How Moroccan-Egyptian model Imaan Hammam is giving back this Ramadan

The Egyptian-Moroccan-Dutch model is donating to three causes that are close to her heart. (Instagram/@imaanhammam)
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Updated 23 May 2020

How Moroccan-Egyptian model Imaan Hammam is giving back this Ramadan

  • The model is donating to three causes that are close to her heart

DUBAI: In addition to coming together with loved ones, spiritual reflection and abstaining from food and drink from sunrise to sundown, Ramadan is a time for kindness and giving back to those in need. Egyptian-Moroccan-Dutch model Imaan Hammam took to her social media on Friday to reveal that she has donated to two mosques and a charitable organization this Ramadan. 

“For Ramadan this year, I’m giving back to three causes that are close to my heart,” said the model on Instagram, writing that the three causes all “support women and their right to worship in peace.”

Among the causes that Hammam is donating to is She’s the First, a non-profit organization that fights gender inequality through education and whom Hammam is an ambassador for. 



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For Ramadan this year, I’m giving back to three causes that are close to my heart All of these support women and their right to learn and worship in peace. The first is @shesthefirst... I’m a global ambassador for them and they are working to help girls of all cultures and religions choose their own futures through education. I was fortunate to meet and work with many Muslim students in The Gambia and I’ll continue to support them with time and financial donations as well. Link in my bio to learn more! ...The second cause I chose to support is the @alhudafoundationfishers Mosque in Indiana. They are working to build a space for women to pray and it’s such a dream to help support their building plans by donating and buying bricks to make this happen. More info in my stories if you’re interested in helping nd finally, something a little closer to home... I’m proud to donate to the beautiful Islamic Cultural Center of New York which serves the Muslim communities in NY. Sharing this with u ALLL in the hope that u will check them out and support in whatever way u can!!! Happy Ramadan and Mabrouk El Eid

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“[She’s the First] are working to help girls of all cultures and religions choose their own futures through education. I was fortunate to meet and work with many Muslim students in The Gambia and I’ll continue to support them with time and financial donations as well,” she wrote.

Hammam also revealed that she donated funds to the Masjid Al-Huda, a mosque in Fisher, Indiana, to help them develop a prayer space for women. “The second cause I chose to support is the @alhudafoundationfishers Mosque in Indiana. They are working to build a space for women to pray and it’s such a dream to help support their building plans by donating and buying bricks to make this happen,” wrote the 23-year-old. 

“And finally, something a little closer to home... I’m proud to donate to the beautiful Islamic Cultural Center of New York which serves the Muslim communities in New York,” said Hammam of the third cause she is financially supporting. 


Paris Couture Week to go digital in July

Updated 30 May 2020

Paris Couture Week to go digital in July

DUBAI: For the first time ever, the Federation de la Haute Couture et de la Mode said it would stage an online version of Paris Couture Week from July 6 to 8. 

“Each house will be represented in the form of a creative film or video,” the federation stated, adding “Additional content will be included in an editorialized section of the platform. All of this will be widely shared on the main international media networks.” 

It has not yet been confirmed which designers will take part in the new digital concept, but the week typically features design talent from the region, including Lebanese fashion houses Elie Saab, Zuhair Murad and Maison Rabih Kayrouz, among others.

Meanwhile, a few of the fashion houses that have been granted the official haute couture designation have opted out from showing this season.

 Jean Paul Gaultier, who handed over the reins of his couture business to Sacai’s Chitose Abe as the first in a series of rotating guest designers, announced the couture show would be postponed until January. Italian designer Giorgio Armani did the same for his Armani Privé collection, while Balenciaga, which was set to debut its first couture collection in over 50 years, has also postponed.