About The Abbie

Assalamolaikum [peace be upon you] & Greetings,
I am Anum Ali, fondly known as The Abbie (my pen name) in cyberspace! I'm a Maryland, USA-based creative writer and poetess at heart! To run the show I carry an MBA degree in Human Resource Management. I'm a late 80's kid (which explains the 'rockstar' attitude) doing the high-wire act of life as a homemaker, landlady/property manager by occupation, and a freelance writer. I also co-own Sara's Baked Creations - a home-baking project founded by my sister Sara (the baking maestro!). On Planet Abbie I am known as the: Sister-Mom, the ladies chauffeur, and Home Chef. Quite a lot on my plate, Alhamdulillah!
In 2010 I debuted into Islamic lifestyle blogging with a blog called Faithfully Yours. A Muslim ladies blogging website picked me up as their Self-Esteem Series writer. Alhamdulillah it won heavy duty appreciation from the readership! I was soon serving as one of the editors for the platform. Several other websites approached me for content creation *WOOHOO* and I pitched ideas and submitted write ups for others, gradually developing my confidence! Ever since I have been parading the cybersphere writing here and there. Some of my pieces were published in local Muslim women's magazines as well. I had discovered by then that my forte is writing for ladies in particular and hence the blog name changed to SISTERLY YOURS !
It's high time now and creative expressionists must take the front row in powerwashing the negative global hyperbole that has tainted the image of Islam! Simply put, it is a religious ideology ... a peaceful one, a tolerant one, a kind one, and above all it is not orthodox, not oppressing, not barbaric in any way. The only way to prove that is to show the Muslim lifestyle to the world through creative expression. As a Muslim woman, I function just like a human being, no tail, no antennae, no tricks up my sleeve! The only difference is, as a practicing Muslim, my lifestyle accommodates an exclusive fashion/dressing style, unique festivals and celebrations, and distinct functional aspect of life guided by ethical and moral standards of premium quality!
In addition to publishing Islamic lifestyle, cooking, poetry, and adventure blogs, I enjoy fantasy fiction (I'm a Lord Of The Rings and Harry Potter fanatic), large doses of Chai, driving (my car goes by the name Black Pearl after Captain Jack Sparrow's ship o'course!), and crafts!

1 comment:

  1. Asalam Alaykum Warahmatullah Wabarakatuh

    My name is Musbaudeen. I am from Nigeria, West Africa. I am a nineteen year old man.

    I am a young writer and I write Islamic fiction. I have written fifteen books - nine of which are for free on some website - namely Smashwords and Okadabooks - and the others for sale.

    Please I want you to help me promote my books - my free books for now. All of them (the nine free books) or some of them. Please I have been writing and I have been trying to get people to read them. My social media and online popularity is low. You may kindly talk about me or any of my books on your blog.

    How can you help me? Some people who read some of my books have commended me including non Muslims. I have experienced someone telling me "You're Best Writer of the Year so far". Please support me.

    This is my profile on Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/Imes

    Or if you do not want to download the free books on Smashwords, please get back to me via my email: imayendsoon@gmail.com

    I will send copies to you via email in shaa Allaah.

    How can you help me? And is there something I you want me to do on my part? Please get back to me.

    May Allaah bless you.