When we decided to build a start-up together, we found ourselves brainstorming names that reflect our personalities, the duality of our team, and the religion of Islam alike.
The name Qamarayn means “two moons” in Arabic. It aims to reflect that, just like the moon, humans move in phases, as our lives do. We change every day, sometimes appear quiet, sometimes loud, sometimes happy, sometimes sad, sometimes ambitious, sometimes lazy. Sometimes we feel tiny, and sometimes great. Deep inside, we are always everything at once though – we just don’t manifest all of our being at all times. In the same way, in any phase, the moon is beautiful and bright, even if we cannot always see the stunning beauty of the “Qamar” - the full moon. Of course, even when we see just a tiny bit of it, it always is a “Qamar” – full and beautiful and reflecting the light that reaches it. There is also a metaphor for our Iman here: it is completely normal to feel our own faith go up and down with time, as long as deep inside, we always know that to God we belong and to him we will return. We are here to accompany you on your path: Every day, our posters aim to show you your deepest beliefs. No matter what mood you are in when looking at them, they will remind you of what is most important. Our postcards add joy to the important events and phases in your life and help you enrich the lives of your loved ones as well. Because we are two friends who started the journey together, we decided for the dual plural of the word “Qamar” which is characteristic of the Arabic language.
Fun fact: For a while, our working name was Sinayn, meaning “two S” in Arabic, since both our names start with that letter. People seemed to prefer the name Qamarayn though, and since creating a logo for Qamarayn was much easier - simply having two moons smile at each other - we stuck to it :-)
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Happy New Year! We hope you have had a wonderful start into the year 2021!
For people who have missed our newsletter in December 2020, we are going to post the contents on this blog .
Make sure to subscribe to our newsletter, since we have planned amazing things for you, like behind the scenes looks and discount codes! The next newsletter is sceduled for the end of January, so be sure not to miss it! :)
2020 Highlights and Milestones
Here are some of the amazing experiences we were lucky to experience in 2020:
Frohes neues Jahr!
Frohes neues Jahr ihr Lieben! Wir hoffen ihr hattet einen guten Start ins Jahr 2021.
Falls ihr unseren Newsletter vom Dezember 2020 verpasst habt, gibt es hier alle Inhalte nochmal zum Nachlesen.
Meldet euch gerne für unseren Newsletter an, denn wir haben einige coole Sachen für euch geplant, wie Rabatt-Codes und Blicke hinter die Kulissen bei Qamarayn! Den nächsten Newsletter gibt's schon Ende Januar, also schnell noch Email-Adresse eintragen :)
Unsere Highlights und Meilensteine im Jahr 2020
Hier sind einige der wundervollen Dinge, die wir in 2020 erleben durften:
it's 4.15, and my brain has yet to decide to get tired. this ramadan, my sleeping schedule is completely wrecked, but that's fine. at least, in the calmness of the night, i can thank everyone who has supported us with best wishes, orders, or social media shoutouts today. we launched this store today, and i'm tired, but happy. i'm looking forward to this journey, to this business growing and reaching many beautiful souls out there. i'm curious where we'll be a year from now. in any way, we'll continue to create art that reflects our faith and is meant to stimulate yours. if it does, please let us know. we'll love to hear from you x
Imagine remembering that your friend's babyshower is coming up, walking into a store, and finding a congratulations card that perfectly aligns with Islamic traditions of wishing Allah's blessing for the child. Or finding a "Hajj mubarak" card, or a greeting card for Eid, or weddings. That's my vision. I want to create art that brings a tiny bit of sunna into how we celebrate life events. I want Eid to be as great for Muslim children as Christmas is for Christian children. I want to share art and the beauty of faith. That's why I'm doing this. To help you share precious moments with your brothers and sisters in Islam.
And, to make your home a beautiful place reminding you of gratitude towards all the beautiful gifts Allah has bestowed upon us. With our posters, we want to remind you of core Islamic values and comforting truths, for example, that Allah is always with you, even if you're feeling lonely, that he will support you in achieving your life goals, and that life is always more beautiful with God in it.
On here, I will share our journey, hoping it will be long and exciting. Check in every now and then, or follow our instagram or newsletter to be update whenever there's a new blog post.