Muslimah Bloggers Awards Winners 2017

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Asalaam Alaikum

Alhamdulillah the voting has ended, the votes have been counted and we can now reveal the winners of the 2017 Muslimah Bloggers Awards. The support this year has been phenomenal; from sponsors getting involved and offering prizes to our winners to our biggest number of votes cast to date by the public. All the blogs in the voting stage, and indeed the nomination stage, were amazing! And you are all winners in our eyes as it is not easy to blog! In some categories the number of votes were so close….but in our awards only one blog can be the winner in each category. And here they are:

 

Best Fashion and Beauty Blog – My Modern Hijab

The Modern Hijabi

Mona M Ismaeil is a graduate of Concordia University College of Alberta. She has an Arts degree majoring in Sociology and minoring in Psychology. She also has an Elementary Education After-Degree. She worked for 3 years as a grade 5 teacher before the birth of her daughter Manessa. Since then, Mona has been focused on her other projects. With her husband, she is the proud owner of Modern Hejab, she is a blogger and writer/editor for MuslimMoms.Ca. She has also been published in Sisters Magazine and featured in the fashion section of the Edmonton Journal.

Mona is very passionate about Islam, Hijab and bringing awareness to the beauty of Islam while encouraging open and honest dialogue. This head lead to many speaking opportunities such as being interviewed on Global News Edmonton as well as other community engagements.

Besides, working, Mona loves to spend time with her friends and family, travelling and most of all she loves being a mom to her two children!

 

 

Best Lifestyle/Personal Blog AND Best Religious Blog – Sameera Hameed

Sameera Hameed

Sameera Hameed has a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies, from the International Islamic University of Malaysia. And is now pursuing her dream course, bi ithnillah, Ta’lim al Quran from Farhat Hashmi’s AlHuda institute. All her aim in writing is, to help connect people to the most beautiful connection- With their Rabb, the Creator, the One and Only. And to live with His beautiful words- the Quran.

 

 

Best Parenting/Education/Homeschooling Blog AND Best Youtube Blogger – Our Muslim Homeschool

Our Muslim Homeschool

Dr Gemma Elizabeth (BVSc BSc MRCVS) is by profession a Veterinary Surgeon, but her heart lies in education. She reads widely on the subject, and her special interests lie in outdoor play, the Charlotte Mason approach and Gifted children.

Gemma and her family try to put Allah first in all aspects of their lives and live in a way pleasing to Him (swt) and our beloved Prophet (saw).

 

 

Best Arts and Crafts Blog – Creative Khadija

Creative Khadija

Khadija Kiran is the Arty crafty girl behind Creative Khadija blog. She has been blogging for more than 7 years and is a passionate artist & blogger who loves writing/sharing about DIY, home decore, art, fashion & lifestyle.

She has a Masters in Education and also studies Fashion & Textile design after her graduation. She has successfully shared 350+ step by step tutorials on her blog & most of them have been featured & published worldwide in print media as well as blogs, magazines & forums.

 

 

Best Food/Recipe Blog – Spicy Fusion Kitchen

Spicy Fusion Kitchen

Zainab Dokrat loves cooking and with her blog she tries to bring you recipes that fuse different cultures and spices with Indian Cuisine. She tries to share as much as she knows, tips, videos and easy instructions for each recipe.

Muslim travel Girl

Elena aka the MuslimTravelGirl, is   the first woman to become a Chartered Islamic Marketer (CIMA) in the UK, and has over ten years of marketing and branding experience. She also holds an MSc in Islamic Finance from Aston University in Birmingham.

She has travelled around the world at very little expense by using the travel hacks and tips that she shares on the blog. Her big dream goal is to help Muslims explore the world that Allah SWT created without breaking the bank and for non-Muslim to see that we are pretty cool people. 😉

 

Best Health Blog – Healthy Muslimah

Photo and information to come soon

 

 

Best Personal Development/Productivity Blog AND Best Business Blog – Ayeina 

Ayeina

AYE’ is to AYEsha and ‘INA’ is to SamINA

Founders of AYEINA – Two Muslim mom bloggers, countries apart, with hearts as one. Sisters by birth and best-est of friends who are commonly known as the “twin-ninjas”.

AYEINA as a whole is an online space for Muslims to reflect – a community of people trying to strengthen their Islamic identity and make the best of both worlds.


Most Inspirational Blogger

The voting for this was held in our closed community, with the top 5 then being deliberated over by some of the sponsors and the admins of MB. It was very difficult to choose between the top 5 as they were all inspirational in their own ways. In the end, the decision was made based on a number of factors, including how helpful they generally are.

And the chosen winner is: 

 

Iman from And Then She Said is a wife, mum to two little minions and an organising junkie who loves food (sugar is my best friend). Hop aboard the crazy train and share in the beautiful, chaotic, ever-changing journey that she is on! We did a mini interview with her back in May 2016…..have a read to find out more about her: And The She Said Featured Blogger.

 

Congratulations to all our winners and a jazakAllah khair to all our award sponsors.

Until next year in sha Allah!

 

Fozia S

Fozia S

Founder of Muslimah Bloggers and Blogger at Muslim Mummy, Fozia has studied Law and worked for 9 years at Citizens Advice Bureau. After being made redundant during her second pregnancy, she became a stay at home mum and started blogging as a hobby.
Fozia S
Showing 4 comments
  • AYEINA

    Jazakumullah khairan katheera to all those who voted. Didn’t expect to win 2 categories lol. I loved how some of the bloggers went out of their way to not only vote for other bloggers but actually promoted and cheered them as well. That’s one of the best things I loved about this! SISTERHOOD! Everyone will forget our awards but the sisterhood will take us far in shaa Allah. So virtual hugs to all the ladies who’re out there helping people out through their platforms in whatever whatever they can! YOU are awesome! Keep doing what you’re doing because every little matters! 😙

  • Sarah

    Salaam.
    Congratulations to all.
    How does the Muslimah Bloggers work? How do you become a part of it? Is the Muslimah Bloggers a closed group for the UK only?
    Pepper and Pine is clearly a fantastic YouTuber and she wasn’t even nominated, which is very surprising and leaves us to wonder how this ‘contest’ works? It feels like it’s only for a closed group of friends?
    Like, what do you mean that some of the Admin worked together to choose from a closed group?
    Thank you for the clarifications.

    • admin

      Wsalaam she was nominated and went through to the voting stage http://www.muslimahbloggers.com/muslimah-bloggers-awards-2017-nominees

      And no it is not about a closed group of friends as I personally hadn’t even heard of at least one of these blogs that won and a number of blogs that had been nominated. Also the winners if you checked are from a variety of countries…Pakistan, India, Canada, Botswana

      The only one that admin and sponsors had any say in was the Inspirational Blogger one which was picked via the public nominations, the group nominations and opinions of some of the sponsors.

      There were almost 1000 votes from the public picking the winners.

      Everyone is welcome to join the group…all info is in the about page.

      Hope that helps

  • Zainab Dokrat

    Shukran for hosting this amazing blogger awards. I really am so happy I won for food and recipe as well as my blog being nominated for the beauty and fashion category. These awards really do bring us together, we get to support one another and it’s just amazing. May Allah guide us, may Allah continue to grant us all success, all the nominees are amazing I got to check out lovely blogs I didn’t know of mashallah.

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