In the Name of Allah
Most Gracious-Most Merciful
Jamila died in early 2013, and the IWA has opted to keep her member page live in memory of her as a good sister to all of the IWA members, and in honor of her work in producing and promoting Islamic Fiction.
After graduating from Kirkwood High School, Jamilah went to college and earned a B.A. in Philosophy and Religion. She earned an M.A. in Social Science Education with an emphasis on Philosophy and Religion, and a Ph.D. in Social Science Education with an emphasis on American History. She developed a multicultural social studies curriculum and taught social studies at the middle and high school levels for twelve years. Jamilah also lived and traveled in Southeast Asia. Since 1982, she had been busy raising and guiding her sons. Jamilah lived in Lexington, Kentucky.
Jamilah wrote, “I write Islamic fiction. My books are about American Muslims striving to live Islamic lives within the challenges of American society. I especially like to write about converts who struggle to integrate their non-Islamic pasts with their new lives as Muslims. For style, I prefer first-person narrative, as told from different characters' POV.”
Organization and Group Membership/Affiliations
Islamic Writers Alliance, Inc.
Echoes, Rebounding, Turbulence, Ripples, and Silence