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Don’t Write off Your Year, Come and Reset & Reflect at Our Amaliah Event!

by in Identity on 14th August, 2020

We recently spoke about how cancel culture got us writing off 2020, now its been unexpected, difficult for some, and different for many if not all. We are asking you to not write off your year and come and reflect and reset with us at an Amaliah Soul Sessions event. As we have passed the halfway point of 2020, this Soul Session is a moment to reflect. We’ve made it this far, Alhamdulilah.

About this Event

No one could have written what 2020 has been. As we have passed the halfway point of 2020, this Soul Session is a moment for you to reflect on your year so far and look forward. Maybe you’ve been tempted to write off your 2020, this session is about reclaiming our year through the power of community. We’re not writing off 2020, we’re taking a moment to take stock and move forward intentionally.

In the session, we will be exploring what was brought out for you during the lockdown, what needs to change in your life for you to thrive, and what intentions you want to set for the rest of your year. Join us to experience the unique healing, strength, and energy that comes from bringing the Amaliah sisterhood together.

Soul Sessions have been a space for the Amaliah community to come together and find space to talk about a particular issue. In the past, we have held soul sessions in response to feeling a sense of collective grief or mourning. We have run soul sessions in response to New Zealand Attacks, The General Election, and more recently in the wake of George Floyd’s murder.

These have been led by you, the Amaliah community, as a space for you to speak about how you feel, relate to others, and also hear different perspectives. The aim has been to feel seen and to be in a space that centres you as a Muslim woman.

Today we are launching a pilot of new Soul Sessions. The first one is facilitated by Aliyah Hasinah with the theme of reset and reflect.

Each session is 2 hours long, the nature of soul sessions is it is participant-led where you are free to share on your own terms, you do not have to share if you do not want to and are free to just listen. We do however require video participation, this is in order to build trust as the nature of soul sessions is that some may share confidential information.


The first session is being facilitated by Aliyah Hasinah who also facilitated our last Soul Sessions which was exclusively a space for Black Muslim sisters.

Aliyah Hasinah is a curator, writer, and filmmaker whose work focuses on decolonial approaches to history and the present day. Aliyah’s practice centres love and care, so we can envision and awake new possibilities for ourselves and others, as she believes that’s where the true innovation lives. You can find out more about the work Aliyah does here.

Selina Bakkar

Selina Bakkar

Co-founder of Amaliah amongst many other roles. Selina is passionate about empowering those around her and just trying to be a better person. She loves looking after plants and a good cuppa because motherhood and running is not for the faint hearted. She is also Co-founder to Aishah and Eesa and currently a one digit mother, Alhamdulilah. You will find her in the local charity shop, garden centre or park with her kids. Have a listen to the Amaliah Voices podcast. Link in bio peeps. To join the Amaliah Writer Community email me at