The Journey Begins
In 2014, one of the co-founders of Positano Risto, Imran, travelled for the umpteenth time to Italy, but this time decided to brave a trip to Naples together with his wife, Kamilah.
Naples was known to be the birthplace of the pizza and the gateway to Capri as well as Pompeii, the second most visited tourist site after the Vatican. After visiting Capri and Pompeii over the first two days, and with a free day ahead before traveling back to Rome and onwards to Singapore, Imran decided to rent a car and driver and leave their day in the hands of the local Amalfi Coast expert. Little did Imran know that the next 8 hours would leave an indelible impression on him and Kamilah, a memory that would last a lifetime.
No memory could ever supersede the impression that their Hajj had left on their hearts and souls two years earlier, but nevertheless the beauty of Positano that sunny afternoon with the blueness of the Mediterranean Ocean below touched their hearts like no non-place of worship had ever done before. Imran and Kamilah had never seen a town like it, and little did they know that the seeds of a restaurant chain that InsyaAllah could potentially open up a new dining experience for Muslims and non-Muslims alike all over the world, were being sown before their very eyes.