True Faith in Fashion
A few years ago, Twin Cities resident AbdulAziz Al-Salim was looking for a witty Muslim-themed T-shirt, but found only unimaginative creations. So the 23-year-old started Muslim Tees with two other Minnesotans. The company has sold about 1,000 shirts and been featured on Beliefnet.
The firm’s most popular shirt appropriates a popular icon — the cell-phone battery symbol — to explain one of the benefits of Ramadan, which this year starts September 1. “Non-Muslims focus on the not eating part,” says Al-Salim. “They forget there’s this whole other side that’s about reconnecting.”
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