Bismillah Ar-Rahman Ar-Raheem
Muslim Writers Publisher announces that with the will of Allah, Linda Jamilah Kolocotronis, author of the Echos series has passed away. Sr. Jamilah is survived by her mother, husband, and sons and their families.
Jamilah converted to Islam at 23years old, married Abdul-Munim Sombat Jitmoud and had six sons. She obtained a doctorate degree, taught grade school, and authored several books. Quite a productive life, masha Allah, despite living with chronic cancer and multiple chemical sensitivity disorder.
Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji'un.
Whatever Jamilah's accomplishments, I will remember her for her soft and gentle nature, and her love of mankind and of justice. Jamilah was the person who always seemed to experience the most frustration when seeing suffering in this modern world - the frustration came from her empathetic and kind soul. I will miss her.
Somber as I am that my first communication with Muslim Writer Publishing visitors entails communicating this sad event, my heart is lightened by Islam. Allah is merciful, and I hope He makes it light for her (and us) in the grave, forgives her for any shortcomings, and grants her Jannah, insha Allah, ameen.
As you may know, my name is Debora McNichol, and I am the new owner of Muslim Writers Publishing. I hope, insha Allah, to continue Sr. Widad's tradition of bringing Islamic Fiction to adults and children. She certainly has done her best to break ground in this English language genre, masha Allah.
Please bear with me through this transition. Insha Allah, I will be up and running shortly.
Muslim Writers Publishing is the leading American Muslim publisher to focus its publishing efforts on producing quality Islamic Fiction books and producing accompanying educational teacher study guides to accompany the IF books. This effort is being made to provide teachers and home schooling parents with additional educational tools to use in Language Arts reading and creative writing programs for Muslim students 5th through 12th grades.
Muslim Writers Publishing is interested in publishing a variety of Islamic Fiction genre to include: science fiction, mystery, suspense, Islamic romance, historical, family values, drama and more.
Muslim Writers Publishing is particularly interested in publishing Islamic Fiction stories with characters and settings that include Muslims living as a minority in a multicultural and diverse society in a westernized country. Muslim Writers Publishing is interested in publishing IF books that readers can identify with and the story content incorporates Islam in a non preachy way by showing readers rather than telling readers through the book characters and stories how Islam is relevant in the lives of Muslims today.
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What MWP Does Not Publish
Muslim Writers Publishing will not publish work which is aimed at positively promoting any unIslamic practice or themes such as discrimination, intolerance or support for acts of violence prohibited by Islam in any genre published.
Muslim Writers Publishing will not consider for publishing manuscripts which promote and include the following content: erotica or the promotion of hate or violence.