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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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Muslim girl

I Want a Muslim Girl, But…

Why He Can’t Marry Her: Sulayman’s Story Sulayman met Aidah during a medical internship. They worked in the same lab and had the opportunity to talk a lot during the eight-week assignment. She had graduated as a pre-med major, as had he, and she would attend a medical school near his. Aidah was attractive, easy-going, …

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Good Muslims Don't Think about Sex

‘Good Muslims Don’t Think about Sex’

“You won’t believe what just happened,” the assistant teacher, who was elder to me and had immigrated to America from a predominantly Muslim country, said as she entered the staff room of the Muslim school where I worked. The other teachers and I smiled knowingly as we looked toward her. We had grown accustomed to …

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polygamy

Before You Marry Me, No-Polygamy Clause Needed

“I hope you don’t plan on doing something like that,” I said. His smile faded. “Doing something like what?” “Marrying another wife.” He was quiet for some time. “Of course not.” “Good.” I folded my arms across my chest. “Anyway, I read that I can put a no-polygamy clause in my contract.” He nodded slowly. …

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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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