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…

Loving yourself is loving Allah, why self care is ibadah

By Noshin Bokth

     “So which of the favors of your Lord would you deny?” (55:38). Your heart and corporeal self, are among the myriad of Allah’s favors…

Why I refuse to cook for my brother-in-law: on dismantling the patriarchy one meal at a time

By The Petty Muslimah

Let me set the scene.  I’m a twenty-something-year-old woman, married, no kids and I work in 9-5 and then some. I live with my husband,…

Corporate

Hijabs, Prayer and Alcohol; Islam In the Corporate World

By Raifa Rafiq

I’m a Black Muslim Woman working in a predominantly white secular corporate environment where being a practicing woman of faith has proved to not come…

How Train Track Anxiety Became a Thing For Many Muslims

By Amaliah Writes

Source: @moosleemargh Instagram Over the past few years, we have seen the emergence of a number of Muslim illustrators who use their work to highlight…

4 ways watching Ertugrul made me a better Muslim: True fame is being known amongst the Angels

By Hiba Khan

Ertugrul is the Turkish series which has been dubbed as the Netflix’s “Game of Thrones Rival”. Set in the 13th century, it shows the life…

Book Review: ‘Headscarves and hymens: why the Middle East needs a sexual revolution’ by Mona Eltahawy

By Zinah Nur Sharif

  I was meant to read this book as part of my master’s dissertation in 2016. Somehow, I didn’t have the heart to face what…

12 Things I Can’t Reconcile About Islam As A Muslim Woman

By Amaliah Anonymous

A response to “12 Things I Can’t Reconcile About Islam as a Muslim Woman” is now available here. I don’t mean to antagonise, I am…

Why more must be done to help young Muslims in the worst year for anti – Muslim hate crime

By The Muslim Diaspora

In a society where Muslims are constantly placed under the lens, examined, picked apart and policed for their views, it can be argued that the…

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…

Embarrassed to take your shoes off? We have some foot odour tips!

By Amaliah Anonymous

So here’s the thing, no one likes to have these conversations because basic hygiene skills and etiquettes are supposed to be taught from a young…

Is Mr. Charmer out to mentally colonise you? My reflection and experiences

By Amaliah Anonymous

The good looks and charming humour seem harmless at first. With time, you slowly realize that you’re the subject of a colonial romantic conquest. Brace…

What I’ve Learned About Working in The Corporate World

By Sharifah Mussa

Having a corporate career can be a fascinating thing. Starting in a company that is established and well-structured gives you a sense of belonging, provides…

Bring in decadence with this rich date & Chocolate cake covered in a sticky toffee glaze

By Wardah Abbas

I have always loved everything related to books but was never quite sure about my love for food until I got married to a man…

BROWN PRIVILEGE – the unearned societal benefits from being brown  

By Nafisa Bakkar

When we discuss privilege, the conversation is often from the perspective that only white people have benefit from privilege and nobody else does. While there…

amaliah voices

We’re talking body clocks and living your dream in Wakanda over on the Amaliah Voices Podcast

By Amaliah Writes

We are back at Huckletree this week, discussing the pressures on women to get married in the Muslim community & living your best life at…

Shaima Swileh arrives in California to see her terminally ill son Abdullah

By Selina Bakkar

Image source After almost a year of having her visa denied due to the Muslim ban, Shaima Swileh an American citizen has finally been re-united…

How to make treasured golden milk for winter nights

By Hiba Khan

Golden milk It sounds like something from a description of paradise, or something Cleo Patra would have indulged in, perhaps after having bathed in milk…

5 Halal Brunch Places in London for a Full English Breakfast

By Maya Areem

I don’t know about you but I love a full English aka The Fry Up. The Full English, dates back as far as the 1300s,…

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…

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…

Book Review: Centring Black Narrative- Black Muslim Nobles Among the Early Pious Muslims

By Kawthar

Black Muslim Nobles Among the Early Pious Muslims was written by Dawud Walid an African American imam and Ahmed Mubarak an Islamic educator. The aim of this…

How to begin to think clearer in a time of information overload

By Hanan

  It was in the middle of a bookshop furrowed in the heart of Chelsea, one sunny afternoon, I remember feeling frazzled after a job interview…

The Importance of Recognising the Socio-Economic Context for women on requesting their god given financial rights

By Fatima Ahdash

Over the last couple of days Muslim Twitter, and more specifically British Muslim Twitter, has been engulfed in yet another round of (the seemingly endless)…

Five affordable haircare favourites

By Andleeb Hussain

Disclaimer: The author has not been sponsored for this article. Please do not take these recommendations as medical advice. If you have any medical concerns…

What to consider before counselling and where to go

By Nisreen

I’m a big believer in therapy and think most of us do not get enough counsel in our lives nor do we prioritise this –…

What nearly losing my mama taught me about myself

By Israa Abid

On the morning of my seventeenth birthday, I ran down the stairs to hug my mother while she was cooking. At that moment, in that…

Young Muslims, Islamophobia, and the ‘Broken Promise’ of Social Mobility

By Afia Ahmed

“The British social mobility promise is that hard work will be rewarded. Unfortunately, for many young Muslims in Britain today this promise is being broken.”…

Sufra Food Bank and Kitchen is combatting London’s poverty, one meal at a time

By Amaliah Writes

Poverty in the UK is still effecting an abysmal statistic of people. Experts on the subject emphasise just how much and how differently poverty can…

12 Reactions to “I’m Muslim and I’m not getting a mortgage”

By Maya Areem

Now that I’ve been married for over two years I increasingly get asked the question “aren’t you going to get a mortgage?”  My husband and I…

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…

Muslim Men, Mental health, and the pressure of expected masculinity

By Tasneem Sharrem

As I was scrolling through Twitter on the weekend, I came across the tragic news of a suicide in the Masjid Al-Haram in Makkah. The…

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…

Phone home: Keeping ties with family back home in my motherland

By Nafisa Bakkar

Phone home: Keeping ties with families back home And so many of our stories begin with… My father was the only person in his family…

10 easy ways to start exercising today

By The Fit Hijabi

Some people don’t have the drive, or are too busy, to go to the gym, but these are little things you can do to make…