Niyah Press is a Detroit based publishing and media company founded by Zarinah El-Amin Naeem. Following the success of her first book, Jihad of the Soul: Singlehood and the Search for Love in Muslim America, Zarinah began fulfilling requests to help family and friends publish their books.
Later Niyah Press was formalized with the intention to be a vehicle to record and share the stories, experiences, and wisdom of everyday folks. The goal is for these authors to preserve their legacy, create multiple streams of income, and change the community and indeed world – with their message.
Niyah means “Purpose” in Swahili or “Intentions” in Arabic. It is a reminder to always do good with whatever project we undertake.