Author: Umm Zakiyyah
Publisher: Al-Walaa Publications (2008)
Pages: 330 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
In Realities of Submission, internationally acclaimed author of If I Should Speak, A Voice, and Footsteps introduces us to her first novel written independent of the If I Should Speak trilogy
In this novel, we become witnesses to the heart, mind, and life of Renee Morris, the narrator of this reflective tale. Told in three parts, Renee's first person narrative tells of a stringent childhood in her father's church and her ultimate submission to the religion of her nature in young adulthood. As Renee embraces Islam wholeheartedly, the spiritual tranquility of her initial conversion begins to wane as she faces the often painful realities of navigating the terrains of the Muslim experience itself.
At times humorous and at times painful, the story touches the reader's deepest thoughts and incites the familiar questioning of the human soul.