What is a mental health charity doing on the Amaliah? A yearlong collaboration, that’s what.
Amaliah work to reclaim the Muslim woman’s narrative and Inspirited Minds work to reclaim the narrative of Muslim Mental Health. So of course it made sense to unite, recreate and retrieve two things that are golden in our heritage. The Muslim Woman and Mental Health.
We’re not talking about the standard issue of what rights Islam has given us nor are we talking about how Islam accepts mental illnesses – we have been there, and got the hijab. We are talking about the Muslim Woman’s Mental Health, and everything that affects it in today’s society.
With the current climate, what Amaliah and Inspirited Minds stand for is needed now more than ever. It’s something that needs to be highlighted, made bold, underlined, italicised
Over the next year we will be re-labelling what mental health really means for women in our communities, and re-emphasising the hurdles that women overcome on a daily basis. From Post Natal Depression, to social media addictions, from single motherhood, to reverts, from periods to the controversial topic of feminism and much more.
Let’s face it, the things we want to talk about are no longer taboo – they are understood, but are we ready to accept that?
As part of the Millennial, all that we are left with is fear. Fear of backlash, fear of the unknown and fear of change. However, fear never brought any of the giants from our rich Islamic history to a standstill, so why are we any less courageous? Why should we let far-from-sunnah practices become an obstacle for our success? Why should we let political agendas and hate challenge our identity and faith? Why should we let stereotypes and obliviousness become our narrative toward neglecting self-care and acceptance? We have got the platform, and we have got the voice, remaining silent is a choice made by you.
We are going to be taking away the negative vibes from “The Modern Muslim Woman” and give it a fancy face lift to discover its true meaning. A struggling Muslimah, working for the sake of Allah whilst trying to remain sane in an outrageously unsupportive culture, whilst holding firm onto our beliefs.
So whether you are a fashionista, a mother, a student, a homemaker, or a scientist, this year is for you, and we stand together.
We are unapologetically Muslim Women, unrestricted and unbounded by nonsense. We have a purpose, and refuse to leave this world without leaving a legacy.
Who are Inspirited Minds?
We are a grassroots charity which aims to reduce stigma, raise awareness and provide advice, support and encouragement to those, in particular Muslims, affected by mental health problems from a faith and culturally sensitive perspective. We have a brilliant team of volunteers that work relentlessly with a 100% donation policy to spread light to the darkest of corners worldwide.
Compassion, empathy and the desire to see change is what drives the organisation.
Inspirited Minds often run online campaigns, deliver workshops up and down the UK, volunteer their services for crises’, and discuss topical issues in their blog and weekly newsletter.
Inspirited Minds is a grassroots charity which aims to reduce stigma, raise awareness and provide advice, support and encouragement to those, in particular, Muslims, affected by mental health problems from a faith and culturally sensitive perspective. Inspirited Minds often run online campaigns, deliver workshops up and down the UK, volunteer their services for crises’, and discuss topical issues in their blog and weekly newsletter.
By Amaliah Anonymous
By Nuriddeen Knight