Footsteps. By Umm Zakiyyah. Ismael and Sarah have what every couple hopes to achieve. Stability, dedication, and a comfortable life. Footsteps by Umm Zakiyyah. 3 likes. Book. Footsteps by Umm Zakiyyah. Book. 3 people like this topic. Want to like this Page? Sign up for Facebook to get. Footsteps: a novel /​ Umm Zakiyyah. Author. Zakiyyah, Umm. Published. Suitland, MD: Al-Walaa Publications, []. Content Types. text. Carrier Types.

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Jan 02, Sabrina rated it really liked it Shelves: Race is honestly something I knew was an issue but never imagined it to be explored in fiction and I am satisfied with the result.

I think anyone can figure that out. My opinion of polygyny changed since high school when I first learned about the subject and even before reading Footsteps, but I think this book is good for those adults who have feelings for or against it just because Footsteps provides different perspectives on the subject. It talks alot about the struggles that women go through to understand this and it also has a character that is the second wife of a man who is friends with Sarah.

Daughter of American converts to Islam, Umm Zakiyyah writes about the interfaith struggles of Muslims and Christians, and the intercultural, spiritual, and moral struggles of Muslims in America.

If I Should Speak 3 books. Raheemah rated it really liked it Oct 24, Open Preview See a Problem? I know a lot of women may take a certain stance that is covered in this book, but I feel that the author did a wonderful job conveying all the characters and their mind set. It’s a fiction book.

Considering the stance at the end of the book that seems to be the author’s I’m wondering if that was zakoyyah to be Ismael’s thought process? However, something I had trouble understanding was the divorce process.

Even if it could never be mended completely. I could see why people have issues about that. Forming the thread that weaves the characters’ lives together is Alika Mitchell, a strikingly beautiful daughter of a mulatto ummm and half-Nigerian father, who is conducting a multicultural research for her master’s, and who inspires in the reader questions that one is left to ponder long after the book is closed.


About Publish Join Sign In. Stability, dedication, and a comfortable life. This time I was able to be totally absorbed in the story without being distracted by anything clunky. If I Should Speak 3.

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I felt uncomfortable at times, since it felt like the author was advocating polygamy for everyone, but by the end it’s clear that her stance is the same as mine: Married for twenty-six years and having accepted Islam on a journey they took together, the Ali pair has what every partnership hopes to achieve.

Footsteps focuses on Aminah and Sulayman’s parents and while I don’t like perfect characters, reading about Sarah and Ismael’s thoughts and feelings about polygyny was frustrating at times. Footsteps, the third in a trilogy to follow Umm Zakiyyah’s A Voice, is a story that stands on its own in both impact and inspiration. Thank you Umm Zakiyyahs. The general overview of this book is that it follows Sarah and her husband Ishmael as he looks into finding himself another wife in the eyes of a late 20s new muslim, masha’allah.

Apr 29, Ammena rated it liked it.

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Also by This Author. Umm Zakiyyah also writes under her birth name Ruby Moore.

Nadia Adnan rated it it was amazing Nov 09, Now, Ismael is torn between the love and security of his marriage, and the natural inclinations foogsteps man must temper in a world full of choices, and devastating consequences. There were so many racially diverse characters, which I have never seen before in any sort of Genre: Oct 24, Hamidah rated it really liked it. When I reviewed ‘A Voice’ I said I thought it felt like the author’s writing style had matured, and that’s definitely evident in this book.

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May 12, Audrey rated it it was amazing. Abeer Mirza rated it it was amazing Mar 05, Suzanne Kasim rated it it was amazing May 18, Stability, dedication, and a comfortable life.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Okay and the whole issue of polygamy No trivia or quizzes yet. Preview — Footsteps by Umm Zakiyyah. She had her faith. Return to Book Page.

Romance, Fiction Oh and for the people who have issues about reading books by Muslim authors: It talks alot about the struggles that women go through to understand this and it also So, I have to say I was not as impressed as I zakigyah with the first 2.

The journey began in If I Should Speak with Tamika Douglass’s path of spiritual growth and direction, treaded at the hands of her college roommates, Aminah and Dee, two Muslims on opposite ends of their strength in Islam. Of course I enjoyed the romance between Tamika and Sulayman and especially Aminah and Teddy this guy killed me ahaha he’s perfect Also: Nov 06, Chey rated it really liked it Footseps it for: She had her soul. If you don’t plan on reading this book anytime footstepz the next few years for example, because you xakiyyah too young ; please DO NOT continue to read this review.

A continuation of the stories of the characters from the first two books – and this one deals with polygamy. As the story unfolds, the hairline fractures in their marriage become visible, and the fractures become splintering cracks as Sarah discovers a detrimental secret her husband has kept from her for four months.

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