Sama-Sama's Shahanas: Ensuring Hijabster Spa in Shariah Style

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Sama-Sama's Shahnas: Ensuring Hijabster Spa in Shariah Style

Entrepreneur Shahnas Oli Mohamed started social enterprise Sama-Sama Spa to allow Muslim women the option for beauty treatments that meet Islamic values, and at the same time, create entrepreneurial opportunities.

Long before the emergence Muslimah spas in Malaysia, healthcare entrepreneur Shahnas Oli Mohamed noticed a void in providing inclusive wellness service that caters to the need of Muslim women. She also noticed, despite touting the use of halal products and forbidding men to enter its premises, most of these Muslimah-friendly establishments do not necessarily adhere to Shahriah standards and principles. “A lot of spas call themselves Muslimah simply because people who dress like this goes to the spa,” Shahnas points to her tudung and...

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