April 2015 — Present
Mvslim started with a discussion, about the needs and wishes of today’s Muslim community. Just a few people, talking about today’s modern society and how Muslims fit in. We felt like a lot of people don’t know who Muslims are and how diverse this community is. We thought it’s time to show them.
If you’re a non-Muslim: think about what a Muslim looks like to you. I bet you immediately pictured a woman with a headscarf, maybe wearing a long skirt. Or a man with a beard. It’s OK to think that, because sometimes it’s true. But there is so much more to a Muslim’s lifestyle than how to wear hijab or how to fashion a beard. And this is how we started Mvslim. From the point of view that diversity is an asset. Showing it to people is just an enrichment.
We went online and started looking for the ideal platform for Muslims. A platform where Muslims can share their views, concerns and lifestyle topics with each other and with non-Muslims. But we didn’t find something that satisfied the needs we believe are more present than ever. So we started building one ourselves. And you’re looking at the result right now.
MVSLIM IN NUMBERS
Within seven months, we’ve had over 7 million unique visitors on our website. We reach more than 400.000 people on our website every month, building a strong community of inspiring people who share our vision. All this without any financial means and fully supporting on the enthusiasm of a Belgian editorial team of 15 members and over 300 contributors worldwide.