About the Author and Speaker
Known for her soul-touching books and spiritual reflections on emotional healing, Umm Zakiyyah is a world-renowned author, teacher, and soul-care mentor.
Also known by her birth name Ruby Moore and her “Muslim name” Baiyinah Siddeeq, Umm Zakiyyah is the internationally acclaimed, award-winning author of more than thirty books, including novels, short stories, and self-help. Her books are used in high schools and universities in the United States and worldwide, and her work has been translated into multiple languages.
Umm Zakiyyah has a BA degree in Elementary Education, an MA in English Language Learning, and Cambridge’s CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults).
Umm Zakiyyah studied Arabic, Qur’an, Islamic sciences, ‘aqeedah, and tafseer in America, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia for more than fifteen years. She currently teaches tajweed (rules of reciting Qur’an) and tafseer.
Umm Zakiyyah is certified in Rapid Transformational Therapy ® (RTT) and hypnotherapy and is currently based in the United States. She is a certified member of IACT (International Association of Counselors and Therapists) and an executive member of IICT (International Institute of Complementary Therapists).