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What Would You Do for Love?

As an American Muslim girl who went to public school throughout my youth, I myself often worked through the natural struggle of physical attraction to non-Muslim (and Muslim) classmates.

American Muslim Film Added to Amazon Prime

NEW YORK – Known for her Muslim-centered novels and short stories, author Umm Zakiyyah has hit a new breakthrough after the film adaptation of her best-selling novel, His Other Wife, was recently added to Amazon Prime. In addition to books through the company’s Kindle e-book service, Amazon Prime subscribers have access to music and movies. …

“Polygamy, Not My Problem”- A Muslim Woman

“Polygamy, Not My Problem”- A Muslim Woman

Those women who seek to “love polygamy” often live in psychological and emotional turmoil as they deny themselves the right to hurt or even cry. They feel guilty for any resentment or emotional outbursts..

But She Must Be a Virgin!

But She Must Be a Virgin!

Undoubtedly, it is extremely hypocritical for men to require “pure” brides while they don’t hold themselves to the same standards of purity.

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Who Cares About American Muslims of Color?

Nobody Cares? “Nobody cares about Black Muslims except Black Muslims,” the Arab member of the Muslim Student Association (MSA) told me. I was vice president of the MSA at the predominately White university that I attended in America, and I had suggested to the MSA board members (who were all Pakistani and Arab except myself) …

When Love and Worship Collide

One fact of life that both Muslim youth and adults need to understand is that our worship and human weakness will constantly collide and be at odds with each other during our time on earth.

Umm Zakiyyah Reflects: Is Beauty Evil?

Is Beauty Evil?

What is the purpose of Hijab? Is the purpose to stay within the limits set by Allah? Or is the purpose to be always un-beautiful,ugly and unappealing in front of unrelated men? “Though Allah equates men’s spiritual purity and righteousness  with men’s own actions and choices, today Muslim women are taught that male purity and righteousness rest …

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 …


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. …

Maybe It’s Divorce We’re Taking Lightly - Umm Zakiyyah Reflects

Maybe It’s Divorce We’re Taking Lightly - Umm Zakiyyah Reflects

“This is really a shame,” the woman said. “The divorce rate of Muslims is so high. Why are Muslims taking marriage so lightly?” It’s a question we’ve likely all heard or uttered by our own tongues. But the more I live, the more I’m developing a different perspective… Anisa’s Story Anisa was twenty-two when she …

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