About: Saadia Faruqi


Portrait of author Saadia Faruqi Houston, Texas Tuesday June 9, 2015. Saadia Faruqi is a Pakistani American writer of fiction and nonfiction who lives in Houston, TX with her husband and two children. She writes for a number of print and online publications about the global contemporary Muslim experience. Saadia Faruqi newest book entitled Brick Walls and is a collection of short stories. (Billy Smith II / Houston Chronicle)

Saadia Faruqi is a Pakistani American writer with expertise in cultural diversity, interfaith dialogue and Muslim American issues. She writes regularly for a number of nonfiction publications including State of Formation, The Islamic Monthly and Tikkun Daily. She is also the editor of the Interfaith Houston blog and Blue Minaret literary magazine. As president of Faruqi & Associates, a writing and editing firm, she works with nonprofit and corporate clients around the world. Brick Walls is her first fictional short story collection. She lives in Houston, Texas with her husband and two small children.  

Author Updates

The kindle version of Brick Walls is on sale for $2.99 until February 1st, get it here

Brick Walls made it to Read Diverse Books list!

Ramadan Reflections, by Saadia Faruqi - 07/2016

How Christian are Using Their Lawns to Support Their Muslim Neighbors, by Saadia Faruqi - 07/2016

Can Interfaith Dialogue Change Election Results? An article by Saadia Faruqi, 03/2016

An article by Saadia, featured in XOJane! 11/2015

ABC interviews Saadia Faruqi, 09/2015

An interview with author Saadia Faruqi, featured on The Muslim Vibe! 11/2015


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