5 Reasons Boris’s language is dangerous & divisive

By Selina Bakkar

As Boris launches his leadership campaign many begin to look back at the comments he has made about and against Muslim women, Black men and…

It’s hard being single, but I’ve learned, it’s harder neglecting the potential we hold within ourselves

By Zara Din

It could be argued that Women are complicated creatures who intrigue the minds of every single person they meet. Their parents, teachers, students, colleagues, friends…

6 Mini reflections of Yassmin Abdel – Magied’s You Must be Layla

By Selina Bakkar

“You must be Layla, is a book written by Sudanese – Australian author Yassmin Abdel – Magied. It follows the journey of 13-year-old Layla, an…

Hajj crafts, books & resources for children

By Selina Bakkar

  Every year the “second eid” seems to pass us by but since having kids its become top of my to-do list to celebrate both…

Thinking of Hajj this year? Here’s 10 tips from a hajji

By Khalida Haque

  SubhanAllah I cannot believe that it has been ten years since I took the journey of a lifetime: Hajj. Tears prick my eyes as…

What does Islam in Argentina look like?

By Israa Abid

Islam exists all over the world in many shapes and forms; from the way, it was introduced to a particular region, to the way it…

2 Muslim Mothers get real about the realities of breastfeeding

By Selina Bakkar

Breastfeeding is a massive part of the post-birth experience for a woman, however, it is focused on a lot less than the birth itself, and…

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…

Shamima Begum: Islamophobia’s frankenstein. Victim, agent and a case study on why we will never belong

By Mariya bint Rehan

The case of Shamima Begum has had an almost visceral effect on many Muslim women hailing from the UK. Not least because it remains the…

5 Skin Care Do’s WITH @blackgalandskincare

By Black Gal and Skin Care

Need some beauty products to cool down your skin as opposed to setting it on fire constantly? Here are some great products to keep your…

The Problem is You Think You Have Time

By Sunday Circles

Have you heard the phrase “killing time”? It’s a term used to describe the need to pass time quickly by doing something that is not that…

Theatre Review: Death of a Salesman

By Amaliah Anonymous

Let’s begin with some context. Two weeks ago, my friend and I were excitedly waiting outside Hackney Empire to watch a book we love be…

First time in South East Asia? Start with Singapore

By Come fly with B

If you’re exploring the world solo or an unseasoned traveler and are not sure where to start exploring South East Asia from, this one is…

Amaliah Community: Skin care tips recommended by Ayaan

By Amaliah Glo'

We all have different skin and hacks that work for us, we are going to be sharing skincare tips from the Amaliah community over the…

Reflection: Navigating diversity as a White British Muslim Mother

By Sarah Yataghane

Over the last few weeks, I have hidden in the corners of this complex online world, watching narratives unfold and listening tentatively to voices that…

Why I unfollow Muslim women who take the hijab off

By Modestly Wrapped

This week I watched a video by a well-known blogger who inspired me to write this. Whilst I’m not here to write about whether I…

Lauren Booth’s Book, my thoughts & learnings

By Hafsa Abbasi

Lauren Booth, the pro-Palestinian Activist and sister in law of former Prime Minister Tony Blair writes her story of how she became a Muslim. Her…

How to calm your soul during difficulties

By Fathiyah Zulkiflee

Difficulties or tribulations are something every human will have to face. None of us is free from the cage of hardships. The tribulations we confront…

Home; what does it mean to you?

By Jennifa Chowdhury

Our home is such an essential part of our existence that sometimes the importance of it can get overlooked, which is why I want to…

Tributes pour out for Hodan Nalayeh and her positive light is remembered

By Selina Bakkar

As news of Hodan Nalayeh’s death began to spread, Muslim women across the world began to share their grief, from mentees, advisors, friends and supporters…

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We’re Talking God Confidence on this week’s #TwoCents episode | Amaliah The Podcast

By Amaliah Voices Podcast

  It works like this – Selina, Nafisa and Sara are challenged to each bring 4 subjects they’d like to unpack and debate as being…

What’s Food Got To do with heritage? A #streeteatsfest special on the amaliah podcast

By Amaliah Voices Podcast

What’s food got to do with heritage? – This year Amaliah.com’s little sis HalalGems.com hosted a not so little festival #streeteatsfest in the heart of London to…

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The people keeping the city of the dead alive in Egypt

By Amaliah Writes

In Cairo, an ancient burial site teems with life at the bottom of its famous Mokattam mountains. Known as el’Arafa (the cemetery) to Cairenes, the…

Are periods meant to be so painful or could it be endometriosis?

By Amaliah Anonymous

  “It’s just period pain, toughen up”, I was told this regularly – whether directly or implicitly – and sadly it was almost always from…

How Much Do We Know About the Courage of Summayyah Bint Khayat (RA)?

By Sunday Circles

There’s probably someone in your family or circle of friends called Sumayyah – their namesake was a great Sahabiah (companion) of the Prophet (PBUH) and this is her…

Mosque Spotlight: Sakirin Mosque in Turkey is designed by a woman: Zeynep Fadillioglu

By Selina Bakkar

The Sakirin Mosque in Istanbul Turkey stands out for a number of reasons amongst the several thousand mosques in Turkey. Turkey is home to over…

#Srebrenica 25 years later we mourn the loss of sons, brothers, fathers and husbands

By Selina Bakkar

Image Source Today, 11 of July 2019 we’ve seen many around the world mark 24 years since 8,372 Muslim men and boys were murdered in…

Film Review: Yesterday featuring ‘Tamwar Masood’ from Eastenders…

By Sajidah Ali

The Beatles may have been above my time and beyond my pop culture interests, but ethnic representation in film and media certainly isn’t. This is…

Facts about your breasts: From lumps, nipple sizes and shapes

By Amaliah Anonymous

*This is a series dedicated to helping us understand our bodies a little more. It is so important to honour and look after our bodies…

Thinking straight: 3 Ways to navigate 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…

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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…

8 Free Places To Work from in London

By Amaliah Writes

The season of hibernation is upon us, but for many of you out there you are in the thick of outstanding deadlines, round up projects,…

Twitter has prohibited religious insults and dehumanisation based on religion

By Amaliah Writes

Twitter has updated its rules and policies to help protect religious groups on the platform. The updates, under hateful conduct now include banning the “dehumanisation of…

My Struggle With Hair Removal: Being Intentional About Loving Myself

By Maz Halima

My first experience of hair removal was seeing my mother standing over the gas stove, skimming her forearms over the blue flame, time and time…

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…

‘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,…