Umm Nura – author of Jannah Jewels series; Treasure of Timbuktu (#1).
Vawda, Salma- author of several books in the series Stories for Little Muslims
Yamani, Muhammad Abdo – author of A Boy from Makkah
Yaseen, Mohammed – author of The Colour Blind Boy