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UK: Manchester lifestyle Expo set to highlight Muslim ‘mumpreneurs’

By: Paul Colston Source: Conference News Organisers of the Muslim Lifestyle Expo 2016, to be held at Manchester’s EventCity, 29-30 October, estimate that females currently form 50% of business start-ups from the Muslim community. It is a figure they believe is set to rise further in the future. Nearly six in 10 of the exhibitors at the expo will be female, a tribute to the rising crop of female Muslim ‘mumpreneurs’. Oraganisers of the event also expect 10,000 visitors to what is set to be the UK’s biggest showcase of the trillion-dollar global Muslim consumer industry. Visitors will be able to meet 130 exhibitors, including companies dealing in ‘mocktails’, greeting cards, luxury prayer...

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Malaysia: Government religious body clarifies “Pretzel dogs” renaming controversy

  By: KAMLES KUMAR Source: The Malaysian Online MV Editor’s Note: Some MuslimVillage users complained via our Facebook page concerning the accuracy of this BBC piece that we had initially republished on this issue. Upon review we concluded that there may have been some minor inaccuracies, resulting from confusion after some apparently sweeping initial statements by a Malaysian official that needed to be subsequently corrected (those who speak Malay may check this video). The inaccuracies are not significant enough to be described as a lies or misrepresentations and do not significantly affect the substance of the story. Nevertheless for the sake of integrity and to reflect...

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Abrar Mirza's London Beard Company reaches beyond the Muslim community. Image source: The Guardian

UK: How young Muslims are tapping into phenomenal wealth

By: Harriet Sherwood Source: The Guardian By mid-evening, the Artisan dessert restaurant in Ladypool Road, Birmingham, is crowded. People squash up on its green and pink velvet banquettes to drink mint mojitos or raspberry spice mocktails and sample an array of elaborate cakes and puddings. Opened last year by Ali Imdad, a Great British Bake Off contestant in 2013, and his business partner Vakas Mohammed, Artisan has become a sought-out destination for couples and friends to meet after dinner. “A lot of Muslims won’t go to a bar or a club, but going out for mocktails and dessert is a good alternative,” said Imdad. The growth of dessert parlours was a reflection of the rising disposable...

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