A LETTER FROM THE AUTHOR
Islamic fiction can’t be for only Muslims anymore. With the turbulent state of our currently political atmosphere, there are too many non-Muslim people who think Islam is an mysterious and strange faith, only discoverable if practiced. Of course this isn’t true, but the vast majority of the people who believe this don’t know how to explore Islam while still feeling safe and comfortable. They don’t know if they are welcome in a Mosque. They may not have any Muslim friends to ask questions, and all they know of Islam is what they see and hear on the news, which often focuses on a very small radical minority of twisted individuals who claim they are Muslim, but go against everything Islam teaches.
With the Five Pillar series, I hope to “unveil Islam” in a way that is both entertaining and fun. I want to share the story of an atheist teenage girl who explores the Muslim faith through an unexpected friendship with a Muslim classmate, and use this fiction book to walk non-Muslims through the thought process of analyzing the logic and spirituality of Islam from an “outsider’s” point of view.
At the same time, I hope to offer humorous, fun, and relatable content to the Muslim world.
Thank you for joining me on this journey.