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We Celebrate Muslim Women

We Celebrate Muslim Women

During SXSW, we hosted a panel with Forbes/ Women @ Forbes. The brave and totally badass Amani Al-Khatahtbeh spoke about how challenging it is for her to be invited to conversations as a woman of color wearing a hijab. As women, we often think have an unfair disadvantage to men, but Amani shined a light on how much more difficult life is for her with the discrimination she faces as a Muslim woman in the US. She mentioned that we are encouraged as women to "lean in" at the table of opportunity, but as a Muslim woman, she has to climb walls and knock down doors to have the chance to be in the same room as the table. 

She began her company, MuslimGirl.com, to create a platform to speak up for and connect Muslim women, as well as to educate non-Muslims on Islam. She aims to break down the hateful stereotypes surrounding Muslim women, and connect all women through the spirit of sisterhood. At MuslimGirl.com, Amani is "paving the way towards a world in which every woman can raise her head without fear of being attacked for her gender or beliefs." At Bumble, we are honored to have the opportunity to stand together with her on #muslimwomensday, and amplify Muslim women's thoughts and stories on social media. 

As a company that aims to empower women, we think it's important to support Muslim women led businesses. Read on to learn about 8 Black Muslim Women Owned Businesses . We encourage you to support them, and share the love on social media. As women, we are always stronger together. 

1. Zakiyah Candles.

Zakiyah Candles are Hand-poured 100% natural soy candles that smell amazing! Some scents include apple pumpkin, cinnamon, and sandalwood.

2. Amira Rahim Art.

Check out this talented artist’s work. She’s an abstract artist and you can purchase her vibrant and colorful canvas art, as well as phone cases and pillows.

3. Aneeqi Naturals.

Aneeqi Naturals contain handmade soap, hair products, beard oil, scrubs and a lot more goodies! I love their lip balm — perfect for the winter.

4. Zen Elements.

This talented designer makes beautiful jewelry and head wraps that are inspired by indigenous cultures and the African diaspora.

5. Fit Muslimah. 

This lifestyle website is wonderful. They offer webinars, feature helpful videos, and fitness and health tips.

6. Muslamb

Muslamb carries wonderful Islamic-themed stationary and gifts. I mean, rainbow Quran, anyone? You’re welcome.

7. LiaWear Action.

This small business makes custom-made workout clothes and swimwear. And they are super cute and modest!

8. Saudah Saleem Interiors.

This interior decorator‘s Instagram feed is so beautiful, you’ll want to book a consultation with her right away!

And there you have it! These are our favorite entrepreneurs, who also happen to be fierce Black Muslim women! We cannot wait to see what they'll be making and selling next! 


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