Posts Tagged ‘Faith’

Life after divorce. Learning to breathe again.

Learning to breathe again This past week marked the 5th anniversary of the date of my Islamic divorce. Often, I wonder which date I should remember as the end. Which punctuation mark? Which point of separation or reunion? From when do you pin point the end, when the end began at the very beginning? As…

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The Gift of Cancer

A bit more of a sombre post for Amaliah but it’s one that our team have been talking about and I am sure you too. Sarah reflects on Ali Banat’s recent social media posts. Reflections from Brother Ali Banat’s  journey with cancer. I am sure that most Muslims with an active facebook/Instagram account will have seen the…

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I CAN’T MAKE DUA

Author: Anonymous. “Asalamulaikum Wa Rahmatulahi” “Asalamulaikum Wa Rahmatulahi” ( Translation: “Peace be with you.” ) As I turn my head and my prayer ends. I sit there for a moment. Thinking about life. I can’t bring myself to make dua. I am struggling to ask for help. I am struggling Blank. My prayer is finished…

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Faith, Fashion & Feminism by Khatija

Week One – This is not a Feminist Manifesto… The lovely ladies at Amaliah  have given me the opportunity to place my existential musings into a weekly column. Who am I … and why me… you may ask?  I am not blogger  or a self-proclaimed role model. I am neither a hijabi, a hijabista, a fashionista,…

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Are you 1 in 4? #babylossawarenessweek

Are You the 1 in 4? – Babyloss Awareness in the Muslim Community  Twenty-five percent of women will miscarry and yet very few have the confidence to speak out, particularly in the Muslim Community, so why is miscarriage such a taboo, considering that so many women will experience it within their lives?  Losing a baby,…

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Muslim Women Empowering Us…

Today we were actually discussing what empowerment looks like, what does it mean and how being empowered can affect you. One idea is visible representation of women we relate to can empower us and acts as a catalyst to encourage us to fullfill our personal and professional goals. We realised actually empowerment looks different to…

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Snapchat Thank You

(To follow all of our featured Bloggers, Scroll to the bottom) Ramadan 2016 is done and so is the first ever Amaliah Snapchat Take Over. It was a resounding success, we travelled around the world this Ramadan through Snapchat. We weren’t sure what to expect, all we knew is that we had a reflection of…

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LittleWings Interview

We are doing a Ramadan Give Away! We have partnered with Little Wings to send a cute Islamic art piece to the luck winner. To celebrate this we have done an interview with the Little Wings creator. To enter the giveaway go to our instagram (@amaliah_co.uk), and like and share the giveaway post with friends.…

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It’s not ‘Islamic’ to be depressed.

I’ve heard this time and time again that somehow a person being depressed or feeling down is a only a due to a direct result from lack of spirituality and piety. Yesterday it was #worldmentalhealthday Mental health is still a massive taboo topic. In many Muslim communities it is seen as a no go zone.…

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