Sumaiya Beshir’s book A Light at the End of the Tunnel: The Stories of Muslim Teens was published in 2012. This anthology of stories focuses on Muslim teens’ experiences, struggles, and successes. Sumaiya Beshir’s A Light at the End of the Tunnel gives a distinct and captivating perspective as she tells anecdotes of Muslim adolescent lives. Faith, family dynamics, friendships, personal struggles, cultural identity, and societal influences are all explored in this book, with a young reader telling us about her demographic.
Beshir aims to inspire and empower young Muslims through the book’s narratives by showing relevant characters and events. The stories depict the difficulties of growing up in a multicultural and diverse society while maintaining one’s beliefs and values. Sumaiya Beshir’s storytelling as a novelist is both sincere and thought-provoking. She uses her talent to connect with readers and produce fascinating stories that shed light on Muslim teenagers’ ambitions, dreams, and aspirations.
The book features a collection of short stories written by Muslim teens. Through their stories, they share the struggles and experiences they have faced on issues such as dating, friendship, hijab, respecting parents, clarifying misconceptions about Islam, and defining one’s identity