Modern Ismaili Aesthetic
Batini Baby is our beloved side hustle, the product of a life spend curating & creating pieces for our home and friends. Informed by the faith that we hold dear and a desire to create spaces and moments of deep comfort, Batini Baby pieces offer a cozy, modern option for Ismailis to express themselves and their values.
Where Family & Faith Meet
Batini Baby is the brainchild of the Versi-Sumars. Salima is a psychotherapist, scholar, activist, and alwaeza, and is the creative force behind every piece. Alykhan is a business-brained, ultra-handy, full-time dad, who also manages to find time to make Salima's visions come to life. Their kiddos are the product testers, models, and the inspiration behind everything Batini Baby does.
The Batini Baby Store
Below are the products we currently offer. We add new products regularly and are also happy to take custom orders, so if you don't see what you want, get in touch!
ABOUT TREATY & THE LAND ON WHICH WE LIVE
We have the great privilege to live and work in ᐊᒥᐢᑿᒌᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ, amiskwacîwâskahikan (Beaver Hills House, colonially known as Edmonton), a traditional meeting ground, gathering place, and travelling route of the Nêhiyawak (Cree), Anishinaabe (Saulteaux), Niitsitapi (Blackfoot), Métis, Dene, and Nakota Sioux. We are bound to these communities through our common humanity and a trust that we know as Treaty 6.
As Muslims, we are called to uphold the trusts we have made (Qur’an 8:27). And as the children of immigrants to this land, who call this place home, we are the beneficiaries of this peace and friendship treaty and have a duty to uphold the terms of this agreement.
We acknowledge and thank the diverse Indigenous peoples whose footsteps have marked this territory for centuries. It is in the spirit of collaboration with & respect for these communities that we move forward into this work, with clear intention and a desire to honour our sacred responsibility to our siblings on this land. We honour the ancestry, heritage, and gifts of Indigenous Peoples and give thanks to them by continuing to work toward justice for us all.
Because none of us is free until we are all free