Storytelling & Drumming this Sunday for Kids at #streeteatsfest event

By Selina Bakkar

This Easter weekend at our Halal Gems #streeteatsfest we’ve got a treat for families with children. Who doesn’t love a good storyteller? Well, we’ve got…

How Weight Training Helped Me Recover From My C-Section

By Maryam Akram

  Weight training may be the last thing on your mind after a caesarean section – walking safely to the bathroom or getting out of…

Minorities in Education Interviews: What was your experience like?

By Amaani Master

Sometimes you don’t realise how accustomed you have become to a certain lifestyle until you are plonked into a totally different one. The environment and…

Beauty in the Sun! 6 tips and 7 products

By Sukaina Haidar

The sun has finally come out in all its glory shining down upon us vitamin D deficient Britons! Some may say it’s too hot as…

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NUS elects New Muslim Female President ZamZam Ibrahim

By Amaliah Writes

Congratulations are in order for Zamzam Ibrahim, who has just been elected as the new National Union of Students at the National Conference 2019. She’s…

Watch: Tackling Body Image and Beauty Standards with Sahar Arrayeh

By Amaliah Writes

Women come in all shapes and sizes, yet often mainstream media doesn’t always celebrate that. Check out Sahar Arrayeh’s exclusive video for International Women’s Day,…

Amaliah shorts: The Glorification of Interracial Marriage

By Safura Houghton

Amaliah short reads Ever since I married my white English revert husband, I noticed a difference in the way many Muslims spoke to me/approached me,…

5 reasons why we are tested

By Sunday Circles

Why are we tested?  This is a very common question from Muslims, people of other faiths, or no faith – so it’s important to reflect on…

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The Dehumanisation of Muslims and Why Islamophobia isn’t a Phobia | Small Talk Ep.2 In With Suhaiymah M. Khan

By Amaliah Voices Podcast

We’re back with our much anticipated second episode of Small Talk – a podcast digest at Amaliah Voices that will answer some hard hitting questions on some…

Alaa Salah, know her name, The women in the images of Sudans uprising

By Selina Bakkar

I have no words, so I poured my heart out with paint. Wishing a million times I could be there on the frontlines with my…

Allah’s 99 names: Al-Raqeeb He Who Observes All

By NWLP Sisters Circle

  Though you do not see Him, know that He sees you… Al-Raqeeb is the One who is All-Observant, but there is more to this…

4 ways watching Ertugrul made me a better Muslim: True fame is being known amongst the Angels

By Amaliah Anonymous

Ertugrul is the Turkish series which has been dubbed as the Netflix’s “Game of Thrones Rival”. Set in the 13th century, it shows the life…

How to navigate being made redundant at work

By Tasneem Sharrem

Putting pressure on ourselves each new year to be better than a crappy previous year is something we can do unthinkingly despite knowing that life…

How to phrase “no boxed gifts” in 4 ways

By Amaliah Anonymous

No boxed gifts – the not so subtle term that can be found on wedding invites that implies presents should be in the form of…

Guide to travelling to Shanghai for Muslims by a Muslim living there

By K.T. Lynn

  I never wanted to move to China. When my husband first told me that we were moving to China, the fear of the unknown…

Short reflection: The Importance of Sincere Intentions

By Mahmoudat Sanni-Oba

Imagine spending a month on a piece of coursework you wanted to get a distinction in only to get zero. Picture the pain and the…

Without Compassion there can’t be Naseeha

By Sisters Magazine

These days advice is dished out to our sisters without an ounce of compassion or understanding When I first became Muslim the amount of advice,…

Finding a husband: “Ultimately bearing in mind that Allah is the responder to our calls.”

By Bareka Rahman

My short reflection Unfortunately we live in a time where it’s difficult to navigate the road to finding a suitable spouse because of cultural expectations,…

Nine things I’ve learnt from reading the autobiography of Malcolm X

By Kawthar

I’ve been re-reading a lot of my old favourites this summer. I believe our perception of a text is tainted by our beliefs, values and…

The Cost of Conversion: Defining and Illustrating experiences of Islamophobia amongst Female Converts to Islam (FCI)

By Soraya Beg

   ‘Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me!’ (The Christian Recorder of March 1862, Wikipedia). Equally words can devastate…

How To Love Someone With Bipolar Disorder

By Wardah Abbas

Almost six years ago, when I was a University senior, my much-loved Uncle went into a manic depressive episode that lasted for months. He would…

Amaliah’s Perfect Dates in London, from food festivals to walks

By Amaliah Writes

With the weather changing, we’ve noticed love is in the air too, or at least our pursuit of love and team Amaliah were thinking about…

Dear Non-Black creatives of Colour: Are ‘we’ speaking over, erasing, appropriating, fetishizing or profiting off of others?

By Zeinab Khalil

I address non-Black North African women creatives because I am part of this group and I have been noticing this trend a lot among us–but…

Untangling culturally inherited expectations: In Conversation with Artist Azraa Motala

By Amaliah Writes

Azraa Motala is a force to be reckoned with, she is a Muslim female multidisciplinary artist, who has wowwed the community with her most recent…

Who does Islamic finance benefit in todays society?  The capitalists?

By Maryam Ismail

Islamic economy has less to do with halal and haram; it is more about community and responsibility. Capitalism: Risk and Hedges The Islamic finance system,…

Sufra Foodbank: Working on the front-line in the fight against hunger and poverty in London

By Amaliah Writes

“Sufra NW London works on the front-line in the fight against hunger and poverty whilst also offering a wide range of services and community-based activities…

Are you coming to #streeteatsfest 2019, this year it’s Brought to you by Amaliah & Halal Gems

By Halal Gems

This Easter Weekend in April we will be bringing you the 3rd edition of Street Eats, the Halal Gems flagship food festival. For three days…

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10 Questions with Halima AKA @WWAGS: Fashion photographer and more…

By Amaliah Writes

We have a quick sit-down on life as a photographer for some of the worlds most creative brands. You may also recognise her by her…

Balance – The Forgotten Sunnah needed in a fast paced world

By Uneesa Zaman

To begin, this is an article I’ve been writing, rewriting and reflecting upon since Ramadan (2017) but now we’re in the run up to Ramadan…

Islam Poses the Last Legitimate Challenge to a Hegemonic Monoculture

By Eeman Abbasi

 The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Islam began as a something strange and it will return to being strange, so…

Halal dating and heartbreak: Using Others to Fill Voids

By Nusaiba O

It’s easy to fall into blaming men for all our woes. I mean we live in a patriarchal society after all and therefore essentially all…

Over 130 Muslims killed in central Mali by men in Dogon Hunter clothing

By Selina Bakkar

Tension and clashes between Dogon hunters and semi-nomadic Fulani herders have often occurred in Central Mali, the disputes are often over land and water, but…

How would You Behave if You Were in Front of God? Ihsaan explained.

By Rumaisa

Ihsaan in light of the Quran How would you behave, how would you treat people if you were in front of God? The beauty of…

Kings College University, London accused of Racial profiling & Discrimination during Queen’s visit

By Amaliah Anonymous

The issue of racial profiling and discrimination was at the centre of  King’s College London University this week,  there have been accusations that the University…