Internet Standoff: Story 3 The Friendship Promise

CLICK HERE for ALL STORIES in this Series READ entire novel FREE in UZ Author app: CLICK HERE  “I can’t believe you let Maryam have internet in her room.” Joanne gripped the steering wheel with her left hand as she lifted a can of diet cola from the cup holder and took a sip. She shook her head as she held the can …

Friendship Style: Story 2 The Friendship Promise

CLICK HERE for ALL STORIES in this Series READ entire novel FREE in UZ Author app: CLICK HERE  “What do you think of her?” Maryam asked the following afternoon. She sat on her bed with her back supported by a pillow as she held the cordless receiver against her ear, her other hand studying the ends of some hair that had loosened itself …

A New Friend: Story 1 The Friendship Promise

CLICK HERE for ALL STORIES in this Series READ entire novel FREE in UZ Author app: CLICK HERE  “Sooo,” the girl with hazel eyes said, “is your mom forcing you to hang out with me too?” The girl yanked off her small white one-piece khimaar and tossed the head cover onto Maryam’s desk. She mussed her dark hair that was trimmed to her …

The Invitation, a short story

PART 1 of 2 Read full short story in UZ Short Story Collection I hugged my knees and concentrated my attention on the parking lot beyond my third-floor apartment window. It was all I could do to steady my trembling and think of something besides the torn envelope and embossed card next to me on the crumpled sheet of my bed. …

The Friendship Promise Series BOOK READING

“I asked the Prophet, peace be upon him, ‘Which deed is the most beloved to Allah?’ He replied, ‘To offer the prayers at their proper times.’ I asked, ‘Then what?’ He replied, ‘To be good and dutiful to your parents.’” —Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (Bukhari) ~ “In this world, there is a paradise. Whoever does not enter it will not enter the …

I’m Muslim Now: Story 10 Realities of Submission series

Click HERE for ALL STORIES in this series “This day I have perfected your religion for you and completed My favor upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion.” —Qur’an, 5:3 “Whoever treads a path seeking knowledge, Allah will make easy for him the path to Paradise. And the angels lower their wings out of contentment for …

You Need Islam, Renee: Story 9 Realities of Submission series

Click HERE for ALL STORIES in this series It took a full three weeks for me to come to terms with the fear that had become more suffocating by the day. It numbed me into inactivity. I wasn’t inspired to go out with Felicia or Anita, and I withdrew from nearly everyone. I went to class, to the cafeteria, and …

The White Convert: Story 8 Realities of Submission series

Click HERE for ALL STORIES in this series Late Saturday morning I stepped out the passenger side door of Sumayyah’s car feeling an air of confidence that permeated every part of me. Part of my confidence, I knew, was due to the outfit I had chosen so carefully. Heeding the advice of Sumayyah, I chose something that covered my body …

Modestly Sexy: Story 7 Realities of Submission series

Click HERE for ALL STORIES in this series I was walking back to the metro station in D.C. after my African dance class one Saturday morning when I spotted some street vendors selling various Afro-centric paraphernalia. It was late February and the snow had melted but the air was still a bit cold, though nothing like I’d experienced back home.   …