Pretty ways to wrap gifts

By Selina Bakkar

Winter always gives me a false sense of thinking I am a full-fledged crafter and able to make everything from wicker baskets to candles from…

6 picks for your beauty shelf

By Black Gal and Skin Care

For the past 6 months, my love affair with makeup and skincare has been as inconsistent as UK politics. I’ve found my skin as it…

Why fortune cookies remind me of the crumbs that were my marriage

By Amaliah Anonymous

In such an extraordinary age of global information relay, it may not be an astonishing concept to understand that in some cultures marriage is not…

Are you about that neon vibe?

By Zara Azam

When I think of neon, I instantly think of a pack of highlighters. For some people, this trend proves to be a little nostalgic with…

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…

bookrecommendations

Here are our 20 recommended reads for 2019 by 12 #bookstagrammers

By Amaliah Writes

So, one week after the entire Amaliah team recovers from a bad bout of the TMI virus, (also known as Norovirus), we’ve all come down…

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…

Why I unfollow Muslim women who take the hijab off

By Modestly Wrapped

This week I watched a video by a well-known blogger who inspired me to write this. Whilst I’m not here to write about whether I…

Who can help if you’ve experienced Islamophobia?

By Israa Abid

What is Islamophobia?   “An exaggerated, irrational fear, hatred and hostility towards Islam and Muslims perpetuated by negative stereotypes resulting in bias, discrimination and marginalisation…

10 Reasons you may be feeling low

By Halima Nawaz

Ep 7 of the Amaliah Voices podcast touched on the challenges of self-diagnosed depression. To recap briefly, Selina talked about how she was feeling exceptionally…

sex ed

Parents may no longer be allowed to opt-out from Sex Education at school

By Dina Mubaidin

On my desk with the laptop on, multiple tabs spreading across the screen, phone facing up in case my manager reaches out, and as expected,…

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…

Save your skin this winter with Hyaluronic Acid, Nipple cream and a humidifier

By Farah Hameed

As soon as winter starts crawling in our skin begins to feel parched and our scalp begins to feel irritated from dryness, many of you…

Muslim Women Studying at Oxbridge, an insight with Mirina Paananen

By Lamisa Khan

Mirina Paananen, 28 from Southampton, completing MSt Islamic Studies and History, Regent’s Park College, Oxford Where are you from? Southampton, currently Birmingham. I spent my…

On the Politics of being a “Hoejabi” – the hypersexualisation of Black women, gendered islamophobia and Misogynoir

By Vanessa Taylor

Before The New York Times published another attempt at masquerading as a socially conscious outlet last year, Black Muslim women were exploring the constraints that…

The books that helped me before and after marriage

By Mahin Ibrahim

The book, Attached by Dr. Amir Levine and Rachel Heller is the reason why I married my husband. Otherwise, like most of my relationships, I…

Why are Muslims hiding black history? Are you educating yourself?

By Nafisah Kara

As an aspiring historian, I find it disturbing that Black Muslim narratives are often left out of Muslim discourse and discussion – this also extends…

On being Somali: Not black enough, not Muslim enough

By Fahima Hersi

Being a Somali woman in the West is not easy. From trying to explain to the black guy you’ve been sitting next to in class…

Watch: Top 5 Travelling Destinations

By Amaliah Writes

So, we haven’t quite gotten over the fact that the best summer on record in London has gone, and that winter is. We’ve all still…

The Adulting Series: 50 Things You Could Probably Stop Buying

By Maya Areem

When I was younger I was a real hoarder, my wall would be filled with posters, tickets from museums and shows and my shelves filled…

Connect with the Quran through Quran journaling, An interview with @faakihah

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…

Stealthing: It’s not ok for him to remove the condom without your consent

By Dr. Hanx

What is stealthing? The new form of sexual abuse, stealthing, is where a man removes the condom mid-sex. This purposeful non-consensual removal of condoms during…

The Ultimate Homemade Loaf: A Bread Recipe For Real Life

By Aiysha Malik

Can we take a moment to talk about baking bread at home? The ultimate in homemade comfort, nothing will make you seem more like a…

Addressing the Elephant: Removing the Hijab & The Ummah’s Obsession with it

By Aisha Rimi

A growing trend  In today’s society, the hijab has become a key identifier of a Muslim woman. From turban styles to the traditional Arab conservative…

A halal trip guide to Berlin: Food & Attractions

By Maz Halima

“Berlin is more a part of the world than a city. ” —Jean Paul, Writer, 1800 Arriving in Berlin in the midst of the winter…

Contextualising ayahs to my daily life helped ease worries and hardship

By Amaliah Anonymous

I don’t consider myself to be worthy of “preaching” or giving any spiritual advice. Frankly, because I don’t think I am of that competency or…

Dina Tokio spent 45 minutes reading out youtube comments and they are disgusting

By Selina Bakkar

Trigger Warning: The video contains swearing, foul language and may affect those who have experienced cyberbullying It’s no secret that Muslim women are continually insulted…

Trend Alert: The trusted puffer jacket for 2019 and beyond

By Zara Azam

Puffer jackets have been around for a while now, even before they were claimed to be in fashion. I remember growing seeing my Mum wear…

Beauty Education: The difference between clean, green, and natural beauty products

By Rabia

 Clean, Green and Natural Beauty Today’s consumers are savvier than ever. We are no longer impressed with quick fixes, and bright colors we are well…

100 opinions on why Muslim women do and don’t change their surnames post marriage

By Amaliah Writes

We wanted to find out what out what the Amaliah community thought of changing surnames after getting married. We had over 160 responses in a…

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…

Brothers, Hear our voices. We mean no harm, a 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…

Motherhood: We aren’t meant to do this alone, women do need other women

By Sarah Yataghane

We know that it takes a village to raise a child, we’ve read all the articles, digested all the quotes and we deeply feel the…

Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib make history in the USA as Congress members

By Selina Bakkar

The new year has welcomed the loud murmurs of change in the USA, the 116th Congress is a lot more representative of the US population,…

How to manage envy in the age of social media

By Wardah Abbas

We all have that moment in our lives. Our friend shares some good news. We say and do all the right things and express happiness…

khayaaltheatre

This theatre company has been bringing Muslim Literature to life for 21 years

By Amaliah Writes

Khayaal Theatre have been performing plays across the UK for the past 21 years. The award-winning theatre and drama company was founded on aims to…