ISLAMIC CLOTHING FOR WOMAN
MUSLIM DRESSING FOR WOMEN

ISLAMIC CLOTHING FOR WOMAN

MUSLIM DRESSING FOR WOMEN ISLAMIC CLOTHING FOR WOMAN MODEST CLOTHING FOR FEMALE

Islamic clothing for woman is by definition halal female clothing that is imposed by the Muslim religion for Muslim women who follow the principles of Islamic Sharia and who like to dress accordingly.

Muslim female clothing consists of different Halal clothes, her Muslimah wardrobe will depend on the country where they live, personal beliefs and interpretations of Muslim dress laws that can be various.

Islamic clothes for women are many and diverse, it is a question of enumerating the different halal clothing for women which are:

  • The Haik is a veil of white color in the Maghreb countries (maily Algeria) and which is composed of a rectangular white fabric which covers the body and which is accompanied by a veil on the face, the Haik reminds us that Islam can be applied in an aesthetic and not radical way, a pity that this type of traditional clothing disappears to be replaced by imported clothes which covers the faces and the hands of women which is forbidden by Islamic law when proceeding with Hajj and Umrah.

  • The Hijab: the word Hijab is sometimes used to generally describe the modest dress of a Muslim woman, it is a square or rectangular piece of fabric that is folded, placed over the head and secured under the chin like a scarf, also depending on the style and location, this can also be referred to as Shaylah or Tarhah.

  • The Khimar: a general term for the head or veil of the face of a woman and is used to describe a particular style of scarf that extends over the entire upper half of a woman's body, down to the waist.

  • An Abaya: clothing very common in the Arab Gulf countries, and which constitutes a coat for women that is worn over other clothes and it can be worn from the top of the head to the ground or on the shoulders.

  • The Chador is defined by a wraparound cape and worn by women from the top of the head to the ground but primarily worn in Iran without a face veil.

  • The Jilbab is described as an overgarment or coat worn by Muslim women in public and sometimes refers to a specific style of cape.

  • The Niqab is a facial veil worn by some Muslim women that may or may not leave the eyes uncovered.

  • The Burqa is a type of Afghan-only veil that conceals a woman's entire body, including the eyes, which are covered with a mesh screen.