Meaning of the Veils

Topics: Clothing, Modesty / Pages: 2 (399 words) / Published: May 2nd, 2013
EXPLANATION OF EACH VEIL
AL-AMIRA- A classic style, easily and comfortably worn. A two-piece set, the Al-Amira hijab comes with an underscarf complemented by a matching elasticated fabric hijab that fits snugly over the head.
SHAYLA- are classic, versatile and timeless. A rectangular scarf that is easy to wear in a variety of styles, it is also known as a Pashmina, shawl or wrap.
NIQAB- are an elegant face veils, allow you to move through society with the extra degree of modesty you want, without sacrificing practicality and comfort.
BURQAS- is an enveloping outer garment worn by women in some Islamic traditions to cover their bodies when in public.The face-veil portion is usually a rectangular piece of semi-transparent cloth whose top side is sewn to corresponding portion of the head-scarf, so that the veil hangs down loose from the scarf, and it can be turned up if the woman wishes to reveal her face
KHIMAR- is a practical and modest covering, suitable for your everyday life -- and very useful for nursing moms
CHADOR-worn by many Iranian women and female teenagers in public spaces. A chador is a full-body-length semicircle of fabric that is open down the front. This cloth is tossed over the woman's or girl's head, but then she holds it closed in the front. The chador has no hand openings, or any buttons.but rather it is held closed by her hands or tucked under the wearer's arms.
HIJAB- is a veil which covers the head which is particularly worn by Muslim women beyond the age of puberty in the presence of non-related adult males. It can further refer to any head, face, or body covering worn by Muslim women or men that conforms to a certain standard of modesty. It not only refers to the physical body covering, but also embodies a metaphysical dimension, where al-hijab refers to "the veil which separates man or the world from God
ABAYA- is a simple, loose over-garment, essentially a robe-like dress, worn by some women in parts of the Islamic world

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