4 Women Tell Us How They Prepared Financially To Have Children

By Amaliah Team

Making the decision to have children can be one of the most exciting journeys you embark on and while Barakah follow each child that comes…

Sunday Circles: Rajab, Spring, & Fresh Starts

By Sunday Circles

First published in 2018 “We are living in a miracle. We inherited this world without knowing how miraculous this world is.” A wise lady said this…

Small Nikah to a £100k wedding: 3 brides share their financial tips with us

By Amaliah Team

What is it that makes a wedding memorable? Is it the food, the dessert tables? The photo booths or just the fact loved ones are…

The Islamic Calendar Explained

By Amaliah Team

The new Islamic year is upon us – welcome 1443AH! To mark this occasion, we’ve put together this handy short guide to the Islamic calendar,…

Demolish or Refurbish? Why council estate regenerations are being rejected by London’s tenants

By Idman Omar

  Picture this. You move out of your home only to be placed in temporary housing, to then return to a new home with higher…

Amaliah × National Art Pass Presents: In conversation with Bookstagrammer Tasnim Morrison

By Amaliah Team

  Tasnim Morrison is a self-professed bibliophile and book reviewer who frequently features books by underrepresented authors on her platforms to expand the literary and cultural…

5 tips to help you on the path to seeking Islamic Knowledge

By Asma Ali

  “Asma, you are a reel of excuses!” exclaimed a teacher of mine when I failed, yet again, to hand in an assignment. Although I…

4 ways to level up your finances

By Amaliah Team

As Muslims, we understand the importance of intentionality and this extends to our finances too. The best thing you can do for your provision is…

Hustles + Hobbies: Foraging and Plant Care with Selina Bakkar

By Selina Bakkar

At Amaliah, we’ve started a series talking to women who are championing the art of hobbies. We’ve spoken to Esra Alhamal about the art of…

Amaliah × National Art Pass Presents: In conversation with Artist Khadija Said

By Amaliah Team

  By day, Khadija Said works for a charity, by night and on weekends she can be found drawing and painting. Her art is defined…

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24 Questions to ask yourself Before Marriage

By Amaliah Anonymous

When we embark on the journey of seeking a spouse there are so many questions that arise about the other person but what’s equally and…

8 Muslim Sex Educators and resources

By Amaliah Team

For this piece, we’ve listed some of our fav Muslim sex educators and compiled them in one link-galore post. We have also listed podcasts and…

Your 10-point financial guide to moving abroad 

By Kareemah Ashiru

To move or not to move? The idea of living in a foreign land where a new cultural experience awaits is a dream for many.…

5 Ways to Start Living More Ethically Today

By Amaliah Team

  “Any decision that has an impact on others now or in the future is an ethical choice,” explains ethicist and author, Christopher Gilbert in…

an 8 point guide to setting your new year new me goals

By Nafisa Bakkar

I used to hate the end of the year, I had a sense of dread, disappointment and deep feelings of inadequacy. Feeling like I hadn’t…

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How To Use Pinterest to Set Your New Year Goals

By Amaliah Team

Tidy Vision Board, Tidy Goals. You may have read in Nafisa’s 8 Point Guide to Setting Your New Year New Me Goals that something she…

A look at the absence of God from the contemporary wave of spirituality

By Sara Kadir

A woman sits cross-legged, poised, shoulders back, her eyes closed and a smile on her face. It’s a smile just wide enough to indicate that…

‘Tis the season to hibernate and withdraw….? A look into managing SAD this Winter

By Zainab Al-Shalchi

This article makes mention of mental health which may be triggering for some people. If you are affected by anything discussed in this article then…

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Self discovery: don’t wait for the new year to begin self development

By Noor Majid

With the explosion of self-love and self-discovery talk across the internet, I started to notice a pattern across the board. Islam is known to be…

8 Ways you can choose to travel better

By Soumaya T. Hamdi

It’s become a cliché to say that the pandemic has completely changed the way we travel. But, except for the superficial changes of hygiene protocols…

Give people their flowers while they are still alive: A reflection on love that is grief

By Asmaa Ali

In the past few months, in the wake of all that’s upturned the world, I’ve built an intimate relationship with grief.   It seems like…

Muna knows it all: The One Woman Play

By Asiya

Following the sold out productions of Home (2019) and Arawelo (2019), Muna Knows It All was presented at rich mix and performed in front of…

Intimacy in marriage: 9 things we can learn from the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

By Chantal Blake

I’d never thought of our beloved Prophet Muhammad ﷺ as a lover.  A lover of God, yes. But as a lover, lover?  Not really.  His…

13 Books about Black Muslims

By Selina Bakkar

We have a few of these books featured on Amaliah but we thought it was time for a curation of some of your fav books…

The Muslim as Monster: Re-Defining ‘Muslimness’ Beyond False Binaries

By Mariya bint Rehan

There’s something about those crackling, black and white movies and the feeling they elicit. That Sunday afternoon comfort of a duvet and a movie with…

Hustles + Hobbies: Interview with Artist Jannat Hussain

By Selina Bakkar

At Amaliah, we’ve started a series talking to women who are championing the art of hobbies. We’ve spoken to Esra Alhamal about the art of…

Suicidal thoughts and low iman: how PMDD could be affecting your faith and mental health

By Chantal Blake

Disclaimer and Trigger Warning: This article, or pages it links to, contains information about suicide that may be triggering. The information contained within this article…

Women are working for free and these are the 5 organisations working to put an end to it

By Amaliah Team

  If you’re a woman reading this, as of today, you’re likely not being paid for the work you do. According to April 2020 figures,…

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…

Countering Islamophobia through Transformative Teaching

By Afia Ahmed Chaudhry

In 2015, incidents of religiously motivated attacks against Muslims in the UK rose by 326%, with more than one in ten incidents taking place in…

Islamophobia is not a “phobia”, it’s a way of governing

By Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan

Islamophobia awareness month occurs every year. I didn’t actually know that was a thing until last year, and then I forgot again, until this year.…

13 Duas for Anxiety, Worry and Stress from the Quran and Sunnah

By Amaliah Team

DISCLAIMER: These duas are not meant to be used as a substitute for professional help.   We encourage you to reach out to mental health…

Womanual Labor: A Work of Reconciliation

By T. Mandvi

“Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion.” — Charlotte Bronte I cannot speak to the status of women in Islam, as I am only…

7 Black Muslim Women That Shaped Islamic History

By Amaliah Team

Black Muslims have Islamic heritage all over the world. From East to West Africa, the Caribbean and both North and South America. There’s the Mali…

Centering Black Writers: Identity Politics in Literature

By Idman Omar

Through concern for history and a clear aim to reflect honesty about their place in society today, black writers have always had an immediate amplified…

How misogyny is breeding a crisis of faith in Muslim women

By Amaliah Anonymous

TW: This article contains discussions of abuse, suicide and suicidal ideation. If you are affected by this or any of the issues raised in the…