About me

Assalam-alaikam (Peace be with you),
I'm Umm Salihah, I am Muslim, I am mama to my five cheeky sweethearts (Little Lady 13, Little Man 11, Gorgeous 9, Darling 3 and Baby 1) and I work in local government trying to serve the community I was raised in.

I started blogging eight years ago because I did not know anyone else who was a working Muslim mother. People my age were not married with children at the time, Muslim mothers my age that had children did not work. I felt caught up in a unique situation with no one to share the journey with.  Being a working Muslim mama brought challenges, learning and growth that I wanted to share with the world and see if anyone else shared my experiences.

I was also very disheartened by the way Muslims were portrayed over the internet and couldn’t relate to these portrayals at all. I wanted to share that we were a family like any other with hopes, dreams and aspirations as well as challenges. Being Muslim just means we have this amazing guidance, Islam, to help us through life’s challenges in the most beautiful, loving and wise way.

My passions include writing articles and e-books, reading books, bargain-hunting, dawah (sharing Islam with others), crafts (cards, banners and jewellery), art, travel with my children, henna, being organised and the English countryside.

Thank you for taking the time to visit and read my blog, you are very welcome to leave a comment, in fact it would make my day.

If you like what I write here, you can also find me at:
My interview at Get to Know the Blogger Behind the Blog here
My article for the New York Times Motherlode blog here.
My column for InCulture Parent magazine here
My articles for Aaila, Muslim family Magazine here

My other blogs are:
Positive Islam - Positive news and stories about Muslims
Faith Beyond Words - Islamic art and architecture
Umm Salihah's Book Reviews - My book reviews and passion for books.
A Beautiful Message - all things dawah
Iqra - resources and encouragement to gain Islamic knowledge insh'Allah

You can also find my sisters at their blogs:
Shutterbug Sister at: https://everyphototunity.com/
Fashionista Sister at: https://jojojeenius.wordpress.com/ (and you can see her cakes here)
Harlequin Sister at: http://harlequinteaset.wordpress.com/ 

You can find some of my writing about my family here:


  1. Really enjoyable reading :)

    1. Thank you!!!
      Do keep reading xxx

    2. Anonymous09 May, 2018

      Great blog. Old post. Keeping a spare curry frozen, good for tired days or unexpected guests. Naan from the shop. Ice cream or cookies. Sorted :)

  2. Asalamu alaikum wa ramatullahi wa barakatuh, I love your blog. Thank you so much for sharing ! Wa salam

    1. Walaikam-assalam wa ramatullahi wa barakatuh Dear Sis Oum Saad,
      Jazakh'Allah-khairun for your kind words. You are very welcome here, do keep reading and commenting xxx

  3. You can write about our new addition to the family, everyone is super excited to see him come home.

  4. Assalaam Alaykum,

    Insha’Allah, you are doing well.

    How can I get in contact with your content administrator or the person responsible for the content on your blog?

    Outreach Coordinator

    1. Walaikam-assalam Maryam,
      You can e-mail me at umm_salihah (at) yahoo.co.uk with any questions or queries

      Kind regards
      Umm Salihah

  5. Anonymous15 July, 2017

    Please can i have ypur email address...i wanted to write sometbing to.you..thanks

  6. Assalamu alaykum Umm Salihah

    Masha Allah, such a beautiful blog. I love what you write. Insha Allah will visit again.

  7. Assalamualaykum Umm Salihah

    Masha Allah, beautiful blog. I love what you write. Insha Allah I will come again.

  8. Salam, so wonderful to have across your blog. I also recently started writing about Muslim women, children and cultural barriers. Please do check out my blog

    1. Walaikam assalam Madiha,
      Have been looking through your blog and have found it so useful, love the positive energy and insight.

  9. AlhumdoLillha your Siwak article is very useful and thorough AlhumdoLillha May Allah SWT bless you and your family Ameen