Muslim Mom Introduces Hijab Barbie

She’s a Barbie girl, in a Muslim world. Life in hijabs, so much freedom! You can’t touch her hair, or look at her anywhere. Islamization, for every nation.

According to HuffPo, Muslim mother and French businesswoman, Samira Amarir, has created a Barbie-like doll designed to impart the Islamic faith to her young daughter.

The new “Jenna” doll comes dressed in an “abaya” robe with a purple hijab and has the ability to recite four chapters from the Quran. It has entered mass production and is selling 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 comes from a name derived from the Arabic word for heaven and was designed with an online modeling software. She also comes with little makeup.

“For me it was important that the doll would show something my daughter can recognize herself in, or recognize her mother at least,” Amarir said on choosing to give the doll a dark skin tone.


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  1. Five years ago I visited my journalist daughter in Jordan and Egypt. In the Cairo airport gift shop was a hijab-clad Barbie. My daughter offered to purchase it for me but hey, I didn’t need it so passed and have been sorry ever since, not because I value Islam and its problems but because of its novelty. One of my adult ESL students in CA from Afghanistan had a relative who still lives there send her one for me but we lost contact. My point is that hijab Barbie isn’t new.

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