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10 Muslims who own famous brands

Whether they're flying under the radar or taking the mainstream by storm, Muslim-owned brands are redefining what it means for Muslims to express themselves creatively, passionately, and authentically.

Noon by Noor

Noon is a luxury womenswear brand established in 2008, by cousins Shaikha Noor Al Khalifa and Shaikha Haya Al Khalifa – based in Bahrain yet serving a global customer base and audience. It is known for its modern aesthetic and ethos fuses understated luxury with a sense of self-assured femininity. Relaxed silhouettes and intricate details combine with a deep appreciation of masculine dress codes, to create signature pieces: a perfectly tailored blazer and oversized shirt, fundamentals that continue to define the designers’ vision.

House of Kaya

Ibrahim Abdulmumini is the fashion designer and founder of House of Kaya. He studied fashion design in Manila, Philippines. He aims for the fashion house to be the number one both locally and internationally and in the process, inspire Nigerian youth. The fashion line produces unique outfits for conservative Muslims around the world. The fashion house was launched eight years ago and uses different fabrics to produce modest designs.

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Nominal X

Now also known as Nominal is for the accessory lovers out there! It is an Arizona Us-based brand, founded by Akram Abdullah. This brand offers a series of minimalistic accessories centered around the aesthetic Arabic topography. Buyers can order ready made accessories boasting Arabic phrases or personal initials in Arabic lettering. The brand is proud to have hundred and fifty thousand customers worldwide and seeks to support many humanitarian causes. Sounds like a brand to definitely support.


Modanisa.com launched on Mother’s Day, 2011, founded by Kerim Ture, was the first Turkish fashion platform to deliver online clothes shopping to target audiences in such a variety. They now have customers in 140 countries, reaching about 60 million 20 visitors from all over the world via their app and desktop platforms.

Modanisa focuses on modern dresses and hijabs. 2016, The brand was selected as the world’s most popular Islamic apparel website. In November of 2017, won the prestigious “Islamic Economy Award” in the Islamic Arts category. Then in March of 2018 earned the “International Business Excellence” award for elevating local vendors onto a global platform and making them global retailers.

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Louella by Ibtihaj

As stated clearly in the brand name Ibtihaj Muhammad founded the fashion accessory brand, LOUELLA. A brand which offers a wide selection of dresses, jumpsuits and tops, that are not just modest but also incredibly fashionable for women. IBTIHAJ’s claim to fame was due to her history she made in the 2016 Olympics when she was the first American Muslim to compete in a hijab for team USA in fencing. In 2016, she got listed among 100 most influential people. As she started her career in sports, Her goal is to inspire other women and girls around the world to break boundaries.

Huda Beauty

Huda Kattan is an American makeup artist, beauty blogger, and entrepreneur. She is the founder of the cosmetics line Huda Beauty. cosmetics line launched in 2013, was chosen as one of “The 25 Most Influential People on the Internet” by Time in 2017, listed as one of The Richest Self-Made Women and one of the Top Three Beauty Influencers by Forbes. In the span of 5 years, the brand has built a positive reputation on some of its products, such as fake eyelashes series, a collection of foundation, eyeshadow and some face palettes. Providing customers with 140 products in total.

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Kingdom holding company

Prince Al Waleed bin Talal Al Saud is the founder and CEO of the kingdom holding company. A company which has investments in hotels, banking, mass media petroleum and most recently founded the Rotana media group. He was listed on Time magazine’s Time 100, an annual list of the hundred most influential people in the world, in 2008. Al Waleed is the grandson of Abdulaziz, the first king of Saudi Arabia, and of Riad Al Solh, Lebanon’s first prime minister.

Fashion Valet

Husband and Wife duo Vivy Sofinas Binti Yusof and Fadzarudin Shah Anuar founded fashion valet, an e-commerce site that curated the best selection of fashion and beauty brands under one roof. Established in November 2010, FV has built its brand over 10 years being a platform for many modest fashion brands as well as developing their own lineup of house brands. With a large social media following FV is often seen as the pioneer in the market with its exclusive collaborations with designers and celebrities.

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Haute Hijab

Founded by husband and wife team Melanie Elturk and Ahmed Zedan. Haute Hijab has grown to become one of the largest modest fashion platforms in the world. The brand has also made quite an impact on the American fashion industry as the country has embraced modest fashion over the last few years. 2.3 million dollars has been raised for their company and most recently launched their sports hijab featuring basketball player and activist, Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir. Their goal is to create a world where every woman feels comfortable and confident.

Shahid Khan

Pakistani-American billionaire businessman and sports tycoon. He is the owner of Flex-N-Gate, an American automotive company. Khan is also the owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL), Fulham F.C. of the Championship, and co-owner of All Elite Wrestling (AEW).

Khan was featured on the front cover of Forbes magazine in 2012, associating him as the face of the American Dream. As of March 2021, Khan’s personal net worth is $8 billion. In 2020, he ranked 66th in the Forbes 400 list of richest Americans, and 183rd richest person in the world. Khan is also the richest person of Pakistani origin.

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