Kids take influence from everything they see and play with and it inadvertently becomes a part of them.
Being a mother of a daughter I always struggled to find a doll that my daughter could relate with. Most of the dolls available in the market had blonde hair, wore western clothes and had over sexualised bodies.
Deep in my heart I yearned for a doll that could have a positive influence on my daughter, a doll that identified with and promoted our values and our culture rather than the west. Something more than just a toy, more of a role model, but then I asked myself who were the role models of Muslim girls? Let alone all of history, 90% of us cannot even name a handful of female companions besides the household of the Holy Prophet Muhammad. That led me to do some research and Alhamdolillah by now I have come across amazing stories of bravery, intelligence and compassion of so many muslim women that I could write a book on that.
And that’s what brings us to Wahda…
Wahda is where those stories and our children’s play needs meet.
Wahda is where kids of all colour and caste play together.
Wahda tell us that we don’t need to look to the west or east to go forward in this modern world. Our way forward lies in looking back and finding inspiration from these amazing role models.