WRITER, ARTIST

and PUBLIC 

SPEAKER

Sakina bint Erik is a mom of 8, a convert to Islam, a published author and public speaker.

 

Her favorite topics to speak on are the amazing history of Muslim women scholarship, how Allah honors women in Islam, and returning to the beautiful Sunnah of Rasul Allah with our minds, hearts and souls.

 

She is an artist and entrepreneur, publishing Arabic educational materials and managing Social Media for small businesses. To see how she can help you with your online presence, visit her website here.

NEW BOOK AVAILABLE ON AMAZON!

AMAL AND THE STORYBOOK PRINCESSES

This engaging story for Muslim girls brings them on a fantastic ride of dawah as Amal sits reading princess stories with her neighbor Lisa. Raised Muslim, Amal sees the root of their problems, and solves them with beautiful Islamic advice. Plasticine illustrations by the author decorate the pages, and each story features a translated ayah of the Quran. This is the first in a set of 4 bedtime storybooks.

WORK EXPERIENCE

My Career

April 2017-Jul7 2018

COPYWRITER, NEWMUSLIMACADEMY.COM

Copywriting including blogging, sales copy, video scripts and infograph text. I also managed the social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

1996 - present

FREELANCE COPYWRITER

I author sales copy for websites including blogs, content for social media and email campaigns.

2010 - 2015

COLUMNIST, MUSLIM LINK NEWSPAPER

I wrote local and international news articles and also took over the Kids World section, creating children's activities. For the last 4 years, I had a regular column called "Journey Towards the Light", discussing the issues surrounding Canadian converts to Islam.

2017-present

FREELANCE SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

I design custom social media images for small businesses for all accounts, working with clients to design appealing Instagram grids, relevant Facebook posts, and fascinating pins for Pinterest.

2000-present

FREELANCE ARTIST

I create art for publications, events, fundraising, signage for businesses, and a variety of illustration for print and web applications.

2019-present

SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER

at SAKINA SOCIAL

I run a business managing social media for small businesses, advising them on best marketing practices, building websites and editing and publishing video content as well as copywriting and digital design.

EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE

What I’ve Learned

PURSUING BACHELOR'S OF ISLAMIC STUDIES, I.O.U.

2014-present

I am presently enrolled in the Islamic Online University with a goal of becoming a translator of classical Arabic books for English Muslims.

ONTARIO ACADEMIC CREDIT DIPLOMA, WITH HONORS

1989-1993

I graduated secondary school with honors in the arts and writing.

COPYWRITING TRAINING

ongoing

I received on-the-job training in copywriting at my former position.  I am also taking online courses to increase my skill in copywriting.

 

Quran, 13:28

"Unquestionably, by the remembrance of Allah hearts are assured."

CONTACT SAKINA

To ask questions, book me to speak at your event, or request artwork or design, feel free to contact me.

©2020 by Sakina bint Erik.