Writing a Muslim Character: What I Learnt

Originally published at: https://shanniiwrites.com/2020/05/28/writing-a-muslim-character-what-i-learnt/

I spent a lot of time thinking about portraying Muslim people well when I created my character, Zaynah, for The Queen of Freaks. Here’s what I learnt!

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Thanks Girl!

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I am a Muslim myself, and I’m really happy because you chose to include a diverse character and also happy that you’ve decided to do your research. :grin::grin:

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Great blog post like always Shannii!

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To all my Muslim friends out there: if you get the time, please feel free to correct me on spellings or customs if I’m wrong!

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This is something I’m actually still worried about. I feel like I just don’t know enough about the religion to write a Muslim character. I also tend to just ignore religion in my stories :sweat_smile: But this is super helpful! Especially the short list of phrases, they are easy to add in a story