DID YOU KNOW
Islam is projected to be the fastest-growing major religion in the world. A research published by PEW Research Center reveals that the number of Muslims is forecasted to achieve a 32% growth rate in overall global population from 1.8 billion in 2015 to nearly 3 billion by 2060. The increase in rate can be attributed to the demographic fact that Muslim women have more children than those from the other major religions. Alongside their existence is the attached misconception—one of the biggest misconceptions actually-that they are terrorists, when in fact, Islam consistently condemns terrorism. In an article published on Taylor & Francis Online, one of the pressing issues of our time is terrorism and consequently, previous research reveals a heavy prejudice against Muslims are prevalent in Western societies—a taint to their religion and an insult to their existence. On a lighter side, Islam has a lot more to offer—from their humanistic ideals, food, and to the realm of fashion! Kaye Estrella wrote top 5 trends for Muslim market in 2018. First on the list is the projected worth of halal food—it is forecasted to hit 1.6 trillion US dollars and is expected to grow faster than the conventional food market taking up 17% of the world food market by 2018. Second is the booming fashion industry among Muslims. Global brands such as Uniqlo and Shiseido are now producing clothing that caters Muslims alongside the different Hijab styles posted on Pinterest today.