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Hijab: The Muslim Woman's
Basics of Islam
The term hijab is generally used among Muslims in reference to the head-scarf and long garments that Muslim women wear. Some people use the term just to mean "head-scarf." While this is not technically correct as hijab is not only a head-scarf but also a complete way of dressing (and even living), it is common enough to use it this way that one should be aware of that. The face veil, on the other hand, is called niqab. Not all Muslim women cover their faces but many do. Check out our Niqab Page for more information about this practice.
Basics: The Requirements of the Muslim Woman's Dress
Not sure what hijab is or what constitutes Islamic dress for women?
Young girls deserve to be dressed modestly. So let's not cheat them from a lifetime of confidence and positive self-image by dressing them like super-models before they can even talk!!
Converts to Islam
Read what the author did when her young daughter received a Barbie Doll as a gift.
Worried that hijab is causing you to lose hair? Read this article for the truth about hair-loss.
Difference of a Generation
Read how a little girl's simple request to wear hijab became a chance for her mother to reflect upon her own journey as a Muslim woman.
While we often focus on the Muslim woman's practice of veiling, the fact is that Muslim men also have important requirements for dress and behavior in Islam. Read about them here.
More on Hijab:
Muslim men also have guidelines for proper dress. Read about the "male hijab" in this comprehensive article.
You Ready to Meet the Woman Who Can Get By Without Her Looks?
Every Muslim woman living in the west has had the experience of a non-Muslim trying to "liberate" her from hijab. Read one woman's response in this article.
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