Maternal Ambivalence: Notes on Motherhood, Abortion and Regret

By Fatima Ahdash

Within conversations on motherhood, both private and public, the theme of regret has a preponderate, if quietly stifling, presence. Although research has long demonstrated that…

10 things to consider if you’re writing your first piece for Amaliah

By Amaliah Team

We are passionate about ensuring that Amaliah continues to surface the many voices of Muslim women on Amaliah.com.  We also recognise that it may be…

How India is hurtling towards a genocide against Muslims

By Rahima Begum

Since the 2014 emergence of Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government, India has seen a significant number of changes. Alongside a growing economy, a…

Anti-Blackness and Islamophobia in Tech: Under the gaze of online surveillance

By Vanessa Taylor

In June , I participated in a RightsCon panel titled “Big Tech’s Muzzle on Muslims” where panelists discussed tech’s role in the global War on…

11 Services to turn to if you are experiencing abusive behaviour in your home

By Selina Bakkar

Whether this list is for you or a friend I believe that if we share it widely someone will benefit from this list. If you…

Grenfell Tower: How the Victims’ Identities Affected Their Fate

By Idman Omar

It’s a Wednesday. An ordinary summers night. Not even a beep from a fire alarm. Screams. A blazing fire suddenly breaks out on the fourth…

11 Duas for Wealth, Provision, Debt Relief & Other Money Problems

By Amaliah Team

The duas listed have been researched and sourced from the Quran and Sunnah. The Prophet ﷺ told us: “Tie your camel and put your trust in Allah.”  Tying our camels when it comes to rizq (sustenance) and…

Make the most of Dhul Qa’dah, the 11th month of the Islamic Year

By Amaliah Team

Dhul Qa’dah is the 11th month of the Islamic (lunar) calendar and one of the four sacred months mentioned in the Qur’an and hadith: “Indeed,…

“Leadership applies to us all…it begins within our homes.” – An interview with Zainab bint Younus

By Shaheen Sardar

Interviewer Shaheen took time out to interview Zainab bint Younus, a Canadian Muslim woman who writes on Muslim women’s issues, gender related injustice in the Muslim…

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20 UK staycation spots for you to get away to

By Amaliah Team

This article was originally written and published in 2020 Every now and then we like to pick the brains of our amazing Amaliah community for…

50 pieces of advice to your younger Muslim self- From the Amaliah community

By Amaliah Team

We know when it comes to ‘big sis’ energy the Amaliah community has got our back, whenever we ask for advice there’s deen, there’s dunya,…

Ms Marvel’s Iman Vellani on being Marvel’s first Muslim superhero

By Furvah Shah

It’s not every day you hear of a Pakistani, Muslim woman as a leading character in a hit TV show, and it’s even rarer to…

Reflections of being at Oxford University: If home ultimately lies with Him, then isn’t home everywhere?

By Safah Ahmed

After two years of being back in East London, I finally returned to Oxford a week ago to graduate. It felt strange to go back…

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

By Amaliah Team

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…

We answer 9 FAQs about the vagina, from discharge to vaginal dryness

By Amaliah Team

Our vagina is often exposed to an awful lot without us realising. Growing up, if you weren’t educated well on the human anatomy, and didn’t feel…

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…

The bring in brought to you by Halal Gems Recommendations

By Halal Gems

So what’s the motive? We are starting a new segment where we are bringing all of our Halal Gems content over to you here. Halal…

11 Verses & Duas for Shifaa (Healing)

By Amaliah Team

The Prophet ﷺ said: “Allah did not send down any disease but that he also sent down the cure.” In many ahadith, the Prophet ﷺ…

A look at the absence of God from the contemporary wave of spirituality

By Sara Kadir

A woman sits cross-legged, poised, shoulders back, her eyes closed and a smile on her face. It’s a smile just wide enough to indicate that…

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When to fast outside of Ramadan: A list of sunnah days

By Anousha Vakani

The Prophet (ﷺ) shared with us the many rewards of fasting. For example, he (ﷺ) said: ‘A worshipper does not fast a day for the…

Motherhood on the Move: Lessons from a modern-day urban nomad

By Sabia Ali

Throughout my life, both as a child and later as a mother, I have lived across different continents, cultures and climates.  I am what I…

Hustles + Hobbies with #GirlOnAMountainBike Iman

By Selina Bakkar

At Amaliah, we’ve started a series talking to women who are championing the art of hobbies. We’ve spoken to Esra Alhamal about the art of…

Why Muslim Prisoners Need our Support

By Nejma collective

The Nejma Collective began forming in the summer of 2020 amidst the Black Lives Matter uprisings and in response to global conversations about what a…

Five Muslim Women’s Podcasts to Add to Your Playlist

By Safah Ahmed

  A few years ago, in a desperate attempt to regain some time and mental peace, I deleted most of my social media accounts. While…

Joe Wicks & Me: What it’s like growing up with a parent struggling with a mental disorder

By Rambling Rambler

Joe Wicks’ recent documentary, ‘Facing My Childhood’, has been praised for its bravery in tackling a taboo topic head on; the impact of parental mental…

amaliah camping

The beginner’s guide to camping in the UK

By Black girls camping trip

In 2019, 9.3 million Brits either went camping or caravanning and in a post Covid reality, domestic tourism is becoming a more realistic option for…

What Muslims can (re)learn from Japanese culture: Reflections from Japonisme by Erin Niimi Longhurst

By Shirine El Zaatari

Every Ramadan, my family and I would gather eagerly around the TV to catch the latest episode of Khawater, a popular TV series that aired…

What I learnt from Rozan, the Syrian mother living in lebanon

By Zafirah Mohamed Zein

With a tough year dwindling to a close, I asked myself what I wanted to carry with me into 2018. What from the days prior…

Fasting diet

The anti-ageing effects of fasting: Autophagy

By Ashiya Mendheria

  With the prevalence of intermittent fasting, scientific studies on the health benefits of fasting is a growing phenomenon. As Muslims, our foremost intention for…

Self-Worth: Capitalism vs Consciousness

By MyQuranSerenity

This world trains us to feel like our value as humans is tied to our achievements, status and acquisitions. From career titles to the size…

Prophet Muhammad’s ﷺ Daily Routine: Forgotten Sunnahs to Implement in Your Life

By Amaliah Team

Daily routines have become a huge topic of discussion in recent years. It feels like we’re constantly being bombarded with different advice on how we…

Book Review – Fiqh of Social Media: Timeless Principles for Navigating the Digital Age

By Heraa Hashmi

Aftering reading the late Neil Postman’s Amusing Ourselves to Death and spending a few months away from Twitter, it was a stroke of serendipity that…

Keeping the Ramadan vibe alive starting with Shawwal fasts

By Sunday Circles

So Shawwal is almost here, Ramadan is over….where do we go from here?  How do we, should we, react? There are many reactions we can have…

How Ramadan and Eid have been hijacked by capitalism

By Shamima Noor

‘Oh Children of Adam, take your adornment at every Masjid, and eat and drink, but be not excessive. Indeed he likes not those who commit…

Slow living as a spiritual exercise

By Safah Ahmed

Since the pandemic, it seems like a lot of us have begun to re-evaluate the pace of our lives. More people than ever are changing…

Introducing Alafia Project: A Black Muslim Mental Health Project

By Black Muslim Forum

Black mental health through history  The book ‘The Protest Psychosis: How Schizophrenia Became a Black Disease’, written by psychiatrist Jonathan Metzl and published in 2010,…