This Mosque based treatment centre helps Muslim addicts

By Amaliah Writes

The Zulu Islamic Treatment Institute is a Muslim focussed drug treatment centre which aims to rehabilitate drug addicts using a faith centred approach. Based at…

The Weekender: Pick Your Own Veg and The World’s Largest Inflatable Obstacle Course

By Halal Gems

The HG Weekender List – things to do this weekend in London from exhibitions on food and AI to the world’s largest obstacle course and…

6 London Parks you can have a bbq in

By Amaliah Writes

August bank holiday is upon us and is it really a bank holiday if there is no BBQ? Whether it’s a date for two or…

Why I don’t need ‘that’ dotty summer dress…

By Mariya bint Rehan

I first laid eyes on her as I was guiltily watching a shallow and inane YouTube blog in the few minutes that I caught between…

Five ways to gain new skills in your career

By Nafisah Atcha

It is true what they say, learning doesn’t end the moment you leave school. In fact, I found the opposite to be true. We are…

Book Review: What they don’t tell you about being single

By Suad Kamardeen

Tumi Olaoshun, a 30-year-old history teacher from Edgeware, tells an incredibly relatable tale of being single in 2018. Olaoshun, who has published her first book,…

Taffakur: Purposeful reflection will lead us to Allah

By Sunday Circles

Allah has given human beings the capability of thinking and reasoning. It is this ability which makes humans different from animals and enables them with…

“Let the Qur’an be Springtime of my heart”: How I try to do this explained

By Selina Bakkar

“…I am invoking You [Allah] by all the names that You call Yourself, that You have taught to anyone in Your creation, that You have…

How Symbolic is the colour green in Islam? The science of light and colour

By Sisters Magazine

Islam has long been associated with the colour green. Green was our beloved Messenger’s (SAW) favourite colour to wear and he (SAW) was buried in…

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…

Muslims and Mortgages; The theory vs. reality

By Nafisa Bakkar

Growing up, I never knew much about interest and it’s rulings on our finance within the framework of Islam. But in time I saw Islam…

How I started praying 5 times a day – seeing Salah as a spiritual getaway

By Khadeejah Badru

Praying can sometimes feel like a huge task, at times praying 5 times a day can for some feel like a distant ambition. Especially for…

Difficult conversations: The importance of bathing the deceased

By Unzela Khan

  Any mistakes in the facts of this article are due to my own shortcomings and I ask for forgiveness if I have stated anything…

Two “Muslim media” companies outed as Counter-Terrorism Home Office projects

By Amaliah Writes

Who gets to speak as a Muslim woman? According to the Home Office, anyone. Last week the Middle East Eye published the story of This…

Cycle Sisters, the initiative getting Muslim women on their bikes!

By Amaliah Writes

This month we shed light on the initiative that is encouraging us to cycle! Sarah Javaid founder of Cycle Sisters answers some questions from us, Cycle…

DISPLACED: A photo story about Syrian refugees “If they knew Syrian people they wouldn’t want to let us go”

By Noor and Zee

“What would you like to say to anyone with a negative view of refugees coming to the UK?” ‘If they knew Syrian people, they wouldn’t…

Nine things I’ve learnt from reading the autobiography of Malcolm X

By Kawthar

I’ve been re-reading a lot of my old favourites this summer. I believe our perception of a text is tainted by our beliefs, values and…

New to Photography? Best Places to go in London for a photo-walk

By A.A

As an amateur photographer, London has become my playground- so many secrets streets filled with hidden gems. So get excited because I’ve comprised a list…

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TWO SENSE *SPECIAL PODCAST* | “…and we made you in pairs.”; Marriage In The Muslim Community

By Sara

Welcome to our first ‘TWO SENSE’ , special episode on the #amaliahpodcast!! Selina, Nafisa and Sara are sitting down to hash out and unpack interviews that…

How I encourage myself to remember Allah as a busy student

By Imaan Asim

As students, we are always busy with never ending exams, all the extracurriculars we’ve signed up for to boost our UCAS and spending time socialising!…

Money problems? In debt? Here is an explainer of how Allah’s Rizq Works

By Sunday Circles

There are some wonderful lessons that we can draw from this single verse in in the Qur’an – Surah Talaq, ayah 3 – relating to…

5 lessons from the story of Hijra that help me towards ‘home’

By Afaf Asad

When the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) introduced Islam to Mecca, his city of origin, he faced an unprecedented wave of backlash. Both he and…

‘Jinn’ The movie- An Ode to the Black Muslim Woman in Film

By Adama Munu

Adama Munu touches on how trailblazing Nijlah Mu’min’s directorial feature film ‘Jinn’ is an ode to the Muslim presence within the ‘Black Renaissance’ in film.…

#Knifefree Chicken boxes are being rolled out by the Home Office

By Selina Bakkar

This week the UK Home Office announced their latest attempt to tackle knife crime. The official Home Office Twitter account announced the release of 321,000 branded…

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A 3 Step Skin Care Routine For The Win

By Amaliah Writes

When my circle starts speaking about skincare, I fight for a place to spew the fact that I spent a lot of the time I…

Social Justice begins in our kitchens: Tips on how to reduce food waste

By Ashiya Mendheria

Food waste is an undeniably huge problem in the UK. We are extremely blessed to have access to food 24/7, from supermarkets, restaurants and drive-throughs.…

10 easy ways to start exercising today

By The Fit Hijabi

Some people don’t have the drive, or are too busy, to go to the gym, but these are little things you can do to make…

Non-patriarchal readings and male ownership of the Quran; An afternoon with Asma Barlas

By Tahmina Begum

Amaliah are not in partnership with New Horizons and do not endorse them. The views of our contributors in articles do not reflect those of…

“Why Boris Johnson’s Eid message is one we don’t need”

By Amaliah Writes

As Muslims around the world celebrated Eid Al Adha this year, Boris Johnson put out his first Eid message as the UK’s Prime Minister which…

“You are a UNICEF ambassador for peace, and you’re encouraging nuclear war…”

By Selina Bakkar

Feature Image: Ayesha Malik Indian actress and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra was confronted at BeautyCon for her public support for the Indian army, Chopra…

Short reads: My secret women only safe space in Hampstead heath…

By Ella Linskens

Hampstead Heath Ladies Pond. I walk through its gates – branded by signs declaring ‘women only’ – and enter the idyllic forest enclave. Open since…

The Importance of Recognising the Socio-Economic Context for women on requesting their god given financial rights

By Fatima Ahdash

Over the last couple of days Muslim Twitter, and more specifically British Muslim Twitter, has been engulfed in yet another round of (the seemingly endless)…

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Amaliah shorts: What are the social implications of Mosques not having women’s sections?

By Rumaisa

Why do some people think it’s alright for mosques not to have a women’s section? Let’s try to understand the historical context of many Muslims…

Breaking down the myth that born Muslims had no journey back to faith and God

By Sultanah Parvin

In the time I have consciously sought to gain closeness to God, I have been acutely aware of some notions that fly around me. They…

Desserts for the novice and expert to try this Eid

By Selina Bakkar

A spot of baking? I can’t bear the thought but I’ve been summoned to bring dessert for the family Eid party! My pineapple idea has…

Mosque Spotlight: Islam & Ecoism – A deeper look at the Cambridge Eco Mosque

By Majida Begum

On Friday the 15th of March, as the Imam of the Cambridge central Mosque said in the khutbah of first Jummuah for this mosque –…