Modern Muslim Authors 

Modern Muslim Authors Buying Guide

The title Muslim Author may be misleading, as one's religion will unlikely define his or her writing style or even a choice of subject. Even if religion is the primary focus of the work, many authors approach the subject differently. Many themes are expressed under the umbrella of "religion". Whether you are looking for a novelist, a critic, or a theologian, here is a short-list of modern Muslim authors currently published:

Ali Ahmad Said Asbar  (a.k.a Adunis )-- Syrian Poet

Reza Aslan -- Iranian Writer/Critic

Nuruddin Farah -- Somalian Novelist

Hamza Yusuf Hanson -- American-Islamic Scholar

Khaled Housseini -- Afghani popular novelist

Naguib Mahfouz -- Nobel Prize Winning Egyptian novelist

Mahmood Mamdani -- Political scientist

Irshad Manji -- Canadian Muslim Critic

Orhan Pamuk -- Nobel Prize Winning Turkish Novelist

Hassan Qazwini -- American-Muslim Cleric

Tariq Ramadan -- Academic and Theologian

Salman Rushdie -- Indian novelist

Marjane Satrapi -- Iranian Graphic Novelist

Recommended Novels

Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses 

Khaled Housseini's The Kite Runner 

Naguib Mahfouz's The Cairo Trilogy 

Orphan Pamuk's The Black Book