Business Name: Baitul Salaam Network, Inc., an international domestic violence awareness organization
Type of Business: Nonprofit charity
Business Location: Stone Mountain, Georgia, United States
Reason for starting
We saw a need for more emphasis to be put on helping families struggling due to some form of domestic abuse in the Islamic community. The four of us who founded the organization were recovering from being in crisis and personally knew of too many others in the same or worse situation.
How do you define success?
Completing goals, being at peace in the universe and serving humanity. If you can give to help others the creator has blessed you with spiritual and material success.
Being in business helping others approaching 16 years. Being blessed to see many survivors who came to us when we started almost 16 years ago become successful and now are in nurturing relationships. We also have seen an increase in supporters of our non-profit business.
What is your top challenge and how have you addressed it?
Keeping the money coming in as it needs to come in to assist our clients. Yes, we have addressed it by forming a recycling business and learning how to secure more corporate support.
Who is your most important role model?
In my faith the Lady Khadijah a businesswoman who lived in Saudi Arabia over 1,400 years ago. She transported merchants goods by camel to many parts of the world. She was wealthy by inheritance and by her own work ethic. She had to choose the goods for transport and provide security for those long hard trips.