Amatullah Al-Marwani embraced Islam in 1996. She was a
California resident, wife, mother of Amirah and Zaahir,
public speaker, teacher, author, web-developer, and
President of ISLAM in Action. At the time of her death
she was employed as a librarian at the Granada Islamic

On April 29, 2005 Sister Amatullah died several weeks
after undergoing a bone marrow transplant for the
leukemia she endured for three years. Amatullah was a gifted writer, friend
to many, and an exceptional Muslimah. She loved Allah, her family and she
loved Muslims.

Amatullah wrote, “Raising children with the morals, values and dignity of
our faith can be a struggle for parents. Insha’Allah, these books will make
one step of the journey easier—and more fun!—for the whole family.”

Amatullah also wrote speeches for Board members of CAIR-National and helped
many Muslim brothers by creating written resumes needed for employment. She
often penned herself as “The Mad Rhyming Woman” because she loved to use
rhyming in her correspondence with friends, poetry and stories.

Amatullah was a founding member of Islamic Writers Alliance and beloved by
her many peers and sisters in Islam. To honor her memory and work she remains
as an honorary member of Islamic Writers Alliance.


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