#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…

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…

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,…

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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…

It takes a village to raise a child ~ How are you building it?

By Safura Houghton

It takes a village to raise a child ~ Proverb. In the modern context ‘village’ for us means a community of people interacting with children…

Mindful eating begins before we sit at the dinner table

By Ashiya Mendheria

Mindful eating is nothing new, but in reality, it is so difficult to practice, especially at iftar time during Ramadan, as Ramadan approaches it’s important…

10 responses to “My money is my money” How realistic is that?

By Amaliah Writes

On our weekly Twitter poll we decided to ask “My money is my money” How realistic is that? “They are entitled to receive marital gifts, to…

The Politics of Housework – Being a woman does not make me better equipped to wash the dishes

By Alwia Al-Hassan

It will come as no surprise to you that I, like many other women in the world, love a clean home but despise the act…

9 points on patience by Ibn al- Qayyim

By Sunday Circles

Shaikh Ibn al-Qayyim (ra) gave the following precious advice in his valuable book Zaad al-Ma’aad (4/189-195) (this is the full quotation from his book): 1 ) If a person…

We answer 9 FAQ’s about the vagina, from discharge to vaginal dryness

By Amaliah Writes

Our vagina is often exposed to an awful lot without us realising. Growing up, if you weren’t educated well on the human anatomy, and didn’t feel…

Upcycle Glass jars for your home & gifts

By Amaliah Writes

I seem to be accumulating a collection of jars in my kitchen and bathroom as I slowly try to go plastic-free, there’s so many I…

The 13 point Guide to networking as an introvert

By Nafisa Bakkar

For the longest time I dreaded networking and to be honest I still do. But over the years I have figured out different ways to…

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…

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A guide to avoiding the inheritance of harmful parenting

By Neymat Raboobee

A quick bit of context: this article is written examining the cultural norms and traditions which occur in the typical South African Indian household, specifically…

The anti-female sexuality rhetoric and body positivity – In conversation with Sainabou Hydara 

By Amaliah Writes

Sainabou Hydara is a 21-year-old student, self-titled your local angry black woman. Alongside her academic studies, she has been involved with a number of feminist organisations…

Would you get STD tested before marriage? I did – as a virgin…

By Mahin Ibrahim

I found the man I wanted to marry after ten years of searching. At that time, I was less interested in the dress and more…

#JusticeForShukriAbdi Mother, Zamzam speaks of lack of support from the school & police after daughters death

By Selina Bakkar

Shukri Yahya Abdi, 12-years-old, passed away on the 27th of June due to drowning in River Irwell in Bury. Abdi was recovered at midnight on Thursday.…

Stop with your pseudo-feminism argument against the hijab

By Amina Harrath

A “justified” discriminatory ruling? – the EU hijab ban.   The backstory: Samira Achbita, a headscarf-wearing Muslim was employed as a receptionist by G4S –…

Why do we ALLOW the media to have a monopoly on beauty?

By Latifa Saber

In the span of just one week I have read two absurd headlines that made me want to write this piece. They went a little…

It’s official! Socks off & Sandals on, get your feet ready!

By Amaliah Writes

The weather is lush and it feels like summer has finally landed on our doorsteps in the UK which mean that sandals are on. Sandals…

Instagram Polls: How the Amaliah community met their bae

By Amaliah Writes

So Amaliah was challenged a week ago by a member of our community,  to help in the finding a spouse department. When is Amaliah going…

On the Politics of being a “Hoejabi” – the hypersexualisation of Black women, gendered islamophobia and Misogynoir

By Vanessa Taylor

Before The New York Times published another attempt at masquerading as a socially conscious outlet last year, Black Muslim women were exploring the constraints that…

Is My Mahram Okay?

By Inspirited Minds

If you’re a mental health advocate, or continuously read about mental health particularly from an Islamic perspective, you will know that stigma and taboo have…

The Falseness of Female honour: a reflection of the realities of FGM

By Amaliah Anonymous

*Trigger Warning this piece details a very real experience of FGM written by one of our writers anonymously, please be aware this is sensitive content…

5 Simple Steps to Glowing Skin

By Maria Dee

Some people may think that improving the quality of your skin involves buying some expensive creams or having a luxury facial now and again. Whilst…

3 Seconds Divorce, The Multi Award Winning Documentary: Exploring the triple talaq in India

By Amaliah Writes

3 Seconds Divorce is a documentary that explores how an instant triple talaq can impact Indian Muslim women, it is illustrated through, “intimate stories of…

Why we need to stop saying “that’s not Islam, it’s culture”. It doesn’t solve the problem

By The Petty Muslimah

A few weeks ago I came forward to write about why I refuse to cook for my brother-in-law. The article clearly split the likes of…

Poll of Conservative members find 40% want a limit on the number of Muslims entering the country

By Amaliah Writes

  A recent YouGov poll conducted by anti-racist campaign group Hope Not Hate confirms that there is widespread Islamophobia among Conservative Party members, whilst 79% of…

This group of Muslims have set up their own patrol service in New York to protect Muslims and their neighbours

By Selina Bakkar

On hearing of the recent New Zealand attacks on Muslim worshippers earlier this year, there were heightened fears amongst the Muslim community worldwide, especially those…