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1A head covering worn in public by some Muslim women.
- ‘The ban will likely include large Christian crosses, Jewish yarmulkes, Muslim hijabs, and turbans worn by Sikhs.’
- ‘Just as police officers are more professionally aware while in uniform, so I had a stronger sense of being a Muslim wearing my hijab.’
- ‘When I got into the building, I saw tens and twenties of Muslims - women in hijabs, people who said As-Salaam-Alaikum to us.’
- ‘In many cities women in Christian congregations have started wearing the hijab to identify with Muslim women.’
- ‘The conference condemned attacks on the Muslim population and defended the right of Muslim women to choose to wear the hijab or burqa.’
- ‘As shown on this Seattle-area Muslim woman, the hijab often leaves the entire face open.’
- ‘My hijab, the head covering many Muslim women like myself wear out in public, had caught her attention.’
- ‘Not all Muslim women wear the hijab, because not all practise their religion at the same level.’
- ‘Some Muslim women wear the traditional hijab in public.’
- ‘This impression is further reinforced by the pronouncements of some orthodox ulema that wants to see Muslim women wrapped in hijab.’
- ‘Muslim women wear the hijab for a number of reasons beyond the obvious religious motivations.’
- ‘A High Court today ruled in favour of Denbeigh High School which already allows pupils to wear shalwar kameez and hijab as uniform.’
- ‘Chapter Four describes interviews with seven Muslim women who wear hijab.’
- ‘Last year, after deciding to wear the hijab, or Islamic head scarf, and follow her faith more closely, she knew her routine would have to change.’
- 1.1The religious code which governs the wearing of the hijab.
- ‘Today, the figure-obscuring dress code known as hijab remains the Revolution's most visible and enduring legacy.’
- ‘One suggestion that occurs repeatedly is that Islam does not require Muslim women to observe hijab or veil.’
- ‘Certainly hijab is a distinctly Muslim notion, but what about the Western religion of plastic surgery, bodily perfection, fashion horses etc?’
- ‘Violating the hijab code was made punishable by 100 lashes of the cane and six months imprisonment.’
- ‘ It was common for women to wear the hijab, typically a loose overcoat and head scarf’
From Persian, from Arabic ḥajaba ‘to veil’.