30 Deeds for 30 Days this ramadan from The Amaliah Community

By Amaliah Team

This article is sponsored* by National Zakat Foundation UK (NZF), find out more about their work and how they are transforming your local Muslim communities…

The loneliest Ramadan

By Aiysha Malik

My first Ramadan without a mosque, tarawih, jummah prayers, communal iftars or family gatherings is not this one. There was no global pandemic at that…

30 Days, 30 Short Amaliah Reads to fill pockets of your time this Ramadan

By Amaliah Team

This article is sponsored* by LaunchGood  “The most beloved deeds to Allah are those done regularly even if it is little” This year you can…

We asked you to help a sis out who’s away from family this Ramadan and here’s what you shared

By Amaliah Team

When we are stuck and in need of inspiration we always turn to the Amaliah Community on Instagram. You all always have some gems and wisdom…

3 Mamas tell us how they will be spending their Lockdown Ramadan with their children

By Amaliah Team

This article is sponsored by Anafiya Gifts, find out more about their children’s books and gifts here We are in uncharted territory this Ramadan, for…

Dear Ramadan, Ramadan my friend…

By Sarah Yataghane

Dear Ramadan, Ramadan my friend. I woke this morning with a feeling of quiet and calm-  – have you noticed the sound of the birds…

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Amaliah’s 9 point Guide to Getting Through A Lockdown Ramadan 

By Amaliah Team

This article is sponsored by Islamic Relief UK, find out more about their work here* As Ramadan is upon us for some of us it…

Remembering our Loved Ones this Ramadan: Duas For The Deceased

By Amaliah Team

For some of us, Ramadan is a month long period of reflection and focus on our individual worship and time bonding with our families. But…

How To Pray Taraweeh At Home – Do I pray 8 or 20 rakats? Can I read from a Quran? All answered

By Rumaisa

(Numbers in Brackets are  footnotes that are cited at the end of the article) Tarāweeh Explained Q: What is tarāweeh? A: Tarāweeh prayers are Sunnah(1) prayers…

twosense

Two Sense; the Muslim Blogger Blueprint, Us Vs. Media + Embracing the Ordinary Life

By The Amaliah Podcast

Welcome back to our fortnightly Two Sense series, in which Selina, Nafisa + Sara,  hit the roundtable to put their two cents on 4 subjects they’d each like to…

Stewards of the Earth: Preparing for a green Ramadan

By Hinna Sheikh

Written for Ramadan 2019 Sustainability and the environment have been on my mind a lot recently. After reading some articles on Amaliah about ethical fashion,…

The Accordion Book: on Dala’il al-Khayrat, Spiritual Muscles, and the Muslim Cosmos

By N.A. Mansour

Feature Image: Christies.com    Bless the Prophet Muhammad, the Prophet of Mercy and the leader of the Ummah. Bless our father Adam and our mother…

We can amplify our duas by learning Allah’s names

By Afshan Iqbal

“And Allah’s names are the best names, so call on Him and leave those who violate the sanctity of His names. They shall be recompensed…

Anti-black racism

100 Black British Muslims step forward to share experiences of anti-black racism in and out the muslim community in a report by Black Muslim forum

By Black Muslim Forum

“During Ramadhan my local mosque would usually tell me to pray at the back with other fellow Black Muslims”– Anti-Black racism in the UK ummah…

Do you know the dua for breaking your fast? Here are printables to keep in sight

By Selina Bakkar

We’ve rounded up a few printables available on Etsy mainly to have in your home or work-place to help remind you of the dua for…

Book Review – That Can Be Arranged: A Muslim Love Story

By Heraa Hashmi

“The thing I most want readers to take away from this story is that Muslims are not a monolith. And while writing this book has…

Reaping the fruits of Ramadan whilst mensturating

By Sara Alattar

Having that time of the month during Ramadan often arouses mixed feelings: relief, frustration, or disappointment. We might be ready to take a fasting vacation,…

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Getting ready for Ramadan….Beyond stockpiling the freezer! 

By Taskeen Jamal

With two weeks to go before the start of Ramadan, I began some planning for this special month of mercy and forgiveness. Planning involving taking actions to be…

Tiny acts of Ibadah to do from your kitchen top

By Selina Bakkar

As a diaspora, the story of the margarine tub has done the rounds, right? The surprise lasagne or cake sitting in the faded tub? I’m…

#AnythingIsBetterThanNothing – the campaign started by an A&E doctor urging PPE donations

By Amaliah Team

As key workers still face having to go into work without adequate Personal Protective equipment, Dr Lamis Latif, a GP and A&E urgent care doctor…

The Etiquettes of making Dua: How to get your prayers answered

By Bina Begum

During the blessed month of Ramadan, we usually spend our time worshipping Allah swt through reading the Quran, increasing on our salah ie going to…

Spiritual Reflections from Self-Isolation –  In being alone we realise how we are never really alone at all

By Inayah Zaheen

Without a doubt every single person in the UK is aware of the situation that is currently unfolding; the fears surrounding intensive care beds, the…

11 Self-Care tips and habits for PMS symptoms

By Ashiya Mendheria

Watch our short video on Ashiya’s article here: View this post on Instagram PMS IS NOT A LIE 📣 – Here are 6 of 11…

Anxiety, faith, and God: Let our reliance on Allah not be only when we are troubled

By Nazish Minhas

‘Then do you remember Me; I will remember you. Be grateful to Me, and reject not Faith’ (2:152)  I have a special connection with one…

The call to prayer to be broadcast on BBC Local Radio

By Amaliah Team

With many from the Muslim community unable to visit local mosques due to their temporary closure amid the coronavirus crisis, BBC radio have taken the…

The fight against fake news – 6 tips to follow

By Yani Hernandez Rana

We are currently in the middle of a global pandemic. COVID-19 is a serious disease which has claimed over 40,000 lives and infected over 800,000…

6 Quran verses and hadith on the virtues of giving charity and their rewards

By Amaliah Team

It almost feels like no email, no conversation and no article is free of the mention of coronavirus, it has impacted lives across the globe…

A look at ‘Motherless Daughters’ by Hope Edelman and a candid reflection of losing my mother

By Mariam Vakani

Six months after my mother’s passing, I was sitting on the steps of the student centre with a friend whose mother had cancer. We talked…

Amaliah art class, are you coming? Join @thislakshmi online!

By Selina Bakkar

View this post on Instagram I’m teaching an online workshop next Saturday 4th April @12.30 GMT with @amaliah_com It’s a closed zoom session with time…

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…

4 ways to prepare for Ramadan whilst reaping the rewards of Sha’ban

By Selina Bakkar

Islamic months and when they actually occur haven’t been something I have ever really been in tune with, I mean aside from Ramadan I had…

twosense

TWO SENSE; Covid-19 and Capitalism, Isolated Worship + Becoming School Teachers

By The Amaliah Podcast

Welcome back to our fortnightly Two Sense series, in which Selina, Nafisa + Sara,  hit the roundtable to put their two cents on 4 subjects they’d each like to…

6 ways to look after your mental health when you’re working from home

By Muslim Youth Helpline

Sponsored Post Working from home has its perks right? Free coffee, working from your bed, perhaps feeling more independent. But it can also present challenges…

Storing fresh fruit and veg better to last longer

By Selina Bakkar

We were raised in a home which reminded us not to waste food, my father always points to the random grain of rice that finds…

Verses in the Quran that show me “Fa Inni Qareeb”, Allah is near…

By Shanza

Hardships are destined for us all in this life. As slaves of Allah we know that we will be tested- Allah reminds us of this…

Amaliah Nights In is going online

By Amaliah Team

We’re bringing you Amaliah Nights In online – last year we launched the series with our sold-out event bringing you together over some chilled vibes…