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Modest fashion’s big Asia opportunity

JAKARTA: More than a decade after setting up a modest fashion business, Vivy Sofinas Yusof has yet to land on a definition of the sector…

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The rise of Muslim young fiction: tales of high school, hijabs and halal marshmallows

DUBAI: “Ya Allah, save me from my geeky self,” mutters Janna Yusuf nervously as her crush walks towards her. She is a high-school student and…

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Shah’s Halal Food on Long Island strives to be ‘McDonald’s of Halal’

NEW YORK: For fans of food cart halal food, the question, “Hot sauce and white sauce?” has become as commonplace as, “Would you like fries…

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Taste the Philippines through its halal food and heritage destinations

MANILA: The Philippines Department of Tourism (PDOT) highlights the country’s food traditions through different programs that encourage new dining discoveries such as the Halal Culinary…

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Vietnam sees great potential in global Halal market

HANOI: The Halal market is a huge market for Vietnamese businesses because currently Vietnamese Halal products do not account for a significant share. Nguyen Quoc…

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‘Halal tourism’ emerges to serve Muslim travelers

ABU DHABI: A rental company in Orlando, Florida, is offering “halal vacation homes” with curtained pool decks and rooms with prayer mats and copies of…

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Kuala Lumpur welcomes the Muslim travellers others didn’t want

KUALA LUMPUR: A little patch of grass sits between international banks and flashy skyscrapers in downtown Kuala Lumpur. There’s a big statue of a water…

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