There is now a hijab-wearing Barbie for the first time ever

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We think it's safe to say that this is a childhood dream come true for many hijab-wearing girls out there.

Ibtihaj has become an inspiration to many when she became the first athlete to wear a hijab as an Olympian from the USA and became the first Muslim American woman to win an Olympic medal, bringing home the bronze in team saber in the 2016 Olympics.

Barbie is now donning the hijab!

Mattel just released its first hijab-wearing Barbie and we're so here for it.

Other dolls in the collection include African-American ballerina Misty Copeland, and filmmaker Ava DuVernay, director of Selma and the upcoming A Wrinkle in Time. It will be available to the public, though, in the fall of 2018.

Mattel's social media accounts also tweeted their excitement to "honour Ibtihaj with a one-of-kind Barbie doll", and said that she "continues to inspire women and girls everywhere to break boundaries".

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Ibtihaj Muhammad attends Glamour's 2017 Women of The Year Awards at Kings Theatre on November 13, 2017 in Brooklyn, N.Y.

The Barbie, designed in her likeness, has full fencing gear, including mask and sabre, with sneakers on her feet and a hijab around her head.

Ms Muhammad said on Twitter that she was "proud" that young people will be able to play with "a Barbie who chooses to wear hijab!" "I wore it to the Olympic games, so I wanted my Barbie to have the ideal winged liner and also to wear a hijab".

She was presented with the doll by last year's victor, body activist and model Ashley Graham. "But also have kids who aren't Muslim, who don't wear a hijab, to also have the opportunity to play with a doll that wears a hijab".

"A lot of people don't believe that Muslim women have voices, or that we participate in sports", Muhammad said, according to Fowler's report.

"Barbie is celebrating Ibtihaj not only for her accolades as an Olympian, but for embracing what makes her stand out", Sejal Shah Miller, Barbie's vice-president of marketing, told Bustle in a statement.

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