About myrihla

Myrihla is a space for women to connect on shared journeys through stories and reflections. I am passionate about conversations and stories that help us to grow and thrive together.

Myrihla formerly known as MuslimGirlJournal started in my second year of university when I was going through a mental crisis. At the time mental health was a taboo topic both in my African and Muslim community. I found healing and a community through writing and it is my intention to continue to share my journey through life because I wholeheartedly believe when we journey together, we thrive together.

In the words of Toni Morrison,

“She is a friend of my mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order.”

What you can expect on myrihla

Conversations on Wellbeing and Mental Health

Conversations on Faith and Spirituality

Conversations on Books and Documentaries


About Me

Hi, I’m Mahmoudat

Writer.  

Mahmoudat Sanni-Oba is an accounting and finance graduate from LSE. She is also the creator of myrihla, a personal development blog where she writes about faith and wellbeing with the aim of inspiring people and sharing tools on how to live a life of purpose. Her work has been shared on Amaliah, The Umm Fariha Network and Islam Channel. She was featured in the Future Leader Magazine by Powerful Media 2016 and in 2017 she was voted Top Ten in The Tab’s 100 women to watch list.

Mahmoudat has also been a participant in the Oxford Centre’s Young Muslim Leadership Programme. She regularly speaks at conferences and often hosts mental health workshops. Mahmoudat is an aspiring author and  researcher who is passionate about using literature to facilitate important conversations in society.

Personal Mission. My mission is to live a god centred life around the principles of courage, integrity, excellence, service to others and compassion. I am committed to being the best human being that I can be and using my talents to promote the Islamic principles and values that I believe can transform the world. My intention is to inspire positive change in society through writing and advocacy. 

You can find out more about my myrihla here.

You can email me: myrihlablog@gmail.com or through the contact form

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