Books by Muslim Authors 2020

20+ Books By Muslim Authors To Read In 2020

Salaam everyone! It’s been a while, and I think I’ve forgotten how to blog, but I’m finally back with a somewhat comprehensive list of books by Muslim authors to add to your TBR in 2020.

Last year, I compiled a list of over 40+ books by Muslim authors so I’m hoping to surpass that figure this year, and it’s already off to a promising start! As always, this list is not exhaustive but itโ€™s a good place to begin if you’re looking to expand your #MuslimShelfSpace! Which of these following books are already on your radar?


The Gatekeeper’s Notebook by Sahar Abdulaziz (January 1st 2020)

The Girl Who Stole An Elephant by Nizrana Farook (January 2nd 2020)


Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed (February 4th 2020)

Planet Omar: Unexpected Super Spy by Zanib Mian and Nasaya Mafaridik (February 6th 2020) 

No True Believers by Rabiah York Lumbard (February 11th 2020)

Even In The Breaks by Hend Hengazi (February 16th 2020)

The Arabic Quilt by Aya Khalil and Anait Semirdzhyan (February 18th 2020)

The Family Tree by Sairish Hussain (February 20th 2020)


We Are Not Here To Be Bystanders by Linda Sarsour (March 3rd 2020)

That Can Be Arranged by Huda Fahmy (March 10th 2020)

Like The Moon Loves The Sky by Hena Khan and Saffa Khan (March 10th 2020)

Modesty: A Fashion Paradox by Hafsa Lodi (March 19th 2020)

Thorn by Intisar Khanani (March 24th 2020)

Imagine Me by Tahereh Mafi (March 31st 2020)


Out Of Touch by Haleh Agar (April 2nd 2020)

Mad, Bad & Dangerous To Know by Samira Ahmed (April 7th 2020)

The Beauty Of Your Face by Sahar Mustafah (April 7th 2020)

Zarasha by Aisha Tehseen (April 11th 2020)

What Color Is My Hijab? by Hudda Ibrahim and Meenal Patel (April 14th 2020)

The Hour Of The Oryx by Farah Zaman (April 15th 2020)

Muslim Women Are Everything by Seema Yasmin and Fahmida Azim (April 28th 2020)


Once Upon An Eid edited by S. K. Ali and Aisha Saeed (May 5th 2020)

The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar (May 12th 2020)

The Royal Abduls by Ramiza Shamoun Koya (May 12th 2020)

Daughters Of Smoke And Fire by Ava Homa (May 12th 2020)

Mark My Words by Muhammad Khan (May 14th 2020)

The Thirty Names Of Night by Zeyn Joukhadar (May 19th 2020)


Allah Loves by Omar Suleiman (June 2nd 2020)

You Exist Too Much by Zaina Arafat (June 9th 2020)

The Empire Of Gold by S. A. Chakraborty (June 11th 2020)


Your Name Is A Song by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow (July 7th 2020)

Amazing Muslims Who Changed The World by Burhana Islam (July 16th 2020)


More Than Just A Pretty Face by Syed M. Masood (August 4th 2020)

The Girl And The Ghost by Hanna Alkaf (August 4th 2020)

Court Of Lions by Somaiya Daud (August 6th 2020)

Noor-un-Nissa Inayat Khan by Sufiya Ahmed (August 6th 2020)

Crowning Soul by Sahira Javaid (August 9th 2020)

A Place At The Table by Saadia Faruqi and Laura Shovan (May 12th 2020)


Punching The Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam (September 1st 2020)

The Little War Cat by Hiba Noor Khan and Laura Chamberlain (September 17th 2020)


Nadiya Bakes by Nadiya Hussain (July 9th 2020)

The Bladebone by Ausma Zehanat Khan (October 6th 2020)

A Thousand Questions by Saadia Faruqi (October 6th 2020)

This Is All Your Fault by Aminah Mae Safi (October 13th 2020)

The Night Bus Hero by Onjali Q. Rauf (October 15th 2020)

Flying Over Water by N. H. Senzai and Shannon Hitchcock (October 20th 2020)

Boy, Everywhere by A. M. Dassu (October 22nd 2020)


A Sky Beyond The Storm by Sabaa Tahir (December 1st 2020)

A Match Made In Heaven edited by Claire Chambers, Nafhesa Ali and Richard Phillips (December 1st 2020)

This post will be updated throughout the year with new books by Muslim authors, cover reveals and release dates when possible.

Want to add a title to this list? Comment below or send me a message via Twitter or email!

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38 thoughts on “20+ Books By Muslim Authors To Read In 2020

  1. salam aleikoum sister,
    thank you very much for this inspirational list! I found the link on Modern Mrs.Darcy… great new blog find alhamdulillah.
    greetings from Morocco

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  2. this is absolutely everything i NEED!!! thank you so much for all the time and effort you put into this post!! i absolutely adore it!! definitely going to be sharing this around!! โค๏ธโค๏ธ

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  3. Thank you so much for creating this wonderful list! So glad to see Zeynโ€™s book and all the others included on here. I am adding these books to my storeโ€™s promotions right now.

    May I also ask that you consider linking to these books via an independent bookstore of your choice or via, which is a platform that has affiliate capability to support you AND it supports independent bookstores? Thank you for considering this, and for roundups like these!

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    • Thanks for the suggestion! I think due to the size of this list and not having a lot of free time at the moment, I wouldn’t be able to do this. But I definitely want to support independent bookstores more so will consider this for future posts ๐Ÿ’œ

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  4. just came across your blog and i love the design so much!! also will definitely save this post so i can know more about muslim authors and their books (as a fellow muslim reader).
    amazing post! โค๏ธ

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    • Thank you – I hope you discover some new favourites!

      The design elements were created by Tracy ( so I can’t take full credit but glad you love it as much as I do ๐Ÿ’œ

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  5. May I also add, coming out in May, Daughters of Smoke and Fire by Ava Homa and The Royal Abduls by Ramona Shamoun Koya. Two vastly different books but each equally telling and moving. Also Michael Muhammad Knight has two books coming out in the fall. Or if anyone is interested in the roots of African American Islam (Nation of Islam etc) The Prophet and the Princess, by Jacob Dorman about the Moorish Science Temple of America founded by Noble Drew Ali (The prophet) and his wife (The Princess). Already out this year and worth reading are The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree by Shokoofeh Azar and Bird Summons by Leila Abboulela. (yes I’m a book critic)

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  6. Nadia! I love this!! Can’t wait for these titles to bring some magic to this confusing year ๐Ÿ˜ญ

    Off the top of my head, also looking forward to: The Royal Abduls by Ramiza Shamoun Koya and Crowning Soul by Sahira Javaid!

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  7. AAAAAHHHH I super duper love this list Nadia! I’m so excited to read more of these huhuhuh thank you so much for compiling this list.I’m super excited for Once Upon An Eid because I get to read more bite sized stories :> I’m also interested with The Blade Bone!!!

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    • Thank you! Once Upon An Eid is so joyous – I think you’ll love it ๐Ÿ’œ

      The Bladebone is book four of The Khorasan Archives. I’ve only read the first book but I really enjoyed it!

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