• Maryam Fatima

6 of My favorite Muslim YouTubers

Updated: Dec 30, 2020

Watching YouTube videos is one of my favorite pastimes, and so is learning more about my deen and finding ways to strengthen my faith. As a Muslim woman, I thought it would be nice to share some of the Muslim YouTubers that motivate me and inspire me to be a better person every day.

In a day and age where social media has become such a major part of our lives, I think it‘s extremely important that we follow people who can remind us to spend more time focusing on our deen (religious faith) and less time focusing on the dunyah (worldy life). With that being said, here are a few YouTubers who have helped me do exactly that.

(Note: this list does not include Islamic institutions (Bayyinah, Yaqeen, etc), Muslim scholars (Humza Yousef, Mufti Menk) or other group organizations (FreeQuranEducation, OnePath Network, etc) that have YouTube channels)

1. Samantha J. Boyle

Samantha is an Australian-born Muslim revert who makes videos about Islam, mental health, beauty, and lifestyle. She posts vlogs about her daily life, shares her thoughts on current events, and talks about mental health issues and what it’s like being a Muslim revert. I especially enjoy her “study the Quran with me as a revert” segments, where she reads a chapter from the Quran and explains the meaning and story behind that chapter in a way that’s easy for viewers to understand. She also has a more minimalist style to her videos that I honestly really love ­– there’s no music; she doesn’t wear any makeup (or if she does you can hardly notice it), her outfits are always so simple yet elegant, etc. I highly recommend her channel for other women and Muslim reverts!

Link to channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC06_3EOPgKVoCaTl7yh2n7Q

2. Nafisa’s Pearlz

Nafisa is a Nigerian Muslim lifestyle coach and teacher who has actually been making YouTube videos for a few years now. She gives advice on relationships, mental health, self-care, financial independence, and spiritual and personal growth. She also makes videos about Islamic topics, such as how to memorize the Quran and strengthen your prayers, which I find highly beneficial. Just like Samantha, Nafisa’s videos have a very simplistic style to them and are mostly aimed towards women, but men can benefit from watching them as well. I love how spiritual and compassionate she is and highly recommend her channel!

Link to channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAdvKySISb_zaVaK6XiDPEQ

3. SamVlogs

Sam is a Filipino-Australian Muslim revert who makes videos documenting her journey as a revert and a med student. What I really enjoy about her channel is her “tea talk” segments, where she discusses hot topics like marriage, social media, the hijab, islamophobia, and the struggles that come with being a revert, all while drinking various types of tea! If you’re a Muslim revert looking for support and advice, or are just looking to support other Muslim reverts, this is the perfect channel for you!

Link to channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/DolledupBySamantha/featured

4. Ali Dawah

Ali Dawah is a British Muslim YouTuber and activist who is best known for making videos where he gives dawah to people (or directly invites people to Islam). He also posts a lot of videos giving his thoughts on current events, addressing misconceptions about Islam, and has even confronted Far Right and anti-Muslim activists like Britain First and Tommy Robinson. I especially love watching his dawah videos and have learned a lot from his conversations with so many diverse groups of people. For anyone who has questions about Islam and/or is interested in learning more about it, this is a great channel for you!

Link to channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK9GD2WRxJxbDz9croru9UQ

5. Mohammed Hijab

Mohammed Hijab is an outspoken British Muslim YouTuber who is best known for his debates in regard to religion. He has debated many different groups of people, including notable critics of Islam like David Wood. Although he can be a bit brash towards his opponents at times, I find him to be very intelligent and insightful and have learned a lot from watching his channel. Just like Ali, he also gives dawah to people and I have really enjoyed listening to all the different conversations he’s had. He also doesn’t shy away from discussing hot topics like homosexuality, feminism, transgenderism, secularism, liberalism, and many more. For those who love watching debates and listening to different viewpoints on various issues, I highly recommend this channel.

Link to channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHDFNoOk8WOXtHo8DIc8efQ

6. Saajid Lipham

Sajid is an American Muslim revert and a Medina University graduate. He is very intelligent and well-spoken, and always tries to give balanced, educated opinions on issues related to Islam and current events. His videos are often short and to-the-point and he speaks in a way that I feel is easy to understand. Just like Dawah and Hijab, he doesn’t shy away from discussing controversial or hot topics, and when he does, he discusses them in a composed, respectful manner. Another channel that I highly recommend.

Link to channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLhx8lGeqezPRBtWT_41Nkg

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