Muslim Girls Fence: The teenagers being equipped with tools to express themselves on their own terms

By Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan

Photography Image Credits: Nina Manandhar In Wapping High School, Tower Hamlets, Thursday afternoons for the past few months have seen 111-14-year-old girls fencing, writing poetry,…

Labels

From ‘meek’, ‘pious’, and ‘oppressed’ to ‘fierce’, ‘trailblazing’ and, ‘badass’ – are we too consumed in trying to prove ourselves as Muslim women?

By Hanan

Of course, at Amaliah, we spend every day talking about Muslim women, speaking with Muslim women, collaborating, and receiving messages from Muslim women. It is…

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…

5 Ways everyone can advocate for mental health awareness this #IWD

By Sakinah Kaiser

All Voices Count in the Muslim Mental Health Movement “Your lived experience is needed.” https://twitter.com/sbennettforshaw/status/801217028937945088 This is part of a quote tweeted by the Depression…

A woman’s Right to Orgasm: Feminism in the bedroom & sexual liberation through Islam not despite it

By Wardah Abbas

The misogynistic professor “You can tell a Muslim feminist from the way she has sex with her man” said one of my Professors at the…

“I don’t want to break stereotypes” The insurmountable pressure faced by Muslim women

By Selina Bakkar

Representation has come a long way, but I wonder if we took a wrong turn on the way. Often when I see campaigns or features and…

booklaunch

This new book is honouring the work of ‘Aisha (RA) – Here’s our interview with author Nuriddeen Knight

By Amaliah Writes

You may have already heard the buzz around the 40 Hadith of our Mother ‘Aisha (ra), but you’ve got an interview with the author here first!…

Meet the three women in the new Afrohijabi campaign with Nike

By Selina Bakkar

Afrohijabi was started by Rikki and Rhianna in 2017   “We chose the hashtag ‘Afrohijabi’ for the same reasons black people refer to themselves as Afro-Caribbean,…

This artist is “helping women reclaim their bodies”: In conversation with Bukola Thompson

By Amaliah Writes

All over social media, we see Muslim women creating space for their own narratives, be it through their words, their photography or their art. In…

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,…

Project Ribcage: The Series Working to Elevate the Self-Image of Muslim Women

By Amaliah Writes

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

ISOC Netball team creates and promotes inclusivity on the court

By Amaliah Writes

Sports societies at universities can often be synonymous with drinking culture, initiation events and wild nights out, which for many are not inclusive. ISOC netball was…

BOY/BYE : Celebrating Unapologetic Individual Identity

By Israa Abid

BOY/BYE is a collaboration between Sara Alfageeh, and Abbas Rattani founder of MIPSTERZ, a crossover of ‘Fashion and Activism’, designed to celebrate diversity and individual identity.…

“My child is the light of my life, but she isn’t my life.”: Motherhood does not mean losing autonomy over your identity just upgrading it

By Safa Brown

There are some women, who in childhood and adulthood fantasized about their future spouse, perfect wedding including dream dress and future children. I was not…

Oxford

Watch: Women of Oxford ‘the transformation of my identity’

By Amaliah Writes

Meet the women of Oxford who relay their individual experiences about how their internal transformation changed their perception of their surroundings, having a transformative impact…

Hijab

Why Muslim Women Can Go Back To Islamic history to become the best version of their contemporary Selves

By Wardah Abbas

I will always remember the first time I genuinely felt pleased with my great heritage as a Muslim woman. It was upon reading the seerah…

12 Questions with Rapper Neelam Hakeem: Misogynistic Hip-Hop, modesty, and subverting rap culture

By Hanan

Neelam Hakeem is a Seattle born, multi-talented spoken word poet, former medical claims analyst, mother, rapper, and fierce advocate of women’s rights. The rapper moved…

Equality in the home: The idea constantly pushed on us that men and women are the same, we aren’t

By Nuriddeen Knight

Women have a conflicted relationship with equality. On one end we want to be equal to men. We want the same opportunities, even splitting of…

In Conversation with Salma El-Wardany: Misogyny, Heritage, & Body Positivity

By Amaliah Writes

Welcome to amaliah.com’s ‘In Conversation With’ series! We’ll be inviting Muslim women on social media from across industries and across the world to have some interesting conversations…

18 Sunnah healing and wellness accounts by Muslim women to follow

By Ashiya Mendheria

Muslim women are killing it in the health and wellness industry, online and offline, mashaAllah. They are offering beneficial advice, products, courses, and sessions on…

6 Recommended reads written by Muslim women

By Ilham Essalih

The year 2018 was a good year of publishing for Muslim women, and 2019 promises to be even better. A few days ago it was…

“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…

palestine

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…

bookrecommendations

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…

Kaaba

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…

#blackmuslimahexcellence

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,…

Planning on travelling to Palestine? Here are 9 security processes to expect

By Majida Begum

Recently, I travelled through Ben Gurion International airport in Tel Aviv as there are no airports under Palestinian authority and anyone wishing to get into…