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Ramadan Business a Boon in Islamic Market as Muslims Talk of Growing Commercialization

posted on July 10, 2013

The Huffington Post’s Jaweed Kaleem reports Ramadan marks a surge for Muslim businesses, but also raises questions of excess in a religion that emphasizes simplicity. Amid the Muslim consumers’ conference last year, there was a session titled, “Can Timeless Values and Modern Style Coexist?” Raana Smith, owner of Islamic gift and stationery business Silver Envelope says, “”I don’t think we — Silver Envelope — or many others in the U.S. are taking it too commercial because we are based in the realm of religion. We’re giving tools you can use to help inspire your children to practice Islam.”

Read at The Huffington Post