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Types of Head Coverings

Burqa
Burqa

Hijab, niqab, burka - there are lots of different kinds of coverings worn by Muslim women all over the world. Some wear a headscarf to cover their head and hair, while others wear a burka or niqab, which also covers up their face.

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Chador
Chador

It covers the hair, neck and shoulders completely, but leaves the face clear. The chador, worn by many Iranian women when outside the house, is a full-body cloak. It is often accompanied by a smaller headscarf underneath.

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Hijab
Hijab

Hijab ( حجاب): The first type of hijab that is most commonly worn by women in the West is a square scarf that covers the head and neck, but leaves the face clear. This form of hijab is most commonly referred to as hijab.

Jilbab/Abaya
Jilbab/Abaya

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.

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Niqab
Niqab

Hijab, niqab, burka - there are lots of different kinds of coverings worn by Muslim women all over the world. Some wear a headscarf to cover their head and hair, while others wear a burka or niqab, which also covers up their face.

source: bbc.co.uk
Not all Muslims Agree About Veils
Not all Muslims Agree About Veils

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.

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Quran Never Mentions the Word "Veil"
Quran Never Mentions the Word "Veil"

According to the commentators of the Qur’an, the women of Medina in the pre-Islamic era used to put their khumur over the head with the two ends tucked behind and tied at the back of the neck, in the process exposing their ears and neck.

source: al-islam.org

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