Known for her soul-touching books and spiritual reflections on the Qur’an and emotional healing, Umm Zakiyyah is a world-renowned author and soul-care mentor.
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), tafseer (explanation of the meaning of the Qur'an), and tadabbur (deep reflections on the Qur’an) via uzhearthub.com.
Daughter of American converts to Islam, Umm Zakiyyah (also known by her birth name Ruby Moore and her “Muslim” name Baiyinah Siddeeq) is the internationally acclaimed, award-winning author of more than twenty-five 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. Her work has earned praise from writers, professors, and filmmakers. Her novel His Other Wife is now a short film.
Dr. Robert D. Crane, advisor to former US President Nixon, said of Umm Zakiyyah, “…no amount of training can bring a person without superb, natural talent to captivate the reader as she does and exert a permanent intellectual and emotional impact.”
Professor K. Bryant of Howard University said of If I Should Speak, “The novel belongs to…a genre worthy of scholarly study.”
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).
In 2020, she founded UZ Heart & Soul Care, where she shares the life lessons she learned on her emotional and spiritual healing journey.