About myrihla

Myrihla is a lifestyle and wellbeing blog creating a space for courageous and vulnerable conversations.

We believe in the power of stories, community and connection to create a world where women believe and act on their power.

Formerly known as MuslimGirlJournal, Myrihla 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


Mahmoudat 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 to inspire people and share 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 analyst and writer who is passionate about using literature to create space for important conversations in society.

You can find out more about my myrihla here.

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

Or tweet me: @myrihla

And on Instagram: @myrihla

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