December 3, 2018

Original Post: SUNY Empire State College Exchange Alumna and Adjunct Layla Abdullah-Poulos Publishes Multiple Manuscripts Highlighting Muslim Fiction Date: 11/29/2018 11:00am Note: Since the publication of this post, Layla’s novel, My Way to You premiered in five Amazon best sellers lists on the weekend of its release. The Journal of Popular Romance Studies has published a peer-reviewed article, “The Stable Muslim Love Triangle – Triangular Desire in African American Muslim Romance Fiction,” by alumna and adjunct Mentor Layla Abdullah-Poulos. The link to the article is… Read more

November 19, 2018

A play rendition of the bestselling book Bashirah and The Amazing Bean Pie by Ameenah Muhammad-Diggins is under production. The book featuring African American Muslim character, Bashirah as she prepares for ‘Eid with her family, highlights an American Muslim social group with the longest history in the country. African American Muslims have a deep heritage extending from enslaved Africans. They were also fundamental in establishing Islam as an American religion. The Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia launched a casting call to bring Bashirah… Read more

November 12, 2018

Original Post: Digital Journal PRESS RELEASE Lyndell Williams is stoking some more flames of romance as usual with the launch of her new novel, ‘My Way to You’. This time, Lyndell tackles the theme of irresistible attraction between a pro-Black social justice writer and a successful Asian lawyer, and how love gets stronger as distances grow smaller. Will the world step in and tear them apart? Lawyer Simon Young has an eye for his best friend’s sister Regina, a social… Read more

November 3, 2018

By NbA Muslims Staff Tariq El-Amin and Layla Abdullah-Poulos’s recent Radio Islam interview focused on the first all-Muslim panel at the 2018 New York City Comic Con. One of the largest cultural convenings in the world, the panel—moderated by Shamika Mitchel, Ph.D.—featured Muslim creatives sharing their works and experiences with the audience. Abdullah-Poulos joined the panel as a cultural critic to talk about Muslim creativity as well as the merging of faith with artistry and societal challenges many Muslim artists… Read more

October 24, 2018

Original Post: About Islam By Layla Abdullah-Poulos FLORIDA – October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, a time where people across the country work to raise awareness and funds towards research for a cure. It is estimated that approximately 12 percent of U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer during their lives, with over 200k of invasive and 64k of non-invasive forms of the disease in women and 2,500 in men. American women are at higher risk for developing breast cancer than any… Read more

October 17, 2018

NbA Muslims Staff In honor of National Domestic Violence Awareness month, the Page to Stage cultural initiative hosted a one-act adaptation of the book Expendable by Muslim author Sahar Abdulaziz at the Pocono Cinema and Cultural Center. Local actors presented Abdulaziz’s story about Bella, a woman whose husband subjects her to emotional abuse to the point that she suffers a traumatic mental break. In a recent interview, Abdulaziz shared her thoughts with NbA Muslims about the experience of seeing her writing brought to the… Read more

October 16, 2018

Originally posted in About Islam by Layla Abdullah-Poulos NEW YORK – New York Comic Con is one of the world’s largest cultural convenings with attendance reaching up to 180,000 over the convention’s 3-days. The 2018 convention—held October 4thto 7th—brought over $100 million dollars in revenue into the New York City economy. This year, Muslims joined their fellow creatives to share their talents and assert their unique voices. For the first time in the convention’s history, there was an all-Muslim panel discussing anime, comics,… Read more

August 22, 2018

Review by Layla Abdullah-Poulos I-INTIMACY By Ismail Shaikh $9.97, pp. 181, Kindle Something I’ve observed exploring my and various Muslim cultures is a strong need to bridge chasms between traditional Islamic scholarship and more socially-centered professional disciplines. Too often, Muslims rely solely on the opinion of scholars whose depth and breadth of knowledge is restricted to the faith without much proficiency in areas needed to offer productive advice for Muslims navigating personal, interpersonal and social issues. People frequently approach imams and… Read more

August 6, 2018

By NbA Muslims Team One of the main reasons why NbA Muslims founder, Layla Abdullah-Poulos launched this platform was to support and promote art, culture and social issues. “We should all be each other’s cheerleaders,” said Abdullah-Poulos during a Muslimah Writers summit interview. Under her pseudonym, Lyndell Williams, she had 3 short stories published in the collection Shades of BWWM. The anthology features stories involving Black women and White men as love interests. The stories touch multiple genres. her stories include… Read more

August 5, 2018

Review by Layla Abdullah-Poulos TRIED AND TESTED By Umm Juwayriyah $17.00, pp. 340, Paper $ 3.99, Kindle The Johnson family’s prodigal daughter Iman returns home. She has left  abusive husband Mateo and is ready to recommit to her faith, but things aren’t easy.  Although her mother and siblings welcome Iman, not all of the members of their Muslim community is ready to accept her. Mateo is also not quick to let his bride go. He works every manipulative angle he can… Read more

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