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Small Talk Podcast With Hoda Katebi; Can Muslims Exist Consciously in a Capitalist World?

By Amaliah Voices Podcast

We told you we had some new projects coming to the #amaliahvoicespodcast in 2019, and we’re excited to finally be bringing you a brand new…

When She Doesn’t Say Salam Back: The True Virtues of Saying Salam

By Sunday Circles

Whenever we see a fellow Muslim, whether we know her or not, we automatically say “Assalamualaikum”. It’s a simple but profound greeting of Peace that defines…

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My journey towards understanding Muslim Feminism

By Amaliah Anonymous

There seems to be this recurring theme of conflicts I have when it comes to the subject of women in Islam. My gut reflex reaction…

Here’s 5 places to get organic halal meat in the UK

By Maya Areem

We’ve seen the Muslim vegan movement on the rise over the last few years, more recently I have been questioning how halal our meat really…

A letter to my former lover: It seems the only constant in my life is God

By Amaliah Anonymous

It seems the only constant in my life is God. He who has been there since before I met you. I prayed to God that…

Washing away my lightness whilst Disconnecting the blackness within me.

By Munira Hassan

  In order to change the complex issues black woman face in the workplace, black and white women alike must first work towards creating an…

Reflection: Navigating diversity as a White British Muslim Mother

By Sarah Yataghane

Over the last few weeks, I have hidden in the corners of this complex online world, watching narratives unfold and listening tentatively to voices that…

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10 Hair Care Tips for Hijabis

By Amaliah Writes

So after speaking to a number of muslim women who have worn the hijab since the age of puberty, a lot of other discussions went…

Amaliah × Enrol Yourself: 2019 Bursary for their learning accelerator, exclusively for WOC

By Amaliah Writes

What if we told you, all those skills that will propel you into the career you have always wanted was just a button click away?…

Softening a hard heart; a little guide

By Sunday Circles

Looking back, you may reflect that there were periods in your life when you felt close to Allah: you were remembering Him often, you were keeping…

Faith & Friendship: Coming to success together

By Haya Fatima

I didn’t come here of my own accord, and I can’t leave that way. Whoever brought me here will have to take me home.” ― Rumi…

Why more must be done to help young Muslims in the worst year for anti – Muslim hate crime

By The Muslim Diaspora

In a society where Muslims are constantly placed under the lens, examined, picked apart and policed for their views, it can be argued that the…

We speak to a stay at home mother of 5 who took the plunge and went back to studying with Enrol Yourself

By Selina Bakkar

Image: Azra Javed On September the 6th 2018 we announced a bursary open to women of colour, it was a learning accelerator by Enrol Yourself…

A short reflection: Shame

By Another dating Muslimah

It was nineteen years old when I was first shamed for what my Mother considered an expression of my desire for sex. I had returned…

100 opinions on why Muslim women do and don’t change their surnames post marriage

By Amaliah Writes

We wanted to find out what out what the Amaliah community thought of changing surnames after getting married. We had over 160 responses in a…

Pick of the Week: Knee-High Snakeskin Boots

By Zara Azam

With new prints such as zebra and tiger resurfacing it was only inevitable that snakeskin did too. This pair of knee high boots from MANGO…

Justice & Ethics in a capitalistic world: How your spending affects the rich and poor of the world

By Sheeza Shah

Today, accumulated wealth sits in a small number of pockets around the world and the gap between the rich and the poor has widened. More…

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…

Green Deen: Ethical Fashion is more accessible than you think

By Aneesa Malik

It was a mild Autumn afternoon, as we walked along the Old Ford Road, sun-beaten by the last remnants of the scorching summer from the…

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…

Announcement: Amaliah have acquired Halal Gems

By Amaliah Writes

Co-founders of Amaliah: Nafisa Bakkar, Selina Bakkar and founder of Halal Gems: Zohra Khaku   Asalamualaikum and hey! Short story:  It’s been over a year…

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Never Belittle Small Deeds – whatever good you do Allah knows it

By Sunday Circles

ONCE you leave full-time education, it’s easy to feel burdened by the weight of expectations – whether those expectations are placed upon you by others,…

The Muslim community come together for Cadet

By Amaliah Writes

Muslim Twitter has come together to build well for Cadet (Blaine Abdul Cameron Johnson) who tragically passed away on Saturday morning, 9th Feb, news broke…

Watch Interview: The life of a Japanese Imam & his journey to Islam

By Amaliah Writes

Somewhere in Meguro Park in Japan, a Muslim woman takes us on a Sukura tree hunt. In the midst of the park, spring touches the trees,…

In Conversation with Salma El-Wardany: Misogyny, Heritage, & Body Positivity

By Amaliah Writes

Welcome to amaliah.com’s ‘In Conversation With’ series! We’ll be inviting Muslim women on social media from across industries and across the world to have some interesting conversations…

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…

The Proudest Blue by Ibtihaj Muhammad, a children’s book about the beauty of religion & hijab

By Selina Bakkar

It was only last night that I met my tribe and we gathered around mugs of hot tea to take some time out for ourselves,…

Mum Why Are There No Female Prophets? ” Princesses of Paradise & Strong Female Leaders in Islam

By Sumaya Teli

Name two Prophets who didn’t have a father? Hmmm….prophet Adam? Yes awesome! “… aaaaandddd…. I forgot…his name …” Prophet Adam had neither mother not father…

Quebec status of women minister doesn’t think women should wear hijab

By Amaliah Writes

Last year worrying reports were leaked to the media which outlined plans on Quebec restricting religious based clothing for public employees. The plans even came…

“Don’t come to the mosque because you are a fitnah for the men” – A Response

By Hiba Khan

“Scantily clad women everywhere these days, it’s impossible to control ourselves” “Don’t come to the mosque because you are a fitnah for the men” “The…

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…

Living your Islam outside the Mosque

By Zainab Dawood

One of the greatest struggles for Muslims is keeping our Imaan from fluctuating from day to day, one reason for this which pertains particularly to…

The Cost of Conversion: Defining and Illustrating experiences of Islamophobia amongst Female Converts to Islam (FCI)

By Soraya Beg

 ‘Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me!’ (The Christian Recorder of March 1862, Wikipedia). Equally words can devastate and…

6 Recommended reads written by Muslim women

By Ilham Essalih

The year 2018 was a good year of publishing for Muslim women, and 2019 promises to be even better. A few days ago it was…