“You must be Layla” a book by Yassmin Abdel-Magied

By Amaliah Writes

Our fav gal Yassmin Abdel-Magied has done it again, she is about to publish her second book to date,  and this one is for a…

5 lessons from the story of Hijra that help me towards ‘home’

By Afaf Asad

When the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) introduced Islam to Mecca, his city of origin, he faced an unprecedented wave of backlash. Both he and…

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The Palestinian Muslim & Christian minority community living in Chile, South America

By Amaliah Writes

  In this piece, we’ve uncovered a Palestinian Christian and Muslim minority community living in Chile, South America, the second largest and oldest Palestinian community…

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20 recommended reads for World Book day 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…

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.…

The Ordinary Caffeine Solution for puffy eyes & dark circles

By Black Gal and Skin Care

Hello hello, beautiful people, I am back, and I have another Ordinary product that I am going to be reviewing. I have completely fallen in…

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Planning Umrah? A video guide on what to take

By Amaliah Writes

If you have been blessed with an invitation to umrah this year then no doubt you are excited! For you ladies, Nafisa’s Pearlz has come…

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Watch: The Strikes On My Identity: Black, Female and Muslim

By Hafeezat Bishi

Assalamu ‘alaikum, my name is Hafeezat Bishi and I am a Black, female Muslim. Black females Muslims are real, we exist, and we are often…

Recommended: Children’s books with diverse representation of black female characters

By Nurturing Nusaybah

We recently spoke to Maryam from the Instagram page Nurturing Nusaybah about the importance of exposing young children to books with black characters. She shared her…

Is there a right age to teach children about LGBTQ+ equality?

By Selina Bakkar

On Friday the 1st of March about 600 Muslim children from the ages of 4-11 years old were withdrawn from Parkfield community school, by parents…

Elegance & Eating Disorders as a hijab ballerina

By Thursdays we wear black

So it had been a month of attending ballet at the Royal Opera House, a place many of the greats had graced from within those…

“How will you find a husband as an ambitious Muslim woman?”

By Nafisa Bakkar

How will you find a husband if you’re so ambitious? Those that know me well would probably say I’m quite “vocal” in expressing my views.…

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…

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,…

Have You Been Blinded by Mr. Faith?

By Barfi

Recently my dad has turned up the pressure in my household about getting me married, around the same time “Mr Faith” decided to walk into…

‘Muslim Cool: Race, Religion, and Hip Hop in the United States’ by Dr. Su’ad Abdul Khabeer

By Amaliah Writes

Dr. Suad Abdul Khabeer is an academic and professor at the University of Michigan of an activist-scholar-artist; Senior Editor at Sapelo Square;  and public intellectual,…

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…

Watch: Project Ribcage × The Brown Hijabi

By Project Ribcage

Project Ribcage is a video series designed to elevate the self-image of Muslim women. It was set up by Saffana, Fatima, and Faizah, with the…

Decathlon pulls sports hijab off shelves in France after receiving over 500 complaints from customers and politicians

By Amaliah Writes

  Retailer Decathlon in France has issued a statement on pulling a recently announced sports hijab off shelves this week. The french retailer announced the new…

Hat trick: 8 Ways to Style a Hat & Hijab

By Curated Cuts

This season we have been inundated with fantastic hat styles, one of the key trends that have spilled out onto the catwalk this Autumn Winter, is…

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…

Poetry: Open your hands, let God guide you

By Rashida James-Saadiya

Khamasa You spend your days collecting the heaviness of this world unfolding and stitching every ache into the tapestry of your prayer mat In sujood,…

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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…

The Self Actualisers- and Occupying the 2nd and 3rd generation immigrant space

By Mariam Malik

The other day during a catch-up with a friend, I mentioned another friend who I’m due to go away with soon. The friend I was…

Why is Your Child Angry? – Tips on how to manage anger in children

By Misbah Akhter

  One of my biggest stresses has always been managing anger in children; Their fighting pushes me to the brink of insanity sometimes. Recently though, it’s gotten much worse:…

The day I found out my mother had cancer: Letting Go and Trusting God’s Plan

By Bishara Nasoor

A conversation between me and my mum ‘There’s a lump on my breast’ ‘Ohh its nothing to worry about, sometimes you can get that on…

Your stories deserve to be told – If not for you, for the 10-year-old muslim girls

By Sara Alfageeh

Storytelling is everywhere and in everything, down to the most basic interactions people have. They help us understand ourselves, our values as individuals, as well…

How to cope with Hyperemesis: Excessive morning sickness

By Samihah Nazneen

When I found out I was pregnant, I was overjoyed. I’d always dreamed of being a mother and having a little cute girl who would…

An Open Letter: Dear sis, It is never too late to pull out of your Wedding day

By Amaliah Anonymous

Dear Sis, I know things seem scary right now, I know it seems like it is too late, I know you may feel like you…

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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…

We all need a little lunch inspo packed with protein

By Zahrah Vawda

Herbs. Spice. Everything nice. You cannot go wrong with this flavourful, flexible meal. It’s full of good-for-you beans, any leftover veggies that are starting to…

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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…

How To Love Someone With Bipolar Disorder

By Wardah Abbas

Almost six years ago, when I was a University senior, my much-loved Uncle went into a manic depressive episode that lasted for months. He would…

The Whitewashing of Empire and History Within British Schools

By Asia Khatun

For centuries, British schools have taught children about the glories of Empire, inevitably shaping how generations have grown up to perceive it, the countries it…

5 Negative Thought patterns holding you back

By Soulful Seeds Blog

The original list featured in Dr. Burns The Feeling Good Handbook, which itself was derived from the book Cognitive Therapy: Basics and Beyond by J.…

Change the world – One top at a time #Imademyclothes

By Atia

A Handmade Revolution: A personal reflection on responsible fashion We all need clothes, and we all use our clothes to express something about ourselves. But…