Category: Trends

Opinion: This fashion sector has a huge market gap

| 15/12/2014 | Reply
Opinion: This fashion sector has a huge market gap

Muslims account for over 20 percent of the global population but studies reveal that businesses are failing to tap into this key aspect of the Islamic economy.

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Yusuf Islam at the Chicago Theatre: Cat Stevens songs and more

| 11/12/2014 | Reply
Yusuf Islam at the Chicago Theatre: Cat Stevens songs and more

His gentle folk songs gave off a mystical air, thinly disguising a discontent with the shortcomings of the material world, the disconnect between generations, and the journey between stations.

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Why Kamala Khan Is The Most Important Superhero In The World

| 11/12/2014 | Reply
Why Kamala Khan Is The Most Important Superhero In The World

Meet Kamala Khan. Aside from being female, she’s a young teenager with normal teenage problems; over-bearing parents, sibling rivalry, a small set of trusted friends, and a general inability to be part of the ‘popular’ crew. Of course, all this typical teenage angst is complimented by the fact that Kamala is also part of the Muslim community in Jersey City.

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Opinion: The growing untapped market of Muslim consumers worldwide

| 08/12/2014 | Reply
Opinion: The growing untapped market of Muslim consumers worldwide

When looking for a new segment to launch your brand in there are not many untapped mines left. So, where should you look? The Muslim consumers.

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State of Global Islamic Economy Report & Indicator 2014/2015

| 08/12/2014 | Reply
State of Global Islamic Economy Report & Indicator 2014/2015

The Islamic Economy covers 7 main sectors: Islamic Finance, Halal food, Halal travel, Modest Fashion, Halal Media & recreation, and Halal pharmaceutical & cosmetics.

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Opinion: Could Islamic finance save capitalism?

| 05/12/2014 | Reply
Opinion:  Could Islamic finance save capitalism?

Is there a place for ethics and morality in the global economy? Should we continue to rely on governments to tweak at the margins of financial regulation.

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HF Editorial: Is Halal certification about to get disrupted?

| 24/11/2014 | 1 Reply
HF Editorial: Is Halal certification about to get disrupted?

Recent initiatives under the umbrella of the OIC, led by their Standards and Metrology arm, SMIIC, may be the trigger that will initiate irreversible changes to the current status quo in the Halal certification world.

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USA: Global Perspectives Entrepreneurs Driving Change at AMCC

| 22/11/2014 | Reply
USA: Global Perspectives Entrepreneurs Driving Change at AMCC

The 5th American Muslim Consumer Conference (AMCC) provided a first rate experience for many new attendees who expressed positive accolades after hearing perspectives from successful industry leaders.

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UK: Alchemiya TV – reframing the image of Islam

| 11/11/2014 | Reply
UK: Alchemiya TV – reframing the image of Islam

Alchemiya sets out as a new and unique online television channel that aims to “present the world’s best content about Muslim life”.

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UK: On the rocks? ‘Halal’ whiskey to hit UK supermarkets

| 03/11/2014 | 1 Reply
UK: On the rocks? ‘Halal’ whiskey to hit UK supermarkets

A halal version of an iconic alcoholic drink made by a U.S.-based company is expected to hit supermarket shelves in the UK this December, the Independent reported this week.

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UK: Pioneering Digital Magazine ‘Halal Gems’ To Launch

| 30/10/2014 | Reply
UK: Pioneering Digital Magazine ‘Halal Gems’ To Launch

The launch of first ever premium interactive digital magazine for halal-conscious diners, Halal Gems, is poised to make a huge mark on the luxury halal lifestyle industry.

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Malaysia: Zilzar.com goes LIVE

| 29/10/2014 | Reply
Malaysia: Zilzar.com goes LIVE

The world’s first global Muslim Lifestyle Marketplace platform for Information, Content,Community and Trade – Zilzar.com goes LIVE.

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Indonesia set to lead in Islamic fashion

| 21/10/2014 | Reply
Indonesia set to lead in Islamic fashion

Indonesia will soon become a trendsetter in Islamic fashion as its designers are capable of creating unique and creative works of fashion.

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Opinion: Muslim Hijabi Hipsters Fusing Fashion With Faith

| 09/10/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Muslim Hijabi Hipsters Fusing Fashion With Faith

Fashion-conscious Muslim women from Kuala Lumpur to Los Angeles who wear the Islamic headscarf, known as the hijab, have had to get creative.

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Dubai a huge opportunity for Muslim brands: Chamber

| 28/09/2014 | Reply
Dubai a huge opportunity for Muslim brands: Chamber

Islamic clothes, fashion and design market is an emerging industry with huge potential, and is one of the core sectors of the Islamic economy.

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Opinion: Eating your ethics – Halal meat

| 23/09/2014 | Reply
Opinion:  Eating your ethics – Halal meat

The issue of animal welfare is an important one, but it is equally important that concern for these issues extends beyond just the method of slaughter.

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Philippines gearing up for Muslim tourist boom

| 15/09/2014 | Reply
Philippines gearing up for Muslim tourist boom

Top tourist destinations like Cebu are advised to gear up for the projected boom in travel by Muslim tourists, on the back of growing affluence of the Muslim middle class.

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Canada: North America’s first Islamic art museum to open in Toronto

| 14/09/2014 | Reply
Canada: North America’s first Islamic art museum to open in Toronto

A shiny new Islamic art museum and cultural centre will open in Toronto next week, becoming the first of its kind in North America.

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Opinion: Billions of dollars in Muslim modesty

| 03/09/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Billions of dollars in Muslim modesty

Islam inspires modesty in clothing whilst encouraging fashion, and Muslim designerst want to tap into an “estimated… $224 billion on clothing and footwear.

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UAE: ‘Halal wine’ with 24-carat edible gold leaf released

| 01/09/2014 | Reply
UAE: ‘Halal wine’ with 24-carat edible gold leaf released

The “Lussory” wine is said to be completely halal because it contains no alcohol. The company says there has been “great demand” for the halal wine.

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