After the news of Maulana Tariq Jamil starting circulating on social media, he was criticized over starting his own clothing brand despite being a religious cleric after which he shared a video message on his social media accounts. “Since 2000, I had been thinking about starting a business for my religious activities, especially to run a madrassa. During COVID-19’s lockdown, I have the opportunity to put that idea into practice.”
“That was my intention [to make the madrassas self sufficient] and a few of my friends collaborated with me, after which we launched a brand with my name,” he added.
Responding to criticism Maulana Tariq Jamil said, “I don’t understand where this idea of clerics running such businesses isn’t righteous came from. A lot of religious personalities we follow have been successful businessmen.”
A LinkedIn page with the name of “MTJ – Tariq Jamil” has been created for the soon-to-be-launched brand.
According to the brand’s LinkedIn page, “MTJ is being supervised directly by Maulana, is dedicated to weave people’s beliefs and convictions into reality. Provides a garment shopping platform to discover and re-associate with that lost identity that is ingrained in all of us.”