Annah Hariri is a family-owned company providing clothing for modest-minded women and girls. It was founded by me, Annah and my husband in 2012.
As far as the husband is taking care of the operational part of the business, I can freely and with no distraction concentrate on creating the designs.I am Eastern European whom God guided to the right path 4 years ago alhamdoiliallah for this second to none gift in my life. I reverted to Islam and the hardest challenge was to start wearing hijab as I had an enormous ego and love for fashion, clothes and myself. Moreover there was no proper clothing in the market for a working hijabi lady. So most girls would buy undershirts and wear them under the normal office shirts, tops and even beautiful cocktail dresses (indeed almost under everything because all clothes are either short sleeved or transparent or too tight). Those undershirts did not look right to me. I thought to myself that there has to be another way, an easier way for modest women to dress and be modest, true to the order of hijab & covering their beauty.To cut a long story short, you can easily predict that I started to make my own pieces of modest wear. And I was getting a lot of compliments both from my muslim and non-muslim friends, from my husband and his relatives encouraging me to start selling the clothes…Prophet Muhammad (صلي الله عليه وسلم) has said that Allah (سبحانه وتعالى) said in a hadith qudsi: “Take one step towards me, I will take ten steps toward you. Walk towards me I will run towards you.”. Putting hijab was the biggest hardship for me as I said. I struggled with it (it is a separate long story to describe) but for this very step God has rewarded me with one more gift I was not even thinking of. It was really easy to establish “Annah Hariri” business and I know that it was His barakah for me alhamdouliallah. I am still connected with clothes, my biggest interest, but now I am doing it in the right way in sha Allah. At Annah Hariri we want to implement Islam not only in the modest clothing we create but also in the way we conduct our business. We pride ourselves on being truly customer-oriented and honest – from the clothes we carry to the phone and email assistance we offer because we know how special a shopping experience should and can be. We are open to all suggestions, so feel free to contact us anytime.“So make remembrance of Me, and I will make remembrance of you. And show thanks to Me, and do not be ungrateful.” [Qur’an 2:152]. In sha Allah we will not be fully concentrated on clothing only, but remembering our Creator and the meaning of this life and everything we do in this life. Expect to find hadith, Quranic ayat, links to khutbas and more on our Facebook page, Instagram and Twitter.
I am very excited about the opportunity I was given and invite you, my dear sisters, to share this experience with me.