Our creativity is inspired by our spirituality.

Zileej (Arabic: زليج) the traditional name for geometric tilework found in classic Islamic art and architecture on buildings such as the Alhambra Palace.

We are a fusion of vibrant contemporary visual design with a strong connection to our creative Islamic legacy and heritage.

Zileej is pioneering a new standard of games, toys and creative learning experiences for Muslims.

 

 
 

"Building on the success of his 5Pillars Board Game, selling over 100,000 copies since launch, CEO Ansarullah Ridwan Mohammed & our team have established an ambitious vision for the new company.  The Zileej brand will be built on innovative and exciting design-led products and creative lifestyle experiences for Muslims. It will be a global brand, but we are focusing on the MENA region first, with our new creative team based in Dubai.

Our initial two core product ranges are in prototyping stage and related to faith-inspired fun & learning (think toys & games) and spiritual self-improvement (think wearable technology). The projects address several gaps in the Islamic economy around innovative tech-based products experiences for increasingly sophisticated Muslim audiences.

My hope is that Zileej will become a globally known and loved brand associated with beautiful, innovative, high-quality products and experiences that inspire positivity and creativity with a deep sense of purpose, inshAllah. Watch this space!"

Extract from the Global Islamic Economy Report, interview with Co-Founder Peter Gould, Winner of the 2015 Islamic Economy Award (Arts)

 

Leadership Team

 
Ansarullah Ridwan Mohammed CEO The actuary turned game designer

Ansarullah Ridwan Mohammed CEO

The actuary turned game designer

Mawlid Benmansour COO The operations commander

Mawlid Benmansour COO

The operations commander

Peter Gould CCO The design thinker and dad

Peter Gould
CCO

The design thinker and dad

Habib Ahmed CTO The techwiz brainiac

Habib Ahmed
CTO

The techwiz brainiac

 

Associates & Staff

 
Daryl P Creative Director

Daryl P
Creative Director

Dhon R Lead Illustrator

Dhon R
Lead Illustrator

Mara B Product Design

Mara B
Product Design

Subhi B Product Dev

Subhi B
Product Dev

 
 
Abid A Developer, AR

Abid A
Developer, AR

Kenneth G 3d Animator

Kenneth G
3d Animator

Peter P Designer

Peter P
Designer

Nick Designer

Nick
Designer