So life didn’t go to plan…

By Saima Vohra

I remember when I used to sit round in a circle with my friends at secondary school over many lunchtimes mapping out our lives. We…

The appeal court rules a Nikah has no legal standing in British law

By Selina Bakkar

The court of appeal in England has ruled that a nikah is not valid under English law, the judgment was delivered on Friday the 14th…

sisterhood

Shoutout to the sisters ‘ahead’ in the game of life

By Farah Ghouri

FARAH GHOURI Being a Muslim woman in Britain in the 21st Century is far from straightforward. We’re adamantly instructed to stay away from the evil…

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Your Sex Q’s Answered on Episode 4 of Lights On, With Angelica Lindsey Ali

By Amaliah The Podcast

Sex, intimacy and female pleasure within the context of Islam. These aren’t all to often talked about subjects within the muslim community. So we’ve brought…

Advice from the Amalaih community for you…on life

By Amaliah Writes

We took to Instagram at the begining of February to invite the Amaliah community to share their advice with other sisters in the community, there’s…

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Welcome to our brand new series on the Amaliah Podcast, recorded live, by you

By Amaliah The Podcast

Salaam everyone! Welcome to our brand new series on the Amaliah podcast! Through 2020 Amaliah will be hosting  ‘Nights In’ events for our Amaliah community…

The Trauma of Motherhood

By Zainab bint Younus

Motherhood is so beautiful, women are told, even before they have become women. Motherhood is what we are meant for. Motherhood is part and parcel…

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The Responsibility of the Steward

By Zahrah Vawda

The Steward I started 2020 on a plane. With my awareness of the negative effects of air travel on the environment, especially during our current…

24 questions to ask your potential spouse about money

By Amaliah Writes

We already have our list of 53 questions to ask your potential spouse. We thought it was time to get into the particulars, in this edition…

skin care

Your Facial Hair Removal Starter Kit

By Amaliah Glo'

If you’re venturing into the world of facial hair removal, we’ve compiled a list of what you can do to get the job done whilst…

A mother’s role in supporting children through their exams

By Safura Houghton

We are quickly hurtling towards that time of year again when our young people will be tearing their hair out at the thought of impending…

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The year of Hobbies: Knitting with Azeezat Adeola

By Nafisa Bakkar

At Amaliah, we are are calling 2020 the year of fun. A year where we give time to that which gives us joy. We kicked…

Understanding the meaning of Salaam; Quranic Greetings to the Inhabitants of Jannah

By Fadumo Hassan

The Salaam of a Lifetime; Quranic Greetings to the Inhabitants of Jannah Their greeting the Day they meet Him will be, “Peace.” And He has…

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…

This interior designer shares her 5 design tips for your home

By Shahina Style and Form

Your home should tell a story of who you are, and be a collection of what you love.” Nate Berkus, Interior Designer When I’m asked…

Labels

From ‘meek’, ‘pious’, and ‘oppressed’ to ‘fierce’, ‘trailblazing’ and, ‘badass’ – are we too consumed in trying to prove ourselves as Muslim women?

By Hanan

Of course, at Amaliah, we spend every day talking about Muslim women, speaking with Muslim women, collaborating, and receiving messages from Muslim women. It is…

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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Your Sex Q’s Answered on episode 3 of Lights On, with Angelica Lindsey Ali

By Amaliah The Podcast

Sex, intimacy and female pleasure within the context of Islam. These aren’t all to often talked about subjects within the muslim community. So we’ve brought…

Six Ways you Can Help Uyghur Muslims in China, Right Now

By Aisha Taras

For the past few years, prominent news outlets such as The New York Times and The Guardian have been reporting on the surveillance and oppression…

4 books written by Muslim Women, read and reviewed

By Amaliah Anonymous

I am going to introduce you to Four Fabulous Fiction Novels by Muslim Women! If you’re looking for something that isn’t about marriage/family drama/romance/friendship struggles/hilarious…

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Dr HANX: The 13 contraceptive options

By Dr. Hanx

  We talk to our resident Doctor, Dr. Hanx on different topics, relatable to all of you HANX guys and girls. No nonsense, educational posts…

Losing the Love of My Life & Finding My Love for Allah

By Sabreen Naziri

Do you ever think about that pivotal moment when everything changed in your life?  That one significant moment in time where up was no longer…

Overcoming my trials and tribulations for salaah

By Tahmina Begum

As Muslims, we are taught that prayer is a part of our five pillars and essential for a Muslim lifestyle. Duas are a key part…

Racing Against the Speed of Life

By Afaf Asad

I sometimes feel like the silly kid on a beach with a shovel and a dream to find water, knowing that the ocean is right…

Brothers, Hear our voices. We mean no harm, an open letter.

By Amaliah Anonymous

Dear Brothers and Sisters, I noticed a debate ensue on Muslim Twitter, and have read every one of your comments regarding the type of women…

5 Ways to Stay on Track with Your Health and Fitness Goals this year

By Maryam.

It’s the same old story, we’ve been here before; an unused gym membership, another failed diet and another attempt at building that elusive ‘willpower’ that…

Become more financially responsible by saving well

By Uneesa Zaman

I’ve been a student (a pennywise student at that), I’ve lost money, I’ve gained money, invested money (wisely and some less so) and throughout it…

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…

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…

5 ways journaling helped my emotional & mental health 

By Seeds of Selma

My journey with journaling started 5 years ago. I experienced some life changes, and with these changes, I found myself feeling often lost, sad, lonely,…

9 productive ways to lift your mood at the beginning of the year

By Maria Dee

(Please note these are not substitutes for those of us who may need professional support for mental health illnesses.) At times, your emotions have a…

Struggling to connect with the Quran? Tried Quran journalling?

By Hiba Khan

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…

A look back at #muslimtwitter from 2019

By Selina Bakkar

New to #Muslimtwitter then truly you’ve been missing out and I don’t say that lightly. Life can be heavy and hearty and we all need…

Self discovery: an Islamic perspective for 2020

By Noor Majid

With the explosion of self-love and self-discovery talk across the internet, I started to notice a pattern across the board. Islam is known to be…

Find Out How to get your book published with the Amaliah podcast

By Amaliah The Podcast

Amaliah had the pleasure of collaborating with Waterstones Gower Street for our premiere live event, Amaliah x Waterstones Presents; How To Get Published. Chaired by…

an 8 point guide to setting your new year new me goals

By Nafisa Bakkar

I used to hate the end of the year, I had a sense of dread, disappointment and deep feelings of inadequacy. Feeling like I hadn’t…