Why I refuse to cook for my brother-in-law: on dismantling the patriarchy one meal at a time

By The Petty Muslimah

Let me set the scene.  I’m a twenty-something-year-old woman, married, no kids and I work in 9-5 and then some. I live with my husband,…

Breaking down the myth that born Muslims had no journey back to faith and God

By Sultanah Parvin

In the time I have consciously sought to gain closeness to God, I have been acutely aware of some notions that fly around me. They…

Muslim Twitter asks: Is oral sex permitted?

By Amaliah Writes

In the weird and wonderful world of Muslim Twitter, in May of 2018 DJ Khaled talk about oral sex on the radio show ‘The Breakfast…

Luxurious airline cabins & protection: Why you need a credit card for your travels

By Come fly with B

  If you’re anything like me and any mention of the words “Credit Card” sets off (imaginary) alarm bells in your ears, I’m here to…

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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Appropriate Sex education: We As Parents Need to Lead the Way in for Guidance of our Youth

By Safura Houghton

As mothers, we should step up and take responsibility for teaching our daughters about puberty and sex. Why? Because it’s a parental duty, and because…

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…

We answer 9 FAQ’s about the vagina, from discharge to vaginal dryness

By Amaliah Writes

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 Importance of Recognising the Socio-Economic Context for women on requesting their god given financial rights

By Fatima Ahdash

Over the last couple of days Muslim Twitter, and more specifically British Muslim Twitter, has been engulfed in yet another round of (the seemingly endless)…

Shamima Begum’s Father Urges British Government to Take Her Back

By Amaliah Writes

In 2015 Shamima Begum left the UK as a 15-year-old teenager on a stolen passport belonging to her sister and made it through passport control…

How I am thriving as a freelancer, 7 years on

By Samira Shackle

With recent news from the publishing world from the likes of HuffPost, The Pool, and Buzzfeed it’s got freelancers on their feet and thinking about…

My Struggle With Hair Removal: Being Intentional About Loving Myself

By Maz Halima

My first experience of hair removal was seeing my mother standing over the gas stove, skimming her forearms over the blue flame, time and time…

Need a boost? Here’s a recipe for Healthy Sugar-Free Oat and Banana Biscuits

By Katerina Qabaha

After a few requests, I am sharing my go-to recipe for no sugar banana and oat biscuits. They are full of nutritious ingredients with no…

Could your diet be making your period irregular?

By Nafisa Bakkar

How much do you know about your menstrual cycle? Did you know that a change in the colour of your menstrual blood can signify a…

Ways To Be An Ally To Muslim Women

By Mahmoudat Sanni-Oba

International Women’s Day – Three Ways To Be An Ally To Muslim Women It’s international women’s day and this post is co-written with Duran Serttas…

Muslim Girls Fence: The teenagers being equipped with tools to express themselves on their own terms

By Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan

Photography Image Credits: Nina Manandhar In Wapping High School, Tower Hamlets, Thursday afternoons for the past few months have seen 111-14-year-old girls fencing, writing poetry,…

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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…

It’s hard being single, but I’ve learned, it’s harder neglecting the potential we hold within ourselves

By Zara Din

It could be argued that Women are complicated creatures who intrigue the minds of every single person they meet. Their parents, teachers, students, colleagues, friends…

5 Ways everyone can advocate for mental health awareness this #IWD

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…

A woman’s Right to Orgasm: Feminism in the bedroom & sexual liberation through Islam not despite it

By Wardah Abbas

The misogynistic professor “You can tell a Muslim feminist from the way she has sex with her man” said one of my Professors at the…

“I don’t want to break stereotypes” The insurmountable pressure faced by Muslim women

By Selina Bakkar

Representation has come a long way, but I wonder if we took a wrong turn on the way. Often when I see campaigns or features and…

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This new book is honouring the work of ‘Aisha (RA) – Here’s our interview with author Nuriddeen Knight

By Amaliah Writes

You may have already heard the buzz around the 40 Hadith of our Mother ‘Aisha (ra), but you’ve got an interview with the author here first!…

Meet the three women in the new Afrohijabi campaign with Nike

By Selina Bakkar

Afrohijabi was started by Rikki and Rhianna in 2017   “We chose the hashtag ‘Afrohijabi’ for the same reasons black people refer to themselves as Afro-Caribbean,…

This artist is “helping women reclaim their bodies”: In conversation with Bukola Thompson

By Amaliah Writes

All over social media, we see Muslim women creating space for their own narratives, be it through their words, their photography or their art. In…

The Proudest Blue by Ibtihaj Muhammad, a children’s book tackling the subject of those who don’t see beauty in 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,…

Project Ribcage: The Series Working to Elevate the Self-Image of Muslim Women

By Amaliah Writes

Project Ribcage is a video series to elevate the self-image of Muslim women. It was set up by Saffana, Fatima and Faizah, with the intention…

ISOC Netball team creates and promotes inclusivity on the court

By Amaliah Writes

Sports societies at universities can often be synonymous with drinking culture, initiation events and wild nights out, which for many are not inclusive. ISOC netball was…

BOY/BYE : Celebrating Unapologetic Individual Identity

By Israa Abid

BOY/BYE is a collaboration between Sara Alfageeh, and Abbas Rattani founder of MIPSTERZ, a crossover of ‘Fashion and Activism’, designed to celebrate diversity and individual identity.…

“My child is the light of my life, but she isn’t my life.”: Motherhood does not mean losing autonomy over your identity just upgrading it

By Safa Brown

There are some women, who in childhood and adulthood fantasized about their future spouse, perfect wedding including dream dress and future children. I was not…

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Watch: Women of Oxford ‘the transformation of my identity’

By Amaliah Writes

Meet the women of Oxford who relay their individual experiences about how their internal transformation changed their perception of their surroundings, having a transformative impact…

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Why Muslim Women Can Go Back To Islamic history to become the best version of their contemporary Selves

By Wardah Abbas

I will always remember the first time I genuinely felt pleased with my great heritage as a Muslim woman. It was upon reading the seerah…

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…

Equality in the home: The idea constantly pushed on us that men and women are the same, we aren’t

By Nuriddeen Knight

Women have a conflicted relationship with equality. On one end we want to be equal to men. We want the same opportunities, even splitting of…

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…

18 Sunnah healing and wellness accounts by Muslim women to follow

By Ashiya Mendheria

Muslim women are killing it in the health and wellness industry, online and offline, mashaAllah. They are offering beneficial advice, products, courses, and sessions on…

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…