Hijab-Wearing Barbie Is an Inspiration for Young Muslim Girls

A 24-year-old Nigerian medical scientist creates amaing Hijarbie for young Muslim girls

Even though Barbie has seen recent changes that deserve a bit of applause, that doesn't mean there's no room for some new additions. Haneefa Adam is a Nigerian medical student who created beautiful Hijarbie dolls for girls everywhere.


The 24-year-old Muslim's Hijarbie Instagram is taking the world by storm. Inspired by the Barbie Style Instagram page, Haneefa creates clothing for her hijabi Barbie dolls that reflect fashionable styles relatable to Muslim youth.

� #hijabbarbie #hijarbiestyle #hijarbie

A photo posted by Mini Hijab Fashion! (@hijarbie) on

As you can see, Haneefa's Hijarbies are extremely stylish, and a perfect addition for your child's collection.

I'm Haneefah Adam (@muslimahanie) a Nigerian and I'm behind #Hijarbie! I also currently own and run a modest lifestyle brand, Hanie (@haniecollection). If you'd like to ask me anything. I'd do my best to answer them now. Meanwhile, some FAQs. Why isn't the page diversified in terms of race: The simple truth is, I couldn't find the Different types in Nigeria (no Amazon or eBay or anything, Lol), I'd have loved to dress up a black doll myself too. I've ordered for some internationally and they'll soon be here � I basically started with what I had. When will purchase be possible: As soon as possible, we are in the process of building a website and working towards production and making hijarbie available for purchase soon. By the way, where are my followers from? xx

A photo posted by Mini Hijab Fashion! (@hijarbie) on

And in case you're wondering, Haneefa has plans to include dolls of color in her collection. As she explains, they weren't always available, and thus, she had to order them internationally.

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Wow, there's so much detail that goes into these gorgeous dolls! I can't wait to see the others Haneefa plans to include.

Even though I'm not a part of the Muslim faith, I have friends who are, and who try to look for modern representations they can share with their daughters. I can only imagine how difficult this can be for those who decide to wear the head covering, but I'm happy to see inclusions like this.

Hey, Haneefa, do you make these clothes in adult sizes?

They're cute!



Image via hijarbie/Instagram

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