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Sunday, May 13, 2007

Call for English Language Islamic Fiction

While we are on the subject of Islamic fiction, here is a link to a petition I have been meaning to post for some time:

Call for English Language Islamic Fiction

From the introduction to the petition:

"Fiction can be a powerful tool for dawah (outreach). As mentioned above, fiction has a unique capability to touch people's emotions and bend their hearts. Even though the stories are not "real," fiction deals with real issues, real emotions, and the reader relates to the characters like friends or family members. As such, it can have a much greater impact on a person's feelings, thoughts, and beliefs than non-fiction. It can inspire them to question their values and their habits, leading to positive change, both for Muslims and non-Muslims. The immense and ever growing Christian fiction industry should serve as an example to the Muslim book industry. Fiction has the potential to alter lives."

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