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…

How misogyny is breeding a crisis of faith in Muslim women

By Amaliah Anonymous

TW: This article contains discussions of abuse, suicide and suicidal ideation. If you are affected by this or any of the issues raised in the…

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Why Muslims Need to Archive Their History

By Selina Bakkar

Everyday Muslim Heritage and Archive Initiative (EMHAI) was established in 2013 to create an archive collection to document and preserve the UK’s lived Muslim experiences.…

Traversing Self Worth and Potential Spouses

By Rouhi Kateb

  My understanding of what was involved in  the process of finding a spouse was limited to the classics like Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility.…

On the Black Condition: How do we possibly stand up when the very earth is shifting beneath our feet?

By Soukeyna Osei-Bonsu

Does the passenger of the plane perceive the ground is shifting? It’s likely they don’t as they insouciantly and unabashedly float high in the sky.…

My husband told me “You care more about me being Black than I do.”

By Mahin Ibrahim

Less than a year into our marriage, my husband Musa and I attended the valima (post-wedding reception thrown by the groom) of his high school…

15 Duas for protection from the Qur’an and Sunnah

By Amaliah Team

No matter who we may be or where we are in the world, all of us will go through a trial at some point. As…

The Myth of the Ideal Muslimah

By Nafisa Bakkar

It seems that every Muslim you meet today has something to say on how a Muslim woman should act and the kind of person she…

Book Review: A Virtue of Disobedience by Asim Qureshi 

By Khadijah Elshayyal

The increasingly polarised political climate in which we live is a source of constant anxiety for many of us. Muslims find themselves surrounded by a…

In Our Arms: The zine project exploring sex for Muslim women

By Arwa Aburawa

Rather ironically, ‘In Our Arms’, the zine project exploring the pleasures and joys and nuances of sex for Muslim women all started with my rather…

Hustles + Hobbies: Rugby with Zainab Alema

By Selina Bakkar

At Amaliah, we’ve started a series talking to women who are championing the art of hobbies. We’ve spoken to Esra Alhamal about the art of…

Addressing Anti-Blackness in Islamic Societies: The Malcolm Code

By Soukeyna Osei-Bonsu

Black Muslim Forum launched in 2018 out of the necessity to meet the social need in the UK for an organisation that advocated for Black…

16 years disappeared: one woman’s struggle to find her husband

By Amaliah Team

  It was a Saturday that started like any other day. Amina, her husband, Masood Ahmad Janjua, and three children were all gathered together, for…

12 Books about Black Muslims in Islamic history

By Selina Bakkar

We have a few of these books featured on Amaliah but we thought it was time for a curation of some of your fav books…

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Book Review: Cut from the same cloth

By Aisha Yusuff

It is not unfamiliar to find Tiktok videos and Instagram reels of Muslim women giving cheeky responses to many ridiculous questions they get for simply…

Dealing with news of abuse in the Muslim community

By Zimarina Sarwar

TW: This article contains discussions of spiritual abuse. If you are affected by this or any of the issues raised in the article and need…

Rethinking our Justice System: Understanding Abolition in the UK

By Hajera Begum

Terms like “Defund the Police” and, indeed “abolition” have been pushed into the mainstream. Activists have been building around it for years. But what does…

Princess narratives or fables of female suppression? What stories are we passing on to our young?

By Mariya bint Rehan

I am, by nature, a chronic over thinker. There are few things this has ever served me well in, and in my most recent role…

14 beauty products that are worth the hype 

By Zeynab Mohamed

There are a lot of beauty products, like a lot a lot and navigating a starting point can be a minefield. Add the explosion of…

Hustles + Hobbies: Pottery with Firdaws Clotaire

By Selina Bakkar

At Amaliah, we’ve started a series talking to women who are championing the art of hobbies. We’ve spoken to Esra Alhamal about the art of…

Remembering our Loved Ones: Duas You Can Make For The Deceased

By Amaliah Team

When a loved one returns back to Allah it is undeniable that we experience a range of emotions under grief, it has felt especially hard…

Save a life, save mankind: British Islamic Medical Association putting this verse into action

By Amaliah Team

From what started off as just an idea, now in its eighth consecutive year, BIMA Lifesavers is an annual project uniting healthcare professionals and students…

How Islam Can Help Us Tackle Climate Change

By Amaliah Team

There is no doubt that climate change is a serious problem but understanding and knowing how to tackle this universal issue can feel very overwhelming.…

Duas for Your Parents from the Qur’an and Sunnah

By Amaliah Team

Parents hold a very high status in Islam. Throughout the Qur’an, Allah commands us to honour and serve our parents and to show kindness and…

Unlearning to hate ourselves: why we need to have more mature conversations about faith

By Mariya bint Rehan

It was shortly after I began looking into Islam beyond what I had passively absorbed as a child that I made the realisation that religion…

Your current hardship was tailored exactly for you by Allah

By Zimarina Sarwar

Earlier this week, a stack of letters dropped through my front door. Rifling through them, I saw some formal-looking envelopes, “To the homeowner,” some pizza…

Prophet Muhammad’s ﷺ Daily Routine: Forgotten Sunnahs to Implement in Your Life

By Amaliah Team

Daily routines have become a huge topic of discussion in recent years. It feels like we’re constantly being bombarded with different advice on how we…

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Finding Strength through Words of Wisdom

By Aaisha Mukhtar

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was a master of eloquent speech. With a few short statements, he would deliver so much wisdom that are still remembered over…

The Skin Series: Living with Acne

By Aisha Ife

As part of a new series, we are inviting budding photographers and seasoned professionals alike to submit a photo series to feature on Amaliah. This…

8 Muslim Sex Educators and resources

By Amaliah Team

For this piece, we’ve listed some of our fav Muslim sex educators and compiled them in one link-galore post. We have also listed podcasts and…

Hustles + Hobbies: Documentary making and painting with Nur Hannah Wan

By Selina Bakkar

      At Amaliah, we’ve started a series talking to women who are championing the art of hobbies. We’ve spoken to Esra Alhamal about…

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Women in the Qur’an: What Asiyah Can Teach Us About Standing Up Against Injustice

By Rumaysa

The Qur’an is not an arbitrary book that we read and store in an adorned cover on a pretty shelf. The Qur’an is a book…

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7 Hijab-Friendly Hairdressers in London

By Zeynab Mohamed

After a year or so of at-home treatments, DIY home hair dyes jobs to desperate haircuts. Some pretty decent and some absolute disasters, it’s finally…

What Butterflies, the Quran and comfort zones taught me about self growth

By Hiba Khan

Just like a plant cannot grow to its full potential when it lacks room for its roots to anchor into and spread out from, neither…

What if we were all one colour? The Blue Series by Lakshmi Hussain

By Amaliah Team

 “The Blue Series is a series of portraits and it’s mostly women which enables me to explore the world around me. Our world is incredibly…

Hustles + Hobbies: Jewellery Design with Brooke Benoit

By Brooke Benoit

At Amaliah, we’ve started a series talking to women who are championing the art of hobbies. We’ve spoken to Esra Alhamal about the art of…