2013 Winter Edition of IWA Magazine

Notice – Due to unavoidable circumstances the Winter Edition of IWA Magazine has been delayed but will publish soon. We expect the next edition to publish within the next two weeks.

Please read the Dedication page to Linda Jamilah Kolocotronis. May Allah confort her family and may she be rewarded for all the good she did and forgiven any errors. Amen

2012 Autum Edition of IWA Magazine

As Salaam’Alaykum and Welcome

This Autumn edition was produced by IWA’s magazine editor, Amina Malik. This edition is power-packed with loads of stirring and inspiring content we know you are going to enjoy.

The IWA Board of Directors thanks the creative talent of the IWA members who contributed a significant portion of the magazine’s content. Our members’ continuing support is what makes each publication possible.

The magazine’s Table of Contents is provided below for your convenience in locating content. Just click on the page links in the magazine’s banner to read the different magazine pages, or click on the links below.

Wed love to hear from you so please leave your comments and don’t forget to subscribe your email address so you will be notified when the next edition of IWA Magazine publishes.

IWA Board of Directors – 2011-2012

  • Linda Delgado, Director
  • Mahasin D. Shamsiddeen, Assistant Director
  • Balqees Mohammed, Secretary
  • Saba Negash, Financial Officer
  • Pamela Taylor, Marketing Officer

IWA Magazine Editor, Amina Malik

Letter From the Editor

Assalamwalaikum dear readers. This issue contains a wonderful mixture of poetry and stories by IWA members for you to enjoy. Our membership has been extremely busy  writing and publishing books, selling artwork and a whole host of personal achievements. You can catch up with them in our News section. Be sure to note details of the IWA’s latest writing competition while you’re here, and if you would like to join the IWA this issue will tell you how – just visit the Announcements section for details. I hope you love this issue and leave us some comments!

Amina Malik

Editor

Image by Amina Malik
@ MY Lusankar (London) photography

Table of Contents

Poetry

  • Jerusalem- by Irving Karchmar
  • Listen and Come- by Mahasin D. Shamsid-Deen
  • Blossoming hope-by Zeneefa Zaneer

Interviews

  • Interview with Nancy Biddle by Amina Malik
  • Interview with Umm Nur– By Saba Negash

Articles

  • ISNA- by Saba Negash
  • The Islamic Roots of Wealth and Charity- by Nur Kose
  •  A Wife’s Right to an Honorable Life in Islam- by Abdu Mojahed

Book Reviews

  • Allah to Z reviewed- by Saba Nagash
  • Snow White: An Islamic Tale-by Fawzia Gilani

Islamic Fiction

  • Passing Cloud– by Zeneefa Zaneer

IWA News

  • Member and organization news
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2012 Summer Edition of IWA Magazine

As Salaam’Alaykum and Welcome

‘Ramadan’ is the theme for the 2012 Summer Edition of IWA Magazine. The IWA Board members extend our best wishes to our readers for a blessed Ramadan and joyous Eid.

This summer edition is the first one produced by IWA’s new magazine editor, Amina Malik. This edition is power-packed with loads of stirring and inspiring content we know you are going to enjoy.

The IWA Board of Directors thanks the creative talent of the IWA members who contributed a significant portion of the magazine’s content. Our members’ continuing support is what makes each publication possible.

The magazine’s Table of Contents is provided below for your convenience in locating content. Just click on the page links in the magazine’s banner to read the different magazine pages, or click on the links below.

Image by Amina Malik @ MY Lusankar (London) photography

We’d love to hear from you so please leave your comments and don’t forget to subscribe your email address so you will be notified when the next edition of IWA Magazine publishes.

IWA Board of Directors – 2011-2012

  • Linda Delgado, Director
  • Mahasin D. Shamsiddeen, Assistant Director
  • Balqees Mohammed, Secretary
  • Saba Negash, Financial Officer
  • Pamela Taylor, Marketing Officer

IWA Magazine Editor, Amina Malik

Table of Contents

Poetry

IWA’s annual poetry competition began on 1 April 2012 with the final date for submissions on 30 April 2012. There were three categories and the IWA was pleased to announce the first place winners of each category:

  • IWA Member Category, Maryam Funmilayo: Taqwa: A Virtue I Yearn to Attain
  • Adult Category, Nadia Elamin: Taqwa
  • Youth Category, Antora Rahman: The Circle of Piety (Taqwa)

Maryam Funmilayo: A Quitter vs a Winner

Interviews

  • My First Ramadan Interview with Linda Delgado by Amina Malik

Articles

  • Ramadan, Summer & Your Teen – Mahasin D. Shamsid-Deen
  • Quran & Ramadan – Balqees Mohammed

Book Reviews

  • Reunion Book Review by Amel Abdullah, authored by Linda D. Delgado

Islamic Fiction

  • Month of Blessing and Abundance – Lasisi Yusuf
  • Ramadan comic strip – Linda D. Delgado
  • Eid comic strip – Linda D. Delgado

IWA News

Member and organization news

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2012 Spring Edition of IWA Magazine

As Salaam’Alaykum and Welcome

‘Books’ is the theme for the 2012 Spring Edition of IWA Magazine. This edition is power-packed with loads of stirring and inspiring content we know you are going to enjoy.

A Special Thank You… You must have noticed that IWA Magazine has a new front page banner. It was designed by IWA member, Amina Malik. Amina also contributed significantly with the editing of this Spring edition and she proposed ‘books’ as its theme. The IWA Board of Directors has appointed Amina to be the new IWA Magazine editor. She begins her editing responsibilities with the July 2012 Summer Edition.

We must also thank the creative talent of those IWA members who contributed a significant portion of the magazine’s content. Our members’ continuing support is what makes each publication possible.

Now that all the important ‘Thank Yous’ have been expressed it is time for you to kick off your shoes, grab a cup of java or steaming tea, sit back, relax and enjoy. Browse the News page to learn what some of your favorite IWA members have been doing. Read a book review, our Announcements, author interviews, or read about members’ new books that were just published in the last couple of months. The magazine’s Table of Contents is provided below for your convenience in locating content.  Just click on the page links in the magazine’s banner to read the different magazine pages.

We’d love to hear from you so please leave your comments and don’t forget to subscribe your email address so you will be notified when the next edition of IWA Magazine publishes.

IWA Board of Directors – 2011-2012

  • Linda Delgado, Director
  • Mahasin D. Shamsiddeen, Assistant Director
  • Balqees Mohammed, Secretary
  • Saba Negash, Financial Officer
  • Pamela Taylor, Marketing Officer

Table of Contents

 Poetry

  •  I Just Love Reading! by Maryam Funmilayo
  • Love is the Answer to Every Question – Irving Karchmar

Interviews

  • Interview with Javed Mohammed by Enith Morillo
  • Interview with Wendy Meddour by Linda Delgado

Articles

  • Why I LOVE My Local Library – and Why You Should Too! by Saba Negash
  • Evolution of a Book Lover by Balqees Mohammed
  • My Favorite Book by Balqees Mohammed
  • Innovative Website: Reviews for Alternative Entertainment by Balqees Mohammed

Book Reviews

  • Grandma Came to Stay With Us review by Dilara Hafiz
  • Shirin’s Ramadan Miracle review by Saba Negash

Islamic Fiction

  • Friendship Well by Nur Kose
  • Extract from The Readers by Amina Malik

Special Section

  • ‘The Libraries that the Ummah Built’ by Amina Malik
  • A Library Card and a Book of Their Own: the Best Gifts to Give a Child by Amina Malik
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2011 Fall Edition of IWA Magazine

As Salaam’Alaykum and Welcome to the 2011 Fall Edition of IWA Magazine.

In these tough economic times it may be difficult to meet all the challenges families are facing. Our Fall Edition of IWA Magazine focuses its stories, articles and poems on facing challenges and overcoming trials or hardships.  

We hope you will enjoy the creative talent of the IWA members’ informative articles, poetry, and fiction stories. Browse the pages and learn what members have been doing.

Read the book reviews, author interviews and news from the members and organization. The magazine’s Table of Contents is below for your convenience in locating content. Just click on the page links in the magazine header to read the different pages. We’d love to hear from you so please leave your comments and don’t forget to subscribe your email address so you will be notified when the next edition of IWA Magazine publishes.

Special thanks to the Zakat Foundation of America for partnering with the IWA organization to help promote the projects we do in support of literacy.

IWA Board of Directors – 2011-2012

Table of Contents

Article Buzz

  • Ways to Overcome Difficulties by Maryam Funmilayo
  • Motivating the Teen by Mahasin Shamsid-Deen

Poetry Buzz

  • Can You Tell Me by Julie M. Hynek
  • There is a time in everyone’s life by Julie M. Hynek.
  • Isn’t the woman there my sister? by Mahasin D. Shamsid-Deen  

Islamic Fiction Story Buzz

  • Adam by Amatullah Al-Marwani
  • Hakim and the Special Letter by Yahiya Emerick

Book Review Buzz

  • Ode to my Architect, G_d: Verse and Sound of an Islamic Art
  • Cinderella – Review by I.D. Khan

Interview Buzz

  • Fawzia Gilani-Williams
  • Jamilah Kolocotronis

Member Buzz:  Introducing IWA Members

IWA Buzz: IWA Organization News

News Buzz: IWA Members’ News

Blog Buzz: IWA Members’ Blog Listing

Book Description Buzz

IWA Sponsors

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Ramadan Mubarak and As Salaam’Alaykum

Welcome to the 2011 Summer Ramadan Edition of IWA Magazine 

Our Summer Edition of IWA Magazine focuses on Ramadan. The IWA Board of Directors and our membership give our Ramadan Mubarak greetings to each of our readers. May each of you have a month of successful fasting and beneficial time in prayer and remembrances of Allah.

We hope you will enjoy the creative talent of the IWA members’ informative articles, poetry, and fiction stories. Browse the pages and learn what members have been doing. Just click on the page links in the magazine header to read the different pages. We’d love to hear from you so please leave your comments and don’t forget to subscribe your email address so you will be notified when the next edition of IWA Magazine publishes.

IWA Board of Directors,  2011-2012

Inside This Issue

Article Buzz:

  • Attaining a Soul-Inspiring Nutritious Ramadhan - Maryam Funmilayo
  • My First Ramadan and Eid – Nancy Biddle
  • Camp Ramadhan – Balqees Mohammed
  • Quran & Ramadan – Balqees Mohammed
  • His Favourite Month – Jamal Orme
  • A Confused Revert’s First Ramadan – Linda Delgado
  • Ramadan, Summer & Your Teen – Mahasin D. Shamsid-Deen
  • Staying Healthy During Ramadan – Maryam Mahmoodian, MD

Poetry Buzz:

  • Ramadhan for you and me! – Zeneefa Zaneer
  • Forever Friends In Ramadan - Aminah Cooper
  • THIRST - Aminah Cooper

Islamic Fiction Story Buzz:

  • Dear Diary – Zeneefa Zaneer
  • Month of Blessing and Abundance – Lasisi Yusuf
  • Islamic Fiction: A Worthwhile Struggle – Yahiya Emerick

Book Review Buzz: 

  • The Gift by Zaipah Ibrahim – Reviewed by Zeneefa Zaneer
  • Master of the Jinn – Amazon reader reviews
  • Catch Me If You Dare by L.D. Alan – Reviewed – Nancy Biddle
  • Gotcha! by L.D. Alan – Reviewed – Nancy Biddle

Interview Buzz: 

  • An Interview with Zeneefa Zaneer
  • An Interview with Jamal Orme

Member Buzz:  Introducing IWA Members

  • Suzanne Muir
  • Sam Amico
  • Nazli Currin
  • Dr. Wendy Meddour
  • Jennifer Storm
  • Jamal Orme
  • Zeneefa Zaneer
  • Ivanka Khan

News Buzz: IWA Members’ News

Blog Buzz: IWA Members’ Blog Listing

IWA Buzz: IWA Organization News

Book Description Buzz:

  • Twice Brother authored by Soumyana
  • The Victory Boys authored by Jamal Orme
  • Lighthouse Magazine edited by Zainib Ahmad 
  • Poodinna Idadenna (Let Me Bloom) authored by Zeneefa Zaneer
  • A Mercy to the Worlds Goes Qatar! Authored by Mehded Maryam Sinclair

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Salaams and Welcome to the 2011 Spring Special Edition of IWA Magazine

In this edition we have a Special Section focusing on domestic violence. To access the Special Section click the navigation link showing in the Magazine header.

We hope you will also enjoy the creative talent of the IWA members’ informative articles, poetry, and fiction stories. Browse the pages and learn what members have been doing. Just click on the page links in the magazine header to read the different pages. We’d love to hear from you so please leave your comments and don’t forget to subscribe your email address so you can be notified when the next edition of IWA Magazine publishes.

IWA Board of Directors – 2011-2012

Inside This Issue

Article Buzz:

See our Special Section for two informative articles about the topic of Domestic Violence.

Poetry Buzz:  A Cup Overflowing by Irving Karchmar 

Islamic Fiction Story Buzz: Saladin and the Eyes of Syria by Soumyana

Book Review Buzz: 

  • Superior Woman, Inferior Man in Islam reviewed by Soumyana
  • Catch Me If You Dare reviewed by Pamela Taylor

Interview Buzz: 

  • An Interview with Pamela Taylor, IWA Marketing Officer
  • An Interview with Abdul Rahman Mojahed by Soumy Ana
  • An Interview with Saara Ali by Amina Malik

Member Buzz:  Introduction of IWA Members

News Buzz: IWA Members’ News

Blog Buzz: IWA Members’ Blog Listing

IWA Buzz: IWA Organization News

Book Reader Buzz:

  •  Echoes Author: Jamilah Kolocotronis
  • Afghanistan before the Wars – Author: Yahiya Emerick
  • Amira’s Totally Chocolate World – Author: J. Samia Mair
  • Halal Food, Fun and Laughter – Author:  Linda D. Delgado
  • Many Voices, One Faith II – Islamic Fiction Stories - Author: Islamic Writers Alliance
  • Many Poetic Voices, One Faith – Author: Islamic Writers Alliance

Sponsorship Buzz: 

  • Maryam Funmilayo
  • Irving Karchmar
  • Linda Delgado

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2010 winter Edition of IWA Magazine

Salaams and Welcome to the 2010 Winter Edition of IWA Magazine.  We hope you will enjoy the creative talent of the IWA members’ informative articles, poetry, and fiction stories. Browse the pages and learn what members have been doing. Just click on the page links in the magazine header to read different pages. We’d love to hear from you so please leave your comments and don’t forget to subscribe your email address so you can be notified when the next edition of IWA Magazine publishes.

IWA Board of Directors- 2009-2010

Inside This Issue

 Article Buzz:

  • Abdu Mojahed – Islam: A True Religion for the Weak
  • Maryam Funmilayo – Living My Destiny as a Muslim Woman in America
  • Amina Malik – Choosing a Career – Why Writing is Bottom of a Muslim’s List

Poetry Buzz:

  • Amatullah Al-Marwani - A Smile
  • Irving Karchmar – The Sun Does Not Rise, Neither Does It Set
  • Umm Juwayriyah – 20 feet tall
  • Mahasin D. Shamsid-Deen – Listen and Come

Member Buzz:  Introduction of Some  of Our IWA Members

News Buzz:  IWA Members’ Recent Accomplishments

Interview Buzz: Meet the IWA Board of Directors 2009-2010

Blog Buzz: IWA Members’ Blog Listing

IWA Buzz: Recent Accomplishments of the IWA Organization

Fiction Buzz: Brandy AZ Chase  – An Islamic Fiction Story, Pirate’s Peace

Book Reader Buzz:

  • Master of the Jinn by Irving Karchmar
  • Catch Me If You Dare by L.D. Alan
  • The Size of a Mustard Seed by Umm Juwayriyah 
  •  Sophia’s Journal: Time Warp 1857 by Najiyah Helwani
  • What Islam Is All About by Yahiya Emerick, and
  • The 5-book Echoes series by Jamilah Kolocotronis.

Sponsorship Buzz:

  • Superior Woman, Inferior Man In Islam – Author, Abdul Rahman Mojahed

http://abdulrahmanmojahed.blogspot.com/

  • Master of the Jinn – Author, Irving Karchmar

http://www.masterofthejinn.com

  • Muslim Writers Publishing - Publisher, Linda Delgado

www.MuslimWritersPublsihing.com

  • Fountain Magazine – Contact Person, Ahmet Idil

http://www.tughrabooks.com

  • Writers Consultant – Owner-Editor, Balqees Mohammed

www.writers-consultant.com 

 2011 Summer Ramadan Edition of IWA Magazine

Our Summer Edition of IWA Magazine focuses on Ramadan. The IWA Board of Directors and our membership give our Ramadan Mubarak greetings to each of our readers. May each of you have a month of successful fasting and beneficial time in prayer and remembrances of Allah.

IWA Board of Directors

Inside This Issue

  • Legal Buzz: Is it Fair? by Debora McNichol
  • Article Buzz: A Personal Achievement by Maryam Funmilayo; Teaching Responsibility by Cordelia Gaffar; Marketing Master of the Jinn by Irving Karchmar 
  • Fiction Buzz: By the Light of True Dawn by Amina Malik
  • Poetry Buzz: Umrah by Judy Nelson-Eldawy and You Call Yourself a Poet by Umm Junayd
  • Member Buzz: Balqees Mohammed, Brandy AZ Chase, Christine (Amina) Benlafquih, Jamilah Kolocotronis, and (Ayn) Uzma Mirza
  • News Buzz: IWA Members’ Recent Activities
  • Interview Buzz: Meet Debora McNichol – IWA Legal Counsel by Linda D. Delgado
  • Blog Buzz: IWA member blogs
  • Happenings Buzz: Reading and Writing Opportunities
  • Book Buzz: Review by J. Samia Mair – Out From Darkness … Into Light: A Grief and Bereavement Booklet for Muslims in Prisons and Jails by S.E. Jihad Levine
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