World's first 'Muslim Barbie' wears hijab, recites Quran

World's first 'Muslim Barbie' wears hijab, recites Quran
Photo credit: Facebook/ Jenna

A new hijab-wearing doll that recites passages from the Quran is hitting shelves in the Arab states. 

Designed by Samira Amarir, the Barbie-like doll is named Jenna. It's intended to teach young girls about Islamic values and provide a doll that resembles them.

Ms Amarir said she was looking for a toy to help her daughter learn the Quran when she came up with the idea to create a doll. 

World's first 'Muslim Barbie' wears hijab, recites Quran
Photo credit: Facebook/ Jenna

"For me it was important that the doll would show something my daughter can recognise herself in, or recognise her mother at least," she told Reuters

Jenna comes dressed in a lilac robe with a headscarf, and recites four chapters from the Quran. 

The dolls are being mass-produced in factories in China and are currently being sold in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain and the UAE. 

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