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Muslim fashion takes hold in Bay Area – San Jose Mercury News

Muslim fashion takes hold in Bay Area – San Jose Mercury News.

Ruhollah Habibi dresses sharply in a suit and tie each morning for his job at JP Morgan. But the banker also carries a thobe to work on

Demographics, local tastes fuel Arab video game industry

Demographics, local tastes fuel Arab video game industry.

DUBAI – Fares rushes through a crowded Moroccan market, past a man selling Persian rugs, a cat mewing for slivers of meat from a butcher, and a woman surveying mounds of …

Islamophobia, Anti-Americanism, Arab Spring

Harvard Magazine writes:

ISLAMOPHOBIA is a problem in the United States, and anti-Americanism is a problem in the Arab world. Those conflicting realities were the idea behind a series of gifts by Saudi Arabia’s Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Abdul-aziz Alsaud

Eco Halal: How Brands Can Market to Muslims

By Shelina Janmohamed

Organic. Local. Halal? People are more conscious than ever about where their food comes from and Muslim consumers are no exception. In her latest column, Ogilvy Noor’s Shelina Janmohamed explains why brands should care.

For the full …

The Muslim consumer: building your brand for a fast-growing segment

Shelina Janmohamed of Ogilvy Noor writes in the FT

It’s the beginning of 2012 and you’ve come into work determined to flex your marketing muscles and really make a splash for your brand by growing a new segment. Where should …

French Muslims Confused Over Halal Restrictions

The news suspended forks on their way to mouths, and sent supermarkets rushing to pull goods from shelves. Last month, the website Débat Halal claimed it had evidence that a popular brand of halal-certified poultry sausages marketed in France by …

Samsung Galaxy Tab becomes fluent in Arabic

DOHA: After the Samsung Galaxy S smartphone, it’s now the Samsung Galaxy Tab which is also “fluent” in Arabic content offering applications on social media and access to Islamic websites. Click here for the full story: http://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/qatar/143811-samsung-galaxy-tab-becomes-fluent-in-arabic.html

Bloomberg extends Islamic service

The Financial Times writes that Bloomberg launches on Monday 21st February an Islamic finance platform, sharpening the expansionist financial information company’s emerging markets strategy and providing a vote of confidence for a sharia-compliant market that has seen growth slow. Read …

Indonesian women splash out at Islamic spas

(Reuters) – Indonesian women are splashing out on treatments at spas aimed at meeting Islamic values, including paying for special headscarf styling, as affluence rises in the world’s most populous Muslim nation. Click here for the full story.…

Islamic beauty: Can halal cosmetics outgrow their niche?

An article by By Martina Fuchs discusses the future Halal Cosmetics. Click here for the story.