We're not going to bore you with the generic, 'We saw a gap in the market,' 'We wanted to make modest wear more accessible,' or 'We had a hard time finding good quality hijabs.' instead, let us walk you through a dream.
A dream free of personal financial ambitions but instead focused on uplifting and improving the financial situations of Muslim women and children in need.
A Better Way to Help
So here is an idea, and it starts with a simple yet powerful proverb:
'Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.'
Imagine a business that trains and employs widowed and in-need Muslim women for its production and day-to-day operations while awarding them fair wages to support themselves and their children. Its profits reinvested into those families to provide proper Islamic and worldly education, housing and improved living standards.
A business that empowers them to not only support their families but also allows them to exist in society with dignity and without having to raise their hands in front of anyone other than Allah.
There are thousands of charitable and Non-profit organizations around the globe that are working tirelessly to provide relief to Muslims in need. Sometimes, you hear about NGOs that teach people skills and help them find jobs. However, we believe there is a flaw in this system. And if fixed, it would allow for a much more significant and lasting impact.
The Path Ahead: What we plan to do
Our plan is simple yet ambitious. We aim to build our own factory in Pakistan, where we will provide training and employment opportunities to women in need. These women may have lost their husbands, been victims of domestic abuse, divorced, or are the sole breadwinners for their families. Our goal is to empower these women to take control of their financial futures and provide them with the support they need to live with dignity.
Hijabs made for Muslim women by Muslim women.
We plan on providing free housing, fair wages, and educational grants for their children. In addition, we plan on building a community-based shelter to support all those in need, regardless of their background. We aim to create a safe and supportive environment where women can thrive and build a better life for themselves and their families.
It's Bigger than Us.
We have been working tirelessly to make a difference and pave a path forward for those in need. Our life goal is to provide the necessary support, resources, and opportunities to help our Muslim sisters, and we have been working hard to make that a reality.
We have never taken a single penny from this business, choosing instead to reinvest everything back into the venture.
As we build towards this dream, our end goal is clear. We believe that it is our duty to make a difference, to improve the lives of those around us, and to leave a lasting impact. We aim to turn this business into a non-profit organization, one that will continue to make a difference long after we have left this world.
As we approach the end of this piece, we welcome you to support this business, and in turn help build a brighter future for our Muslim brothers and sisters, Inshallah. We leave you with this verse from the Holy Quran.
وَمَآ ءَاتَيْتُم مِّن رِّبًۭا لِّيَرْبُوَا۟ فِىٓ أَمْوَٰلِ ٱلنَّاسِ فَلَا يَرْبُوا۟ عِندَ ٱللَّهِ ۖ وَمَآ ءَاتَيْتُم مِّن زَكَوٰةٍۢ تُرِيدُونَ وَجْهَ ٱللَّهِ فَأُو۟لَـٰٓئِكَ هُمُ ٱلْمُضْعِفُونَ ٣٩
"…that which you give for charity, seeking the Countenance of Allah, (will increase); it is those who will get a recompense multiplied." (Qur'an, 30:39)
Fareeha & Haider
Founders of Momina Modestwear