Alia was born in Pakistan and raised in North America (Canada and the United States). Her entrepreneur ways sowed its seeds as early as 2000 when she set up a media and marketing company in Los Angeles.
In 2011 she furthered her Islamic studies in Jordan, at Amman’s Qasid Institute. Alia moved to the United Arab Emirates in 2005 and back then, she was already producing fashion lines and shows in the Gulf.
Today, Alia is chairwoman of the IFDC – the world’s leading modest fashion and design (art, architecture, interior, etc.) council representing the Islamic economy and its stakeholders – and is a consistent purveyor of philanthropy and Islamic charity work since 2005.
This interview was taken at the Global WIL Economic Forum. Lear more at www.wilforum.com