Jilbab/Abaya. These are long, loosely fitted garments worn by Muslim women to cover the shape of their bodies. They are often worn in combination with the hijab or niqab. The niqab in Islam Within Islam, there is disagreement about whether the niqab is compulsory, writes Darshna Soni.
It is a headscarf that covers the head and neck, but leaves the face clear. The scarves come in many different shades and shapes and are often colour co-ordinated with women’s outfits. Niqab. The niqab is a combination of a head covering and scarf that covers all of a woman’s face except for her eyes.