Sister Aisamah Muhammad
is recognized in her West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
neighborhood as a pious Muslim-American woman. She
is respected for her kindness and sincere concern
for people, and her daily display of concern for her
community as a whole.
Practical nurse by profession, Sister
Aisamah devoted sixteen years of nursing and hospice
care to homebound and facility residents of diverse
nationalities and cultural lifestyles.
She also serves as the President
and CEO of Showcase Community Services Inc. / Lancaster
Avenue Business Association CDC - a non-profit
organization designed to provide social, economic,
and community development programs and project initiatives
that encourage social and community outreach to residents,
families, and businesses.
(Peaceful True Believer)
"Original Doll Designed"
Sister Aisamah enjoys family life,
as a wife, mother and grandmother. She finds sanctuary
and great satisfaction within the comfort
of her home. Raised in a family of seven children,
Aisamah recognizes her beloved mother as her mentor
"Allah teaches that Paradise lies at
the feet of your Mother, and I love my Mother dearly. May
she be granted a place in paradise. For me, she exercises
the example of the strength of womanhood that I strive to
favor. She's one of
untiring patience and sincerity of heart and humility."
Over twenty years ago, Sister Aisamah begin
designing Islamic clothing for dolls as a hobby. Through
her designs, she strives to capture the ethnic
beauty of the diverse women who embrace
Islam. The woman
in her nature is introduced in every culture worldwide as
the "Natural Being She Is" encircled
by the environment that cultivates her. While having a respect
for diversity designed by Our Creator, ethnicity highlights
the woman in her natural beauty.
Her entreprenaurial effort to market and
sell artistic cultural creations is part of a broader strategy
American Muslim women. This strategy is two-fold.
First, there are many
harmful misperceptions about the
oppression of Muslim
women. Through Aisamah's Originals, she hopes to educate others about
Islam, and the lifestyle enjoyed both domestically and professionally
by women of her faith.
Second, she hopes to embrace other cultural
entities seeking to market their works
of art online. The skills and experiences that Sister Muhammad has acquired
through the development of Aisamah's Originals will be shared with other
urban African American women.