Love, Faith and Numbers: a Muslim Short Story Collection
By Raihanaty A. Jalil
Love, Faith and Numbers reads as a novelette, made up of short stories told from different points of view, which follow the love life of a Muslim woman named Zakia. Each story helps us learn about Zakia over the course of a few years in her life as she navigates the ups and downs of love using her faith and a curious obsession with numbers. The stories challenge the reader not to try and force a Western perspective on a Muslim relationship, but at the same time there is romance, humour and thought-provoking insights into Zakia’s world view.