Name a better duo: Deen and startups intended to bring you closer to Allah...We’ll wait.
Behind nearly every fiery Muslim entrepreneur there is a mission to create something for the Ummah that will enable them to do things right and bring them closer to Allah. From hardware to software, there are a plethora of resources out there designed for Muslims by Muslims. Here’s our list of Muslim founded Startups that are contributing to the betterment of the Muslim world. Show them your support by utilizing their products/services and following them on social media.
Are there any other successful or up and coming Muslim startups we should be aware of? Let us know in the comments below!
The standard brand that comes to mind when it comes to girls dolls is none other than Barbie. Barbie recently released new dolls that were meant to represent real women as opposed to the unrealistic approach that they took previously.
However, what’s lacking in their selections are dolls that dawn the hijab. Fortunately, Salam Sisters noticed this and decided to fill the gap in the market by launching their own line of hijabi dolls!
These dolls are meant to represent diversity in ethnicity and faith. Each doll in this line comes with her own story and a removable hijab because “all girls should have the right to choose how they dress”.
An app brought to you by the cutting edge technology that seeks to connect every Muslim to their mosque community in a way that’s never been attempted before.
In a fast-paced digitally dominated era, creating an app that promotes collaboration is nothing short of genius. CollabDeen's mission is to utilise the latest in application software to help engage local Muslim communities across the globe.
They hope their innovative app will help engage communities, increase mosque attendance and improve the efficiency of communication. You could think of it like a social media for your local mosque. Some of the app features include push notifications, event reminders, location updates. and an AR Qibla feature.
The Android BETA app has been launched on their site with the iPhone equivalent expected to be released soon. We’re counting down the days until this app is officially launched!
The Journal For Muslims
Just as the name implies, this journal is intended for Muslims who wish to focus their energy on establishing a strong relationship with Allah. According to the creators, this journal is the secret weapon for accomplishing exactly that. The journal is filled with prompts that were carefully crafted by Muslim scholars and effective psychological research.
Start your day right by reading a verse from the Quran and mapping out what you’re grateful for. It’s an easy and unique way to strengthen Iman and inspire self-improvement.
Have you ever expressed even a remote interest in calligraphy before? Tauheed Faheem says he has grown as an artist because of his faith. Upon going viral with his calligraphy and designs, he was approached by many who were interested in learning the skill. He figured the best way to teach effectively on a mass scale was to create a workbook to inspire creativity.
In his words, “Not everyone will become a calligrapher, but everyone can become an artist”. Considering his own journey with calligraphy and how it has taught him valuable lessons, he hopes others can find the same.
The Pocket Sejadah
Japanese based company Takva has created the “world’s first handmade travel prayer mat”. A lot of thought was put into the quality of the mat, hence why it is both lightweight and waterproof. The prayer mat folds into a pocket-sized item that’s easy to slip into a pocket or purse.
When folding, the designers took into account the importance of cleanliness of prayer, which is why the clean parts where you pray on never meet the parts that touch the ground. Each mat also comes with its own bag, which is conveniently attached to the mat itself. The designs offered are inspired by Islamic geometry and currently come in three different styles.
Author: Momina Tashfeen