KARACHI: Religious scholar Maulana Tariq Jameel has launched the flagship store of his clothing brand at Karachi’s Tariq Road, hoping to use the proceedings from the business to fund his madressahs, in addition to building schools and hospitals in the country.
According to details, the religious scholar was accompanied by his associates and the executives running the show. On the occasion, Maulana Tariq cut the ribbon and offered prayers to kick off the launch of MTJ.
Talking to journalists, he said, “The thought first came to me in 2000. I always wanted to run a madressah without using zakat money. However, I couldn’t find enough resources for it.”
“So, when the pandemic happened, Almighty Allah put this thought in my head to start a business and use that money to run the Islamic institutions,” he added. Maulana also called upon other religious scholars to involve in business so that they could tackle the financial problems of their Madaris.
According to a private magazine, the outlet features a complete collection of eastern wear, from wedding attire to breezy lawn pret. The products are priced in the range of Rs2,000 to Rs5,000.
Maulana Jameel’s initial announcement was met with some criticism. In response, he said, “I don’t understand where this idea of clerics running such businesses isn’t righteous came from, even though a lot of religious personalities we follow have been successful businessmen.”