After he was stolen from his homeland of Zanzibar and carted off as merchandise for the merchant and pearl diving industry in the Arabian land of Zwaylem, Faraj makes a life for himself like no other slave before him.
Strong in spirit and body, he perseveres to become Zwaylem's best pearl diver who is admired and well-respected by his peers and even the masters. Determined to no longer be captive by man's chains, he uses his talents to return to the dignified God given life of a free man in which he was born.
...Until he meets and falls in love with the daughter of one of Zwaylem's Noble Masters, it is no longer the physical chains that binds him but rather the matters of his heart. Faraj's passionate journey to freedom for his body and heart take him down paths that only faith can explain.