United Arab Emirates
Founder of Micaroon Makeup and Author of The Adventures of Iman
Hijri Unknown-Present (AH); Common Era Unknown-Present (CE)
Rima Khoreibi is the author of The Adventures of Iman, a children’s book series based on a superhero who is a teenage Muslim girl. The books are meant to teach children about Islam in a fun and positive way. It empowers women based on the teachings of the Quran. Each book in the series has the same heroine, Iman and each story deals with a social issue and how Iman uses the Quran to solve it. A large portion of the proceeds from her first book were donated to the Red Crescent and sent out to Islamic countries such as Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, the Palestinian Territories, Morocco and Syria. It has also been translated into Braille. Rima has been featured in The New York Times, Viva (Dubai), Viva (Jordan), The Buzz (Dubai) , Gulf News (Dubai) and on BBC Radio. In 1998, Rima founded I.R.I.S. (Issues for Real-life for the Interest of Students), a non-profit organization to create awareness about social and health issues. Born in Sidon, Lebanon, Rima lived the first ten years of her life in Saudi Arabia. At the age of eleven, Rima and her family moved to Toronto, Canada where she attended York University and majored in cultural anthropology. At the age of 24, Rima met and married her Jordanian husband, Ziad and moved to Amman for 5 years. In 2001, Rima, Zaid and their two sons moved from Amman to Dubai. In Dubai, Rima is busy being a mother, writer and dedicated advocate for women’s rights in Islam.