The Undeviated Purpose of the Muslim Women Writer Today: Are they getting the attention they deserve?

By Idman Omar

A great story can awaken tremors in a reader, earmarked just for that occasion. A relatable tale told well, can change a person’s entire point…

Diary of working on the front line: “It’s easy to lose track of time in there, with the lack of clocks and windows.”

By Humayra Abdul Razakq

Trigger Warning-Important: This article is written about life working at the frontline of the NHS. It describes some aspects of treatment for Covid-19 which may…

Finding meaning in motherhood during Lockdown

By Mariya bint Rehan

As we bear witness to the profoundly humbling phenomena of the world coming to a screeching halt at the behest of a microscopic entity – …

The Pearls of Islam album has love as it’s foundation

By Selina Bakkar

Image:@Pearlsofislam The successful duo Sakina & Rabiah, otherwise known as Pearls of Islam  released their album #loveismyfoundation in 2019 and Subhan Allah what a beautiful…

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Two Sense Podcast; Why are Muslim women opting for non-muslim relationships?

By The Amaliah Podcast

Why are Muslim women opting for non-muslim relationships? It’s too broad of a question to answer in a nutshell, but it’s definitely one that we…

4 Last minute Eid gifts you can make, forage or find

By Selina Bakkar

  This year I’ve again not planned to buy my Eid gifts, I wanted to avoid one of the major last minute ordering websites that…

Hajj 2020: A Hajj like no other for the select few invited by Allah

By Selina Bakkar

Hajj 2020, small, scaled back and limited numbers, all diametrically opposite the descriptions and scenes we’ve witnessed year upon year. It’s very much a unique…

The Moon, Money and Motherhood: Conversations with a New Wave of Muslim Leaders

By Rahma Dutton

What do sighting the moon, purifying your wealth and the postpartum rest period have in common? A strange question, I know, but they are each…

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The most important journey you’ll ever have to take…

By The Amaliah Podcast

Do you know what your favourite colour is?  Maybe you don’t have one, or maybe it changes all the time…but why would that be important…

Beyond The Hajj – A Journey Back To Ourselves and God

By Tijana Sarac

Last year, shortly before the beginning of the Hajj, the grand pilgrimage to Makkah and Madinah which a Muslim who is healthy and financially able…

Centering Black Writers: Identity Politics in Literature

By Idman Omar

Through concern for history and a clear aim to reflect honesty about their place in society today, black writers have always had an immediate amplified…

Ultimately, the place for dunya is in the hands, our hearts are reserved for a higher purpose

By Zainab Ahmad

I remember climbing into bed at around 11PM on December 31st, 2019. I didn’t do anything remarkable that night, I wasn’t really celebrating the beginning…

Umrah Reflections: Allah already knew what I had come for

By Faiza Mukith

I wanted to keep a day to day diary, noting down my umrah reflections / feelings / thoughts. As soon as my parents and I…

Dhul Hijah: The Story of Hajar and divine acceptance

By Zeinab Khalil

The first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah have embraced us once again—a time of reflection, fasting, and gratitude. To be honest, it has been some…

Can’t keep a morning routine? It could be because of your Infradian rhythm

By The Amaliah Podcast

How often have you head the term, ‘body clock’? When you have, it is more than likely it’s referring to something called your circadian rhythm,…

12 Things I Can’t Reconcile About Islam As A Muslim Woman

By Amaliah Anonymous

A response to “12 Things I Can’t Reconcile About Islam as a Muslim Woman” is now available here. I don’t mean to antagonise, I am…

Book Review: Centring Black Narrative- Black Muslim Nobles Among the Early Pious Muslims

By Kawthar

Black Muslim Nobles Among the Early Pious Muslims was written by Dawud Walid an African American imam and Ahmed Mubarak an Islamic educator. The aim of this…

Become more financially responsible by saving well

By Uneesa Zaman

I’ve been a student (a pennywise student at that), I’ve lost money, I’ve gained money, invested money (wisely and some less so) and throughout it…

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Archiving: Why the Black Muslim Heritage Project is Necessary for our Legacy

By Tanya Muneera Williams

I have been given the gift of time travel when I close my eyes and focus hard enough, I get transported back to a time…

How we produced an award winning podcast at Amaliah

By Nafisa Bakkar

Yes, this is one of those posts where I subtly remind you that we produce an award-winning podcast and hope you can also benefit from…

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Why you may have been reading books all wrong

By The Amaliah Podcast

If you’ve ever felt under the pressure of trawling through 100 books a year in order to feel like you have some measure of intellect…

Shamima Begum: Islamophobia’s frankenstein. Victim, agent and a case study on why we will never belong

By Mariya bint Rehan

The case of Shamima Begum has had an almost visceral effect on many Muslim women hailing from the UK. Not least because it remains the…

10 Instagram accounts inspiring us to Quran Journal

By Selina Bakkar

Quran Journalling seems to be popping up a lot more on Instagram, with many of us combining our creativity with Quran study it cannot be…

Dismantling the legacy of Winston Churchill: Bengal Famine of 1943

By Anysa Rahman

  The defacement of Winston Churchill’s statue in Parliament Square has sent shockwaves through the British political and social sphere alike. Outrage being the most…

revelations of abusive behaviour towards women highlights how deeply embedded misogyny is structurally, in all communities.

By Aina Khan

On June 26th, British comedian Tez Ilyas’ admission on Twitter about his “unacceptable” behaviour towards women for his “own personal gratification”, came as a surprise…

How can tapping into your feminine energy change your life?

By The Amaliah Podcast

When you hear the term ‘feminine energy’, what do you think about? Do you think about beauty routines? Certain mannerisms? How about specific interests or…

Give people their flowers while they are still alive: A reflection on love that is grief

By Asmaa Ali

In the past few months, in the wake of all that’s upturned the world, I’ve built an intimate relationship with grief.   It seems like…

Reflections of a teenger during the pandemic

By Mariyah V

“Those who remember Allah (always, and in prayers) standing, sitting, and lying down on their sides, and think deeply about the creation of the heavens…

“From here but also… from there too.”: The Conundrum of the Self in writing

By Idman Omar

The best books have always been invoked from varied life experience and a writer’s unique frame of mind. Writers born in the west, often fittingly…

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What would you say to your pre-corona self?

By The Amaliah Podcast

*Trigger Warning* Some readers may find content in this article related to the covid-19 pandemic distressing. What would you say to the version of yourself that…

14 Resources and Initiatives on Black Muslim History- From the UK to USA

By Selina Bakkar

Imagery Source This article is currently being edited by our team and will reflect more resources. Please feel free to email us if you’d like…

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Want your own two sense? Here’s your opportunity to ask us what you need on the Amaliah Podcast

By The Amaliah Podcast

  Hey everyone, Salaam! We love hearing your thoughts about the topics we talk about on our two sense episodes, so we’ve decided to try…

Beyond food aid-Political change is the route to sustainable change in Yemen

By Sajidah Ali

This article was written in response to the Amaliah Newsletter Writing prompt that will drop every Friday. Sign up to receive writing prompts and tips…

Series: Spaces for Women of Colour, Created by Women of Colour – Part I: Dr Azeezat Johnson

By Sara Omar

Coming to university and noticing the lack of spaces for women on campus has made me increasingly aware of the structural inequalities that both excludes…

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Lights On is in the Running for this year’s RODE competition and we need your help!

By The Amaliah Podcast

Hey, Salaam everyone! We need a little bit of your help 🙏 We’ve released a short trailer of one of our favourite and much-loved ‘Lights…

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Two Sense; Millennial plant killers, speaking out in the workplace + IG solidarity

By The Amaliah Podcast

Welcome back to our fortnightly Two Sense series, in which Selina, Nafisa + Sara,  hit the roundtable to put their two cents on 4 subjects they’d each like to…