Do you know Allah?

By Mahmoudat Sanni-Oba

Do you know Allah? Think about it, how do you develop a meaningful relationship with someone that you don’t know? Love develops the more time you spend with someone and get to know them. Think about why Allah mentions several of his attributes in the Qur’an. Why does he ask you to spend time with…

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Restock Alert: Shop Morphe Palettes Now!

By Amnah
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Listen To These Muslim Women Discuss Hijab

By Amaliah Writes

The clothing of Muslim Women particularly the hijab is always subject to discussions in Western society. Debates are held about the agency of Muslim women in wearing it, whether the Hijab is oppressive or even if it is compatible with ‘Western’ values. We should not be having these discussions in the first place. After all,…

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Celebrating Eid away from home?

By Aisha Rimi

Eid has always been one of my favourite times of the year. I’ve often described myself like a child at Christmas in the days leading up to and the day of the festival. It’s always been a time where my cam I’ll my family and I have come together to celebrate the occasion, making sure…

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Someone asked me why I don’t wear a hijab.

By Nafisa Bakkar

Last Saturday I woke up to a couple messages, a few miss calls and a voicemail. Fast forward a few hours and my plans to do the laundry and then go to a car boot sale were sidelined. My sister and I, co-founders of Amaliah were asked to hold a Q&A session at the prestigious…

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Wedding Favours, make your own!

By Selina Bakkar

I D E A S Love me, Love me more. Love grows. Keep it Eco! Keep its Popping! Don’t forget the little guests. Love the idea. Mint to be. Tea favours Cheeky Chocolate. Yay, family favourite. Simple and Sunnah Which team are you? Match made in heaven S H O P   F A V…

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The perfect long sleeve maxi dress you need to invest in!

By Amaliah Writes

  Once in a while, Asos release a dress that we think is pretty perfect. Completely covered so you dont have to layer it and in your favourite shade of pink too. I’m even talking about a high neckline and there’s also nothing sheer about it either. This is the latest addition and trust us,…

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The Greatest Consequence of Sinning

By Amaliah Writes

Aida Azlin is the Founder of The Shawl Label, a lifestyle brand that is about championing sisterhood, inspiring women to empower and serve their fellow sisters and be the best version of themselves. Her brand is popularly known for its Tuesday Love Letters where Aida shares personal weekly reflections with her mailing list and the Woman…

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Ramadan Reflections by Halal Girl About Town

By Halal Girl About Town Writes

As a child, Ramadan would be one of my favourite times of the year. You would find Mum in the kitchen making her well-loved Iftar specials – deliciously fried samosas, flaky meat pastries, creamy faluda, a feast! – whilst Dad would be busy packing us into the car to take us to mosque to break…

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Last minute Eid Pamper: 3 DIY Face Masks For Glowing Skin

By Amaliah Writes

One thing I always do the night before Eid is put on a face mask as my last minute skin treat. This leaves me with cleaner skin that is soft and brighter leaving me with a better base for my makeup on Eid. Treat yourself to our favourite DIY face masks full of natural ingredients…

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The Mango Summer Sale: Our Top Picks!

By Amnah

The Mango sale has just started and we’ve picked our favourites for you to shop right now. Get it before it goes! Shop the full sale here

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A Step By Step Guide to Paying Zakat Al-Fitr

By Amaliah Writes

Zakat Al Fitr is often confused with Zakat Al Maal, the Zakat paid on wealth, that is mandated by Allah as one of the five pillars of Islam. Zakat Al Fitr is charity given to the poor at the end of fasting during Ramadan. It must be paid before the Eid prayer and it is compulsory…

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Honouring Nabra Hassanen

By Amaliah Writes

Image source: Mohammad Alsalti إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعون Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un Surely we belong to Allah and to Him shall we return. A post shared by m.e poetry (@maryamejazpoetry) on Jun 20, 2017 at 2:32am PDT The death of Nabra Hassanen, a seventeen-year-old Muslim girl who was abducted and killed on…

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Feeding Your Soul After Ramadan

By Mahmoudat Sanni-Oba

  Ramadan is a training programme for us to attain God-consciousness. During the month, we starve our body to feed our soul. We become more aware of our actions, what we say and how we spend our time.  We increase in things that fulfil and nourish our soul such as reading the Qur’an and performing…

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Eid Beauty Gifts – 3 must have palettes!

By Amnah

Last minute Eid Shopping? We’ve picked 3 palettes for you that we know work wonders and would make the perfect gift. Shop them now to arrive in time for Eid! 1. Morphe 25A and 25B eyeshadow palette We’ve been waiting for these palettes to arrive and they are finally here on Beauty Bay. The Morphe…

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Ramadan and its reality

By Humairah Adam

Ramadhan and its reality The ninth month of the Islamic year is one of the most glorified periods of a Muslim’s life. Some anticipate it, some yearn for it, some strive for it, and some pass through it. Each individual’s journey towards their Lord, and their search for His bounties of Mercy during Ramadhan is…

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Nadiya’s British Food Adventure: New book coming soon

By Selina Bakkar

Nadiya has always put fun into creating recipes and reviving old ones and much of it has been done through being inspired by her surroundings as we saw on  the documentary where she took us to Bangladesh and previously on the Great British Bake off most of her inspiration came from her Bengali heritage and creating…

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This world is but temporary. A reflection.

By Humairah Adam

Detachment of the Dunya Temporary. One of the most terrifying yet relieving words to exist. I am relieved that this void I have settled myself into will be over with one day. But I am terrified for it to finish before I am ready. Although it often breaks me, again and again- there are undoubtedly…

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How to effectively research where your charity money is going

By Sheeza Shah

How to effectively research where your charity money is going   Verily, Allah requires you to abide by justice, and to treat with grace, and give like the giving of kin to kin; and forbids indecency, and manifest evil, and transgression… (Ch.16: V.91). The Holy Qur’an is filled with verses that direct believers to serve…

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Aisha Gani calls out lack of diversity in Journalism

By Amaliah Writes

  The lack of diversity in journalism has always been a topical issue especially for Muslims who are accustomed to demonising, Islamophobic articles from major news outlets. The coverage in the aftermath of recent tragic events including Grenfell Tower and the terrorist attack at Finsbury Park has made the lack of representation in news media,…

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SHOP SUMMER SANDALS ON SALE

By Amaliah Writes

Shop our favourite summer sandals that are all on sale! Whether you need some everyday flat sandals or some special heels for Eid, we have a selection for you starting from just £9.

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He went to pray taraweeh and returned to his creator #FinsburyPark

By Selina Bakkar

The number of times I have said inna lillahi inna ilayhi raji’oon this Ramadan.. — Natasha (@NatashaTweets_) June 19, 2017 The air is heavy, heavy with the sadness and loss of people around the world. It’s true I will admit it, it’s closer to home and I feel the tug more. I hold my children a…

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Our Curvy Eid Edit – Shop it now!

By Amaliah Writes

Still deciding what to wear for Eid? We’ve picked some of our curvy favourites that are great investments for Eid and the summer ahead. Our top pick is the floral kimono and grey embellished cover up.   Shop it now to get it in time for Eid!  

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Be Like Instagram: The Need for Self Improvement

By Mahmoudat Sanni-Oba

Instagram might not be getting it right with their algorithms, but their updates over the past year have been hitting the right notes. The platform which unashamedly rips off the best features of its competitors now has features such as stories and face filters similar to Snapchat and its latest archive update is like Pinterest’s…

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SUMMER SALE PICKS

By Amaliah Writes

We’re seeing the summer sales start and we’ve curated our top modest picks here for you. Shop them now while they’re in stock!

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Seeking Laylatul Qadr

By Thahira Khatun

SEEKING LAYLATUL QADR “Indeed We sent the Qurān down during the Night of Decree. And what can make you know what is the Night of Decree? The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months. The Angels and the Spirit descend therein by permission of their Lord for every matter.” [Surah Qadr] The Night…

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Dress up your home this Eid

By Selina Bakkar

  Get the Look: Eid   Perhaps it’s the first Eid with your children, married or your old enough now to start lending your help and wants for Eid this year. Here are a few ideas on how to decorate your home and give it that Eid feel. Fresh flowers always add an uplifting look…

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Black Women At Work in the Age of Social Media

By Mahmoudat Sanni-Oba

Image credit: WOCinTech   The misogynoir that black women face in society and particularly at work is nothing new. Misogynoir is a term that uniquely captures the misogyny directed towards black women where race and gender both play roles in the bias experienced. It is unfortunate that over the past few months there have been…

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Love knows no religion #grenfell

By Selina Bakkar

  The tragic and shocking events which played out last night in West London at the Grenfell Tower estate have left us all affected in some way. Whilst we all do what we can and continue to pray for those affected we see that once again Londoners come together in a time of need for…

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Ramadan as a fitness instructor…Can I still do my job?

By Zahra Khimji

Ramadan for a fitness instructor is no different to anyone else’s. There are no exceptions for Muslims who have an active career and seek out to maintain it throughout the year. This year was the first year I am fasting as a mother of a 15-month old and a fitness instructor combined. That sounds exhausting…

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Break Free From Social Media Addiction With These Apps

By Amaliah Writes

Are you always on your phone? Or you’re addicted to checking your social media? Is your phone the first thing you pick up in the morning? We’ve become increasingly attached to our mobiles and as such, its use has penetrated every aspect of our life. The first thing we do in the morning is pick…

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Here’s how to make the most of the last ten days of Ramadan

By Mahmoudat Sanni-Oba

If you haven’t worked as hard as you wanted to during Ramadan, the last ten days provides you with an opportunity to challenge yourself and exert more effort. Below are some deeds with weighty rewards that you can easily incorporate into your daily routine.   Daily Dhikr Not only does Dhikr help us to remember…

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6 sweet treats that you can make with dates..

By Amaliah Writes

  Chocolate covered date nut bars These vegan chocolate covered nut bars are a great energy pick me up! 2. Peanut butter date cookies 3. Cinnamon & Date paste buns 4. Peanut butter & sea salt stuffed dates 5. No bake date energy bites 6. Apple Pie Smoothie with date  

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How To Stay On Top of Your Emails

By Amaliah Writes

Managing your inbox can be a nightmare through no fault of your own. Maybe you’re trying your best to stay on top of it, but the frequency of emails you receive means your efforts are in vain. Not only are your emails zapping away at your time, you’re also consistently left with a full inbox.…

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Where does your Zakat go? NZF Caseworkers tell us what happens.

By National Zakat Foundation

This Ramadan we spoke to the National Zakat Foundation about Zakat and also managed to interview their caseworkers to gain insight into how Zakat helps people. From refugees to domestic violence victims your Zakat could really change someones life instantly.  Caseworkers Safa and Sadiya share what it’s like. SAFA Who tends to receive the Zakat? We…

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It’s all about smoothie bowls for suhoor – here’s a recipe to get started with.

By Amaliah Writes

With the little time between iftar and suhoor it can sometimes feel like a struggle to get food down at suhoor time. Smoothies are a perfect solution to get in your nutrients and enough goodies to start your fast. For those of you that have a little bit more energy at suhoor time to make…

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