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Types of Hijab

Burqa
Burqa

The burka is the most concealing of all Islamic veils. It is a one-piece veil that covers the face and body, often leaving just a mesh screen to see through. The al-amira is a two-piece veil.

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Chador
Chador

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. Headscarves are seen as a sign of modesty, and a symbol of religious faith. But how can you tell which one is which? Check out our guide to the various different types.

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Hijab
Hijab

The hijab involves wearing clothing that is not tight fitting and that covers a woman’s body with the exception of her face, hands and feet. This is required when a woman would be in the presence of men who are not closely related to her.

Jilbab/Abaya
Jilbab/Abaya

Like the abaya, the jilbāb is also often paired with a hijab and/or a niqab. However, in Indonesia, the term jilbab refers to a headscarf that covers the head, including hair and ears. Essentially, this usage of jilbab is similar to a hijab or kilmar.

Niqab
Niqab

The niqab is a veil for the face that leaves the area around the eyes clear. However, it may be worn with a separate eye veil. It is worn with an accompanying headscarf.

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