Saadia Faruqi

Saadia Faruqi

Saadia Faruqi is a Pakistani American writer of fiction and nonfiction. She writes for a number of publications including the Huffington Post, and is editor-in-chief of Blue Minaret, a magazine for Muslim art, poetry and prose. Her short stories have been published in several American literary journals and magazines such as Catch & Release, On the Rusk, In Flight and The Great American Literary Magazine. “Brick Walls: Tales of Hope & Courage from Pakistan” is her debut fiction book. She is currently working on a novel as well as a children’s book. Saadia is a self-taught 'interfaith activist', and she resides in Houston, Texas with her husband and children.

Breaking the Fast: Inclusion and Dialogue During Ramadan

Pakistani American author and interfaith activist Saadia Faruqi writes a stirring account of how her mosque in Houston, Texas is using Ramadan iftars (breaking of the fast at sunset) as an opportunity to bring people from many faith traditions together. It’s a hope-filled story of new friends talking, eating, learning and growing together. Continue reading