Book recommendations for teenage Muslim girls from Girls of Crescent

By The Girls of Crescent

Two Teenagers Start a Non-Profit Organisation girlsofthecrescent.org. to Increase Books With Female Muslim Characters in Libraries, we’ve highlighted their work before but this time we asked…

Poetry: Open your hands, let God guide you

By Rashida James-Saadiya

Khamasa You spend your days collecting the heaviness of this world unfolding and stitching every ache into the tapestry of your prayer mat In sujood,…

Muslim Mental health: The services and organisation 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…

Vogue accused of glamourising the work of Counter Terrorism workers

By Amaliah Anonymous

A recent article published by British Vogue was called out for glamourising the work of those working in counter terrorism, the article titled  “The Women…

In conversation with Khadeejah B – On starting “The Black Muslim Girl”, self care as ibadah and creating communities

By Selina Bakkar

This week we interviewed Khadeejah, founder of the platform TBMG (The Black Muslim Girl platform) which aims to facilitate discussions filled with love, laughter, and…

What Kerbala Taught me about Healthy Masculinity

By The Rogue Muslim

Growing up, I never questioned that men cried, or needed to cry. It was something that was normal to me. Then, as I grew older…

Understanding and dealing with food cravings – 4 tips

By Ashiya Mendheria

Food cravings can empower you to tune in to your body’s needs, encouraging you to listen and be open. Cravings are often demonised as a…

EVENT Amaliah × Waterstones: How to get your book published

By Amaliah Writes

  We’ve seen the revolution of Muslim women getting published and we want to help get more stories out there. We’ve teamed up with Waterstones,…

This book ‘It’s not about the burqa’ featuring 18 Muslim women is combatting the narrative and we are here for it

By Amaliah Writes

In Feb 2019 the book titled “It’s Not About the Burqa” will be published, and available for purchase from your local Waterstones.  The book which…

Minorities in Education Interviews: What was your experience like?

By Amaani 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…

Catch up this week on the Amaliah Podcasts

By Selina Bakkar

Believe it or not, the first podcast we ever recorded never made the cut, in fact about three have never seen the light of day.…

Five ways to gain new skills in your career

By Nafisah Atcha

It is true what they say, learning doesn’t end the moment you leave school. In fact, I found the opposite to be true. We are…

#JusticeForShukriAbdi Lawyer for the family, Attiq Malik updates the community on the justice the family are seeking

By Selina Bakkar

Update 10th October 2019 11.30am The lawyer representing the family of Shukri Abdi yesterday spoke of the families fight for justice, Attiq Malik the  Director…

Book Review: Centring Black Narrative- Black Muslim Nobles Among the Early Pious Muslims

By Kawthar

Black Muslim Nobles Among the Early Pious Muslims was written by Dawud Walid an African American imam and Ahmed Mubarak an Islamic educator. The aim of this…

Fitness

Exercise Saved me, My Mental Health Journey

By Maz Halima

I have suffered from mental health issues for as long as I can remember. Even in primary school, I just found life too overwhelming. What…

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Life after Death: What Healed the Loss of my Father

By Shabana Khanam

Bismillah. Writing this I feel internally conflicted. Do I really want to share what was some of the most difficult months for me? The time…

Muslim Men, Mental health, and the pressure of expected masculinity

By Tasneem Sharrem

As I was scrolling through Twitter on the weekend, I came across the tragic news of a suicide in the Masjid Al-Haram in Makkah. The…

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…

9 productive ways to lift your mood from the Halal Hippie

By Maria Dee

At times, your emotions have a funny way of being overwhelming and leave you feeling like you’re stuck in a rut, but whilst it’s important…

5 Ways everyone can advocate for mental health awareness

By Sakinah Kaiser

All Voices Count in the Muslim Mental Health Movement “Your lived experience is needed.” https://twitter.com/sbennettforshaw/status/801217028937945088 This is part of a quote tweeted by the Depression…

There’s No Shame In Seeking Help For Your Mental Health

By Amaliah Anonymous

As someone who has always struggled with anxiety, but has only recently accepted it for what it is –  it took a long time for…

Balance – The Forgotten Sunnah needed in a fast paced world

By Uneesa Zaman

To begin, this is an article I’ve been writing, rewriting and reflecting upon since Ramadan (2017) but now we’re in the run up to Ramadan…

To The Non-White Potential Oxbridge Applicants

By Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan

note: – the term BME used in this article is based on UK terminology to refer to members of non-white British communities (who this article…

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Hijabs, Prayer and Alcohol; Islam In the Corporate World

By Raifa Rafiq

I’m a Black Muslim Woman working in a predominantly white secular corporate environment where being a practicing woman of faith has proved to not come…

How to make an all-natural herbal salve in 4 steps

By Katerina Qabaha

Make an all-natural herbal salve that can soothe minor grazes, scratches, insect bites and patches of dry skin. Please note that this article does not replace…

13 Resources and Initiatives on Black Muslim History- From the UK to USA

By Selina Bakkar

Imagery Source Updated in 2019 September: Please feel free to email us if you’d like to nominate a organisation or individual or change the information…

Taffakur: Purposeful reflection will lead us to Allah

By Sunday Circles

Allah has given human beings the capability of thinking and reasoning. It is this ability which makes humans different from animals and enables them with…

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Archiving: Why the Black Muslim Heritage Project is Necessary for our Legacy

By Tanya Muneera Williams

I have been given the gift of time travel when I close my eyes and focus hard enough, I get transported back to a time…

12 Questions with Rapper Neelam Hakeem: Misogynistic Hip-Hop, modesty, and subverting rap culture

By Hanan

Neelam Hakeem is a Seattle born, multi-talented spoken word poet, former medical claims analyst, mother, rapper, and fierce advocate of women’s rights. The rapper moved…

I believe black people need their own United Nations

By Black Muslim Forum

Black people need an international body operating on a global scale that delivers what Malcolm outlined in his basic unity program. Black people need a…

How I empowered myself after being sectioned

By Azeezat Aboderin

In 2010,  I was in my late teens and had been sectioned under the mental health act. I had spent 3 months “under observation”, and…

The Lantern Initiative was born out of a new mothers isolation…

By The Lantern Initiative

With cuts to mental heath services across the UK, community organisations have rushed to support those being failed by the system, The Lantern Initiative is…

‘Jinn’ The movie- An Ode to the Black Muslim Woman in Film

By Adama Munu

Adama Munu touches on how trailblazing Nijlah Mu’min’s directorial feature film ‘Jinn’ is an ode to the Muslim presence within the ‘Black Renaissance’ in film.…

Tributes for 27-year-old BBC journalist Hanna Yusuf who passed away suddenly

By Amaliah Writes

On the 30th of September Hanna Yusuf’s family released a statement which announced the passing of the BBC journalist. Hanna’s passing was sudden and the…

Here’s why some black Muslims feel uncomfortable with Islamic Societies at University

By Suaada Abdulaahi

It wasn’t until I was in my final year of university that I noticed an increase in events and discussions being organized, mainly by Somali…

Recommended: Children’s books with diverse representation of black female characters

By Nurturing Nusaybah

We recently spoke to Maryam from the Instagram page Nurturing Nusaybah about the importance of exposing young children to books with black characters. She shared her…