Killing Me Softly: Story 6 Realities of Submission series

Click HERE for ALL STORIES in this series Growing up we didn’t have money Or much of those other things That don’t grow on trees. We didn’t have acceptance By friends or classmates Or any of those others so many want to please. Yet Daddy said we were rich And Mommy smiled, Pleased. And although I knew we were not, …

But Is Jesus God? Story 5 Realities of Submission series

Click HERE for ALL STORIES in this series I returned to school almost two weeks after I’d left for the funeral, and I was numb. While I was gone, I’d missed most of my mid-terms, and although I was given an extension for them all, it was difficult to study or remain attentive in classes. I was still coming to …

Trouble At Home: Story 4 Realities of Submission series

Click HERE for ALL STORIES in this series My first year of college was, for the most part, uneventful. I lived alone in a dorm room despite my assignment to a roommate that I saw, at most, once a week. I had been nervous and excited when my parents unloaded my belongings into the room and left, leaving me to …

Thank God I’m a Woman

“Fear Allah,” the woman was advised by the local imam upon seeking a khula’ from her husband. “Marriage is serious. Don’t you know that a woman who divorces her husband for no reason will not even smell Paradise?” The words fell upon the woman like a prison sentence. She had been married for almost ten years, but she didn’t know …

Realities of Submission: Story 1

Click HERE for ALL STORIES in this series “And nearest in love to the believers are those who say, ‘We are Christians’ because among them are those devoted to learning and who renounce the world, and they are not arrogant. And when they hear what has been revealed to the Messenger, you see their eyes overflowing with tears because they …

Hearts We Lost: Short Story 1

“This world in comparison to the Hereafter is as if one of you were to put his finger in the ocean. Consider how much you would have when you pulled it out.” —Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him (Muslim) SHARIF  If I were to look back at my life and pinpoint a single event, a single moment that set everything …

Attractive Women Can’t Be Broken: Story 14 in ‘His Other Wife’ series

The original online series (Stories 1 to 22) is now available exclusively in the UZ Author app: CLICK HERE  “All right,” Aliyah said into the portable microphone as she lifted a hand to get the attention of the thirty youth gathered in the center of the conference room. The other One Plus One mentors stood staggered along the walls, observing Aliyah’s …

Polygamy, Not My Problem

“If you don’t want your husband to marry another woman,” the imam said, “then, reflect on the hadith of the Prophet, sallallaahu’alayhi wa sallam. You should love for your sister what you love for yourself.” I turned off the video and sipped my tea in the silence of the room. I had planned to watch the prominent imam’s entire lecture …

The Day Jessica Left Islam

a short story “Sit.” Jessica turned from where she was parting the heavily brocaded curtains to peer outside into the darkness. She found a large woman with deep olive skin gesturing toward a crushed velvet cushion on a chair in the dining room. The woman’s gold embroidered traditional dress that was wrapped about her made Jessica wish she could be …