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 /‚Äč Umm Zakiyyah. Author. Zakiyyah, Umm. Published. Suitland, MD: Al-Walaa Publications, []. Content Types. text. Carrier Types.

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Paperbackpages. At the heart of the novel is the story of Foltsteps, a forty-seven-year-old biracial son of a White mother and Black father, and Sarah, a forty-nine-year-old White daughter of the racist South. It’s such a compelling story that I think handles controversial issues well.

I enjoyed how Kate, an outsider and non Muslims was more open to it than any of the Muslims. Refresh and try again. This is a great book with a strong plot that took me with her to the story where each one of the characters tries to understand this life in the best way.

If I Should Speak 3 books. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Haha okay this is a hard opinion to write about. Even if footseps could never be mended completely. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Besides polygyny, marriage is also brought up in Footsteps a lot a subject that is becoming more and more relevant in my life My favorite of the three. Ismael and Sarah have what every couple hopes to achieve. Holly Garza rated it it was amazing Apr 07, There were so many racially diverse characters, which I have never seen before in any sort of literature. You will enjoy it.


Footsteps by Umm Zakiyyah

It was a compelling read, although at times I felt like I was being hit over the head with a ‘women are jealous by nature, men are polygamous by nature’ stick. TahminA rated zxkiyyah it was amazing Feb 03, Raheemah rated it really liked it Oct 24, Return to Book Page.

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: Umm Zakiyyahs books takes me behind my sight to think more about many things that i will face in my life even if I am not with her in some small details. So, I have to say I was not as impressed as I was with the first 2.

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I also think married and soon to be married people should read Footsteps for zamiyyah same reason. 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. I could see why people have issues about that. I felt uncomfortable at times, since it zakigyah like the author was advocating polygamy f A continuation of the stories of the characters from the first two books – and this one deals with polygamy.

Qurat-ul-ain rated it it was amazing Aug 07, Other books in the series. There are a few surprises and Im glad Ive read it but I would definately not add it to the list of my best books: Mifrah rated it it was amazing May 08, Nusaybah’s comment about not minding the “other” couple’s business reminds me of a friend’s similar sentiments Kirin rated it really liked it Oct 24, Also by This Author.


I love that Umm Zakiyyah allowed us glimpses of all the families, which really helped us to imagine an established Muslim society and how everything affected many families not just one. 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.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Videos About This Book. I could see inadvertent? 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.

But 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, a secret second wife.

Lina rated it it was ok Aug 02, Anyway my imagination footstepw handle that because if it wasn’t so, the story would have been a hundred times more complex than it was.