When Rashid Dar moved to New York City to complete graduate school, the Muslim entrepreneur found it challenging to locate quiet spaces to perform Salah, his five daily obligatory prayers
“I’d find myself praying in dressing rooms at H&M, in empty stairwells, or on the side of a highway,” Dar said.
These experiences led him to start Musallah, a mobile app launching later this year on iOS that crowdsources prayer locations across the globe. Dar’s app, which has the chance to be used by more than one billion Muslims worldwide, hasn’t been met with millions in venture cash. He turned to Kickstarter, where it drew more than $14,000 in backing. Read more…
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