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27th Mar '16 3:53:07 PM LondonKdS
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The hijab is, in theory, the generic word for "modest dress" in Islam. Indeed,in the Qur'an, the term applies to modest dress for men as well as women; the Qur'anic term for a head covering for women is ''jilbab''. However, over time, Muslims have come to use the word hijab to mean a head-covering. It can generically mean any old head covering, including all of the ones listed below; most commonly, however, the word is used to mean a relatively simple scarf that leaves the whole face uncovered. There are hundreds of ways to wrap and fasten these around the head, with the result that a woman's hijab can be very personalized indeed: loosely wrapped, tightly wrapped, showing a bit of hair, one-piece (a single cloth wrapped around the head) or two-piece (a common form in the Arab World and Turkey, with a tubular under-scarf worn rather like a hat, over which is layered a fairly thin scarf going over the back two-thirds or so of the under-scarf for a sort of two-tone effect), stuffed with starched fabric, and so on. The actual material can also vary widely, and can be quite prettily decorated indeed (for instance, rows upon rows of sequins are a perpetually popular decoration among young women). These have drawn criticism from conservative clerics on the ground that the decoration is immodest and therefore defeats the purpose of the exercise. The same criticism is, [[EnemyMine oddly]], often levied by Muslim feminists who want to ditch the hijab altogether. The same odd alliance also critiques the fairly common practice among young Muslims in the West and among the rising middle classes of the Muslim world of wearing this sort of hijab with clothes that technically fulfill the requirement of covering everything while still being quite revealing (e.g. skinny jeans and tight long-sleeved T-shirts). As you might have guessed, this is the least conservative sort of hijab in most communities, asides from some old-fashioned ones that look like ordinary if floppy women's hats and for the most part went out of style decades ago.

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The hijab is, in theory, the generic word for "modest dress" in Islam. Indeed,in the Qur'an, the term applies to modest dress for men as well as women; the Qur'anic term for a head covering for women is ''jilbab''. However, over time, Muslims have come to use the word hijab to mean a head-covering. It can generically mean any old head covering, including all of the ones listed below; most commonly, however, the word is used to mean a relatively simple scarf that leaves the whole face uncovered. There are hundreds of ways to wrap and fasten these around the head, with the result that a woman's hijab can be very personalized indeed: loosely wrapped, tightly wrapped, showing a bit of hair, one-piece (a single cloth wrapped around the head) or two-piece (a common form in the Arab World and Turkey, with a tubular under-scarf worn rather like a hat, over which is layered a fairly thin scarf going over the back two-thirds or so of the under-scarf for a sort of two-tone effect), stuffed with starched fabric, and so on. The actual material can also vary widely, and can be quite prettily decorated indeed (for instance, rows upon rows of sequins are a perpetually popular decoration among young women). These have drawn criticism from conservative clerics on the ground that the decoration is immodest and therefore defeats the purpose of the exercise. The same criticism is, [[EnemyMine oddly]], often levied by Muslim feminists who want to ditch the hijab altogether. The same odd alliance also critiques the fairly common practice among young Muslims in the West and among the rising middle classes of the Muslim world of wearing this sort of hijab with clothes that technically fulfill the requirement of covering everything while still being quite revealing of one's figure (e.g. skinny jeans and tight long-sleeved T-shirts). As you might have guessed, this is the least conservative sort of hijab in most communities, asides from some old-fashioned ones that look like ordinary if floppy women's hats and for the most part went out of style decades ago.
28th Jan '16 7:31:56 PM karstovich2
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The hijab is, in theory, the generic word for "modest dress" in Islam. Indeed,in the Qur'an, the term applies to modest dress for men as well as women; the Qur'anic term for a head covering for women is ''jilbab''. However, over time, Muslims have come to use the word hijab to mean a head-covering. It can generically mean any old head covering, including all of the ones listed below; most commonly, however, the word is used to mean a relatively simple scarf that leaves the whole face uncovered. There are hundreds of ways to wrap and fasten these around the head, with the result that a woman's hijab can be very personalized indeed: loosely wrapped, tightly wrapped, showing a bit of hair, stuffed with starched fabric, and so on. These have drawn criticism from conservative clerics on the ground that the decoration is immodest and therefore defeats the purpose of the exercise. The same criticism is, [[EnemyMine oddly]], often levied by Muslim feminists who want to ditch the hijab altogether. The same odd alliance also critiques the fairly common practice among young Muslims in the West and among the rising middle classes of the Muslim world of wearing this sort of hijab with clothes that technically fulfill the requirement of covering everything while still being quite revealing (e.g. skinny jeans and tight long-sleeved T-shirts). As you might have guessed, this is the least conservative sort of hijab in most communities, asides from some old-fashioned ones that look like ordinary if floppy women's hats and for the most part went out of style decades ago.

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The hijab is, in theory, the generic word for "modest dress" in Islam. Indeed,in the Qur'an, the term applies to modest dress for men as well as women; the Qur'anic term for a head covering for women is ''jilbab''. However, over time, Muslims have come to use the word hijab to mean a head-covering. It can generically mean any old head covering, including all of the ones listed below; most commonly, however, the word is used to mean a relatively simple scarf that leaves the whole face uncovered. There are hundreds of ways to wrap and fasten these around the head, with the result that a woman's hijab can be very personalized indeed: loosely wrapped, tightly wrapped, showing a bit of hair, one-piece (a single cloth wrapped around the head) or two-piece (a common form in the Arab World and Turkey, with a tubular under-scarf worn rather like a hat, over which is layered a fairly thin scarf going over the back two-thirds or so of the under-scarf for a sort of two-tone effect), stuffed with starched fabric, and so on.on. The actual material can also vary widely, and can be quite prettily decorated indeed (for instance, rows upon rows of sequins are a perpetually popular decoration among young women). These have drawn criticism from conservative clerics on the ground that the decoration is immodest and therefore defeats the purpose of the exercise. The same criticism is, [[EnemyMine oddly]], often levied by Muslim feminists who want to ditch the hijab altogether. The same odd alliance also critiques the fairly common practice among young Muslims in the West and among the rising middle classes of the Muslim world of wearing this sort of hijab with clothes that technically fulfill the requirement of covering everything while still being quite revealing (e.g. skinny jeans and tight long-sleeved T-shirts). As you might have guessed, this is the least conservative sort of hijab in most communities, asides from some old-fashioned ones that look like ordinary if floppy women's hats and for the most part went out of style decades ago.
5th Nov '15 10:17:33 AM nombretomado
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Before we begin, we should note that Islam requires modesty of both men and women; it's simply that the requirements for men are rather more clear-cut and a bit more revealing than requirements for women. Men are required to cover at least everything "from navel to knee"; shorts are therefore technically banned. Most Muslim societies tend to frown on men going bare-chested in public, as well. For example, some particularly fervent Muslim men opt to play sports wearing tracksuits. Furthermore, many men see it as ''sunnah'' (commendable tradition of TheProphetMuhammad) to wear some kind of head covering; this usually takes the form of a kind of skullcap called a ''taqiya'' which looks rather like a large [[UsefulNotes/{{Judaism}} yarmulke]].

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Before we begin, we should note that Islam requires modesty of both men and women; it's simply that the requirements for men are rather more clear-cut and a bit more revealing than requirements for women. Men are required to cover at least everything "from navel to knee"; shorts are therefore technically banned. Most Muslim societies tend to frown on men going bare-chested in public, as well. For example, some particularly fervent Muslim men opt to play sports wearing tracksuits. Furthermore, many men see it as ''sunnah'' (commendable tradition of TheProphetMuhammad) UsefulNotes/TheProphetMuhammad) to wear some kind of head covering; this usually takes the form of a kind of skullcap called a ''taqiya'' which looks rather like a large [[UsefulNotes/{{Judaism}} yarmulke]].
18th Aug '14 3:18:27 PM ThingsBeThings
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[[SpellMyNameWithAnS Or burqa or burkha...]]. Traditionally associated with Afghanistan, this garment is much like a chador, but rather than leaving the face clear, it covers the whole face, leaving a net or mesh of cloth around the eyes so the woman can see. This is by far the most conservative garment of the bunch, and one of the most controversial[[note]]Partly because of the tendency of anti-Muslim bigots to refer to any Islamic female costume, or even the women who wear them, as "burkas"[[/note]]; several Muslim countries have banned it in schools or even outright. It is also banned in France, as a result of banning anything that wholly conceals one's face.

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[[SpellMyNameWithAnS Or burqa or burkha...]]. Traditionally associated with Afghanistan, this garment is much like a chador, but rather than leaving the face clear, it covers the whole face, leaving a net or mesh of cloth around the eyes so the woman can see. This is by far the most conservative garment of the bunch, and one of the most controversial[[note]]Partly because of the tendency of anti-Muslim bigots people unfamiliar with Islamic dress to refer to any Islamic female costume, or even the women who wear them, costume as "burkas"[[/note]]; several Muslim countries have banned it in schools or even outright. It is also banned in France, as a result of banning anything that wholly conceals one's face.
27th Jun '14 11:42:29 PM Hadjorim
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Before we begin, we should note that Islam requires modesty of both men and women; it's simply that the requirements for men are rather more clear-cut and a bit more revealing than requirements for women. Men are required to cover at least everything "from navel to knee"; shorts are therefore technically banned. Most Muslim societies tend to frown on men going bare-chested in public, as well. As an example, some particularly fervent Muslim men opt to play sports wearing tracksuits. Furthermore, many men see it as ''sunnah'' (commendable tradition of TheProphetMuhammad) to wear some kind of head covering; this usually takes the form of a kind of skullcap called a ''taqiya'' which looks rather like a large [[UsefulNotes/{{Judaism}} yarmulke]].

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Before we begin, we should note that Islam requires modesty of both men and women; it's simply that the requirements for men are rather more clear-cut and a bit more revealing than requirements for women. Men are required to cover at least everything "from navel to knee"; shorts are therefore technically banned. Most Muslim societies tend to frown on men going bare-chested in public, as well. As an For example, some particularly fervent Muslim men opt to play sports wearing tracksuits. Furthermore, many men see it as ''sunnah'' (commendable tradition of TheProphetMuhammad) to wear some kind of head covering; this usually takes the form of a kind of skullcap called a ''taqiya'' which looks rather like a large [[UsefulNotes/{{Judaism}} yarmulke]].
27th Jun '14 10:46:54 PM Hadjorim
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That said, it is true that the rules for women are rather more restrictive. Consensus among traditionalist clerics is that Muslim women must, while in public and while praying, cover their whole body except for the hands and the face. Some clerics are of the opinion that the hands and face except the eyes must be covered; others are of the opinion that feet up to the ankle can be shown (a relief in many Muslim countries where some poor folk cannot afford shoes). More liberal/reformist muftis are of the opinion that modesty must be determined relative to the society and can change over time; thus, in some countries, liberal but observant women might not wear a head covering in most situations, but carry one around for prayer and entering mosques (it is undisputed that Muslim women must cover their hair while praying; Jewish doctrine is much the same, and Catholicism required this well into the 20th century). And of course, Islam can be quite a personal religion; theoretically, anyone can interpret Literature/TheQuran and other religious texts for him or herself.

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That said, it is true that the rules for women are rather more restrictive. Consensus among traditionalist clerics is that Muslim women must, while in public and while praying, cover their whole body except for the hands and the face. Some clerics are of the opinion that the hands and face except the eyes must be covered; others are of the opinion that feet up to the ankle can be shown (a relief in many Muslim countries where some poor folk cannot afford shoes). More liberal/reformist muftis are of the opinion that modesty must be determined relative to the society and can change over time; thus, in some countries, liberal but observant women might not wear a head covering in most situations, but carry one around for prayer and entering mosques (it is undisputed that Muslim women must cover their hair while praying; Jewish doctrine is much the same, and Catholicism required this well into the 20th century).century, and this remains a requirement in Orthodox Christianity). And of course, Islam can be quite a personal religion; theoretically, anyone can interpret Literature/TheQuran and other religious texts for him or herself.
27th Jun '14 10:43:11 PM Hadjorim
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Before we begin, we should note that Islam requires modesty of both men and women; it's simply that the requirements for men are rather more clear-cut and a bit more revealing than requirements for women. Men are required to cover at least everything "from navel to knee"; shorts are theoretically banned. Most Muslim societies tend to frown on men going bare-chested in public, as well. Furthermore, many men see it as ''sunnah'' (commendable tradition of TheProphetMuhammad) to wear some kind of head covering; this usually takes the form of a kind of skullcap called a ''taqiya'' which looks rather like a large [[UsefulNotes/{{Judaism}} yarmulke]].

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Before we begin, we should note that Islam requires modesty of both men and women; it's simply that the requirements for men are rather more clear-cut and a bit more revealing than requirements for women. Men are required to cover at least everything "from navel to knee"; shorts are theoretically therefore technically banned. Most Muslim societies tend to frown on men going bare-chested in public, as well. As an example, some particularly fervent Muslim men opt to play sports wearing tracksuits. Furthermore, many men see it as ''sunnah'' (commendable tradition of TheProphetMuhammad) to wear some kind of head covering; this usually takes the form of a kind of skullcap called a ''taqiya'' which looks rather like a large [[UsefulNotes/{{Judaism}} yarmulke]].
25th Jan '14 6:41:46 PM karstovich2
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A Western-inspired garment that fulfills the requirements for hijab, other than the head. It's just a long overcoat that conceals the legs and covers the arms. A headscarf and manteau is liberal public dress for women in Iran; they are also common among observant UsefulNotes/{{Syria}}n women.

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A Western-inspired garment (the word is French) that fulfills the requirements for hijab, other than the head. It's just a long overcoat that conceals the legs and covers the arms. A headscarf and manteau is liberal public dress for women in Iran; they are also common among observant UsefulNotes/{{Syria}}n women.
25th Jan '14 6:40:08 PM karstovich2
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And finally, we'd be remiss in not mentioning: [[HidingInAHijab these garments are really good for disguising your appearance. Even ordinary headscarves can make a woman look totally different.

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And finally, we'd be remiss in not mentioning: [[HidingInAHijab these garments are really good for disguising your appearance. appearance]]. Even ordinary headscarves can make a woman you look totally different.
unrecognizable, so naturally there's a lot of room for making that look as good as possible.
25th Jan '14 6:39:20 PM karstovich2
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And finally, we'd be remiss in not mentioning: [[HidingInAHijab these garments are really good for disguising your appearance. Even ordinary headscarves can make a woman look totally different.
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