السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ
AsSalam Aleikom Wa Rahmut-Allahi wa Barakatu
We can’t begin to tell you how important it is to start with that - peace, mercy and blessings of Allah upon you straight out of the gate - how amazing is it that we are taught to greet one another like that! Subhan-Allah!
We’ve not really shared our story about why we started Khamsa - in fact we didn’t really think we’d get this far but Allah knows best!
Our family moved back to the UK from living in the UAE, an Islamic country for twelve years, and as parents of four boys we soon realised that the little things that we took as a given in the UAE were the core fundamental Islamic building blocks of what our children need to grow and thrive in our everyday lives. We wanted to create a business that is linked to our faith with a focus on the importance of Salah.
A story that resonated with us the most was that of Prophet Ibrahim (AS) when he left Hajer and his son Ismail in the middle of the desert (Makkah) and upon leaving his wife and child in a desolated area without provisions the only thing he asked Allah for as he left them behind was “Oh Allah, Make them establishers of prayer”. How beautiful a request is that? And more importantly, the emphasis on the significance of Salah - the 2nd pillar of islam right after the Shahadateyn.
Thus, we got cracking on with building a small business that impacts young muslims in a way that helps them nurture a relationship with our creator. Collectively, we pondered on those little things and planting the seed that is our organic brand in hope to watch it grow fruitful with the grace of Allah (SWT).
Our goal is to ensure that we are inspiring not only our own but all mini Muslims around the world.
اهدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيم The Quran (1:6)
The brand ‘khamsa’ is basically that in a nutshell. Khamsa our five daily prayers, our Islamic building blocks, our pillars of Islam and way of life revolves around that.
And by the grace of Allah (SWT), here we are.
‘Lets spark the love of our beautiful deen in our kids and get them excited about praying to their Creator’ - Nadia Hassan, Co-founder of Khamsa.