Hair masks for dry and damaged hair

By Amaliah Writes

Every so often I make a hair mask for me and my daughter, she has afro-textured hair and I have S. Asian so we make…

wellbeing

Seeking My Worth from Others

By A Jamil

How many times does the approval of others make you feel good about yourself? I wouldn’t have to think twice before responding with a defiant…

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…

Love plants? Here’s 10 places to visit in London

By Selina Bakkar

If you’re ‘cultivating’ basil in your kitchen and long for the Instagram perfect plant, then these places are for you. We’ve chosen plant shops in…

Mosque Spotlight: Islam & Ecoism-A deeper look at the Cambridge Eco Mosque

By Majida Begum

On Friday the 15th of March, as the Imam of the Cambridge central Mosque said in the khutbah of first Jummuah for this mosque –…

Sudan: The Uprising

By Amaliah Writes

8 places to buy fabric to sew your own in London

By Curated Cuts

We are all about dress patterning and learning how to make your unique dresses, and clothes. A great way to ensure your clothes are ethical…

10 Books to understand how islamophobia became a global industry

By @sofia_reading

As the dust settles from the New Zealand attacks, I hope everyone will not let these events go by in vain and will actively resist…

24 Questions to ask your potential spouse about finances and money management

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…

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,…

7 responses to the aunty who ALWAYS asks when you’re getting married.

By Amaliah Writes

  It’s wedding season and that comes with having to answer the hella annoying question from the nosey aunties about when you’re getting married. Oh,…

How Muhasabah can help you hold on to the goodness of Ramadan

By Amaliah Writes

As the 30 days of Ramadan began to come to an end, and the farewell Ramadan statuses started popping up over my timeline I realise…

Shamima Begum: Islamophobia’s frankenstein. Victim, agent and a case study on why we will never belong

By Mariya bint Rehan

The case of Shamima Begum has had an almost visceral effect on many Muslim women hailing from the UK. Not least because it remains the…

Muslim Twitter hit back at PETA’s “irresponsible” Eid Tweet

By Amaliah Writes

Animal rights organisation PETA have come under fire for their Eid tweet which saw them release a video of an animal being dragged along by…

As many reject Saudi Arabia’s Moon sighting, this group urges the UK to follow the local moon sighting

By Maya Areem

On Monday afternoon at 3rd June, Imad Ahmed, Director of The New Crescent Society released a statement expressing shock at the news that Saudi had…

What’s your Eid menu line up?

By Selina Bakkar

Hosting your own Eid gathering on Eid day or perhaps next week? It’s always a little tricky to decide on the menu so we’ve put together…

Eid & Ramadan crafts to make with Sweet Fajr

By Amaliah Writes

Source: Sweetfajr Every year there’s always something new in the crafts and printables space online and we love it, but we definitely have a few favourites.  Sweet…

Eid gifting: Gift bags and wrapping paper inspo

By Amaliah Writes

Source: inmystudio.com.au When I saw these beautiful Eid money envelopes by inmystudio.com.au, it sent me on a Pinterest search on how else to make Eid…

Perfect Savoury Pastries for Eid

By Zahrah Vawda

I’m all for an easy meal, so these pastries are my go-to for when I’m stuck on what to make. They are a perfect all-rounder…

Our fake plastic truth: digital disinformation

By Nadia Raslan

Earlier this year, the Sri Lankan government declared a ten-day state of emergency after a series of anti-Muslim attacks took place across the country. The…

childcare

A guide to avoiding the inheritance of harmful parenting

By Neymat Raboobee

A quick bit of context: this article is written examining the cultural norms and traditions which occur in the typical South African Indian household, specifically…

elisefayre

Eid or Wedding looks, what’s the occasion?

By Curated Cuts

The festive season is upon us! Summer weddings, evening events and Eid is on the horizon, so we thought we’d help you find your perfect…

amaliah podcast

The Two Cents: Ramadan Edition Podcast is Here

By Amaliah Voices Podcast

This week, Nafisa, Selina and Sara are bringing you Two Cents; Ramadan Edition. Two Cents works like this: Each week, the ladies bring two things…

Home; what does it mean to you?

By Jennifa Chowdhury

Our home is such an essential part of our existence that sometimes the importance of it can get overlooked, which is why I want to…

Muslim

Looking like a Muslim Vs Being a Muslim

By Aisha Rimi

“You’re Muslim?” “You don’t look Muslim!” “Wait, even your parents are Muslim?” “Oh I didn’t know there were black Muslims!” These are just some of…

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…

Bring in decadence with this rich date & Chocolate cake covered in a sticky toffee glaze

By Wardah Abbas

I have always loved everything related to books but was never quite sure about my love for food until I got married to a man…

8 Magnificent Eid Bakes: Inspo for you

By Amaliah Writes

One thing many families look forward to on Eid day is the desserts, all the bakers and pastry experts come out and tea time is…

The challenges of fasting over Ramadan when fasting is your default behaviour

By Che Richards

How do you fast when fasting is your default? How do you break a fast reasonably when you are accustomed to binge eating? How do…

eid

Watch: We asked the Amaliah Community about their Eid Traditions.

By Amaliah Writes

Ramadan is nearly over (sigh – we know), which means that Eid prep is in full swing! It got us thinking about the ways we…

Amaliah Shorts: My Night of Power

By Sisters Magazine

We often find tribulations along our path to salvation and happiness. Regardless of our strength, we have all known that period in time when death…

Order all you Eid Party supplies now, here’s a list of what to get

By Amaliah Writes

We’ve all been there the last minute scramble a day before Eid, looking for last years bunting, only to find the E in Eid deflated…

5 Children’s books to buy this year for Eid

By Selina Bakkar

We love a good book list here on Amaliah, alhamdulillah. We love books that are representative of the diverse ummah and it’s important to begin…

To my friend, the rape victim, it was never your fault

By Amaliah Anonymous

TRIGGER WARNING: This article contains information about sexual assault and/or violence which may be triggering to survivors.  To my friend, the rape victim. I don’t know…

“Let the Qur’an be Springtime of my heart”: How I try to do this explained

By Selina Bakkar

“…I am invoking You [Allah] by all the names that You call Yourself, that You have taught to anyone in Your creation, that You have…

Poem: Sustenance…

By Mina Hadi

When the ninth new moon of the year is sighted – still mewling after her rebirth, praise be to the Lord above her – yes,…