Muslims make up nearly one-fourth of the world’s population. Our community is rich with life, culture, and passionate young people who prioritize the same values and ethics that we do. Unfortunately, sometimes these entrepreneurial voices get drowned out. That’s why we’ve created a list of some of the coolest Muslim-led organizations in the world that you can support and connect with.
Successful Global Muslim Brands
We’ll cover everything from Modanisa to Mystic Man!
1. Salaam Bank – Technology & Banking
One of the first mobile banking options catering to Muslim young adults that provides a modern approach to all of our banking needs.
2. Haute Hijab – Fashion
An up and coming clothing community whose aim is to provide modest, fashionable clothing with an ethical source.
3. Modanisa – Fashion
The sponsor of the first international modest fashion week and the largest, fastest-growing modern fashion retailers in the world.
4. Investroo – Investing
This investment platform is very unique in that it offers practice trading accounts for beginners who are still learning the process!
5. Saffron Road Foods – Food
A world-renowned Halal food brand that is all ethically fed, produced and sourced so we can feel great about the premium food we are eating.
6. Wafaa – Communication
A unique way to communicate with the Muslim community, Mosques, and ultimately with Allah through technology.
7. Halal Ad – Advertisement
An incredibly fast-growing ad site where Muslim creators can distribute their advertisement to various Muslim websites quickly and effortlessly.
8. Kapital Boost – Crowdfunding
A great source for Asian Muslims hoping to receive liquidity for different services and needs.
9. iGrow – Farming & Agricultural Investing
This platform allows people from all over the world to invest in underutilized farmland and therefore help to employ farmers, then watch their farms grow virtually and share in the profits.
10. Meem Mobile by Mehedi Islam – Cell Phone Service
Open to Muslims and everyone alike, 10% of the user’s bill goes directly to a charity of their choice! An amazing service dedicated to creating change and introducing more good into the world.
11. The Halal Guys – Restaurant
One of the fastest-growing and most recognized food brands in the US that were founded by and for Muslims in NYC.
12. Mystic Man – Men’s Lifestyle
This startup began by marketing their life-changing beard oil and continued to flourish with the success of their shampoos and pomades for men.
13. EthisCrowd – Crowdfunding
An investor-based platform that specializes in helping raise funds for real estate in Asia. Headquartered in Singapore, EthisCrowd has been able to raise over $3.6 million for homes thus far.
14. Ruh Collective – Fashion
While most Muslim fashion startups value ethics highly, Ruh Collective is unique in that it makes the pricing and sourcing of its products extremely transparent so the consumer knows exactly why they are paying what they are and where the piece originates from.
15. Port of Mokha – Coffee
The backstory of how this brand originated is almost as rich and captivating as the coffee itself! This flavorful cup is one of the world’s most expensive brews.
16. Mvslim – Social Media
This platform is dedicated to putting young Muslim men and women in the spotlight to break down the different suffocating stereotypes about their religion and lifestyle while promoting unification through the world.
17. Muslim Pro – Mobile App
Arguably the most profitable Islamic app for your phone (due to monetization and ads), this useful tool can help with prayer times and Qur’an features.
18. Ramadan Tent Project – Community Platform
This organization helps to bring their community together during Ramadan to break fast together, specifically focusing on homeless outreach.
19. HajjNet – Technology
A company based out of Dubai that creates mobile applications designed to help benefit the daily lives of Muslims.
20. Learn Quran – Education
With over 180 countries worldwide utilizing the application, Learn Quaran helps make the memorization and recitation process easier and more fun.
21. Productive Muslim – Health & Lifestyle
Through one on one guidance, videos, training exercises, and many more useful features, this program helps to increase ones productiveness.
We published a great article about some new year’s resolutions that you can adopt to help boost your own productiveness in 2021, so check that out here!
22. Lis’n Up Clothing (The Noor Effect) – Clothing
This is one of a few Muslim brands that partners with social media influencers to release different collections. All proceeds of clothing under The Noor Effect go directly to helping end the fight against human trafficking.
23. Peace House – Film Production
This studio is based out of Tampa, Florida and creates beautiful videos and campaigns to help raise the voices of the unheard. Their latest project is rumoured to cover the reign of the 12th-century Muslim ruler, Salahadin.
24. Shade 7 Publishing – Publishing
This multilingual media publishing conglomerate creates popup children’s books to introduce them to the world’s religions, with an emphasis on Islamic teaching.
25. Islamic Fashion & Design Council – Fashion
IFDC is a rapidly growing fashion and clothing company that has proven its success on the global stage, with offices in seven different countries.
26. i’Slam – Creative Outreach
Based out of Berlin, Germany, this organization empowers german-speaking Muslim youths to share their voice and create meaningful art and poetry.
27. MPower Change – Online Advocacy
Using online social media platforms and their own site, MPower Change addresses numerous social justice issues, including Islamophobia, to help end stigmas and fight for peace.
28. Tutlub – Community
Tutlub is an online social media platform that helps Muslims engage and communicate with one another from anywhere in the world.
29. Have Halal Will Travel – Travel Planning
This application helps Muslims become advocates for peace by helping them plan fun trips and vacations! The founders believe that through travel, we can break down stereotypes and open up conversations about faith.
The world is beautiful and ought to be seen, and Islam has truly impacted how many civilizations were formed. You can learn more about the spread of culture here!
30. Islam in Spanish – Education & Television Production
Although they are based out of Houston, TX, this nonprofit organization has produced language learning resources that air all over the world, helping Latinos learn about Islam in their own language.
31. Executive Muslim – Business Networking
This is an online platform dedicated to helping connect working Muslims to other business opportunities and with other professional contacts.
32. Narwi – Crowdfunding
Narwi encourages young entrepreneurs to pursue their passions and business dreams by providing them with loans or funds from generous donors.
33. Baraka Bits – Digital Media
In an effort to decrease the number of sad news stories coming out of the Middle East, Baraka Bits broadcasts good news to uplift hearts and spread true reflections of their beautiful culture and people.
34. Muzmatch – Dating Site
Dating as a Muslim can sometimes be difficult, but luckily Muzmatch provides a free, modest, and fun way to connect with local Muslim singles in your area!
35. Alchemiya – On-Demand Videos
To keep up with the trend of streaming services, Alchemiya was launched to provide a variety of Muslim-produced videos and films based on Islamic experience.
36. The Play Studio – Digital Production
Based out of London with services that include digital branding, creative design, and animation.
37. Affinis Labs – Workspace
Space where entrepreneurs in Washington D.C. can go to work on projects that aim to boost social impacts.
38. Qeerad – Investment
Qeerad acts as the middle man to help pair passionate people wanting to start their business and investors.
39. The Muslim ARC – Nonprofit
This organization works to fight racism, ethnocentrism, and Islamophobia (among many other social justice issues) through public conversations and social media engagement.
40. Zilzar – E-Commerce
An online shopping experience much like Amazon where consumers can find certified-Halal products.
41. Muslima – Dating Site
This online dating community boasts that they can help you meet your Muslim life partner. It offers free and premium features.
42. Tiossan – Health & Beauty
Tiossan is the first luxury skincare brand based out of West Africa that provides organic and nutrient-rich products to leave your skin with a youthful glow.
43. Ummah Wide – Digital Media Content
This business, much like Buzzfeed, posts helpful articles, videos, and blog posts that address a wide variety of Islamic topics. It is aiming to be one of the most truly global Muslim brands.
44. Finocracy – Finance
The aim of finocracy is to provides support to both public and private institutions and launches platforms to connect Muslim consumers to the products and services they need.
45. Sapelo Square – Media Platform
This digital media platform helps to prioritize the voices of Black Muslims throughout the United States to give them a space to be heard, appreciated and understood.
46. Holiday ME – Travel
A travel agency startup based out of the Middle East.
47. Sacred Footsteps – Digital Media
This is an online magazine dedicated to helping Muslim travellers fulfil their spiritual needs through seeing the world.
48. My Muslim Wedding – Wedding Planning
What we love about this business is their commitment to making your special day as relaxing as possible through services like photography and detailed planning!
49. Zileej – Lifestyle
Zileej produces fun and creative products, like board games, toys and gadgets aimed at bringing the family together to share a valuable experience.
50. Islamic GPS – Mobile App
Utilizes augmented reality to help you engage with Muslim landmarks in a new, exciting way.
51. Ummah Ventures & MPowered Summit – Education
Ummah Ventures provides the training courses and materials to empower young Muslim businesspeople.
Support Local Muslims
We hope that this list provides you with many unique opportunities for you to invest in local Muslim brands and businesses in your area.
Whether you’re going to check out some of the fashion offerings from Modanisa, or hoping to grab a new game from Zileej, your Muslim community is rich with culture and experiences waiting for you to explore!
We highly encourage you to read up on the latest news and Muslim community articles in our blog here, to stay up to date!
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