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
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.





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    October 30, 2011 at 10:10 am

    Surprising! way to go!

  2. Maryam F

    June 27, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    As salaamu alaykum,

    I have not had the chance to lay my hands on any of Umm Zakiyyah’s books. Just reading her articles in SISTERS magazine alone, says a lot about her and her writing style, maashaa Allaah.

    May Allaah reward you for spreading the word about Muslim books authored by Muslim sisters.

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      July 2, 2012 at 5:50 pm

      Wa alaikum salam.
      JazakAllah khayran for your comments and prayers.


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