By Winter And Summer...a nonfiction work by Imam author Michael ("Mikal") Saahir. The author of The Honorable Elijah Muhammad: The Man Behind the Men, shows a diverse writing ability as he shares the poetic side of his quill in this heart warming fictional story of a teenager discovering the true meaning of Ramadan. Appealing lessons for both Muslims and non-Muslims. Paperback, 32 pages.
I love “By Winter And Summer” for children, and also for parents and adults, because in my opinion it’s very well written, and the material is the kind of material that our students and youngsters need to have touch them like it touched me. And our parents need to be touched by your writing like it has touched me. --Imam W. Deen Mohammed (ra)
“The deep meaning of Ramadan and the warm wit and wisdom of a loving grandfather shine through in columnist Mikal Saahir’s new young adult story, “By Winter and By Summer.” Both Muslim and non-Muslim readers alike will appreciate the strong message of steadfastness and care that the story’s characters reveal with such fresh honesty and humorous charm.” --Claire J. King - Indiana University.
“By Winter and Summer” will stimulate a lot of thoughts that you might not realize about how a child thinks, it bridges the generation gap for the family. Read this book for the sake of developing better family relationships. It will help bring about more interaction for the family. It will help us appreciate our various family roles that we play. We should make reading books like this a tradition, where the family comes together and reads. --Publisher Hajja Zakiyyah Nu’Man (New Mind Productions).
By Winter and Summer is light hearted, addresses issues a teen-ager has, and is intergenerational. It is a great way to involve Islamic concepts in a modern day setting. --Basimah Abdullah (Principal, Clara Mohammed School Milwaukee, WI).