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…

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…

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…

#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…

Have You Been Blinded by Mr. Faith?

By Barfi

Recently my dad has turned up the pressure in my household about getting me married, around the same time “Mr Faith” decided to walk into…

‘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,…

Watch: Project Ribcage × The Brown Hijabi

By Project Ribcage

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

Decathlon pulls sports hijab off shelves in France after receiving over 500 complaints from customers and politicians

By Amaliah Writes

  Retailer Decathlon in France has issued a statement on pulling a recently announced sports hijab off shelves this week. The french retailer announced the new…

Hat trick: 8 Ways to Style a Hat & Hijab

By Curated Cuts

This season we have been inundated with fantastic hat styles, one of the key trends that have spilled out onto the catwalk this Autumn Winter, is…

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…

Poetry: Open your hands, let God guide you

By Rashida James-Saadiya

Khamasa You spend your days collecting the heaviness of this world unfolding and stitching every ache into the tapestry of your prayer mat In sujood,…

Milk

Switching to Halal Milk, How Haram is Dairy? : Wellbeing Diary

By Amaliah Anonymous

(It is illegal to buy raw milk from anywhere other than directly from a farmer in the UK*) The first time I drank raw milk…

The Self Actualisers- and Occupying the 2nd and 3rd generation immigrant space

By Mariam Malik

The other day during a catch-up with a friend, I mentioned another friend who I’m due to go away with soon. The friend I was…