Lahore, 26th April: Pakistan’s renowned Islamic scholar Maulana Tariq Jameel has opened up a new fashion brand in his name.
Maulana Tariq Jameel’s namesake clothing brand ‘MTJ’ opened its flagship store on Karachi’s Tariq Road on Monday.
According to reports, Maulana had announced to start a new venture earlier this year in order to support his Madrassahs in addition to building schools and hospitals in Pakistan.
Maulana Tariq Jameel who was accompanied by his associates and brand executives today cut the ribbon and offered a prayer at the launch of MTJ’s first store.
While addreessing the media, Maulana said that the thpught of starting a fashion brand came to his mind in year 2000.
He informed, “I always wanted to run a Madrassah without using Zakat money, but couldn’t find enough resources for it. So when the pandemic happened, Allah put this thought in my mind to start a business and use that money to run the Islamic institutions.”
He added that a few of his friends collaborated with him in his ventures and hence, the brand MTJ came into being.
MTJ brand offers a complete collection of eastern wear, ranging from formal to casual, from wedding dresses to lawn ready made shirts. There is a selected range of footwear too.
The prices are very reasonable, ranging from Rs 2,000 to Rs 5,000.
Earlier, when Maulana announced to launch a fashion brand, he was met with severe criticism to which he responded that why isn’t the idea of a religious cleric starting a business not right, even though a lot of religious personalities have been successful businessmen.
Regarding this, he shared a video on his official Twitter account on Feb 21.
— Tariq Jamil (@TariqJamilOFCL) February 21, 2021
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