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11 Nov

Who could have imagined only a few short years ago that hijab styling would become a viable business to pursue. Well, quite a few people not only think so but they have already embraced the concept as a full-time job for themselves. Zolekha Bibi from Bradford, UK is one such person who has been offering her hijab styling services to clients since 2013.

Please read the following article to explore more on how she fully embraced the concept of hijab styling and has made it as her full-time business as a hijab stylist.

Zolekha, now…

Who could have imagined only a few short years ago that hijab styling would become a viable business to pursue. Well, quite a few people not only think so but they have already embraced the concept as a full-time job for themselves. Zolekha Bibi from Bradford, UK is one such person who has been offering her hijab styling services to clients since 2013.

Please read the following article to explore more on how she fully embraced the concept of hijab styling and has made it as her full-time business as a hijab stylist.

Zolekha, now…

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11 Nov

Can you wear modest dressing while being stylish as well? Some people say the fashion industry objectifies women and makes the fight for equality and social betterment an even greater struggle. Most of the Muslim women just want to look good in stylish clothes that cover bodies properly.

Afflatus Hijab, a modest fashion company in Canada makes its conscience as stylish as its wares. Its official motto is: “Who says you can't be modest and fashionable at the same time?” Its lines contain some fabulously contemporary treatments of otherwise traditional garments.…

Can you wear modest dressing while being stylish as well? Some people say the fashion industry objectifies women and makes the fight for equality and social betterment an even greater struggle. Most of the Muslim women just want to look good in stylish clothes that cover bodies properly.

Afflatus Hijab, a modest fashion company in Canada makes its conscience as stylish as its wares. Its official motto is: “Who says you can't be modest and fashionable at the same time?” Its lines contain some fabulously contemporary treatments of otherwise traditional garments.…

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11 Nov

As the following writer, a Catholic priest notes that modest fashion is not just for Muslims only, every one of us should think about it seriously. Thanks to the power of modest fashion, it has been attracting supporters from other faiths for the last two decades. That is a great success for the proponents of the modest fashion. The trend expects to continue gaining traction from people of all faiths. Let us read the article in full. 

One of my daily routines, which used to be common to many a suburbanite, is picking up a hard copy of the newspaper delivered to…

As the following writer, a Catholic priest notes that modest fashion is not just for Muslims only, every one of us should think about it seriously. Thanks to the power of modest fashion, it has been attracting supporters from other faiths for the last two decades. That is a great success for the proponents of the modest fashion. The trend expects to continue gaining traction from people of all faiths. Let us read the article in full. 

One of my daily routines, which used to be common to many a suburbanite, is picking up a hard copy of the newspaper delivered to…

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10 Oct

Six Brunei businesses looking to export will be joining the sixth edition Malaysia Fashion Week (MFW) for the first time this October 14 to 20 as part of an ongoing business development initiative by BIBD and Darussalam Enterprise (DARe).

Headscarf brands Mumtaz, Rozai Hijab and Al-Hayaah, modest Islamic wear Baital Hijaab and Mudaser and natural cosmetics producer Mukaku will be a part of the Brunei booth at MFW being hosted at Publika Shopping Gallery located in Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur.

The six businesses are part of …

Six Brunei businesses looking to export will be joining the sixth edition Malaysia Fashion Week (MFW) for the first time this October 14 to 20 as part of an ongoing business development initiative by BIBD and Darussalam Enterprise (DARe).

Headscarf brands Mumtaz, Rozai Hijab and Al-Hayaah, modest Islamic wear Baital Hijaab and Mudaser and natural cosmetics producer Mukaku will be a part of the Brunei booth at MFW being hosted at Publika Shopping Gallery located in Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur.

The six businesses are part of …

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10 Oct

The director’s vision is more felt in fashion than ever, from the modest prairie dresses in ‘The Virgin Suicides’ to the highly stylized looks in ‘Marie Antoinette.’

With each film Sofia Coppola invites us into her surreal, dreamy world, where period pieces are amped up with hip soundtracks and the director’s favorite A-list muses play increasingly complex roles. Cinematic superiority aside, Coppola’s movies…

The director’s vision is more felt in fashion than ever, from the modest prairie dresses in ‘The Virgin Suicides’ to the highly stylized looks in ‘Marie Antoinette.’

With each film Sofia Coppola invites us into her surreal, dreamy world, where period pieces are amped up with hip soundtracks and the director’s favorite A-list muses play increasingly complex roles. Cinematic superiority aside, Coppola’s movies…

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10 Oct

Miss Wunnam Andani, the Ambassador for Modest Fashion Ghana Limited, said social media is a great platform that helps to promote modest fashion trends in diverse ways.

She said social media is helping to make the world smaller and on various platforms we get to see the diverse ways people use their dressing and the wearing of hijab to set trends in the fashion world.

Miss Wunnam said the modest fashion trend is evolving daily as more people are seeing the need to dress in a stylish and modest fashion.

“I think veiling is great and it is amazing to wear…

Miss Wunnam Andani, the Ambassador for Modest Fashion Ghana Limited, said social media is a great platform that helps to promote modest fashion trends in diverse ways.

She said social media is helping to make the world smaller and on various platforms we get to see the diverse ways people use their dressing and the wearing of hijab to set trends in the fashion world.

Miss Wunnam said the modest fashion trend is evolving daily as more people are seeing the need to dress in a stylish and modest fashion.

“I think veiling is great and it is amazing to wear…

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10 Oct

OXFORDSHIRE, United Kingdom— It’s the most popular destination in England for Chinese tourists after Buckingham Palace. Now, it’s coming to New York.

Bicester Village, the outlet shopping centre where brands like Celine, Prada and Coach sell last season’s stock at reduced prices in a faux English village setting, is bringing its take on discount shopping to the United States, where it will open its 12th outlet, BoF has learned.

“Next stop will be New York. It’s just in the…

OXFORDSHIRE, United Kingdom— It’s the most popular destination in England for Chinese tourists after Buckingham Palace. Now, it’s coming to New York.

Bicester Village, the outlet shopping centre where brands like Celine, Prada and Coach sell last season’s stock at reduced prices in a faux English village setting, is bringing its take on discount shopping to the United States, where it will open its 12th outlet, BoF has learned.

“Next stop will be New York. It’s just in the…

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10 Oct

WHEN Mariah Idrissi pulls one of her many hijabs from a bag during photoshoots, stylists often mistake it for a skirt.

But for the British model, this piece of material is as important as her shoes, jewelry or make-up. It is part of her identity.

Muslim model Mariah Idrissi says going to castings with a hijab is her USPCredit: Olivia West – The Sun

Four years ago she was the first Muslim woman to feature in a mainstream fashion campaign wearing a hijab.

In the wake of London Fashion Week being criticized for a lack of…

WHEN Mariah Idrissi pulls one of her many hijabs from a bag during photoshoots, stylists often mistake it for a skirt.

But for the British model, this piece of material is as important as her shoes, jewelry or make-up. It is part of her identity.

Muslim model Mariah Idrissi says going to castings with a hijab is her USPCredit: Olivia West – The Sun

Four years ago she was the first Muslim woman to feature in a mainstream fashion campaign wearing a hijab.

In the wake of London Fashion Week being criticized for a lack of…

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10 Oct

OPINION: Our prime minister should be saluted for empowering Muslim women. 

In a piece published on Tuesday, by Iraqi-born architect and author Ali Shakir, Jacinda Ardern was criticised for wearing the hijab to an event in south Auckland.

He argued that beyond the initial gesture of sympathy after the mosque terror attacks, the prime minister should not wear the hijab, because it sends…

OPINION: Our prime minister should be saluted for empowering Muslim women. 

In a piece published on Tuesday, by Iraqi-born architect and author Ali Shakir, Jacinda Ardern was criticised for wearing the hijab to an event in south Auckland.

He argued that beyond the initial gesture of sympathy after the mosque terror attacks, the prime minister should not wear the hijab, because it sends…

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10 Oct

Muslim women are among the biggest beauty consumers in the world.

It was recently reported that Saudi Arabian women, in particular, spend more on makeup than food, transport or clothes, and interestingly, Dubai is tipped to overtake Seoul as the beauty capital of the world.

With beauty brands waking up to the potential spending power of the 'Muslim pound', cosmetics and…

Muslim women are among the biggest beauty consumers in the world.

It was recently reported that Saudi Arabian women, in particular, spend more on makeup than food, transport or clothes, and interestingly, Dubai is tipped to overtake Seoul as the beauty capital of the world.

With beauty brands waking up to the potential spending power of the 'Muslim pound', cosmetics and…

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09 Sep

Berlin (AFP) - Berlin boxer Zeina Nassar's fighting spirit has won her plenty of titles, but her battle to wear the hijab in the ring has also made her an equal opportunity champion.

Today, the 21-year-old, who discovered female boxing by watching online videos as a teenager, is a German amateur featherweight champion and dares to dream of Olympic glory.

Her path so far took all the determination she could muster, Nassar told AFP, sipping an iced coffee at a cafe in Berlin's Kreuzberg district, where she grew up.

"It was as if I had to prove twice as much because…

Berlin (AFP) - Berlin boxer Zeina Nassar's fighting spirit has won her plenty of titles, but her battle to wear the hijab in the ring has also made her an equal opportunity champion.

Today, the 21-year-old, who discovered female boxing by watching online videos as a teenager, is a German amateur featherweight champion and dares to dream of Olympic glory.

Her path so far took all the determination she could muster, Nassar told AFP, sipping an iced coffee at a cafe in Berlin's Kreuzberg district, where she grew up.

"It was as if I had to prove twice as much because…

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09 Sep

Accra Sept. 20, GNA - Ms Farhat Muslim, the Chief Executive Officer of the Modest Fashion Ghana Limited has announced the beginning of maiden Modest Fashion show in Ghana at the Ghana Mini Golf Course Ridge from 1800 hours to 2100 hours on Saturday.

“We are focused on identifying, celebrating and supporting emerging fashion designers to propel their brands to international networks and experiences”, she said.

She said the Modest Fashion Week Accra, seeks to promote diversity in the fashion industry, as modesty transcended beyond religion and ethnicity and encouraged their…

Accra Sept. 20, GNA - Ms Farhat Muslim, the Chief Executive Officer of the Modest Fashion Ghana Limited has announced the beginning of maiden Modest Fashion show in Ghana at the Ghana Mini Golf Course Ridge from 1800 hours to 2100 hours on Saturday.

“We are focused on identifying, celebrating and supporting emerging fashion designers to propel their brands to international networks and experiences”, she said.

She said the Modest Fashion Week Accra, seeks to promote diversity in the fashion industry, as modesty transcended beyond religion and ethnicity and encouraged their…

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09 Sep

LOS ANGELES (RNS) — For Melissa Smith, who is from the South and has worked in the hospitality industry, community is a big part of who she is.

“I didn’t know anything about coworking, I just knew there was this need to gather,” Smith said. “It’s very easy to feel isolated in Los Angeles.”

But another big part of Smith’s life is her faith, so six years ago when she started Epiphany Space, a coworking office for creative professionals in Hollywood, she did so through a Christian lens.

“You can go to a coffee shop, you can go…

LOS ANGELES (RNS) — For Melissa Smith, who is from the South and has worked in the hospitality industry, community is a big part of who she is.

“I didn’t know anything about coworking, I just knew there was this need to gather,” Smith said. “It’s very easy to feel isolated in Los Angeles.”

But another big part of Smith’s life is her faith, so six years ago when she started Epiphany Space, a coworking office for creative professionals in Hollywood, she did so through a Christian lens.

“You can go to a coffee shop, you can go…

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09 Sep

For Melissa Smith, who is from the South and has worked in the hospitality industry, community is a big part of who she is. 

“I didn’t know anything about coworking, I just knew there was this need to gather,” Smith said. “It’s very easy to feel isolated in Los Angeles.” 

But another big part of Smith’s life is her faith, so six years ago when she started Epiphany Space, a coworking office for creative professionals in Hollywood, she did so through a Christian lens.

“You can go to a coffee shop, you can go to a library, but…

For Melissa Smith, who is from the South and has worked in the hospitality industry, community is a big part of who she is. 

“I didn’t know anything about coworking, I just knew there was this need to gather,” Smith said. “It’s very easy to feel isolated in Los Angeles.” 

But another big part of Smith’s life is her faith, so six years ago when she started Epiphany Space, a coworking office for creative professionals in Hollywood, she did so through a Christian lens.

“You can go to a coffee shop, you can go to a library, but…

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09 Sep

Eden Prairie Center’s newest store, Umi’s Boutique, exists at the intersection of hard work and good luck.

Friends and co-owners Fadumo Hassan and Habiba Hamza had been looking for a space to open a boutique for years when the Funky Town Boutique left its nook on the second floor of Eden Prairie Center. The space was only vacant for a few months before Umi’s opened on Sept. 1, according to the mall’s marketing manager Christa Kremer.

“We’re entrepreneurs, we’re always looking for opportunity,” said Hassan, 39. “This just fell into our hands.”

The pair are neighbors…

Eden Prairie Center’s newest store, Umi’s Boutique, exists at the intersection of hard work and good luck.

Friends and co-owners Fadumo Hassan and Habiba Hamza had been looking for a space to open a boutique for years when the Funky Town Boutique left its nook on the second floor of Eden Prairie Center. The space was only vacant for a few months before Umi’s opened on Sept. 1, according to the mall’s marketing manager Christa Kremer.

“We’re entrepreneurs, we’re always looking for opportunity,” said Hassan, 39. “This just fell into our hands.”

The pair are neighbors…

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09 Sep

As London Fashion week rolls past for another season, we have all enjoyed the usual display of unfettered ideas mixed with madcap brilliance.

Yet even as the riots of colours and patterns have swept past, one thing is evident: despite the season being spring / summer 2020, the collections have turned their backs on skimpy beach wear and have instead embraced a more covered approach.

Click through the gallery above for a closer look.

Drawing on the many tricks of successful modest wear - we are talking layering, lightweight fabrics and courageous use…

As London Fashion week rolls past for another season, we have all enjoyed the usual display of unfettered ideas mixed with madcap brilliance.

Yet even as the riots of colours and patterns have swept past, one thing is evident: despite the season being spring / summer 2020, the collections have turned their backs on skimpy beach wear and have instead embraced a more covered approach.

Click through the gallery above for a closer look.

Drawing on the many tricks of successful modest wear - we are talking layering, lightweight fabrics and courageous use…

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09 Sep

Shazia Hossen remembers the first time she wore a hijab to the gym — mostly because no one noticed. “I was constantly adjusting my scarf and wondering if anyone was looking at me weirdly,” says the Tottenham-based personal trainer and Nike ambassador, who started wearing the Islamic headscarf during Ramadan in 2015. 

“The truth was no one cared. In person, people mind their own business. They may do a double-take at first, or glance at me out of curiosity, but the bottom line is…

Shazia Hossen remembers the first time she wore a hijab to the gym — mostly because no one noticed. “I was constantly adjusting my scarf and wondering if anyone was looking at me weirdly,” says the Tottenham-based personal trainer and Nike ambassador, who started wearing the Islamic headscarf during Ramadan in 2015. 

“The truth was no one cared. In person, people mind their own business. They may do a double-take at first, or glance at me out of curiosity, but the bottom line is…

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09 Sep

Try as I might to resist them, Instagram influencers do sometimes impact my shopping habits. So, when I saw Rima Zahran, a fashion blogger from Dubai, post an interesting image of a pastel-coloured top emblazoned with the words, “We are all refugees”, I immediately clicked on it to learn more.

The design was from California label Seek Refuge, founded by ­Shazia Ijaz in 2018. The brand’s name is a clever play on words. Not only is “seek refuge” a phrase that’s often used in the Quran, advising Muslims to “seek refuge in the Lord” during times of need, but it also hints to a group of…

Try as I might to resist them, Instagram influencers do sometimes impact my shopping habits. So, when I saw Rima Zahran, a fashion blogger from Dubai, post an interesting image of a pastel-coloured top emblazoned with the words, “We are all refugees”, I immediately clicked on it to learn more.

The design was from California label Seek Refuge, founded by ­Shazia Ijaz in 2018. The brand’s name is a clever play on words. Not only is “seek refuge” a phrase that’s often used in the Quran, advising Muslims to “seek refuge in the Lord” during times of need, but it also hints to a group of…

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09 Sep

Longer sleeves, higher necklines and looser fits are the clothing styles several women across cultural and religious backgrounds have opted to wear for years.

But now, catering to those needs is a multi-billion dollar industry.

According to one estimate, in 2016, the modest fashion industry raked in $250 billion. By 2022, according to The…

Longer sleeves, higher necklines and looser fits are the clothing styles several women across cultural and religious backgrounds have opted to wear for years.

But now, catering to those needs is a multi-billion dollar industry.

According to one estimate, in 2016, the modest fashion industry raked in $250 billion. By 2022, according to The…

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09 Sep

Contrary to popular belief, fashion is more than just a vanity project, as the clothes we wear are an expression of our identity. The problem is, many women have long felt unrepresented, with the fashion industry’s narrow focus on thin, tall, and mostly, white women. Thankfully, the world is slowly chipping away at this cookie-cutter standard, with more and more women firmly calling out the industry’s lack of diversity.

What makes this movement even more remarkable is that Muslim women are finally being recognized by the fashion industry. For instance, the Islamic Fashion &…

Contrary to popular belief, fashion is more than just a vanity project, as the clothes we wear are an expression of our identity. The problem is, many women have long felt unrepresented, with the fashion industry’s narrow focus on thin, tall, and mostly, white women. Thankfully, the world is slowly chipping away at this cookie-cutter standard, with more and more women firmly calling out the industry’s lack of diversity.

What makes this movement even more remarkable is that Muslim women are finally being recognized by the fashion industry. For instance, the Islamic Fashion &…

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08 Aug

Modest fashion is big business, and growing.

The multi-billion-dollar industry, which encompasses a huge range of clothing from ankle-grazing maxis to high-cut necklines to hijabs, is seeing increased global demand from those who want fashion-forward style options that respect religious and cultural dress conventions, as well as from those who simply want to cover up out of personal preference.

Now in its 25th year, Melbourne Fashion Week (MFW) is partnering with Modest Fashion Runways for the first time, as well as the…

Modest fashion is big business, and growing.

The multi-billion-dollar industry, which encompasses a huge range of clothing from ankle-grazing maxis to high-cut necklines to hijabs, is seeing increased global demand from those who want fashion-forward style options that respect religious and cultural dress conventions, as well as from those who simply want to cover up out of personal preference.

Now in its 25th year, Melbourne Fashion Week (MFW) is partnering with Modest Fashion Runways for the first time, as well as the…

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08 Aug

As a teenager, I dreamed of having the same beautifully painted nails as the other girls around me. I remember staring at their perfectly shaped nails decked out in pretty colors and patterns. Meanwhile, I kept a container full of barely used polishes in my dresser drawer, never able to fully indulge in my obsession.

Having painted nails at all times just wasn’t an option for me. As a Muslim, wearing nail polish during the five daily obligatory prayers is prohibited. That’s because it disturbs the practice of ablution—the process of cleansing the body with water—which is required…

As a teenager, I dreamed of having the same beautifully painted nails as the other girls around me. I remember staring at their perfectly shaped nails decked out in pretty colors and patterns. Meanwhile, I kept a container full of barely used polishes in my dresser drawer, never able to fully indulge in my obsession.

Having painted nails at all times just wasn’t an option for me. As a Muslim, wearing nail polish during the five daily obligatory prayers is prohibited. That’s because it disturbs the practice of ablution—the process of cleansing the body with water—which is required…

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08 Aug

Top 10 Halal businesses you can start right now. This statement looks pretty bold especially considering the seemingly insurmountable challenges all kinds of businesses face these days even after spending millions of dollars on marketing etc.  The present article assumes that you have little to no money to start any of the below-mentioned business. However, please remember you need to have plenty of energy and insatiable desire to succeed in your halal business.   The path to success is not going to be an easy one.

Let us start exploring various business ideas related to the halal…

Top 10 Halal businesses you can start right now. This statement looks pretty bold especially considering the seemingly insurmountable challenges all kinds of businesses face these days even after spending millions of dollars on marketing etc.  The present article assumes that you have little to no money to start any of the below-mentioned business. However, please remember you need to have plenty of energy and insatiable desire to succeed in your halal business.   The path to success is not going to be an easy one.

Let us start exploring various business ideas related to the halal…

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06 Jun

Indonesia’s annual modest wear trade fair is back with a bigger and better concept. Afia R Fitriati reports.

The proliferation of hijab fashion events in Indonesia in recent years is one of the gauges of the exciting growth of the country’s modest wear industry.

One such event is the annual Indonesia Islamic Fashion Fair (IIFF), which is set to take place from May 30 to June 2. This time it will be held in the international convention venue Jakarta Convention Centre. It is organized by Indonesia Islamic…

Indonesia’s annual modest wear trade fair is back with a bigger and better concept. Afia R Fitriati reports.

The proliferation of hijab fashion events in Indonesia in recent years is one of the gauges of the exciting growth of the country’s modest wear industry.

One such event is the annual Indonesia Islamic Fashion Fair (IIFF), which is set to take place from May 30 to June 2. This time it will be held in the international convention venue Jakarta Convention Centre. It is organized by Indonesia Islamic…

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06 Jun

Designers, stylists and bloggers will unite to showcase their works at this debut event. Afia R Fitriati has the details.

Modest fashion fans in the London area will have a fabulous chance to be mesmerized with a hijab fashion show and bump shoulders with their favorite bloggers.

The Hijab Fashion Week (HFW), taking place on October 24 at Rich Mix in East London is a platform where modest fashion designers, stylists, and bloggers can get together and have their works showcased to the public.

Labels that will feature their collections in HFW’s main event, a runway…

Designers, stylists and bloggers will unite to showcase their works at this debut event. Afia R Fitriati has the details.

Modest fashion fans in the London area will have a fabulous chance to be mesmerized with a hijab fashion show and bump shoulders with their favorite bloggers.

The Hijab Fashion Week (HFW), taking place on October 24 at Rich Mix in East London is a platform where modest fashion designers, stylists, and bloggers can get together and have their works showcased to the public.

Labels that will feature their collections in HFW’s main event, a runway…

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05 May

By fusing Islamic culture with technology and an edgy modern aesthetic, progressive fashion entrepreneurs like Shazia Ijaz and Ayana Ife are tapping a hungry market

Worldwide, a segment of middle-class millennial Muslim consumers, called Generation M, is growing fast. Expected to triple to 900 million consumers by 2030, according to Reuters, this cohort is driving social change and demanding products and services that reflect their faith and modernity. This new wave of trendsetters is welcoming innovation and coming together to change the narrative around…

By fusing Islamic culture with technology and an edgy modern aesthetic, progressive fashion entrepreneurs like Shazia Ijaz and Ayana Ife are tapping a hungry market

Worldwide, a segment of middle-class millennial Muslim consumers, called Generation M, is growing fast. Expected to triple to 900 million consumers by 2030, according to Reuters, this cohort is driving social change and demanding products and services that reflect their faith and modernity. This new wave of trendsetters is welcoming innovation and coming together to change the narrative around…

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05 May

Are you a company trying to reach out to Muslim millennials? Are you planning to market to young Muslims from all parts of the world?  Well, we are presenting 27 ways for brands to talk to Muslim Millennials to market their products and services.  Although we are not the ones who wrote the following article, we sincerely believe it will be useful for Muslim businesses which are serious about marketing to the largest living generation.

As the largest living generation,

Are you a company trying to reach out to Muslim millennials? Are you planning to market to young Muslims from all parts of the world?  Well, we are presenting 27 ways for brands to talk to Muslim Millennials to market their products and services.  Although we are not the ones who wrote the following article, we sincerely believe it will be useful for Muslim businesses which are serious about marketing to the largest living generation.

As the largest living generation,

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05 May

Thanks to the rising demand by Muslims all over the globe, the modest fashion industry has become a multibillion-dollar industry. Some people may tend to think that modest fashion is regressive in nature. However, we must understand that Muslim consumers value fashion as much as any other consumers. The industry now appeals not only to young Muslim females but also to women of all backgrounds and creeds as well. It has become a huge movement. Fashion designers from all stripes have started offering modest designs to savvy Muslim consumers who love fashion but through the lens of modesty.…

Thanks to the rising demand by Muslims all over the globe, the modest fashion industry has become a multibillion-dollar industry. Some people may tend to think that modest fashion is regressive in nature. However, we must understand that Muslim consumers value fashion as much as any other consumers. The industry now appeals not only to young Muslim females but also to women of all backgrounds and creeds as well. It has become a huge movement. Fashion designers from all stripes have started offering modest designs to savvy Muslim consumers who love fashion but through the lens of modesty.…

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05 May

Gone are the days when layering sweaty fabrics and making do with men’s sportswear was the only option for Muslim women who wanted to play sport and dress modestly. There are now lots more choice, from the burkini through to the sports hijab.

It’s that last item that is making waves, with the Nike Pro Hijab just named as one of the “hottest fashion products” of the year so far by Lyst.

It’s the first…

Gone are the days when layering sweaty fabrics and making do with men’s sportswear was the only option for Muslim women who wanted to play sport and dress modestly. There are now lots more choice, from the burkini through to the sports hijab.

It’s that last item that is making waves, with the Nike Pro Hijab just named as one of the “hottest fashion products” of the year so far by Lyst.

It’s the first…

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05 May

Styling hijabs is not as simple as the step by step procedures promised by some modest fashion vloggers. We speak to Hijab stylist Manchester based Uzma Chaudhri who reveals the secret behind her success.

Whilst many turn to social media to find hijab fashion inspiration, Uzma Chaudhri, became a hijab stylist after she was approached by women who admired her own intricate creations that she designed on herself. 

Uzma explains how she turned a hobby into a full-time career.

She said, “I began creating elaborate hijab styles on myself in 2010. After a few months,…

Styling hijabs is not as simple as the step by step procedures promised by some modest fashion vloggers. We speak to Hijab stylist Manchester based Uzma Chaudhri who reveals the secret behind her success.

Whilst many turn to social media to find hijab fashion inspiration, Uzma Chaudhri, became a hijab stylist after she was approached by women who admired her own intricate creations that she designed on herself. 

Uzma explains how she turned a hobby into a full-time career.

She said, “I began creating elaborate hijab styles on myself in 2010. After a few months,…

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04 Apr

The 15th edition of Heya Arabian Fashion Exhibition officially opened yesterday, featuring more than 250 brands of abayas and modest fashion designs from around the globe at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre.
Under the patronage of HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, the five-day exhibition runs until April 30, bringing a series of events showcasing the latest in Arabian and modest designs, as well as inspiring discussions on the business of fashion, the latest trends, beauty, textiles, and sustainable fashion.

The Heya opening, which was attended…

The 15th edition of Heya Arabian Fashion Exhibition officially opened yesterday, featuring more than 250 brands of abayas and modest fashion designs from around the globe at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre.
Under the patronage of HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, the five-day exhibition runs until April 30, bringing a series of events showcasing the latest in Arabian and modest designs, as well as inspiring discussions on the business of fashion, the latest trends, beauty, textiles, and sustainable fashion.

The Heya opening, which was attended…

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04 Apr

Halima Aden has already made a serious mark in the world of fashion. After walking the runway at NYFW, gracing the covers of magazines, and making history, the model is now moving into designing.

Working with…

Halima Aden has already made a serious mark in the world of fashion. After walking the runway at NYFW, gracing the covers of magazines, and making history, the model is now moving into designing.

Working with…

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04 Apr

Indonesia only holds about 1.26 percent of the global handicraft market, prompting calls for the government to do more to promote local products around the world.

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo supported the idea of showcasing Indonesian handicraft products through an online craft exhibition to try and boost Indonesia’s share in the global market.

“I have been informed that our market share is only 1.26 in the global market. That is too small. We have to boost our market share,” said Jokowi when opening the 21st International Handicraft Trade Fair (Inacraft 2019) at the…

Indonesia only holds about 1.26 percent of the global handicraft market, prompting calls for the government to do more to promote local products around the world.

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo supported the idea of showcasing Indonesian handicraft products through an online craft exhibition to try and boost Indonesia’s share in the global market.

“I have been informed that our market share is only 1.26 in the global market. That is too small. We have to boost our market share,” said Jokowi when opening the 21st International Handicraft Trade Fair (Inacraft 2019) at the…

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04 Apr

 Modanisa Istanbul Modest Fashion Week kicked off on Saturday, April 20, with famed hijabi model Halima Aden walking the runway for multiple shows. But the Somali-American model wore more than just one hat at the event – she also debuted her first collection as a designer.  Many other famous designers from around the world also participated in the modest fashion show

In collaboration with Modanisa, Turkey’s leading modest wear e-commerce platform, and the organizer of Istanbul Modest Fashion Week, Aden designed her own line of hijabs. Far from humdrum headscarves, Aden’s designs…

 Modanisa Istanbul Modest Fashion Week kicked off on Saturday, April 20, with famed hijabi model Halima Aden walking the runway for multiple shows. But the Somali-American model wore more than just one hat at the event – she also debuted her first collection as a designer.  Many other famous designers from around the world also participated in the modest fashion show

In collaboration with Modanisa, Turkey’s leading modest wear e-commerce platform, and the organizer of Istanbul Modest Fashion Week, Aden designed her own line of hijabs. Far from humdrum headscarves, Aden’s designs…

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04 Apr

This weekend, Istanbul will play host to leading modest fashion designers, influencers, buyers and
tastemakers from around the world. Twenty-one labels are set to present their Ramadan collections at the
second edition of Istanbul Modest Fashion Week (IMFW), among them Indonesia’s Dian Pelangi – one of
the global stars of the rapidly-growing modest fashion sector and whose creations feature in the
internationally touring exhibition Contemporary Muslim Fashions, currently showing in Frankfurt.


Another of this weekend’s headliners is Feriel Moulaï, who…

This weekend, Istanbul will play host to leading modest fashion designers, influencers, buyers and
tastemakers from around the world. Twenty-one labels are set to present their Ramadan collections at the
second edition of Istanbul Modest Fashion Week (IMFW), among them Indonesia’s Dian Pelangi – one of
the global stars of the rapidly-growing modest fashion sector and whose creations feature in the
internationally touring exhibition Contemporary Muslim Fashions, currently showing in Frankfurt.


Another of this weekend’s headliners is Feriel Moulaï, who…

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04 Apr

President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo inaugurated on Tuesday Muslim tourist and shopping destination Halal Park at the complex of Bung Karno Sports Stadium in Senayan, Central Jakarta.

A bigger version of the park called the Halal Lifestyle District will begin construction in the next year or two.

"The demand of global halal products is projected to reach US$3.7 trillion in 2019 from around $2 trillion in 2013 [...] and according to the Global Islamic Economic Report, the market value for Muslim fashion is estimated to reach $327 billion by 2020," Jokowi said during the…

President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo inaugurated on Tuesday Muslim tourist and shopping destination Halal Park at the complex of Bung Karno Sports Stadium in Senayan, Central Jakarta.

A bigger version of the park called the Halal Lifestyle District will begin construction in the next year or two.

"The demand of global halal products is projected to reach US$3.7 trillion in 2019 from around $2 trillion in 2013 [...] and according to the Global Islamic Economic Report, the market value for Muslim fashion is estimated to reach $327 billion by 2020," Jokowi said during the…

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04 Apr

Fashion Trust Arabia presents inaugural prizes in Doha to six Arab brands, in line with its vision of a united, inclusive regional fashion industry emerging.

Its co-chairwoman Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad al-Thani acknowledges ‘political climate was different’ when awards were conceived but say they’re open to all.

As the owner of Valentino, Balmain and Harrods, the Gulf state of Qatar has lofty ambitions in the world of luxury fashion. Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, the mother of Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, the ruler of Qatar, is one of…

Fashion Trust Arabia presents inaugural prizes in Doha to six Arab brands, in line with its vision of a united, inclusive regional fashion industry emerging.

Its co-chairwoman Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad al-Thani acknowledges ‘political climate was different’ when awards were conceived but say they’re open to all.

As the owner of Valentino, Balmain and Harrods, the Gulf state of Qatar has lofty ambitions in the world of luxury fashion. Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, the mother of Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, the ruler of Qatar, is one of…

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03 Mar

Three years after hosting the inaugural Modest Fashion Week, Istanbul is set to stage its second major international event dedicated to modest dressing. Sponsored and organised by ready-to-wear fashion portal Modanisa.com, Istanbul Modest Fashion Week (IMFW) will run from 18 to 20 April 2019.

The seminal event took place in Turkey’s cultural capital in May 2016, bridging continents to create a global platform where designers, brands, influencers and consumers were able to converge to see the latest trends and share industry insights. After its Istanbul debut, the trailblazing…

Three years after hosting the inaugural Modest Fashion Week, Istanbul is set to stage its second major international event dedicated to modest dressing. Sponsored and organised by ready-to-wear fashion portal Modanisa.com, Istanbul Modest Fashion Week (IMFW) will run from 18 to 20 April 2019.

The seminal event took place in Turkey’s cultural capital in May 2016, bridging continents to create a global platform where designers, brands, influencers and consumers were able to converge to see the latest trends and share industry insights. After its Istanbul debut, the trailblazing…

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03 Mar

Model Halima Aden is creating her own line of stylish headscarves after already making waves for Muslim women in the fashion industry.

Having walked the runways for the likes of Maxmara and Alberta Ferretti, model Halima Aden has already earned serious status within the fashion industry.

And that’s only amplified due to her breaking the ceiling for Muslim women within the global fashion industry (despite it being shocking that it’s taken such time) by wearing her hijab while walking the runways and posing on the red carpets.

In fact, previously, she was the first…

Model Halima Aden is creating her own line of stylish headscarves after already making waves for Muslim women in the fashion industry.

Having walked the runways for the likes of Maxmara and Alberta Ferretti, model Halima Aden has already earned serious status within the fashion industry.

And that’s only amplified due to her breaking the ceiling for Muslim women within the global fashion industry (despite it being shocking that it’s taken such time) by wearing her hijab while walking the runways and posing on the red carpets.

In fact, previously, she was the first…

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03 Mar

The Melbourne fashion festival runway will feature its first hijab-wearing model. Hanan Ibrahim has just started her professional modeling career but is already working for major designers as she challenges the cultural stereotypes of a Muslim woman.

It’s been just over a month since Melbourne-based radiation therapist Hannan Ibrahim decided to pursue modeling full time.

Already she's modeled for designer Lisa Gorman - marking a big step in her modeling career and a giant leap for diversity in the Australian fashion industry as she makes modeling history by becoming the …

The Melbourne fashion festival runway will feature its first hijab-wearing model. Hanan Ibrahim has just started her professional modeling career but is already working for major designers as she challenges the cultural stereotypes of a Muslim woman.

It’s been just over a month since Melbourne-based radiation therapist Hannan Ibrahim decided to pursue modeling full time.

Already she's modeled for designer Lisa Gorman - marking a big step in her modeling career and a giant leap for diversity in the Australian fashion industry as she makes modeling history by becoming the …

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03 Mar

PARIS – French sports goods chain Decathlon won't sell a runner's hijab in France after plans to commercialize the veil caused controversy in the deeply secular country.

Decathlon head of communications Xavier Rivoire told RTL radio on Tuesday that the chain won't be selling the runner's veil in France until further notice after the announcement of its marketing sparked a social media backlash.

Several French politicians called for a boycott of Decathlon products and Health Minister Agnes Buzyn said she would have preferred that a French company refrained from…

PARIS – French sports goods chain Decathlon won't sell a runner's hijab in France after plans to commercialize the veil caused controversy in the deeply secular country.

Decathlon head of communications Xavier Rivoire told RTL radio on Tuesday that the chain won't be selling the runner's veil in France until further notice after the announcement of its marketing sparked a social media backlash.

Several French politicians called for a boycott of Decathlon products and Health Minister Agnes Buzyn said she would have preferred that a French company refrained from…

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03 Mar

The global Islamic clothing market is expected to reach US$88.35 billion by 2025, according to a new report by US marketing and consulting firm Grand View Research.

Increasing expenditure by Islamic populations on lifestyle and apparels, especially among the wealthy, elite, and traditional Middle Eastern populations are expected to propel demand.

In 2017, ethnic wear accounted for 70.9 percent market share, in terms of revenue, owing to rising demand for abayas, hijabs, thobes, and bubbas in countries with a high Islamic population. The burkha and naqaab…

The global Islamic clothing market is expected to reach US$88.35 billion by 2025, according to a new report by US marketing and consulting firm Grand View Research.

Increasing expenditure by Islamic populations on lifestyle and apparels, especially among the wealthy, elite, and traditional Middle Eastern populations are expected to propel demand.

In 2017, ethnic wear accounted for 70.9 percent market share, in terms of revenue, owing to rising demand for abayas, hijabs, thobes, and bubbas in countries with a high Islamic population. The burkha and naqaab…

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01 Jan
Islamic Fashion & Design Council (IFDC) has dedicated a fund to help emerging modest brands find success in the business of modest fashion & lifestyle

Dubai: In an unprecedented move throughout the global modest fashion space, Islamic Fashion & Design Council (IFDC) has dedicated a fund to help emerging modest brands find success in the business of modest fashion & lifestyle. The first event where the fund will be applied is the upcoming Pret-A-Cover™ Buyers Lane, The Retail Summit Edition from February 13th to 14th, 2019. Final…

Islamic Fashion & Design Council (IFDC) has dedicated a fund to help emerging modest brands find success in the business of modest fashion & lifestyle

Dubai: In an unprecedented move throughout the global modest fashion space, Islamic Fashion & Design Council (IFDC) has dedicated a fund to help emerging modest brands find success in the business of modest fashion & lifestyle. The first event where the fund will be applied is the upcoming Pret-A-Cover™ Buyers Lane, The Retail Summit Edition from February 13th to 14th, 2019. Final…

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01 Jan

While we swoon over luxury fashion labels and their efforts in the modest fashion industry, Muslim women are creating companies around the world and are making their marks. Blending trends and style with faith, these companies make covering up look chic and elegant.

Modest fashion is now a movement – and it is no longer exclusive to Muslims. Its appeal stretches beyond those with specific religious beliefs, growing into a trend that is going to get even bigger with time.

Here are some of the leading Muslim companies in the modest fashion industry:

While we swoon over luxury fashion labels and their efforts in the modest fashion industry, Muslim women are creating companies around the world and are making their marks. Blending trends and style with faith, these companies make covering up look chic and elegant.

Modest fashion is now a movement – and it is no longer exclusive to Muslims. Its appeal stretches beyond those with specific religious beliefs, growing into a trend that is going to get even bigger with time.

Here are some of the leading Muslim companies in the modest fashion industry:

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11 Nov

The newly elected crop of Democrat US House members are looking make an impact as soon as they arrive - by seeking to change the dress code rules to allow the wearing religious headwear, like hijabs, on the floor of the chamber.

The so-called ‘hat ban’ has existed since the 1830s, when it was seen as a “harmless but indecorous” practice according to one member at the time.

However, the victory of Congresswoman-elect Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, who wears a hijab, has decided that the rue is not fit for practice.

The newly elected crop of Democrat US House members are looking make an impact as soon as they arrive - by seeking to change the dress code rules to allow the wearing religious headwear, like hijabs, on the floor of the chamber.

The so-called ‘hat ban’ has existed since the 1830s, when it was seen as a “harmless but indecorous” practice according to one member at the time.

However, the victory of Congresswoman-elect Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, who wears a hijab, has decided that the rue is not fit for practice.

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05 May

‘Arrogant attitude’ from established Arab designers and fashion businesses is one of the biggest issues hindering the growth of the Middle Eastern fashion scene, according to Jacob Abrian, CEO of non-profit organisation Arab Fashion Council (AFC).

Speaking to Arabian Business, Abrian said Arab fashion designers and businesses do not offer enough support for up and coming regional brands, especially when compared to the backing new designers receive in fashion capitals such as Milan.

“The Arab talent, and sometimes businesses, they have…

‘Arrogant attitude’ from established Arab designers and fashion businesses is one of the biggest issues hindering the growth of the Middle Eastern fashion scene, according to Jacob Abrian, CEO of non-profit organisation Arab Fashion Council (AFC).

Speaking to Arabian Business, Abrian said Arab fashion designers and businesses do not offer enough support for up and coming regional brands, especially when compared to the backing new designers receive in fashion capitals such as Milan.

“The Arab talent, and sometimes businesses, they have…

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05 May

Clothes shopping as a teenager was a nightmare for me. There were the usual teen concerns about body image, budget, and whether my booty would fit in my jeans (booty hadn’t hit the mainstream in the early 2000s). But there was also the additional challenge that uniquely faced young Muslimahs (Muslim women) like me: almost nothing in stores was suitable for my hijabi needs.

This was before the days of online shopping, so my choices were disastrously limited to the local mall. Days were spent layering long-sleeved skivvies under short-sleeve tees, tights under dresses with thigh-high…

Clothes shopping as a teenager was a nightmare for me. There were the usual teen concerns about body image, budget, and whether my booty would fit in my jeans (booty hadn’t hit the mainstream in the early 2000s). But there was also the additional challenge that uniquely faced young Muslimahs (Muslim women) like me: almost nothing in stores was suitable for my hijabi needs.

This was before the days of online shopping, so my choices were disastrously limited to the local mall. Days were spent layering long-sleeved skivvies under short-sleeve tees, tights under dresses with thigh-high…

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05 May

Islamic Banks

Dubai: The strong asset growth witnessed by the GCC’s Islamic banks in recent years is expected to moderate from this year and converge with the low single-digit growth of their conventional peers, according to a recent assessment by rating agency Standard & Poor’s.

The rating agency expects that in the absence of major geopolitical risks, the financial profiles of Islamic banks across GCC countries will stabilise through 2018.

“We also anticipate that Islamic banks’ asset quality will stabilise by mid-year 2018 with the exception of Qatari banks…

Islamic Banks

Dubai: The strong asset growth witnessed by the GCC’s Islamic banks in recent years is expected to moderate from this year and converge with the low single-digit growth of their conventional peers, according to a recent assessment by rating agency Standard & Poor’s.

The rating agency expects that in the absence of major geopolitical risks, the financial profiles of Islamic banks across GCC countries will stabilise through 2018.

“We also anticipate that Islamic banks’ asset quality will stabilise by mid-year 2018 with the exception of Qatari banks…

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05 May

Fashion Valet

One of the region’s largest online fashion stores Fashion Valet (FV) will be the flagship mentor of the first cycle of Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam’s (BIBD) new entrepreneurship development programme BIBD Catalyst, with the nine local businesses earmarked also having the opportunity to sell through Fashion Valet's (FV’s) website.

Fashion and beauty businesses Mumtaz Collections, As-Salwaa Spa (Mukaku cosmetics), Rozai Hijab, Baital Hijab, Demure, Mayang Couture, Kava, Shah Indra and Jay Ezah will begin the training programme – which aims to bring local…

Fashion Valet

One of the region’s largest online fashion stores Fashion Valet (FV) will be the flagship mentor of the first cycle of Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam’s (BIBD) new entrepreneurship development programme BIBD Catalyst, with the nine local businesses earmarked also having the opportunity to sell through Fashion Valet's (FV’s) website.

Fashion and beauty businesses Mumtaz Collections, As-Salwaa Spa (Mukaku cosmetics), Rozai Hijab, Baital Hijab, Demure, Mayang Couture, Kava, Shah Indra and Jay Ezah will begin the training programme – which aims to bring local…

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05 May

Saudi Woman

Manama: A Saudi woman has stirred a heated debate on social media after she forced a clerk at the justice department to deal with her even though she was not covering her face.

Muna Abu Sulayman, wearing a hijab, walked into the department in Riyadh, but a clerk told her she had to cover her face.

“I told him that [Crown] Prince Mohammad [Bin Salman] said that covering the face was not necessary. However, when he replied ‘But the religious …’, and I told him that I was inside a public institution, ‘so please give me the required document’.

His…

Saudi Woman

Manama: A Saudi woman has stirred a heated debate on social media after she forced a clerk at the justice department to deal with her even though she was not covering her face.

Muna Abu Sulayman, wearing a hijab, walked into the department in Riyadh, but a clerk told her she had to cover her face.

“I told him that [Crown] Prince Mohammad [Bin Salman] said that covering the face was not necessary. However, when he replied ‘But the religious …’, and I told him that I was inside a public institution, ‘so please give me the required document’.

His…

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05 May

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PHOTO: H&M

H&M modest fashion is joining brands like NikeAmerican Eagle, and …

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PHOTO: H&M

H&M modest fashion is joining brands like NikeAmerican Eagle, and …

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05 May

Korea

Half a century later, not every woman in Korea is yet able to enjoy the right to be beautiful, restricted by personal and social boundaries. Take for example Muslim women in Korea. Their choices of cosmetics, limited by their religious faith, are further narrowed by an unchanging, conservative Korean market.  

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Korea

Half a century later, not every woman in Korea is yet able to enjoy the right to be beautiful, restricted by personal and social boundaries. Take for example Muslim women in Korea. Their choices of cosmetics, limited by their religious faith, are further narrowed by an unchanging, conservative Korean market.  

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05 May

Doha, Qatar: The 13th edition of Heya Arabian Fashion Exhibition attracted more than 15 000 visitors throughout the 5-day event, a 15% increase year-on-year organisers have announced.

Bringing together fashion enthusiasts and influencers, families and aspiring designers, this year the exhibition showcased more international brands of Abayas and modest fashion collections than ever before with more than 300 local, regional and international brands attending from over 18 countries. Heya was declared a success by all participants.

This year saw the largest…

Doha, Qatar: The 13th edition of Heya Arabian Fashion Exhibition attracted more than 15 000 visitors throughout the 5-day event, a 15% increase year-on-year organisers have announced.

Bringing together fashion enthusiasts and influencers, families and aspiring designers, this year the exhibition showcased more international brands of Abayas and modest fashion collections than ever before with more than 300 local, regional and international brands attending from over 18 countries. Heya was declared a success by all participants.

This year saw the largest…

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04 Apr

Heya Exhibition

The 13th Heya Arabian Fashion Exhibition continues to present a showstopper event for local designers, delivering a platform to foster Qatar’s fashion scene and empower entrepreneurship and knowledge-sharing.
Held under the patronage of HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, Heya is open to women and girls over the age of 13 at Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre until Sunday.
The event has been very positively received by visitors for the quality and variety of collections from Qatari entrepreneurs, as well as the dynamism of forums…

Heya Exhibition

The 13th Heya Arabian Fashion Exhibition continues to present a showstopper event for local designers, delivering a platform to foster Qatar’s fashion scene and empower entrepreneurship and knowledge-sharing.
Held under the patronage of HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, Heya is open to women and girls over the age of 13 at Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre until Sunday.
The event has been very positively received by visitors for the quality and variety of collections from Qatari entrepreneurs, as well as the dynamism of forums…

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04 Apr

DECC

A series of fashion shows presenting a collection of abayas, jalabiyas and evening gowns by leading fashion brands from around the world marked the opening of the 13th Heya Arabian Fashion Exhibition on Wednesday at the DECC Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre.

Dr Sheikha Aisha al-Thani, philanthropist and supporter of education and entrepreneurship in Qatar, officially inaugurated the exhibition, which will run until Sunday.

She was joined by Qatar Tourism Authority’s (QTA) communications and marketing acting director Jawaher al-Khuzaei and representatives…

DECC

A series of fashion shows presenting a collection of abayas, jalabiyas and evening gowns by leading fashion brands from around the world marked the opening of the 13th Heya Arabian Fashion Exhibition on Wednesday at the DECC Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre.

Dr Sheikha Aisha al-Thani, philanthropist and supporter of education and entrepreneurship in Qatar, officially inaugurated the exhibition, which will run until Sunday.

She was joined by Qatar Tourism Authority’s (QTA) communications and marketing acting director Jawaher al-Khuzaei and representatives…

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02 Feb

Saudi designers will be in the spotlight next month when the international fashion community gathers in Riyadh for the first Arab Fashion Week ever hosted in the Kingdom.
The Arab Fashion Council, which organizes the event, is welcoming the opportunity to showcase Saudi style and display the diversity of local talent on an international platform.
Among the local looks on show will be modest fashion, a trend that is gaining traction on runways across the world. Last week saw the second edition of London Modest Fashion Week (LMFW), with designers from Malaysia to Saudi Arabia…

Saudi designers will be in the spotlight next month when the international fashion community gathers in Riyadh for the first Arab Fashion Week ever hosted in the Kingdom.
The Arab Fashion Council, which organizes the event, is welcoming the opportunity to showcase Saudi style and display the diversity of local talent on an international platform.
Among the local looks on show will be modest fashion, a trend that is gaining traction on runways across the world. Last week saw the second edition of London Modest Fashion Week (LMFW), with designers from Malaysia to Saudi Arabia…

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02 Feb

MENA Fashion

 A fashion industry is taking shape in the MENA region that could create jobs for up to 20 million women, the Arab Fashion Council has said.
The organization, which aims to unite 22 Arab countries under one umbrella, is laying the framework for a style sector stretching from North Africa to the Gulf.
Countries will be divided into three clusters to harness the strengths of local economies and create a sustainable fashion infrastructure that reaches across the region, said Jacob Abrian, founder and chief executive of the Arab Fashion Council. “This way we…

MENA Fashion

 A fashion industry is taking shape in the MENA region that could create jobs for up to 20 million women, the Arab Fashion Council has said.
The organization, which aims to unite 22 Arab countries under one umbrella, is laying the framework for a style sector stretching from North Africa to the Gulf.
Countries will be divided into three clusters to harness the strengths of local economies and create a sustainable fashion infrastructure that reaches across the region, said Jacob Abrian, founder and chief executive of the Arab Fashion Council. “This way we…

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02 Feb

The tallest hotel in the world has officially opened its doors in Dubai, with the newly-completed Gevora Hotel stealing the Guinness World Record title from the nearby JW Marriott Marquis, which had held the position until now.

Opened on 12 February, the new hotel is located on the Sheikh Zayed Road, and stands at 356 metres tall (1167.98 feet), and features 528 deluxe rooms and suites, five separate dining experiences and leisure facilities with a main pool deck, and a health club. Guests staying at the lavish hotel will also have access to a range of specially-curated services,…

The tallest hotel in the world has officially opened its doors in Dubai, with the newly-completed Gevora Hotel stealing the Guinness World Record title from the nearby JW Marriott Marquis, which had held the position until now.

Opened on 12 February, the new hotel is located on the Sheikh Zayed Road, and stands at 356 metres tall (1167.98 feet), and features 528 deluxe rooms and suites, five separate dining experiences and leisure facilities with a main pool deck, and a health club. Guests staying at the lavish hotel will also have access to a range of specially-curated services,…

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02 Feb

An Iowa and Illinois television reporter has become the first woman to wear a hijab on air full time for a mainstream American TV station, the Muslim American Women in Media group told the Des Moines.

Tahera Rahman, reporter at WHBF-TV in Rock Island, Illinois, which covers northwestern Illinois and southeastern Iowa, recently moved to a reporter slot at the after spending two years as an off-air producer, the newspaper said.

Rahman, 27, told the Register she was determined to live her dream as a television reporter, even though some told her through the…

An Iowa and Illinois television reporter has become the first woman to wear a hijab on air full time for a mainstream American TV station, the Muslim American Women in Media group told the Des Moines.

Tahera Rahman, reporter at WHBF-TV in Rock Island, Illinois, which covers northwestern Illinois and southeastern Iowa, recently moved to a reporter slot at the after spending two years as an off-air producer, the newspaper said.

Rahman, 27, told the Register she was determined to live her dream as a television reporter, even though some told her through the…

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02 Feb

“The Fabric of Life” acknowledges designers such as Jerusalem-born Briton Thea Porter, Tunisia’s Azzedine Alaia and Turkey’s Rifat Ozbek.

Books on textiles or carpets are often organised by geographical region and therefore styles, types of dyes or knots. Fahmida Suleman, curator for the Modern Middle East at the British Museum, has upended that tradition to show the links between the objects and their purpose.

“I’m looking at the social history, how these textiles relate to a person and their everyday life,” she said in an interview. “It’s not just what you wear but what…

“The Fabric of Life” acknowledges designers such as Jerusalem-born Briton Thea Porter, Tunisia’s Azzedine Alaia and Turkey’s Rifat Ozbek.

Books on textiles or carpets are often organised by geographical region and therefore styles, types of dyes or knots. Fahmida Suleman, curator for the Modern Middle East at the British Museum, has upended that tradition to show the links between the objects and their purpose.

“I’m looking at the social history, how these textiles relate to a person and their everyday life,” she said in an interview. “It’s not just what you wear but what…

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02 Feb

Modest fashion is a growing trend across the UK. It tends to cover the majority of the body and has often been attributed with religious or cultural dress.

But the style is becoming more popular with others as well.

According to fashion lecturer Steven Wright at University of South Wales, modest fashion is expected to grow by around 50% by 2020.

50%

The modest fashion industry is predicted to grow by 50% in the next two years

Studies are saying its growing exponentially, its set to grow by about fifty percent between now and 2020 meaning…

Modest fashion is a growing trend across the UK. It tends to cover the majority of the body and has often been attributed with religious or cultural dress.

But the style is becoming more popular with others as well.

According to fashion lecturer Steven Wright at University of South Wales, modest fashion is expected to grow by around 50% by 2020.

50%

The modest fashion industry is predicted to grow by 50% in the next two years

Studies are saying its growing exponentially, its set to grow by about fifty percent between now and 2020 meaning…

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02 Feb

Saudi Arabia will host its first ever Arab Fashion Week in Riyadh this March, signalling its willingness to tap into the $44 billion modest fashion industry in the world.

The Arab Fashion Week, which is organized by the Arab Fashion Council (AFC), will be headlined by Italian designer Roberto Cavalli and will see some of the leading brands congregating in the Kingdom. The announcement comes on the heels of London-based AFC opening an office in Riyadh in December 2017.

Saudi Arabia could be termed the late entrant to the regional fashion scene where other…

Saudi Arabia will host its first ever Arab Fashion Week in Riyadh this March, signalling its willingness to tap into the $44 billion modest fashion industry in the world.

The Arab Fashion Week, which is organized by the Arab Fashion Council (AFC), will be headlined by Italian designer Roberto Cavalli and will see some of the leading brands congregating in the Kingdom. The announcement comes on the heels of London-based AFC opening an office in Riyadh in December 2017.

Saudi Arabia could be termed the late entrant to the regional fashion scene where other…

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02 Feb

The star donned a hijab and halal makeup while at Fashion Week.

She’s previously spoken of the “calmness” she’s felt since relocating to Dubai.

And now Lindsay Lohan has further embraced the culture of her adopted home in the Middle East, after showing up to support regional designers at London Modest Fashion Week.

The Mean Girls star was a guest of honour at the two-day event, which launched for the first time in the British capital just last year.

The star donned a hijab and halal makeup while at Fashion Week.

She’s previously spoken of the “calmness” she’s felt since relocating to Dubai.

And now Lindsay Lohan has further embraced the culture of her adopted home in the Middle East, after showing up to support regional designers at London Modest Fashion Week.

The Mean Girls star was a guest of honour at the two-day event, which launched for the first time in the British capital just last year.

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02 Feb

American department store Macy's sparked a fierce debate on Thursday, when it launched a line of "modest clothing" that featured hijabs.

The Verona Collection was founded by fashion photographer Lisa Vogl, after she converted to Islam in 2011, and struggled to find modest, fashionable clothing. The brand stands for "women's empowerment and taking pride in one's Muslim identity," according to its website.

Macy's decision to stock Vogl's line came after US retailer Nike released a …

American department store Macy's sparked a fierce debate on Thursday, when it launched a line of "modest clothing" that featured hijabs.

The Verona Collection was founded by fashion photographer Lisa Vogl, after she converted to Islam in 2011, and struggled to find modest, fashionable clothing. The brand stands for "women's empowerment and taking pride in one's Muslim identity," according to its website.

Macy's decision to stock Vogl's line came after US retailer Nike released a …

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01 Jan

Global Halal Facial Mask market analyses the present industry situations on a broad scale to provide the Halal Facial Mask market trends, market size and growth estimates. The key details related to Halal Facial Mask market drivers, vital market segments, development opportunities and Halal Facial Mask market constraints are presented in this report. Further, this report lists the product definition, applications, Halal Facial Mask market scope, and major product manufacturing regions. A comprehensive view of Halal Facial…

Global Halal Facial Mask market analyses the present industry situations on a broad scale to provide the Halal Facial Mask market trends, market size and growth estimates. The key details related to Halal Facial Mask market drivers, vital market segments, development opportunities and Halal Facial Mask market constraints are presented in this report. Further, this report lists the product definition, applications, Halal Facial Mask market scope, and major product manufacturing regions. A comprehensive view of Halal Facial…

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12 Dec

NIKE has released its first sports hijab for Muslim athletes to wear while competing.

The sports manufacturing giant announced earlier this year it was working on bringing out a headscarf for female sports stars. 

In plain black with the familiar white swoosh, the pull-on design and long back keeps the garment in place during activity.

Nike were inspired to make the Pro Hijab after hearing the plight of Amna Al Haddad back in 2015.

The Olympic hopeful weightlifter from the United Arab Emirates said she had just one hijab in which to compete.

She had…

NIKE has released its first sports hijab for Muslim athletes to wear while competing.

The sports manufacturing giant announced earlier this year it was working on bringing out a headscarf for female sports stars. 

In plain black with the familiar white swoosh, the pull-on design and long back keeps the garment in place during activity.

Nike were inspired to make the Pro Hijab after hearing the plight of Amna Al Haddad back in 2015.

The Olympic hopeful weightlifter from the United Arab Emirates said she had just one hijab in which to compete.

She had…

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12 Dec

LONDON: Gone are the days where “halal” shopping referred only to a trip to the local butchers to ask for a special cut. Muslims across the world are increasingly product-savvy, seeking out the latest consumer products that also fit their religious beliefs, spelling a boom in the so-called Islamic economy.
The year ahead ushers in trends for modest garb for men and women, Barbies with mix-and-match abaya wardrobes, and from-scratch meal kits for those who want both a tasty, and halal, dinner.
As the international Muslim population grows, the Islamic economy is expected to grow…

LONDON: Gone are the days where “halal” shopping referred only to a trip to the local butchers to ask for a special cut. Muslims across the world are increasingly product-savvy, seeking out the latest consumer products that also fit their religious beliefs, spelling a boom in the so-called Islamic economy.
The year ahead ushers in trends for modest garb for men and women, Barbies with mix-and-match abaya wardrobes, and from-scratch meal kits for those who want both a tasty, and halal, dinner.
As the international Muslim population grows, the Islamic economy is expected to grow…

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12 Dec

Previously, undercover morality police had been reporting on things like "bad hijab," a term used to describe un-Islamic dress by women.

Iranian police have taken a softer approach to breaking Islamic rules, Tehran's police chief Brigadier General Hossein Rahimi said in a speech on Wednesday.

"According to a decision of the commander of the police force, those who do not observe Islamic codes will no longer be taken to detention centers nor judicial files opened on them," the police chief said as quoted by Reuters, adding that the police offered education courses while 7,…

Previously, undercover morality police had been reporting on things like "bad hijab," a term used to describe un-Islamic dress by women.

Iranian police have taken a softer approach to breaking Islamic rules, Tehran's police chief Brigadier General Hossein Rahimi said in a speech on Wednesday.

"According to a decision of the commander of the police force, those who do not observe Islamic codes will no longer be taken to detention centers nor judicial files opened on them," the police chief said as quoted by Reuters, adding that the police offered education courses while 7,…

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12 Dec

Mumbai: A private school in Thane, Maharashtra has taken a decision to ban Muslim female students from wearing hijab citing security on the premises. This decision was resented by parents and they protested against the school management.

Going into the details, Symbiosis Convent High School in Mumbra has recently issued a circular which mentions that parents and family members of students, while entering into the school premises have to reveal their face by lifting the veil.

In addition, the circular also reads that students are not allowed to cover their…

Mumbai: A private school in Thane, Maharashtra has taken a decision to ban Muslim female students from wearing hijab citing security on the premises. This decision was resented by parents and they protested against the school management.

Going into the details, Symbiosis Convent High School in Mumbra has recently issued a circular which mentions that parents and family members of students, while entering into the school premises have to reveal their face by lifting the veil.

In addition, the circular also reads that students are not allowed to cover their…

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12 Dec

Marwa Atik never meant to get into fashion.

Her walls were lined with old Vogue magazines, ones she had been collecting since 8th grade. Even at that young age, she already knew she loved industry, but doubted it had any room left over for someone like her.

“In college, I literally picked every single major that had nothing to do with fashion because it didn’t seem tangible to me,” she remembers. “In 2008 when the only insight you had to fashion was Lauren Conrad in The Hills, it seemed almost impossible to get into [the industry],…

Marwa Atik never meant to get into fashion.

Her walls were lined with old Vogue magazines, ones she had been collecting since 8th grade. Even at that young age, she already knew she loved industry, but doubted it had any room left over for someone like her.

“In college, I literally picked every single major that had nothing to do with fashion because it didn’t seem tangible to me,” she remembers. “In 2008 when the only insight you had to fashion was Lauren Conrad in The Hills, it seemed almost impossible to get into [the industry],…

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12 Dec

With an estimated value of $500 billion by 2019, the Islamic and modest fashion market simply cannot be ignored.  Its influence across the globe is growing year on year, with countless blogs, clothing and jewellery lines, and events attracting huge swathes of the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims.

On its own it is impressive, but the market looks even more promising when you consider it is a key component of the global Halal industry, which itself is projected to reach $6.4 trillion by 2018. By 2019 spending on Islamic clothing is expected to have risen by 82 percent…

With an estimated value of $500 billion by 2019, the Islamic and modest fashion market simply cannot be ignored.  Its influence across the globe is growing year on year, with countless blogs, clothing and jewellery lines, and events attracting huge swathes of the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims.

On its own it is impressive, but the market looks even more promising when you consider it is a key component of the global Halal industry, which itself is projected to reach $6.4 trillion by 2018. By 2019 spending on Islamic clothing is expected to have risen by 82 percent…

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12 Dec

The word Hijab has gained popularity in the international media lately.  It seems to symoblise the Muslim women covering their heads. However, it is not just one form of the head covering Muslim women use to cover their heads. There are some other head coverings as well being used by Muslim women all over the world.

There is often confusion over the difference between a burka, niqab and other head scarves. Here is a complete guide to the different types of Muslim dress.

What is the burka?

The burka is a full face and body covering, which is the most concealing…

The word Hijab has gained popularity in the international media lately.  It seems to symoblise the Muslim women covering their heads. However, it is not just one form of the head covering Muslim women use to cover their heads. There are some other head coverings as well being used by Muslim women all over the world.

There is often confusion over the difference between a burka, niqab and other head scarves. Here is a complete guide to the different types of Muslim dress.

What is the burka?

The burka is a full face and body covering, which is the most concealing…

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12 Dec

LONDON: The rising stars of Saudi fashion may soon have more reasons to strut their stuff at home as much as abroad.
The Arab Fashion Council’s plans to open a regional office in Riyadh, which is set to stem the exodus of design talent and spur the growth of creative industries in the Kingdom.
With few platforms for fashion at home, aspiring Saudi designers have typically gone to Dubai, or further afield to Europe and the US to achieve their ambitions.
Now, more will be encouraged to pursue their ambitions locally, opening up opportunities previously confined to a select…

LONDON: The rising stars of Saudi fashion may soon have more reasons to strut their stuff at home as much as abroad.
The Arab Fashion Council’s plans to open a regional office in Riyadh, which is set to stem the exodus of design talent and spur the growth of creative industries in the Kingdom.
With few platforms for fashion at home, aspiring Saudi designers have typically gone to Dubai, or further afield to Europe and the US to achieve their ambitions.
Now, more will be encouraged to pursue their ambitions locally, opening up opportunities previously confined to a select…

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11 Nov

THE hijab (headscarf), among other items of so-called modest clothing, has become fashionable.

And while the catwalk usually evokes images of scantily clad models, modest fashion garments are jostling for space in the mainstream and are making their mark on the runway and off it.

Modest fashion has been recognised by international brand Dolce and Gabbana as a new potential market, and in 2016 the fashion label launched a luxury range of hijabs and abayas targeted at the Muslim market.

The popularity of this line of clothing can in part be attributed to online media…

THE hijab (headscarf), among other items of so-called modest clothing, has become fashionable.

And while the catwalk usually evokes images of scantily clad models, modest fashion garments are jostling for space in the mainstream and are making their mark on the runway and off it.

Modest fashion has been recognised by international brand Dolce and Gabbana as a new potential market, and in 2016 the fashion label launched a luxury range of hijabs and abayas targeted at the Muslim market.

The popularity of this line of clothing can in part be attributed to online media…

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02 Feb

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (www.ITFC-IDB.org), member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group, and the World Trade Organization (WTO) (www.WTO.org) represented by the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) (www.EnhancedIF.org), a programme focused on supporting the Least Developed Countries' (LDCs) capacity to trade, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate on joint trade-related technical assistance for the LDCs. Joining efforts, they aim to provide technical assistance and capacity‑building programmes that…

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (www.ITFC-IDB.org), member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group, and the World Trade Organization (WTO) (www.WTO.org) represented by the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) (www.EnhancedIF.org), a programme focused on supporting the Least Developed Countries' (LDCs) capacity to trade, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate on joint trade-related technical assistance for the LDCs. Joining efforts, they aim to provide technical assistance and capacity‑building programmes that…

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02 Feb

Aligned with its role as advocate of the Islamic Financial Services Industry (IFSI), the General Council for Islamic Banks and Financial Institutions (CIBAFI), the global umbrella of Islamic financial institutions, announced that it has submitted its comments on 27 September 2017 to the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) on the Consultative Document on “Simplified alternative to the standardised approach to market risk capital requirements”.

The Consultative Document has been issued on 29 June 2017 and was open for public consultation until 27 September 2017.

Aligned with its role as advocate of the Islamic Financial Services Industry (IFSI), the General Council for Islamic Banks and Financial Institutions (CIBAFI), the global umbrella of Islamic financial institutions, announced that it has submitted its comments on 27 September 2017 to the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) on the Consultative Document on “Simplified alternative to the standardised approach to market risk capital requirements”.

The Consultative Document has been issued on 29 June 2017 and was open for public consultation until 27 September 2017.

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02 Feb

Muslim women in Southeast Asia favour Japanese brands, shop online regularly and are more career driven and cosmopolitan than ever before, according to a study.

The findings also show they are more religiously observant – and empowered – with the report concluding Muslim women present both “opportunities and challenges for brands”.

The New Muslimah: Southeast Asia Focus is the first work from the Asia division of J Walter Thompson’s Innovation Group, a trend and research operation designed to provide insights for marketers.

The division…

Muslim women in Southeast Asia favour Japanese brands, shop online regularly and are more career driven and cosmopolitan than ever before, according to a study.

The findings also show they are more religiously observant – and empowered – with the report concluding Muslim women present both “opportunities and challenges for brands”.

The New Muslimah: Southeast Asia Focus is the first work from the Asia division of J Walter Thompson’s Innovation Group, a trend and research operation designed to provide insights for marketers.

The division…

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02 Feb

KUALA LUMPUR:  CIMB Islamic Group was recently recognised for its strong capabilities in treasury and markets, and transaction banking propositions, among others, through 15 local and regional pre-eminent awards, the bank announced.

Under the 2017 Asia Risk Magazine Awards' “Country House of the Year” category, CIMB clinched an award for Malaysia for the 12th consecutive year, and Indonesia for the sixth consecutive year for its commitment towards improving risk management beyond the minimum levels stipulated by local regulators.

Additionally, the Group received 10…

KUALA LUMPUR:  CIMB Islamic Group was recently recognised for its strong capabilities in treasury and markets, and transaction banking propositions, among others, through 15 local and regional pre-eminent awards, the bank announced.

Under the 2017 Asia Risk Magazine Awards' “Country House of the Year” category, CIMB clinched an award for Malaysia for the 12th consecutive year, and Indonesia for the sixth consecutive year for its commitment towards improving risk management beyond the minimum levels stipulated by local regulators.

Additionally, the Group received 10…

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08 Aug

Hijab has been a topic of much debate and political controversy both within and outside the Muslim world. In Islamic countries where a Shariah (Islamic) Law is enforced, women are required to follow a strict dress code. There are also many countries where millions of Muslims live and women are not obliged to follow the Shariah dictates, yet many of them are forced into a strict dress code owing to social compulsions and are often castigated for challenging the norm. Many women, however, do tend to wear a certain type of outfit as a matter of personal choice, believing that they are…

Hijab has been a topic of much debate and political controversy both within and outside the Muslim world. In Islamic countries where a Shariah (Islamic) Law is enforced, women are required to follow a strict dress code. There are also many countries where millions of Muslims live and women are not obliged to follow the Shariah dictates, yet many of them are forced into a strict dress code owing to social compulsions and are often castigated for challenging the norm. Many women, however, do tend to wear a certain type of outfit as a matter of personal choice, believing that they are…

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07 Jul

Bahrain-based Bank ABC has announced today the appointment of Fouad Salame as group head of financial institutions at the Head Office in Bahrain.

Reporting to Jonathan Robinson, the group head of wholesale banking, Salame will be responsible for overseeing our group financial institution coverage and driving the growth of this strategic clients’ segment business across our global network.

Salame joins Bank ABC from Societe Generale, where he served as managing director/head of sovereigns and financial Institutions of Mena. His banking and financial markets experience…

Bahrain-based Bank ABC has announced today the appointment of Fouad Salame as group head of financial institutions at the Head Office in Bahrain.

Reporting to Jonathan Robinson, the group head of wholesale banking, Salame will be responsible for overseeing our group financial institution coverage and driving the growth of this strategic clients’ segment business across our global network.

Salame joins Bank ABC from Societe Generale, where he served as managing director/head of sovereigns and financial Institutions of Mena. His banking and financial markets experience…

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07 Jul

Muscat: Meethaq, the pioneer of Islamic banking in Oman from Bank Muscat, launched a digital platform that serves as the gateway for SMEs in the Sultanate at a ceremony held under the auspices of Talal bin Sulaiman Al Rahbi, secretary general of the Supreme Council for Planning.

The ‘Meethaq Accelerate SME’ portal provides start-ups and SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) with access to the most comprehensive source of business resources, services and funding solutions. The innovative portal accessible on (http://meethaq.acceleratesme.om) is designed to help…

Muscat: Meethaq, the pioneer of Islamic banking in Oman from Bank Muscat, launched a digital platform that serves as the gateway for SMEs in the Sultanate at a ceremony held under the auspices of Talal bin Sulaiman Al Rahbi, secretary general of the Supreme Council for Planning.

The ‘Meethaq Accelerate SME’ portal provides start-ups and SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) with access to the most comprehensive source of business resources, services and funding solutions. The innovative portal accessible on (http://meethaq.acceleratesme.om) is designed to help…

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