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05 May '16

What are the differences in these Islamic clothing: Abaya, hijab, khimar, niqab, jilbab, and burqa?

Posted by Priyanka S in islamic clothes

Basically, these terms reflect the variations in style. Certain clothes have different names depending on the location of its wearers. Below is a brief description of the most commonly worn Islamic clothing:

             Abaya    cloak over the inside garment

             Hijab      type of clothe that follows Allahs laws, usually associated with headscarves

             Khimar  circular or triangular headscarf

             Niqab    covering for the face

             Jilbab    coat that covers the entire body except the hands and head

             Burqa    covers the body from head to toe


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