Mourning lost relationships – realising and reconciling myself with the emotional ramifications

By Amaliah Anonymous

Towards the end of lockdown, I decided to take advantage of my state-permitted time outside and go on a walk every day – I desperately…

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…

How to make bone broth and what’s the hype about?

By Ashiya Mendheria

With the popularity of the Palaeolithic diet which purports the diet of our hunter-gatherer ancestors, bone broth has made a great comeback, strutting its incredible…

Anti-black racism

100 Black British Muslims step forward to share experiences of anti-black racism in and out the muslim community in a report by Black Muslim forum

By Black Muslim Forum

“During Ramadhan my local mosque would usually tell me to pray at the back with other fellow Black Muslims”– Anti-Black racism in the UK ummah…

The Christchurch attack makes me realise: We Need to teach EVERYONE where they come from

By A.H. Duale

Hearing the tragic news about the 50 people murdered in Christchurch,  I decided to look into the callous killer who documented his murder rampage on…

Conservative Hijab

How the Turban Hijab Became a Symbol of the Modern Muslim Woman

By Afia Ahmed Chaudhry

  From a once hidden and repressed vessel of the Orient supposedly waiting to be explored and discovered, to adorning covers of Vogue and defying…

Amaliah presents: Beauty Monologues – in partnership with Dove × Refinery29

By Amaliah Team

How do you see yourself? Have you ever felt beautiful? This article is in partnership with Dove x Refinery29 find out more about their work…

50 books: What’s on bookshelves and library borrow lists in the Amaliah community?

By Amaliah Team

We asked the Amaliah Community what their recommended reads for the year ahead were and we’ve seen some favs, some new recommendations and many have…

6 ways to look after your mental health when you’re working from home

By Muslim Youth Helpline

Sponsored Post Working from home has its perks right? Free coffee, working from your bed, perhaps feeling more independent. But it can also present challenges…

Mental Health Awareness: 14 pieces you might have missed

By Amaliah Team

It is mental health awareness week from the 14th to the 20th May, an incredibly important date in our calendar, at Amaliah, as raising awareness…

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…

5 Ways everyone can advocate for mental health awareness

By Sakinah Kaiser

All Voices Count in the Muslim Mental Health Movement “Your lived experience is needed.” https://twitter.com/sbennettforshaw/status/801217028937945088 This is part of a quote tweeted by the Depression…

The Brown Hijabi’s resource guide for understanding White Supremacy & Disinvesting from anti-blackness for South Asians and Non-Black POC

By Amaliah Team

As the term “People of Colour” has become more embedded in everyday vocabulary over the years, moments like now show us that there must be…

Muslim Mental health: The services and organisations you can contact

By The Lantern Initiative

With mental health and illness awareness on the rise knowing where to turn to can be tricky. There are a range of services available that…

The Whitewashing of Empire and History Within British Schools

By Asia Khatun

For centuries, British schools have taught children about the glories of Empire, inevitably shaping how generations have grown up to perceive it, the countries it…

On being Somali: Not black enough, not Muslim enough

By Fahima Hersi

Being a Somali woman in the West is not easy. From trying to explain to the black guy you’ve been sitting next to in class…

staycation spots

16 UK staycation spots for you to get away to this Autumn

By Amaliah Team

Every now and then we like to pick the brains of our amazing Amaliah community for inspiration on everything from skincare tips to goal-setting hacks.…

podcast

Two Sense Podcast; How To Think Like A White Man

By The Amaliah Podcast

Salaam everyone! On this week’s episode of Two Sense on the Amaliah Podcast, Nafisa flags up Nels Abbey’s book ‘Think Like A White Man’ as…

The importance of documenting Muslim women in history and now: Honouring the Leadership Legacy of Queen Amina of Zaria

By Wardah Abbas

Recent developments concerning the unearthing of women figures in Muslim history have shown the importance of documenting the histories of Muslim women of the past…

“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…

boabab tree

Founder of UpEffect Sheeza Shah: Battling Poverty, Crowdfunding & Conscious Consuming

By Amaliah Team

  Sheeza Shah is the Founder and CEO of UpEffect, a crowdfunding and support platform for companies improving the planet and human lives. UpEffect. “At…

wfhpodcast

WFH Podcast; Why ‘packaging’ a message is just as important as the message itself.

By The Amaliah Podcast

We already know how important effective communication is. The messages, the products and services we put out into the world fall flat if they aren’t…

Zero Waste September: Top tips to do a little better in recycling

By Amaliah Team

It is Zero Waste Week this week! Taking place from 3-7th September. Zero Waste Week is a grassroots campaign, working toward raising awareness of the environmental…

7 Recommended Gardening & Horticulture reads

By Hafsah Hafeji

love learning about our innate connection to nature, how we can benefit from it physically, mentally, and spiritually, and the power it holds to change…

Missing in plain sight: Who are the Afro-Arabs and where are they in the world?

By Aisha Yusuff

Following the rise of #BlackLivesMatter protests around the world, many non-Black POC with dark skins are questioning the validity of these protests in their communities…

socialmedia

WFH Podcast; Living through a pandemic and an era of social media, when will we know the real world again?

By The Amaliah Podcast

  Do you know how deep the iceberg goes?… We’re 6 months into a pandemic, people have been confined to their homes and only in…

It’s hard being single, but I’ve learned, it’s harder neglecting the potential we hold within ourselves

By Zara Din

It could be argued that Women are complicated creatures who intrigue the minds of every single person they meet. Their parents, teachers, students, colleagues, friends…

Is it time to record our experiences at the mosque as Muslim women?

By Haleema Akhtar

I remember encountering my first ever protest at a mosque and leaving the space feeling disheartened. In a place where the remembrance of God should…

Ever Considered writing your own nikah contract? How about a prenup?

By Mahin Ibrahim

Nearly two years ago, my sister and I sat across from her divorce lawyer. It was our first time hiring a lawyer and I had…

lightsonpodcast

Episode 1 of Lights on: Features Angelica Lindsay Ali AKA The Village Aunty

By The Amaliah Podcast

Sex, intimacy and female pleasure within the context of Islam. These aren’t all too often talked about subjects within the muslim community. Amaliah.com are excited…

smalltalk

Small Talk With Dr. Azeezat Johnson: How Do We Resist And Exist Within White Power Structures?

By The Amaliah Podcast

“There is no conversation about Islamophobia in today’s society without thinking about wider structures of anti-blackness, and how Islamophobia has been built from those…caring for…

smalltalkpodcast

Small Talk With Muna + Munadiah: What Has Race and Religion Got To Do With The Climate Crisis?

By The Amaliah Podcast

“The global North does provide some solutions to the climate crisis – carbon offsetting and technology to mitigate the climate crisis, but a lot of…

small talk podcast

Small Talk With Suhaiymah M. Khan: The Dehumanisation of Muslims and Why Islamophobia isn’t a Phobia

By The Amaliah Podcast

“So we would think that being British is perhaps a citizenship – an identity, that perhaps if you have a passport then you are British…but…

A Two Sense Podcast *special* : “and we made you in pairs” ; Marriage In The Muslim Community

By The Amaliah Podcast

Marriage in the Muslim community. We know, it’s a loaded term these days.  If you’re a regular listener of our fortnightly Two Sense podcast series, in…

We want to hear about your views on representation and advertising

By Amaliah Team

We want to hear from the Amaliah community about your views on representation and advertising specifically about the December holiday period. Amaliah are working together…

How to talk to your kids about not watching the new Mulan movie

By Aiysha Malik

Article originally published here …Or How To Unpack The Experience If You’ve Already Seen It. It’s not the way you expected it to go. After…