A website that helps users find Muslim-friendly service providers is expanding its offering.
Ummazing.com was launched by five University of Leicester graduates to help people find anything from restaurants to clothes shops, halal financial services, law firms and wedding venues that cater for Muslim needs.
Co-founder Raees Sayed said one of the reasons behind the launch was to address what he said was a gaping hole in the market for Muslim services after growing up in an area “where Muslims were few and far between”.
It was only when he moved to Leicester that he saw many more Muslim-friendly options, supporting both the community and business.
Raees set up the business with Isma’il Munir, Sarah Siddique, Awais Hussain and Zameer Ejaz and believes the expanded Ummazing Services offer will be the first platform of its kind in the UK. The platform is free to use and will be developed into a mobile application in 2023.
The team said it will allow local businesses to list on an online platform with other service providers that cater for the needs and diversity of the British Muslim community.
Raees said: “We really want Ummazing to be a way to bring together the talent of those local businesses that provide Muslim-friendly services and a diverse community of Muslims around the country who are looking for top quality services that are bespoke to their needs.”
Ummazing Services will offer options ranging from totally free to paid-for, added value packages, with premium packages designed to use local creatives and digital marketers to “take businesses to the next level”.
Co-founder Isma’il Munir said: “For so long, Muslims have had to shop around and settle for services that don’t cater to their needs.
“We know that there are service providers up and down the country that have consciously tailored their service offering to the needs of a wider variety of communities whether those be religious or cultural.
“We want to make Ummazing the one-stop-shop for people looking for a bespoke service and experience.”