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.
Launched earlier this year in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, and the UAE, the Jenna doll recites four short and easy verses from the Quran that will enable the child to memorize them within days. It does not include Quran (2:244) — “Then fight in the cause of Allah, and know that Allah Heareth and knoweth all things.”