For Those Who Have Lost Loved Ones: Riding the waves of grief

By Zimarina Sarwar

Feeling endless heartbreak after loss is natural, normal and not in opposition to eeman. When it comes to grief, the triggers are everywhere, from a joke…

Intimacy in marriage: 9 things we can learn from the Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh)

By Chantal Blake

I’ve never thought of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) as a lover.  A lover of God, yes. But as a lover, lover? …

A Bread Recipe For Real Life that actually worked for me!

By Aiysha Malik

  Can we take a moment to talk about baking bread at home? The ultimate in homemade comfort, nothing will make you seem more like…

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9 truths to tell my daughter about her period and body

By Chantal Blake

Women are often inadequately taught about their bodies, and the older I get the more frustrating I find this problem. The piecemeal education we receive from…

Quick looks: The wooden mosque of Kruszyniany, Poland

By Israa Abid

  The diversity of Islam can be seen in our beautiful architecture and places of worship around the world; this week we are looking at…

9 Mood boosting tips that work for me, from de-cluttering to getting creative!

By Maria Dee

(Please note these are not substitutes for those of us who may need professional support and diagnosis for mental health illnesses. These are tips on…

Parenting in a Pandemic: Heartfelt advice from one mother to other Muslim parents

By Mariya bint Rehan

We all remember where we were, not so much when we first heard about it – another respiratory virus occurring on the fringes of our…

The Accordion Book: on Dala’il al-Khayrat, Spiritual Muscles, and the Muslim Cosmos

By N.A. Mansour

Feature Image: Christies.com    Bless the Prophet Muhammad, the Prophet of Mercy and the leader of the Ummah. Bless our father Adam and our mother…

6 Evidence Based Study Hacks That Will Help You Study Better

6 Evidence Based Study Hacks That will help you study

By Humairah Kapadia

Studying and learning is hard and can be tedious. I get it.  I’ve been there- with countless days of having little to no motivation to…

11 Self-Care tips and habits for PMS symptoms

By Ashiya Mendheria

Watch our short video on Ashiya’s article here: View this post on Instagram PMS IS NOT A LIE 📣 – Here are 6 of 11…

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…

The Grand Trunk Project – British South-Asians Celebrating faith diversity after the 1947 partition

By Thahira Khatun

The Grand Trunk Project is a UK-wide project, funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government, that was launched in 2017 to bring British…

Spirituality & Social Media: 6 points to consider on being ‘famous’ and Muslim

By Shazia Ahmad

This article was originally published on Al Madina Institute, with the contributors permission we have published it on Amaliah In our day and age it…

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What hobbies are trending this year?

By Selina Bakkar

One thing we love about the Amaliah community is that we are all creative in some way in terms of crafts and getting our hands…

Light, Shadows & Salah: Come to Prayer Come to Success

By Hiba Khan

I am easily distracted. This trait was a hindrance throughout school and my degree, but no doubt the area that this is most detrimental to,…

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…

‘Tis the season to hibernate and withdraw….? A look into managing SAD this Winter

By Zainab Al-Shalchi

As the clocks go back where I live and the nights grow longer with every passing day, it is the time of year many of…

The Moon, Money and Motherhood: Conversations with a New Wave of Muslim Leaders

By Rahma Dutton

What do sighting the moon, purifying your wealth and the postpartum rest period have in common? A strange question, I know, but they are each…

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. We’ve seen some favs, some new recommendations and many have been…

Does reflecting on the beauty of the dunya bring you closer or nearer to Allah?

By Wardah Abbas

As a child, one of the most amazing things I discovered about myself was my deep love for beauty. I never for one moment failed…

Remembering our Loved Ones: 3 Duas You Can Make For The Deceased

By Amaliah Team

2020 has been a difficult year for a lot of us who have experienced the loss of a loved one. So we’ve put together a…

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…

Mindful eating begins before we sit at the dinner table

By Ashiya Mendheria

Mindful eating is nothing new, but in reality, it is so difficult to practice, especially at iftar time during Ramadan, as Ramadan approaches it’s important…

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Grieving in the Prophet’s Mosque

By Anousha Vakani

I have something to say. I think that’s fairly obvious, considering that I’ve taken pen to paper, fingers to keyboard. I backspace fifty times, the…

Table for One: In Praise of Solitude

By Humairah

“By no means all people who live their lives in the absence of company are lonely, while it is possible to experience acute loneliness while…

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The Source of all being: the search for reality…the search for God

By Siddiqa Yusuf

Bismillah – In the Name of God. I present this here as a letter of sorts, written to the ones who are in search of…

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For the Immune system: 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…

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The Forgotten Art of Reading: An English Teachers Guide

By Susan Alnajafi

During the excavation of a sanctuary in ancient Pyrgi, Italy during 1964, three gold plates that date back to 500 BC were found. Although two…

What C.S. Lewis taught me about spirituality and struggle

By Hiba Khan

We all have them. Days and nights, perhaps weeks and months even, during which we feel disillusioned, dejected, numb. When that flame of spirituality and…

Book review: Agenda to change our condition

By Milly Parvin

‘Agenda to change our condition’ is written by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf and Imam Zaid Shakir. It acts as a physical item of the “Zaytuna approach”…

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Letters to Your Younger Self: Your Religion Is Not Your Conflict

By Amaliah Anonymous

Dear younger self, I know you often look in the mirror and wonder who you are. I know you spend countless hours online, searching for…

Letters to your Younger Self: Trust in God’s Blueprint

By Amaliah Anonymous

  Dear Younger self, This is not a story of the past. It is a story of your future, although I’ll try not to include…

On losing a dear friend suddenly…reflections on loss and life

By Amaliah Anonymous

The way life can change instantly is hard to comprehend sometimes. We tend to go through the motions of everyday life and within a split…

Letters to Your Younger Self: Don’t Aspire to Meet the Aspirations of Others

By Amaliah Anonymous

Dear Younger Self, You are enough. You’re seventeen and about to start university. Despite achieving what you have, you remain resentful of yourself. You’re in…

Letters to my Daughter

By Hiba Khan

“you see your face. you see a flaw. how. if you are the only one who has this face.” Nayyirah Waheed ‘Beautiful’ is a word…

Beekeeping: Understanding the God given role of being a guardian of the earth

By Eman Yusuf

Early this year I decided to say yes to more things, so when my friend told me there was a weekend beekeeping course happening near…