From Virtual Assistance to Paperback Publishing

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After finishing my contract exactly a month ago (December 21) as a virtual assistant – to be more specific, as a regional consultant in an intergovernmental organization (IGO) that trains religious leaders on interreligious and intercultural dialogue – I immediately embarked on publishing some of my written and translation books in paperback via’s direct publishing platform.    

This, I pursued, in response to a longtime request of friends, students, and readers to make those books available in printed form.

Just a day after (December 22) – to my surprise – I already got notified of a sale of “12 Financial Stories for Muslim Kids” (, compiled by my daughter and which I edited.


This is yet another concrete realization that there are really bookworms who prefer to read on paper rather than in digital form.

An order for a copy of another title, “An Introduction to the Sciences of the Qur’an” ( was made just before New Year’s Eve.

It was then followed by more orders of other titles, as well, in the succeeding days.

To date, three titles in the list occupy the leading spot:

* Risalah Liqa’ Allah (,

* Misbah al-Shari‘ah (, and

* Risalah Ma‘rifat Allah (

In Amazon’s reading program (KENP Read), meanwhile, these two titles top my list:

* The Hermeneutics of Violent Extremism in Mindanao ( and

* Discursive Theology Volume 2 (

What’s next?

Well, I know, this is already long overdue…

Next Month (February):

‘mBayuka Tanu! Maguindanaon Bayuk Transliteration, Translation, and Annotation

April-May 2022:

How to Shari‘ah-compliantly Invest in the Philippine Stock Market: Beginner’s Step-by-Step Guide

July-September 2022:

Translation of Banking and Insurance in Islam by Murtada Mutahhari

October-December 2022:

Translation of The Mysticism of Hafiz by Murtada Mutahhari

I have to end this post, as I’m still working on a final draft of ‘mBayuka Tanu!

By the way, if you want to avail of a special 50% limited-time pre-order DISCOUNT of ‘mBayuka Tanu, just leave a comment below or direct message me.

Remember, this special 50% DISCOUNT is valid only within 24 HOURS after posting this offer!


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