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About Us

"Our abayas are for the Muslimah who loves to cover elegantly and beautifully"


Al Shams is not about us, it's about you, the modest, elegant and sophisticated Muslimah.

You are intelligent, confident and refined.

You take care of yourself well and you look the part. 


 Our Founder

Kim Shamsiddin is the founder and creative director of Al Shams Exceptional Islamic Apparel. Inspired by her global travels to Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Caribbean, Kim's design aesthetic embodies sumptuous textiles, rich hues and a blend of textural elements. It is these core elements that define and shape the hallmarks of the Al Shams brand: sophistication, style and timeless elegance.

Muslimahs love the beauty of the drape and flow of a well crafted abaya and "our abayas are for the Muslimah who loves to cover elegantly and beautifully" says Kim.  

Born and bred in New York City, Kim is a Wall Street attorney and seasoned professional with over 15 years of corporate experience and acute business acumen having honed her skills at top New York firms including Proskauer Rose, the New York Stock Exchange and the world's most prestigious investment bank, Goldman Sachs. 

A U.S. Army veteran and former undercover NYPD officer, Kim enjoys working-out, healthy eating, listening to Islamic lectures and spending time with family. 

She currently resides in New Jersey with her husband and her frisky kitty Lil Mama. 




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