Rights and reciprocity: Reflections on the ingredients a Successful marriage needs

By Nuriddeen Knight

The problem with forgoing rights is that you still know they belong to you, you may forgo them if everything is good but once there’s…

Stewards of the Earth: Preparing for a green Ramadan

By Hinna Sheikh

Sustainability and the environment have been on my mind a lot recently. After reading some articles on Amaliah about ethical fashion, the spiritual connection to…

growth

Amaliah shorts: What are the social implications of Mosques not having women’s sections?

By Rumaisa

Why do some people think it’s alright for mosques not to have a women’s section? Let’s try to understand the historical context of many Muslims…

This book ‘It’s not about the burqa’ featuring 18 Muslim women is combatting the narrative and we are here for it

By Amaliah Writes

In Feb 2019 the book titled “It’s Not About the Burqa” will be published, and available for purchase from your local Waterstones.  The book which…

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…

love

Homemakers will get their pay checks in Jennah: The answered dua of a homemaker

By Sisters Magazine

I am grateful to Allah (SWT) who gives us every opportunity to call upon Him in times of abundance and scarcity. He loves us more…

6 Iftar & Suhoor Ramadan printables on Etsy

By Amaliah Writes

Whether you are having guests around for Iftaar or have children, the number one question in every household this Ramadan is probably “What time is…

Books

Recommended reads from 2018 that helped my Ramadan

By Amaliah Writes

With Ramadan coming to an end, we’ve created the list below with recommended reads that we believe is beneficial for spiritual knowledge and personal development.…

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6 ways to do Ramadan and Eid on a Budget

By Iman Said

Ramadan is around the corner, with Eid following and a lot of us are in the throes of planning, decorating and organising as well as…

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 –…

selfcare

6 Simple ways to practice self care this Ramadan

By Sabreen Ali

  You would think I would know better by now not to waste away valuable hours in Ramadan stagnating on a sofa, but this still…

Struggling to connect with the Quran? Tried Quran journalling?

By Amaliah Anonymous

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…

Muslimah Dating Diaries: Dear Disorganised Dean

By Another dating Muslimah

A special series on finding a bae, we hear from our resident dating Muslimah on the sorts of guys she comes across. Instagram Imran, Overly Honest…

Halima Aden features as the first hijabi in Sports Illustrated, here’s a look at what you think

By Amaliah Writes

Halima Aden is amongst the growing list of Muslim women who are collecting the titles of “firsts”, this particular first is an appearance in Sports…

How I empowered myself after being sectioned

By Azeezat Aboderin

In 2010,  I was in my late teens and had been sectioned under the mental health act. I had spent 3 months “under observation”, and…

Heartbreak led me to respecting & loving myself more

By Diana Alghoul

In our community, there’s still a stigma around “halal” dating, meaning a lot of the time the Muslim couple wants to get the dating bit…

A look at the Nigerian #arewametoo movement and the need to distinguish it

By Amatallah Saulawa

The Arewa Me Too campaign seeks to empower victims of sexual violence and provide them with both a non-judgmental space to talk and resources to…

A Response to “12 Things I Can’t Reconcile About Islam As a Muslim Woman”

By Alimahs Respond

This article is written in response to ‘12 Things I Can’t Reconcile About Islam as a Muslim Woman’ The views of the authors are not…

Social Justice begins in our kitchens: Tips on how to reduce food waste

By Ashiya Mendheria

Food waste is an undeniably huge problem in the UK. We are extremely blessed to have access to food 24/7, from supermarkets, restaurants and drive-throughs.…

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…

It Is Our Faith That Heals Us – Dealing With Tragedies From An Islamic Perspective

By Sania Malik

A reflection on New Zealand, with lessons for us all no matter the tragedy. I’ve never been a religious person. Growing up in a religious…

Open the doors of healing: Healthy healing after an abusive relationship

By Sumi

Whether it is coercion, control, physical violence or verbal abuse, we can all comprehend the plight of the survivor and their need for advice; their…

Two teenagers start a non-profit organisation to increase books with female Muslim characters in libraries

By Selina Bakkar

Mena and Zena Nasiri, aged 14 and 16 respectively are two American Muslim girls from Michigan who love to read but found themselves struggling to…

Why my husband stays at home and I choose to bring home the halal bacon

By Ghyda Senussi

Five years ago I got married to the most wonderful man after meeting a selection of pretty horrible men, some who had no shame in…

What’s on at #Streeteatsfest 2019?

By Halal Gems

Get your wrist bands to benefit from discounts on food We decided that we’d add a little Amaliah flavour to the recently acquired Halal Gems. We…

Contraception, PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) & cultural taboos: The spectrum of perceptions

By Hanna Johara Dokal

Sitting in the consultation room, I wondered what the news was going to be. Will I be able to have children? Is there anything that…

Does history sit on our plates? We talk food & heritage at #streeteatsfest

By Halal Gems

When I think about my own history and how I translate it to my children, often the two things that come to mind are language and…

Event at #streeteatsfest: The rise of Asma Khan & Darjeeling Express London

By Amaliah Writes

Entry to #streeteatsfest 2019 is FREE To get discounts on food, please purchase a wrist band on the day or now Access to events are…

Amaliah Shorts: How does one truly succeed without failing?

By Suad Kamardeen

I used to be a perfectionist with an immense fear of failure; these traits made it difficult for me to admit my mistakes. People also…

Storytelling & Drumming this Sunday for Kids at #streeteatsfest event

By Selina Bakkar

This Easter weekend at our Halal Gems #streeteatsfest we’ve got a treat for families with children. Who doesn’t love a good storyteller? Well, we’ve got…

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…

Feeling low? Can’t put your finger on it? Here’s a few things on what it could be

By Halima Nawaz

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

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…

How Weight Training Helped Me Recover From My C-Section

By Maryam Akram

  Weight training may be the last thing on your mind after a caesarean section – walking safely to the bathroom or getting out of…

It takes a village to raise a child ~ How are you building it?

By Safura Houghton

It takes a village to raise a child ~ Proverb. In the modern context ‘village’ for us means a community of people interacting with children…