Honouring the Yan – Taru Legacy of Nana Asma’u Bint Uthman Dan Fodio

By Wardah Abbas

I have never been faced with the challenges of living as a black Muslim minority in the West. I was born in Nigeria and grew…

Milk

Switching to Halal Milk, How Haram is Dairy? : Wellbeing Diary

By Hiba Khan

(It is illegal to buy raw milk from anywhere other than directly from a farmer in the UK*) The first time I drank raw milk…

It’s time data was collected on anti-black racism and colourism in the Muslim community

By Black Muslim Forum

Over time many of us have heard accounts of problematic situations and words Black Muslims have been faced with coming from members of the Muslim…

Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan, Malia Bouattia, Lauren Booth, Sahar Al Faifi and more pull out of BLF over counter-extremism funding

By Selina Bakkar

Over the last week individuals who were scheduled to take part in the Bradford Literature Festival have announced their withdrawal from the event after it…

Does reflecting on the beauty of the dunya bring you closer or nearer to Allah?

By Wardah Abbas

As a child, one of the most amazing things I discovered about myself was my deep love for beauty. I never for one moment failed…

Quebec passes a law which bans Public Servants from wearing symbols such as the kippah, turban, or hijab

By Amaliah Writes

June 2018 Quebec has just passed a new law that bans public servants from wearing symbols such as the kippah, turban, or hijab when at work.…

Patriarchy in the Quran & Sunnah, female scholarship and self-love: in conversation with The Salafi Feminist

By Ashiya Mendheria

If there is anyone on social media that makes me think about my presence as a Muslim woman in this world, it is Zainab bint…

podcast

Amaliah Voices: In Conversation With Muneera Williams

By Amaliah Writes

Hello loves! We’re excited to bring you this episode on Amaliah Voices this week. We were fortunate enough to get a sit down with none-other…

3 women share life in the NHS: Trials, Tribulations, and Tears

By Amaliah Writes

We have asked three Muslim women working in the NHS about their experiences: Taslima Rashid: Role – Registrar: Specialist trainee in sexual health and HIV Anika…

Ethical Brands: In conversation with Dress Designer & Tailor Hafsah Khan

By Hanan

I came across Hafsah’s profile when I was feeling incredibly underrepresented by mainstream brands when it came to finding long sleeved long dresses for weddings.…

Greece has it’s first ever mosque in Athens

By Amaliah Writes

According to the Greek City Times, the construction of a new mosque is being shaped in downtown Athens and is in its final stages. A…

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…

Monkey

Honeymooning in South America

By Hiba Khan

From watching shooting stars from a luxury eco-lodge in the Chilean Atacama desert, zip-wiring over the Amazon jungle canopy, spotting pretty flamingos on lakes as…

Everyone has flaws, but what if those flaws violently hurt the ones you love?

By Amaliah Anonymous

TRIGGER WARNING: This article deals with the theme of domestic violence and touches upon themes of suicide and mental health – please take care when…

Hanx

Dr HANX: The 13 contraceptive options

By Dr. Hanx

  We talk to our resident Doctor, Dr. Hanx on different topics, relatable to all of you HANX guys and girls. No nonsense, educational posts…

Difficult conversations: The importance of bathing the deceased

By Unzela Khan

  Any mistakes in the facts of this article are due to my own shortcomings and I ask for forgiveness if I have stated anything…

Mosque spotlight: The wooden mosque-Kruszyniany Mosque, Poland

By Israa Abid

  The diversity of Islam can be seen in our beautiful architecture and places of worship around the world; this week we are looking at…

This Muslim student had to leave art school because she didn’t want to draw naked people

By Israa Abid

Flying while Muslim, working while Muslim and our latest addition; going to university while Muslim. Being Muslim comes with our own guidelines and a framework…

In Maryam’s footsteps: Preparing for natural childbirth

By Wardah Abbas

As I fiddle with the keyboard, I begin to recall the first rush of adrenaline I experienced the very day I saw the ‘show’ indicating…

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…

A FLY Girl’s guide to University is here and it’s what every student of colour needs

By Amaliah Writes

A FLY Girl’s Guide to University has arrived, reading over the name and purpose of the book we are glad that it’s finally arrived and for…

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…

Decolonise your child’s book shelf

By Black Muslim Forum

Creating an environment where an individual feels accepted and seen begins young, it begins at the fingertips of young hands flicking through books and playing…

Movita Johnson Harrell becomes First Black Muslim state representative to the city with the highest Muslim population in the USA

By Selina Bakkar

On Tuesday the 12th of March the seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives was won by Movita Johnson-Harrel, she won 66 % of the vote.…

How men’s silence hurts women

By Nuriddeen Knight

What’s troubled me about the #metoo movement from its inception is struggling with the appropriate boundaries of the movement. Is it simply about sexual assault?…

5 Reasons Boris’s language is dangerous & divisive

By Selina Bakkar

As Boris launches his leadership campaign many begin to look back at the comments he has made about and against Muslim women, Black men and…

The Freelancing Muslim Mother: A reflection of my life

By Tasneem Sharrem

‘A man came to the Prophet and said, ‘O Messenger of God! Who among the people is the most worthy of my good companionship? The…

A niqab wearing, second wife having Muslim woman disturbs the monolithic idea of who a Muslim woman is

By Amaliah Anonymous

This week a Muslim instagram couple who have often been labelled as couple goals came out to announce that the husband had married another woman…

Three essentials from ASOS for undecided weather!

By Curated Cuts

  With the weather changing its mind every other day it helps to have pieces that help you dress for the weather! I always overheat…

Self care Week: Remedying Loneliness in Adulthood

By Madeehah Reza

Adulthood comes with a lot of scams, two of which I was not prepared for. Firstly, I never knew you could be tired all the…

How to nurture confidence and self-assurance in our daughters

By Aiysha Malik

Strong Girls. Smart Girls. Rebel Girls. Rule The World Girls. We are living in a moment where every month seems to bring with it a…

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…

Sudan: The Uprising

By Amaliah Writes