Realities of Submission
By Umm Zakiyyah (Al-Walaa Publishing)
After reading her trilogy(If I should speak, A Voice and Footsteps), I knew that Umm Zakiyyah is a writer to look out for. Her style and content of work is phenomenal. Realities of Submission is about some
of the character's journey to their natural religion Islam.
Told in the third person, Renee Morris the protagonist gives us a full account of the happenings in the story. How she discovered Islam and the spiritual battles she fought with her soul during this period.
I totally enjoyed this book.
There are lots of characters and some of the names sounded and looked similar, so this made it slow for me in the beginning as I wanted to understand the characters and get familiar with their names. As soon as I got used to the names, I did not want to drop this book. It is so engaging and inspiring.
Between a tight schedule of taking care of the children, the house and other chores, I finished this book in about six days and would go back to steal a look at some pages. Normally, I would pick up a new book to read immediately, but after reading Realities of Submission, I found it a bit difficult picking up another book. When I eventually did, the story is still alive in my memory.
Wanted to play the 'tough lady' and not weep while reading this book. Could I? NO! my heart became so soft and tears dropped down my cheeks at the description of the account of Hajj. Hot, hurting and uncontrollable tears that my daughter had to ask what is wrong mum?
How did Renee over come her spiritual battles? or did she overcome them at all?
Please find out in this amazing book
REALITIES OF SUBMISSION
A must read for everybody, and A must have on every bookshelf.
Other titles by Umm Zakiyyah are:
If I should Speak, A Voice, Footsteps and Hearts we lost.