How Could You? A Movie!

When I was in high school and still trying to decide how I would use my writing professionally, I imagined I could be a scriptwriter for movies. I felt that the “big screen” was an excellent means to bridge the gaps of misunderstanding between Muslims and those who knew so little about Islam. I also felt it could help dispel …

Where To Buy UZ Books

To purchase UZ books, visit your preferred online store or book retailer. Request the books if they are not in stock. Questions? Email us at support@ummzakiyyah.com  More information below: For eBooks, CLICK HERE For Paperback, CLICK BELOW (based on your region): USA (Amazon) or IslamicBookstore.com Canada United Kingdom India  Nigeria: These shops deliver to ALL parts of Nigeria (see info below): For readers in any …

Pay It Forward! Give the Gift of a Book and a Smile

Introducing the first ever UZ “Pay It Forward” program. For nearly fifteen years, UZ books have touched the hearts of readers all over the world, inspiring non-Muslims to accept Islam or to understand the faith correctly for the first time, and Muslims to feel confident or more knowledgeable about their faith. In high schools, colleges, and universities in America and …

Identity Crisis. Can We Differ Safely?

“Men who do music are like homosexuals!” There was a ripple of laughter throughout the crowd. I shifted uncomfortably from where I sat in the women’s section and glanced uncertainly around me. Everyone was either laughing, smirking, or shaking their head in emphatic agreement. Am I the only one who has a problem with this? I thought to myself. But …

Interview with Former Pop Star Mizz Nina

Umm Zakiyyah’s interview with former pop star Mizz Nina: Please tell us a little bit about yourself, your background, and what inspired you to take your faith journey and share it with others. My name is Shazrina Azman but most people know me as ‘Mizznina’.  I am 35 years old, born and raised in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. Alhamdulilah I had a …

Interview with Founder of Into Taqwa Malaysia

Umm Zakiyyah’s interview with founder of Into Taqwa Malaysia: Please tell us a little bit about yourself, your background, and what inspired you on your faith journey and the eventual establishment of Into Taqwa. My name is Fara Othman, the founder of Into Taqwa Malaysia. I am actually an entrepreneur. I have my own business, as a medical supplier and …

Prom, Cheerleading Hopes, & Teen Sexuality

Interview with Umm Zakiyyah by Risikat “Kat” Okedeyi of Lil SoSo Productions (LSP Effect radio show) Umm Zakiyyah, daughter of American converts to Islam, talks about going to the prom, having cheerleading hopes, and being attracted to boys at school. Listen to the excerpt via YouTube or read the audio transcript below:   RO: Did you ever feel restricted as a …

Prom, Cheerleading Hopes, & Teen Sexuality

Interview with Umm Zakiyyah by Risikat “Kat” Okedeyi of Lil SoSo Productions (LSP Effect radio show) Umm Zakiyyah, daughter of American converts to Islam, talks about going to the prom, having cheerleading hopes, and being attracted to boys at school. Listen to the excerpt via YouTube or read the audio transcript below:   RO: Did you ever feel restricted as a …

 Interview with Dr. Laurence Brown, author and physician

I recently had the honor of interviewing the author of the novel The Eighth Scroll, Dr. Laurence B. Brown: A graduate of Cornell University, Brown University Medical School and George Washington University Hospital residency program, Laurence B. Brown is an ophthalmic surgeon, a retired Air Force officer, the medical director and chief ophthalmologist of a major eye center in the …