Step aside Barbie! ‘Hijarbie’ is the new ‘it’ girl

Haneefa Adam transforms her Barbie dolls into Islamic fashionistas. (Photo courtesy: Instagram/Hijarbie)

A social media user who transforms her Barbie dolls into Islamic fashionistas says that she’s driven to offer Muslim girls relatable role models.

The fetching, stylish photos of the iconic plastic dolls dressed in colorful headscarves, flowing dresses and tasteful have taken picture-sharing social media platform Instagram by storm.

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Haneefa Adam, a 24-year-old medical science student from Nigeria, told CNN that she started posting the pictures on Instagram because “I had not seen Barbie dressed in a hijab before .”

Since Adam’s first post of a Hijab-wearing Barbie a month ago, her account has gained over 28 thousand followers.

“[The Islamic-inspired looks have] roots in my religion and cultural identity. The way Barbie dresses is very skimpy and different and there’s nothing wrong with it. I just wanted to give another option for Muslim girls like me,” said Adam.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:46 - GMT 06:46
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