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.…

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…

It Is Our Faith That Heals Us – Dealing With Tragedies From An Islamic Perspective

By Sania Malik

A reflection on New Zealand, with lessons for us all no matter the tragedy. I’ve never been a religious person. Growing up in a religious…

Open the doors of healing: Healthy healing after an abusive relationship

By Sumi

Whether it is coercion, control, physical violence or verbal abuse, we can all comprehend the plight of the survivor and their need for advice; their…

Two teenagers start a non-profit organisation to increase books with female Muslim characters in libraries

By Selina Bakkar

Mena and Zena Nasiri, aged 14 and 16 respectively are two American Muslim girls from Michigan who love to read but found themselves struggling to…

Struggling to connect with the Quran? Tried Quran journalling?

By Amaliah Anonymous

Nothing in the entire universe is as potent, precious or powerful as the words of the Divine. No other words have the power to tear…

Why my husband stays at home and I choose to bring home the halal bacon

By Ghyda Senussi

Five years ago I got married to the most wonderful man after meeting a selection of pretty horrible men, some who had no shame in…

What’s on at #Streeteatsfest 2019?

By Halal Gems

Get your wrist bands to benefit from discounts on food We decided that we’d add a little Amaliah flavour to the recently acquired Halal Gems. We…

Contraception, PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) & cultural taboos: The spectrum of perceptions

By Hanna Johara Dokal

Sitting in the consultation room, I wondered what the news was going to be. Will I be able to have children? Is there anything that…

Does history sit on our plates? We talk food & heritage at #streeteatsfest

By Halal Gems

When I think about my own history and how I translate it to my children, often the two things that come to mind are language and…

Event at #streeteatsfest: The rise of Asma Khan & Darjeeling Express London

By Amaliah Writes

Entry to #streeteatsfest 2019 is FREE To get discounts on food, please purchase a wrist band on the day or now Access to events are…

Amaliah Shorts: How does one truly succeed without failing?

By Suad Kamardeen

I used to be a perfectionist with an immense fear of failure; these traits made it difficult for me to admit my mistakes. People also…

Storytelling & Drumming this Sunday for Kids at #streeteatsfest event

By Selina Bakkar

This Easter weekend at our Halal Gems #streeteatsfest we’ve got a treat for families with children. Who doesn’t love a good storyteller? Well, we’ve got…

Patriarchy in the Quran & Sunnah, female scholarship and self-love: in conversation with The Salafi Feminist

By Ashiya Mendheria

If there is anyone on social media that makes me think about my presence as a Muslim woman in this world, it is Zainab bint…

Feeling low? Can’t put your finger on it? Here’s a few things on what it could be

By Halima Nawaz

Ep 7 of the Amaliah Voices podcast touched on the pitfalls of self-diagnosed depression. To recap briefly, Selina talked about how she was feeling exceptionally…

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A guide to avoiding the inheritance of harmful parenting

By Neymat Raboobee

A quick bit of context: this article is written examining the cultural norms and traditions which occur in the typical South African Indian household, specifically…

How Weight Training Helped Me Recover From My C-Section

By Maryam Akram

  Weight training may be the last thing on your mind after a caesarean section – walking safely to the bathroom or getting out of…

It takes a village to raise a child ~ How are you building it?

By Safura Houghton

It takes a village to raise a child ~ Proverb. In the modern context ‘village’ for us means a community of people interacting with children…

Minorities in Education Interviews: What was your experience like?

By Amani Master

Sometimes you don’t realise how accustomed you have become to a certain lifestyle until you are plonked into a totally different one. The environment and…

Beauty in the Sun! 6 tips and 7 products

By Sukaina Haidar

The sun has finally come out in all its glory shining down upon us vitamin D deficient Britons! Some may say it’s too hot as…

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NUS elects New Muslim Female President ZamZam Ibrahim

By Amaliah Writes

Congratulations are in order for Zamzam Ibrahim, who has just been elected as the new National Union of Students at the National Conference 2019. She’s…

Watch: Tackling Body Image and Beauty Standards with Sahar Arrayeh

By Amaliah Writes

Women come in all shapes and sizes, yet often mainstream media doesn’t always celebrate that. Check out Sahar Arrayeh’s exclusive video for International Women’s Day,…

Amaliah shorts: The Glorification of Interracial Marriage

By Safura Houghton

Amaliah short reads Ever since I married my white English revert husband, I noticed a difference in the way many Muslims spoke to me/approached me,…

How Much Do We Know About the Courage of Summayyah Bint Khayat (RA)?

By Sunday Circles

There’s probably someone in your family or circle of friends called Sumayyah – their namesake was a great Sahabiah (companion) of the Prophet (PBUH) and this is her…

5 reasons why we are tested

By Sunday Circles

Why are we tested?  This is a very common question from Muslims, people of other faiths, or no faith – so it’s important to reflect on…

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The Dehumanisation of Muslims and Why Islamophobia isn’t a Phobia | Small Talk Ep.2 In With Suhaiymah M. Khan

By Amaliah Voices Podcast

We’re back with our much anticipated second episode of Small Talk – a podcast digest at Amaliah Voices that will answer some hard hitting questions on some…

Alaa Salah, know her name, The women in the images of Sudans uprising

By Selina Bakkar

I have no words, so I poured my heart out with paint. Wishing a million times I could be there on the frontlines with my…

Allah’s 99 names: Al-Raqeeb He Who Observes All

By NWLP Sisters Circle

  Though you do not see Him, know that He sees you… Al-Raqeeb is the One who is All-Observant, but there is more to this…

4 ways watching Ertugrul made me a better Muslim: True fame is being known amongst the Angels

By Amaliah Anonymous

Ertugrul is the Turkish series which has been dubbed as the Netflix’s “Game of Thrones Rival”. Set in the 13th century, it shows the life…

How to navigate being made redundant at work

By Tasneem Sharrem

Putting pressure on ourselves each new year to be better than a crappy previous year is something we can do unthinkingly despite knowing that life…

How to phrase “no boxed gifts” in 4 ways

By Amaliah Anonymous

No boxed gifts – the not so subtle term that can be found on wedding invites that implies presents should be in the form of…

Guide to travelling to Shanghai for Muslims by a Muslim living there

By K.T. Lynn

  I never wanted to move to China. When my husband first told me that we were moving to China, the fear of the unknown…

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…