Embarrassed to take your shoes off? We have some foot odour tips!

By Amaliah Anonymous

So here’s the thing, no one likes to have these conversations because basic hygiene skills and etiquettes are supposed to be taught from a young…

Is Mr. Charmer out to mentally colonise you? My reflection and experiences

By Amaliah Anonymous

The good looks and charming humour seem harmless at first. With time, you slowly realize that you’re the subject of a colonial romantic conquest. Brace…

What I’ve Learned About Working in The Corporate World

By Sharifah Mussa

Having a corporate career can be a fascinating thing. Starting in a company that is established and well-structured gives you a sense of belonging, provides…

Bring in decadence with this rich date & Chocolate cake covered in a sticky toffee glaze

By Wardah Abbas

I have always loved everything related to books but was never quite sure about my love for food until I got married to a man…

BROWN PRIVILEGE – the unearned societal benefits from being brown  

By Nafisa Bakkar

When we discuss privilege, the conversation is often from the perspective that only white people have benefit from privilege and nobody else does. While there…

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We’re talking body clocks and living your dream in Wakanda over on the Amaliah Voices Podcast

By Amaliah Writes

We are back at Huckletree this week, discussing the pressures on women to get married in the Muslim community & living your best life at…

Shaima Swileh arrives in California to see her terminally ill son Abdullah

By Selina Bakkar

Image source After almost a year of having her visa denied due to the Muslim ban, Shaima Swileh an American citizen has finally been re-united…

How to make treasured golden milk for winter nights

By Hiba Khan

Golden milk It sounds like something from a description of paradise, or something Cleo Patra would have indulged in, perhaps after having bathed in milk…

5 Halal Brunch Places in London for a Full English Breakfast

By Maya Areem

I don’t know about you but I love a full English aka The Fry Up. The Full English, dates back as far as the 1300s,…

How to cope with Hyperemesis: Excessive morning sickness

By Samihah Nazneen

When I found out I was pregnant, I was overjoyed. I’d always dreamed of being a mother and having a little cute girl who would…

We all need a little lunch inspo packed with protein

By Zahrah Vawda

Herbs. Spice. Everything nice. You cannot go wrong with this flavourful, flexible meal. It’s full of good-for-you beans, any leftover veggies that are starting to…

Book Review: Centring Black Narrative- Black Muslim Nobles Among the Early Pious Muslims

By Kawthar

Black Muslim Nobles Among the Early Pious Muslims was written by Dawud Walid an African American imam and Ahmed Mubarak an Islamic educator. The aim of this…

How to begin to think clearer in a time of 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…

The Importance of Recognising the Socio-Economic Context for women on requesting their god given financial rights

By Fatima Ahdash

Over the last couple of days Muslim Twitter, and more specifically British Muslim Twitter, has been engulfed in yet another round of (the seemingly endless)…

Five affordable haircare favourites

By Andleeb Hussain

Disclaimer: The author has not been sponsored for this article. Please do not take these recommendations as medical advice. If you have any medical concerns…

What to consider before counselling and where to go

By Nisreen

I’m a big believer in therapy and think most of us do not get enough counsel in our lives nor do we prioritise this –…

Young Muslims, Islamophobia, and the ‘Broken Promise’ of Social Mobility

By Afia Ahmed

“The British social mobility promise is that hard work will be rewarded. Unfortunately, for many young Muslims in Britain today this promise is being broken.”…

Sufra Food Bank and Kitchen is combatting London’s poverty, one meal at a time

By Amaliah Writes

Poverty in the UK is still effecting an abysmal statistic of people. Experts on the subject emphasise just how much and how differently poverty can…

12 Reactions to “I’m Muslim and I’m not getting a mortgage”

By Maya Areem

Now that I’ve been married for over two years I increasingly get asked the question “aren’t you going to get a mortgage?”  My husband and I…

24 Questions to ask your potential spouse about finances and money management

By Amaliah Writes

We already have our list of 53 questions to ask your potential spouse. We thought it was time to get into the particulars, in this edition…

Muslim Men, Mental health, and the pressure of expected masculinity

By Tasneem Sharrem

As I was scrolling through Twitter on the weekend, I came across the tragic news of a suicide in the Masjid Al-Haram in Makkah. The…

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…

Phone home: Keeping ties with family back home in my motherland

By Nafisa Bakkar

Phone home: Keeping ties with families back home And so many of our stories begin with… My father was the only person in his family…

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Diversity in Islam: Sunni Normativity & The ‘One Size Fits All’ Muslim Blueprint

By Hirra Khan Adeogun

Let’s talk Sunni normativity I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what we mean by the term ‘Muslim’. How do we define who is a…

How to make an all-natural herbal salve in 4 steps

By Katerina Qabaha

Make an all-natural herbal salve that can soothe minor grazes, scratches, insect bites and patches of dry skin. Please note that this article does not replace…

What Is The Orgasm Gap? How does it apply in Islamic marriages?

By Dr. Hanx

What is it? A little like the pay gap, only stickier, the orgasm gap is all too real. The orgasm gap refers to the disparity…

Holiday in Iceland: The Ultimate Experience

By Shaheen Munshi

Yes, it really can be a Halal holiday destination. To make the most of your trip to Iceland you will need quite a bit of…

Depression & Dating: On being rejected because I’ve been diagnosed with depression

By Another dating Muslimah

I’m looking for a husband; A halal-pal-for-life. And so I have spent the last few months swiping right, or sometimes left, on profiles of Muslim…

Trend: Animal Print

By Zara Azam

Animal prints have been accepted as the best non-neutral neutral, managing to make an appearance every fashion week – this one was no exception. From…

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Hanx Life: Who should buy the condoms?

By Dr. Hanx

As I was once told, “It does not make you an adult if you have sex, but it could definitely make you a baby.” Historically,…

Best Lip Balms and treatments for Chapped lips this Winter

By Amaliah Writes

We don’t know about you, but we are all feeling the effects of this blithering weather in the Amaliah office, with our faces being exposed…

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‘Manifesting The Unseen’ ; A Project Celebrating Muslim Women and Islamic Art

By Amaliah Writes

  ‘Manifesting the Unseen’ is a UK based art project, bringing together and celebrating Muslim women and Islamic art. Exhibition curator Nazia Mirza felt compelled…

My Nude ‘no makeup makeup’ Go to Look

By Black Gal and Skin Care

I somewhat have become a pro at no ”makeup” make-up, and why? You ask? Well it’s a lot to do with the fact that my…

#ProtectYoungHijabis the hashtag formed to protect over 900 young Muslim women from one sexual predator

By Amaliah Writes

A hashtag #protectyounghijabis has been circulating recently and young Muslim women have been urged to be on high alert and mindful when navigating online spaces…

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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…