Houstonian Corner (V11-I13) HESSA Provides Unique Modest Fashion Choices for Muslims Zainab Iqbal-Khan and Romana Ahmed Zaman of Hessa.Com organized their first Spring 2009 Trunk Show this past Saturday at the Marriot Sugar Land. Their motto is: â€œBeauty and Eleganceâ€¦Inspired Always by Islamâ€. They have latest shimmering fashions for both working Muslim Women and those, who are home-makers; as well as Silk-Less Ties for Muslim Me. Their products include Poncho; Tunics; Hijabs and much more. â€œHessa was initiated in 2007 by two friends (Zainab Iqbal-Khan and Romana Ahmed Zaman), inspired by their own personal need for clothing choices that fuse style and modesty. Women, who desire the latest high fashion clothing, but wish to observe modesty, have limited choices out there in mainstream marketplace. Hessa hopes to fill this void and strike a perfect balance between fashion and modesty. Their goal is to offer style without compromising modesty. Hessa also offers unique Islamic art and decor to beautify the home.â€ For more information, one can call 1-888-55-HESSA. Society Needs More Places Like the Light of Islam Bookstore â€œShinning the Lightâ€ Fundraising Dinner of the unique Tax-Exempt â€œLight of Islam Bookstoreâ€ (http://www.light-of-islam.org/) was held at Shalamar Restaurant in Webster (Southeast of Houston). Present on the occasion were Founder and Director of Light of Islam Bookstore Ruth Nasrullah and her husband Mohammad Nasrullah; President Melissa Hamid; Secretary Amjad Muhtaseb; Director-At-Large Tiffany Harris; Former Congressperson Nick Lampson; Famous Muslim Artist Ezzet Abouleish; Presidents of the Islamic Society of Greater Houston (ISGH) Dr. Aziz Siddiqi, the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Haseeb Abdali; the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Dr. Tarek Hussein; & the Muslim American Society (MAS) Mohammad Shalabi; and many distinguished Muslim and Non-Muslim Guests. Light of Islam Bookstore is located at 409 East NASA Parkway; Webster; TX 77598; Phone: 832-205-1457 and offers a place for Muslims and Non-Muslims to learn about Islam and Muslims, in a warm and comfortable atmosphere: A place that offers people of all faiths the opportunity to grow and learn through classes, discussion groups and special events. Proceedings like Islam 101; Book Discussion Group; Converts Group; Elementary Arabic; Menâ€™s Beginners Prayer Class; Womenâ€™s Beginners Prayer Class and Special Events like Poetry and Book Reading; are occurring on regular basis. â€œOur store opened six months ago. It is perfectly suited for its purpose â€“ It is an unconventional commercial space that offers everything that I envisioned. The browsing room I imagined is there, along with the classroom/meeting room. Well-Worn armchairs from the thrift shops have made the browsing room inviting. The time, energy, donations and prayers of the community have made it possibleâ€: These were some of the sentiments shared by Ruth Nasrullah. For more information, one can visit http://www.light-of-islam.org/ March 19, 2009 by TMO 0 comments 59 viewson *The Muslim Observer, 11-13, Arts & Culture, Houston, MMNS, Organizations, Regional, Volume 11 Share this post Facebook Twitter Google plus Pinterest Linkedin Mail this article Print this article Next: Community News (V11-I13) Previous: Mayawati: Emerging As Indian Obama?