Oral History Interview with Begum Rafique
Begum Rafique is an owner of Ummah Fashion and Ummah Outfitter, family owned businesses. She was selling Bangladeshi and Islamic clothing for 17 years out of her home before opening her storefront. Begum opened Ummah Fashion in 2018 in Hamtramck, Michigan. Begum says she is honored to serve unique designs to her community, many which are custom-designed by her, and shipped from Bangladesh, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey. Here she is pictured organizing hijabs in the store during Ramadan in 2019. Begum is one of metro Detroit’s Bangladeshi Women Entrepreneurs.
Date: April 2021
Subject(s): Begum Rafique
Type: Oral History
Source: Archival Creators Fellowship Program
Creator: Nargis Rahman
Location: Detroit, MI
Collection: Nargis Rahman Fellowship Project
Item History: 2021-06-18 (created); 2021-12-08 (modified)
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