Yes that’s a Drummer Girl DOLL ! Have you seen anything more adorable this Ramadan?

You all had so much love for last week’s post about Hiba Masood’s new book Drummer Girl. Our Facebook and Insta posts were full of queries from readers outside North America on how to get hold of a copy. Daybreak Press have been notified and something is in the works. 

BUT  here’s the thing – In honour of our first birthday we asked the lovely Fareesa of FairyDast Productions to make this beautiful bespoke doll especially for us here at Mamanushka. And Oh my, she has come out so beautifully! The details are amazing right down to that ‘flowy green scarf’! the doll is an absolute pleasure to hold and I have had to keep her very carefully hidden away from my kids because today we are giving one of our readers the chance to WIN this very doll for themselves! (Or a really special kid in their lives). 

We will be sending her off to the winner along with a copy of the Drummer Girl book with a special message inside from the author Hiba Masood herself.

You guys there is only ONE Drummer Girl Doll in existence! We wish we could keep her but her true home is waiting for her out there and it could be yours!

Can you believe she handmade this? Whats your favourite detail? 

To Enter Our First Ever Awesome Mamanushka Giveaway, Complete The TWO Steps Below: 

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Comment On This Post By Telling Us Which Doll Is Your Favourite

Then, visit  Fareesa at FairyDast on Facebook, Instagram and/or her Etsy shop here and leave a comment below this post telling us which doll is your favourite (or just say hi!).


That’s it! You are now entered into our Drummer Girl Custom Doll & Book Giveaway. Keep on reading below for more pics, terms, conditions and all that good stuff.

For one extra entry into the giveaway do all of the above AND visit our Instagram page and tag a girl who you inspires you to march to the beat of your own drum. (you do not have to have an instagram account in order to be able to do this)

The Giveaway is open to all our readers internationally. A winner will be chosen randomly on the evening of Monday 19th June 2017  (EST) . If you win you must reply to the email and claim the prize within 5 days or we will have to randomly select someone else! 

(That cute little drum though!)

Everyone involved in this collaboration from author Hiba Masood of Drama Mama fame, to Fareesa Dastagir who set up her own business of making Hijabi Ragdolls to the publishing company Daybreak Press are all Muslim Women led brands that we at Mamanushka are happy and proud to support. 

Also, we’d like you to know that neither Mamanushka nor Fairy Dast Productions were compensated in anyway for this collaboration! It’s straight from our heart to yours!


Image credit; Hijabie Ragdolls by Fareesa Dastagir 




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  • Reply Hiba Kamal June 18, 2017 at 11:33 pm

    As salamu ‘alaykum! 😀

    I love all of Fareesa’s dolls, they’re all so unique and beautiful in their own way. I love the fact that they come in different skin complexions and that she makes both male and female dolls! I also love that these dolls can teach prayer and other Islam related lessons to young children! My favourite doll is a tie between the floral print skirt doll (I’m a sucker for floral prints!!) and the drummer girl doll. I love them all MashaAllah! I hope to order some one day insha’Allah when I can afford a few and get a stable job!

    I would love these for my nephews, nieces and for the students that I teach! I’m a big believer in reading and doing read-alouds with children and I think with the drummer girl prop, it’ll make the story that much great and lovely to follow along to!

    Best of luck to all contestants! xx

  • Reply Sanaa June 18, 2017 at 6:43 am

    Love all of Fareesa’s dolls! Waiting eagerly until the book is available in the UK inshaAllah.

  • Reply Jacqueline June 15, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    Assalamu alaykum Ramadan Mubarak !
    These days are so lovely and intricate mashallah absolutely in love! Just say the green hijabi is my favorite though 😃

  • Reply Sheza June 15, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    I love the details but I love the drum the most!

  • Reply Mehrunnisa Kamili June 15, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    The drummer girl is definitely a marriage and a celebration of womanhood, badassery, and beats . What a wonderful addition to the somewhat disappointing collection of tools and toys for girls (and boys!) empowerment. No to barbies and yes to more drummer girls!

    • Reply Mamanushka June 20, 2017 at 8:45 am

      ♥️ Love this! Thank you Mehrunnisa!

  • Reply Stoori June 14, 2017 at 11:09 pm

    Awesome creativity. All the dolls are lovely but I liked 2 in 1 hijabi rag doll the most. Keep up the good work all of you (y)

  • Reply Jen June 14, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    I love all of these, the drummer girl is amazing

  • Reply Ausma June 14, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    loving the drummer girl! adorable.

  • Reply Adustymemoir.wordpress.com June 14, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    They r adorable really. Drummer girl is my favourite

  • Reply Unaiza June 13, 2017 at 10:51 pm

    The drummer girl has to be our favourite! The details are adoreable! Her drum is fab! What a wonderful way to bring the story to life! We are waiting for our copy of the drummer girl to arrive in the post any day now:)

  • Reply Zahra June 13, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    Love the drummer girl doll! The details and colours are so beautiful! I’d love to win this for my girls!

  • Reply Aminah Herzig June 13, 2017 at 3:02 am

    Love the drummer girls outfit- so beautiful 😍 thanks Fareesa and Sumaya 👍🏼

  • Reply Habeeba June 12, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    Assalaamu Alaikum.
    MashaAllah these dolls are an aMaxing work of art. All so beautiful and intricate. Drummer girl definitely stands out!

  • Reply Uzma Hussain June 12, 2017 at 10:05 am

    I do not have an Instagram account, I am unable to tag my sister, how can I tag someone when I do not have an account? Please help as I really want an extra entry! Jazakallah Kher.

  • Reply Uzma Hussain June 12, 2017 at 9:45 am

    Aslamu Aleikom,
    Ramadan Mubarak!
    They are all so adorable, my favorite is the Drummer Girl.
    I hope I win so I can give to my daughter Zainab along with the book, so we can read at story time with her brother.

    (I’m re-sending it as I forgot to confirm my subscription before making a comment, not missing any chance to win this one, In Sha Allah!)

  • Reply Hira June 12, 2017 at 2:01 am

    The drummer girl is ADORABLE! I have to say she’s my favourite <3

  • Reply Zulaikha June 11, 2017 at 10:47 pm

    Salaaam! Where have I been! I’d love to win drummer girl for my two-year-old and her baby sister! Yet to read the book but it looks totally amazing – all of them are my favourite ;). My oldest used to bang on our old tin bin lid and has an awesome video of her senior cousin bro calling out ‘Rumaysa’s a drummer!’
    over her clamouring!

  • Reply Dania June 11, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    Would love to win this amazing doll and the copy if this book. Fingers crossed!!!

  • Reply Ateeka June 11, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    Love drummer girl and what she represents!!! 😍

  • Reply Afsheen June 11, 2017 at 10:37 am


  • Reply Sadaf June 11, 2017 at 7:07 am

    All the dolls are simply adorable. I love the detailing on the drummer girl doll though. Great work!!!

  • Reply Rabeea June 11, 2017 at 2:48 am

    Ofcourse i love the drummer girl dollllllll! Its so prettyyyy n i would love my girl (or me) to have it.

  • Reply Hafsa June 10, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    Salam alaikoum, I love your blog and I am so excited for this giveaway! I’ve liked your instagram account and facebook page and subscribed and checked out Fareesa’s dolls (such beautiful work and lovely representation inshAllah whether I win this giveaway or not I will buy a doll or two from her!).
    I loved the drummer girl doll the most (especially with the story book tie-in) but I also loved the darker skinned doll she had on her page. Well done! Thank you for your good work and Ramadan Kareem!

  • Reply Khadija June 10, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    All dolls are adorable, but drummer girl definitely stands out for me! Would love to win it for my little girl!

  • Reply Saharish June 10, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    I love the Hijabi rag doll! Masha Allah! Need to get one for my girls!

  • Reply Umm Subhana June 10, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    Our favorite doll is fully uptil yet !
    But this dream doll looks lovely too MashAllah!

    • Reply Umm Subhana June 10, 2017 at 6:23 pm

      Oops Sorry that’s Fulla doll ( error rectified )

  • Reply Mina June 10, 2017 at 5:51 pm

    So excited for this wonderful giveaway. I am absolutely in love with Drummer Girl. Though almost all the dolls by Fareesa are a joy to have! But there’s a really special place for the Drummer girl! Her beautiful hijab and outfit adds so much more substance to the character. Really look forward to win this, Bi’idhnillah! Love and duas your way x

  • Reply Ayesha June 10, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    So hard to choose from all the adorable dollies! I might have a special place for the cupcake hijabie doll though. My daughters and I love baking and cupcake hijabie doll would feel right at home!

  • Reply Maryam June 10, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    What a wonderful collab! My daughters love Drummer Girl, it has been their repeat bedtime request! When I showed my 5 year old the picture of the Drummer Girl doll she knew who it was right away and now even a few hours later is asking if she can have the doll for Eid! Please do make more of these for sale, definitely our favourite doll! You can feel the love and hard work put into her ❤

    • Reply Fareesa June 13, 2017 at 4:41 am

      Thank you so much!! IA I think I will need to make more of these 🙂

  • Reply Sasha June 10, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    Salam, what a wonderful giveaway to mark a year of my favourite blog! I am trying my best to get hold of the book for my niece (and myself) and echo what Naz said about hoping Fareesa has to make more to sell for all of us who may be disappointed by not winning. Mine and my nieces’ favourite doll is the one with the geometric skirt because she loves maths and drawing. Good luck to everyone and congratulation on your first year. Best wishes, S.

  • Reply Sara June 10, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    Our favourite is the drummer girl… ❤

  • Reply Madeeha June 10, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    Love love the dolls! Drummer girl is absolutely adorable!

  • Reply Abeera A Khan June 10, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    All dolls every single one them is so adorable.But I am hoping to win drummer girl for my 6 years old who observed her first fast yesterday and in a gift she only wanted two things books and dolls 😊

  • Reply Nazish June 10, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    Hi! All dolls are cuteee but two of ’em are super duper cute and those are the one sitting by the window and the other of course is the Drummer Girl.
    So nice to see the Drummer Girl come to life ! Way to go Drama Mama!

  • Reply Hina June 10, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    Masha Allah so adorable. My daughter likes the purple doll! And my son likes the boy doll reading salah.

  • Reply Rizka June 10, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    Assalamu alaykum masha Allah tabarakAllah we love the hijabi rag doll and drummer doll the most. But all your dolls are super cute.

  • Reply S Ahmed June 10, 2017 at 11:51 am

    Hi. So much detail put in the doll. Love it!

  • Reply Farhana June 10, 2017 at 11:08 am

    MashAllah beautiful lil dolls. Our fav is 2 in 1 hijabi rag doll!

  • Reply S Khalid June 10, 2017 at 10:56 am


    I love the Drummer Girl doll, and also the boy doll with glasses. Because I have a little boy with glasses myself, who I’m trying to raise to be a caring man/father iA. So far (I hope it sticks, iA), he loves taking care of his doll baby dressed in pink, just as much as he loves taking care of his transformers-inspired robot. Both are brought over to me for hugs & kisses in the event they fall down or get knocked over. 🙂

  • Reply Kirin nabi June 10, 2017 at 10:31 am

    MashaAllah so adorable

  • Reply Zahra June 10, 2017 at 10:26 am

    Ive just come across your blog and love it so much. My fav doll is the Drummer girl. Its so so adorable

  • Reply OA June 10, 2017 at 10:21 am

    They’re all really cute! I love the one with the flower on the skirt. But my daughter would probably like the 2in1 as she loves to dress up her dolls.

  • Reply Khadijah June 10, 2017 at 10:09 am

    Wow MashaAllah super cute doll may Allah put lots of barakah in your business.

  • Reply Sadaf Fatima June 10, 2017 at 9:48 am

    Hijabi Doll, for sure! They are a great representation of our super cute yet super strong Muslim girls, who continue to wear the hijab even in the most difficult circumstances.

  • Reply Sumayyah June 10, 2017 at 9:20 am

    MashaAllah, I love the dolls! I think my daughters would love them! They’re all so cute. Happy to see Muslim women doing awesomely creative work! Keep it up, ladies!

  • Reply Amna Hamza June 10, 2017 at 8:29 am

    What a beautiful giveaway! Thank you so much for doing that. I can’t believe I hadn’t come across Fareesa’s dolls before. I will be spreading the word now 🙂 The dolls are all so adorable but our favourite is of course the drummer girl. We have been following Hiba Masud since forever and are so excited about her book that this character already holds a very special place in our hearts. Hope she can become a permanent in the collection!

  • Reply Nadya Omer June 10, 2017 at 8:08 am

    All the dolls are super cute, I love all of them💕 The idea of hijabi dolls is just amazing. I like how there’s this 2 in 1 hijabi doll.. girls like to play dress up and this doll caters to their nature. 👌

  • Reply Shabana Hussain June 10, 2017 at 7:59 am

    What a fab giveaway!
    Drummer girl is just adorable as he’s stands out with that emerald scarf.
    Good luck to all!

  • Reply Nafeesa June 10, 2017 at 6:05 am

    We love this book and love all the dolls, but the drummer girl doll is just too perfect! What a wonderful way to bring the book to life!

  • Reply Fareesa June 10, 2017 at 5:27 am

    Thank you all so much for your kind compliments! I am so honored to work with such amazing women. I love working with each client, picking out fabrics and always surprising them with extra detail, like an accessory on the hijab. Every doll is unique in its own way!

    Making the Drummer Girl was extra special! One, because it represents strong women everywhere. You can do anything if you set your mind to it! And two, it was a new challenge. I love how it came out!

    Thank you all again and Good luck to the lucky winner! Ramadan Mubarak!!

  • Reply Hooda June 10, 2017 at 3:53 am

    beautiful skills for little girls. my favourite is the Drummer girl, can’t wait for the book to be available in the UK!.

  • Reply Fathima Shazna Rifai June 10, 2017 at 3:46 am

    Assalamu alaikum! My favourite is the drummer girl!!!

  • Reply Hina June 10, 2017 at 3:27 am

    Beautiful! Thanks for introducing this collection. Ofcourse the drummer doll is what I would want as I have just ordered my copy of the book. Can’t wait to get it as an Eid present for my 5 year old. I hope she becomes a good Muslim!

  • Reply Kelly June 10, 2017 at 2:00 am

    The hijabie ragdolls are so adorable. I love the ones with the little flower accents on their hijab. But I also find the dolls praying in congregation quite nice.

  • Reply Thamina June 10, 2017 at 1:54 am

    What a beautifully illustrated story. Thank you for sharing. As for favourite doll, it’s got to be the Drummer Girl, complete with her dinky drum.

  • Reply Aleeza June 10, 2017 at 12:56 am

    All of the dolls are just adorable! Wish I could have th all for.my daughter ❤

  • Reply Keran June 10, 2017 at 12:28 am

    Thanks for all your efforts. Yalls posts are a perfect dose of inspriation.

  • Reply Mahreen June 10, 2017 at 12:02 am

    I cant pick!! All of them are amazing!! But i think this one is super cute because of the story it falls along with!!❤❤

  • Reply Ummasya June 10, 2017 at 12:02 am

    My my favorite doll is the darker complexion one with the red hijab and flower on her skirt. It was too hard to choose!

  • Reply Leila June 9, 2017 at 11:51 pm

    Love all of Fareesa’s dolls. I think the new Drummer girl might be my favorite for all its details! Love that she also makes boys though–I might be back on her site to pick a few out!

  • Reply ABHAR June 9, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    My favorite is the boy doll with glasses.🥁

  • Reply fatimah abouharb June 9, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    Love this so much!!! The drummer girl actually has to be my favorite out of all of her beautiful creations! Would love to give it to my young daughter so she can play with and find inspiration from it as she finds the beat to her own drum in this ever changing world! Hoping I win and Ramadan Mubarak!!!

  • Reply Asma June 9, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    Assalaamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatahu! I love Fareesa’s work. I really love the blue and purple 2 in 1 ragdolls and want to gift one to my niece inshaAllah!

  • Reply Mariam June 9, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    Great work everyone! Keep the Halal work going!

  • Reply Safura Houghton June 9, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    The 2-in-1 Hijabie ragdoll is really cute! The fact that she doesn’t have to be wearing a dress (I presume you can dress her in different clothing) was great to see in a ragdoll…unique!

  • Reply Kay June 9, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    For one extra entry into the giveaway do all of the above AND visit our Instagram page and tag a girl who you inspires you to march to the beat of your own drum. (you do not have to have an instagram account in order to be able to do this)

    This a wonderful opportunity to win a amazing doll and book for my daughters.

    However it keeps asking to sign up or log in whem i go to instagram.. i can’t tag with out signing up to instagram which I’m don’t want to do but extra opportunity to win…dilemmas lols

  • Reply TH June 9, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    MashAllah Fareesa is so creative!! Her dolls look very serene and innocent 😇. Perfect for little girls. Dolls in shops these days don’t seem appropriate for little girls anymore. Too much eye shadows and make up like a party going girl. It’s amazing how Fareesa comes up with such decent looking yet chic dolls. I hope she never stops making them for our little ones.

  • Reply Anisa June 9, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    The dolls are so cute, Masha’Allah. Purple is my favorite so I’ll say the one with purple hijab and purple/blue Paisley skirt I my favorite.

  • Reply Estelle June 9, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    I subscribed but there is a problem when I tried (several times) to confirm my subscription. It said “failed”. So could you please let me know if I am subscribed or not? If not, how can I do?

  • Reply Naz June 9, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    MashaAllah a beautiful giveaway. We have been working with Drummer Girl for most of Ramadan. We learned to make cardamom tea, how to make and string fanoos lights and just about to sew a red skirt. My daughters’ are on the hunt to find a green scarf to match it. All of Fareesa’s dolls are so cute. We really like the purple one with florals on her skirt sitting on the steps on Fareesa’s Facebook page because it looks the most like them! Hoping this turns into wonderful growth and that Fareesa can make more Drummer Girls so we can buy one if we don’t win the giveaway! 🙂

    • Reply Mamanushka June 9, 2017 at 10:04 pm

      This is adorable what lovely lessons to make from the book! Lucky girls and blessed mama Mashallah! ♥️

  • Reply Estelle June 9, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    Asalamu alaikum, being the mother of a wonderful little 2 years old, my favorite dolls are the little muslimin boys who are in thobes and making salat which I noticed on her Instagram. I especially like the expression of contentment and happiness their eyes are expressing. Please let me add that I would be delighted to win this giveaway because I enjoy doing story time for my son and other children in my community. What a treat it would be to have this story added to my repertoire with the sweet addition of the dolly to tell the story ! Wa salam

  • Reply Filza June 9, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    Ma sha Allah what a beautiful and very unique doll. All of Fareesa’s dolls are a delight but the dolly with a red hijab and sparkly outfit caught my eye. Her lovely blue outfit reminded me of Eid and special times.

  • Reply Artina June 9, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    All of Fareesa’s dolls are so cute but I love the boy one wearing glasses.. the nerd in me wants to give him a big hug 🙂

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