Muslim mom creates Barbie-like doll that wears hijab, recites Quran
By Hussain Al-Sadah
The doll is designed to help Muslim girls learn the Quran while they play.
DUBAI (Reuters) - French businesswoman and mother Samira Amarir struggled to find toys which could help impart her Islamic faith to her young daughter, so she invented her own. Now the Barbie-lookalike “Jenna” doll, which she designed from scratch to recite four chapters from the Quran, has entered mass production and is on sale in Gulf Arab countries. “When my daughter Jenna turned two years old, I was looking for a toy or a tool,” Amarir said. “The idea was to come up with a toy that would enable her to learn the Quran fast and easily while she plays.” Jenna, with a name derived from the Arabic word for heaven, comes dressed in a lengthy “abaya” robe with a matching purple headscarf. [More]