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Umm Zakiyyah

Umm Zakiyyah is the internationally acclaimed author of the If I Should Speak trilogy and the novels Realities of Submission and Hearts We Lost. To learn more about the author, visit ummzakiyyah.com or subscribe to her YouTube channel.

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sexual attraction

Is Sexual Attraction A Sin?

Read part one “As you grow,” my father said, “your bodies will start to change.” Listening attentively, my brothers, sisters, and I sat on the carpet of the living room opposite to our parents. It was just after dawn, and we were all having the morning class that my parents held for us each day …

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“Strawberry Prayers”: A Lesson of Ramadan Love

“Strawberry Prayers”: A Lesson of Ramadan Love

My little brother loved strawberries. Whenever my father would come home with a cardboard box full of fruit, the sweet scent would seep through the slots on the side, and my little brother would come running. His chubby legs moved him swiftly up the stairs and landed him first to the dining room table, where …

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Trust

Is Trust in Marriage Really that Important?

“Sunny days, everybody loves them. Tell me, baby, can you stand the rain?” — song “Can You Stand the Rain?” by New Edition *** Happily Ever After? Just as Hamid was settling into an engaging conversation with friends, his cell phone chimed indicating a text message. Groaning, Hamid reached into his pocket and withdrew the …

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