Assalamu’alaikum, peace be upon you!

Thanks for visiting my page. I’m currently working on a nonfiction book about life as a Syrian-American Muslim, and I’m editing a novel-in-stories about an everyday family in wartime Syria. Aside from my own work, I’ve been commissioned to edit a book on historical Islamic figures.

I received my BA in Writing from the University of Michigan and my MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Central Florida. I am currently the social media coordinator at the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research.

When I’m not working or writing, I’m likely reading. Outside of my bookish hobbies, I’ve recently been trying my hand at growing some houseplants as well as going down nostalgia lane by playing Kingdom Hearts. I’ve had a lot of new things happen to me in the past year–getting married, moving away from home, and starting a new job–and I’m still settling into the new.

Check out my blog for inspiration, updates on my writing progress, and some side-projects I’m working on.

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