Ramadan Reminder: 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…

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7 Ramadan Iftar Foods From Around The World, What’s yours?

By Amaliah Writes

Ramadan is a time for deep reflection, stilling the heart and mind of all that’s distracting, and focusing on some of the main tenets of…

30 Deeds, 30 Days Ramadan calendars for adults & children

By Amaliah Writes

It’s that time of the year where 30 deeds, 30 days charts start coming out and we thought we’d help you out and share some…

11 Things Painting has taught me about self-love, healing & heartache

By Hafsa Khizer

   I remember how it felt to zone out for hours while painting when I was seven. I didn’t have all the tools, skills, or…

A night between a husband and wife is a form of Sadaqah in Ramadan

By Sisters Magazine

It is made lawful for you, in the nights of fast, to have intercourse with your women. They are a cover for you and you…

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…

Watch: A Step By Step Guide to Paying Zakat Al-Fitr

By Amaliah Writes

Zakat Al Fitr is often confused with Zakat Al Maal, the Zakat paid on wealth, that is mandated by Allah as one of the five…

Eid Gift: The Proudest Blue by Ibtihaj Muhammad, a children’s book tackling the subject of those who don’t see beauty in hijab

By Selina Bakkar

It was only last night that I met my tribe and we gathered around mugs of hot tea to take some time out for ourselves,…

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The single story of the ‘Perfect Muslim’ does not recognise the many ways to Allah

By Azeeza Adeowu

“MUSLIM GUILT” IS A THING AND IT’S A THING TO BE ADDRESSED. Muslim guilt is crawling, clouded guilt that sits in the stomachs of Muslims…

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The gifts of Ramadan: Conversion at 19, Marriage & Motherhood

By Karsen Breanne

Although it will likely be the most difficult Ramadan I’ll ever have (Inshaa’Allah), my first Ramadan was also the most moving and magical experience. Four…

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

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…

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We’re putting our two cents into Street Eats 2019 over on the Amaliah Voices Podcast

By Amaliah Voices Podcast

Selina, Nafisa and Sara are back recording ‘Two Cents’ after a small hiatus organising the UK’s biggest Halal Street Food Festival at Old Spitalfields market!…

Amaliah Shorts: “I’m on My Period and unable to fast”

By Ashiya Mendheria

(This article was written during the month of Ramadan but is relevant to those unable to fast during the month of Dhul Hijjah. May Allah…

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…

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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…

4 reasons why value & reverence for our Mosques is needed

By Sunday Circles

“And [He revealed] that the mosques are for Allah, so do not invoke with Allah anyone.”(Surah Jinn, Ayat 18) One of the first things that…

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…

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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…

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…

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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…

Handmade gift Eid Inspo: Get crafting and making now!

By Selina Bakkar

We still have a little bit of time before Eid arrives, so if you enjoy crafts or giving gifts with a little bit of extra…

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…

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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…