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  • You Can’t Legislate the Human Heart: This Isn’t About...
    You cannot legislate the human heart, I once told someone. Emotional needs are real, as are emotional wounds. When our...
  • The Truth Is Scary, But I Had To Tell...
    I suppose some will see it as courageous to share with the world why I almost left Islam. And...
  • Super Muslims and Religious OCD in Ramadan
    In the beginning, it all seems necessary, and even praiseworthy. The questions, the doubts, the paranoia...and the endless phone...
  • How Could You? A Movie!
    When I was in high school and still trying to decide how I would use my writing professionally, I...
  • Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number? Child Marriage and...
    CLICK HERE Years ago, when television was still a part of my life, I was watching a Seinfeld episode in...
  • Reverencing the Wombs That Broke You, a self-help book
    NEW! CLICK HERE for eBook CLICK HERE. REGISTER NOW Her mother was raped. This is how Melanie was born. For years,...
  • He Apologized? We Have No Idea What an Apology...
    "An apology, if it is truly an apology, is no more than a hope and a prayer—that the damage...
  • Where To Buy UZ Books
    To purchase UZ books, visit your preferred online store or book retailer. Request the books if they are not...
  • Why I Wrote Muslim Girl: They Put Me On...
    “The loneliest place to be is on a pedestal. No mercy lives there. No understanding. No compassion. Only the expectation...
  • Pay It Forward! Give the Gift of a Book...
    Pay It Forward! CLICK HERE Introducing the first ever UZ “Pay It Forward” program. For nearly fifteen years, UZ books have...
  • We Love Labels and Following Our Desires
    Conditions. Neither your love for someone nor their apparent kindness or goodness cancels out their shirk or disbelief. Allah says, "Only...
  • What Does Paradise Have To Do With Anything?
    Why I Wrote Pain. From the Journal of Umm Zakiyyah READ NOW. Click Here CLICK HERE. REGISTER NOW “Well,” I said, a...
  • ‘But I Don’t Trust God’
    “But I don’t trust God,” the man said. He was a neighbor of ours and had just learned that his...
  • Got a Survival Kit? Help for Muslim Apostates
    Originally published via MuslimMatters.org CLICK HERE. REGISTER NOW “I'm just calling to let you know I'm not Muslim anymore,” the woman...
  • You Don’t Matter. Our Image Does
    Originally published via MuslimMatters.org CLICK HERE. REGISTER NOW ‘And here is the tragedy. Muslims, African-Americans, and other oppressed groups learn that...