Nikab Ou Hijab?
- Voleta Ducharme
Covering up is seen as a symbol of modesty and a sign of religious faith – but some countries have banned niqabs, burkas and hijabs. 3 The hijab is worn by many Muslim women in the western world Credit: Alamy What is a niqab? The niqab is a veil that conceals the face. It is worn along with a headscarf, leaving only the eyes exposed.
What is the difference between a hijab and a niqab?
The word hijab describes the act of covering up generally but is often used to describe the headscarves worn by Muslim women. These scarves come in many styles and colours. The type most commonly worn in the West covers the head and neck but leaves the face clear. The niqab is a veil for the face that leaves the area around the eyes clear.
What is another word for niqab?
For the village in Iran, see Ruband, Iran. A niqāb or niqaab ( / nɪˈkɑːb /; Arabic: نِقاب niqāb, ‘ veil’), also called a ruband, is a garment that covers the face, worn by some Muslim women as a part of an interpretation of hijab (modest dress).
Why do Afghan women wear niqab?
It has been worn by Pashtun women in Afghanistan and West Pakistan since pre-Islamic times, when it was considered a symbol of respect and stature in society. The niqab is a veil that covers the face, and is usually black. Women often pair it with a headscarf and an abaya, or another style of loose robe that covers their bodies.
What is the difference between a veil and a niqab?
The type most commonly worn in the West covers the head and neck but leaves the face clear. 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.