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Faceless doll launched for Muslim girls

The Shariah-compliant doll also wears to Hijab & was designed to avoid depiction of a living thing, the artist says

Faceless doll launched for Muslim girls
Image: International Business Times UK.

A faceless doll wearing a hijab has been created for Muslims girls in Britain, news service Asian Image has reported.

The featureless doll was reportedly designed to comply with Shariah law, which forbids graphic representation of the prophet Mohammed (PBUH) and all living things.

The “Deeni Doll”, which retails for £25 ($40), was manufactured in China and designed in the UK by Ridhwana B, a former teacher at a Lancashire Muslim school, Asian Image said.

“I came up with the idea from scratch after speaking to some parents who were a little concerned about dolls with facial features,” she was quoted as saying.

“Some parents won’t leave the doll with their children at night because you are not allowed to have any eyes in the room.

“I spoke to a religious scholar in Leicester who guided me through what was and what was not permissible when producing the product. The Deeni Doll has no face on it whatsoever and is Shariah compliant.”

Ridhwana said there was a limited range of Islamic toys and she was researching others.

While some found the doll unusual, Ridhwana said she had had a positive response from many parents.

"We have produced a limited amount at the moment but already I have had parents take up the order," she said.

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