about this project

This project, directed by Imam Abdullah El-Amin and guided by his daughter, Zarinah El-Amin is aimed at capturing the stories of American Muslim elders in the Detroit and wider national Muslim community. Imam Abdullah founded the Muslim Center Masjid with other community members over 30 years ago, and the Muslim Center continues to be a pillar in the local Muslim community today. Zarinah is the founder of Book Power Publishing. She works with Dr. Alisa Perkins, Professor of Comparative Religion at Western Michigan University and Ayah Rashid, recent graduate of the Literature and Creative Writing program from NYU in Abu Dhabi, to execute the project. 

At Their Feet is a production of Book Power Publishing.  A portion of proceeds goes towards the Enliven Your Soul Foundation for Global Advancement and the scholarships supported by Dr. Cheryl El-Amin.

If you are over 65 years of age bursting with advice, adventures and lessons to share, you have come to the right place! We strongly encourage you to write your own story, although if this is challenging for you we welcome family members or friends to take down your story and submit it on your behalf. 

This site is simply here to introduce the project and serve as an additional avenue to submit your stories. Check out our submission guidelines and then click the button below to access a form to submit your story!  Thank you in advance for sharing your lives with us as we work to preserve your contributions to the community, your incredible life stories, and your expertise in book form!


Submission Guidelines


Submit Your Story Here