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Religious Invention Muslims doll launched in Britain

The doll which was made by a former Muslim teacher has no mouth, nose or eyes in accordance with Islamic rules regarding the facial features of any kind of object.

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A new faceless doll, produced in accordance with Islamic law, has been launched in Britain.

The “Deeni Doll” which was created by a former teacher at a Muslim school, Ridhwana B, is decorated with a traditional hijab headdress but has no nose, mouth, or eyes. The absence of the mouth, nose and eyes, complies with Islamic regulation regarding the depictions of facial features.

I came up with the idea from scratch after speaking to some parents who were a little concerned about dolls with facial features. Some parents won’t leave the doll with their children at night because you are not allowed to have any eyes in the room. There is an Islamic ruling which forbids the depiction of facial features of any kind and that includes pictures, sculptures and, in this case, dolls,” Ridhwana told Lancashire Telegraph.

The doll retails at £25, and currently limited to the “Romeisa” design – named after a companion of the Prophet Muhammad.

Ridhwana however hopes to extend the range as she is looking to research other ideas in the future.

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