Mu'minah Qadar grew up in Harlem, with her parents and six siblings. When Qadar was 23, the family moved to Lawnside, NJ, a suburban town of 3,000.
Qadar grew up in a Muslim household. She prays five times a day, and wears a hijab to cover her hair.
Last year, Qadar begun modeling for Underwraps, a new agency specializing in Muslim fashion. Qadar says she sees no conflict between her faith and her work -- she covers her hair on every shoot.
She sees modeling is an avenue from which to promote modest fashion. “Fashion is a huge industry of artistic expression, of beauty, of dealing with colors and fabrics and silhouette,” she says “all these things the way I see it god has created for us to enjoy.”
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