Islamic Clothing Definitions
We Apologise for getting anything wrong as we have no sisters on our Admin Staff.
Abaya: Long sleeve slipover, one piece, dress cut design
Amira Hijab: Slipover hijab with two
pieces one piece serves as a hair cap, the other piece is the actual hijab
that you slip over. The one piece amira hijab design has the hair cap
conveniently attached to the hijab. "Amira" means princess in Arabic, this
has been the "coined" word for this style of hijab. Designs may vary in
size, check description online.
Hijab: 45" perfect square fabric, made
of polyester in various textures
Jalabiyya: are long sleeve, "long dress" type for a man
Khimar: Refers to extra long, circular hijab piece, similar to an amira hijab cut.. Khimars always come with a triangular piece underscarf
Kufi: Men's Islamic hat
Moroccan: Refers to any style jilbab, abaya or men's attire with a decorative "hood" on the back of the neck. Usually a decorative piece and not actually worn over the head
Niqab: Full face burqah refers to face veil with layers that cover the entire face, and eyes completely
Shayla Hijab: Rectangular fabric that is wrapped around in various way
Article taken (with Thanks) from Almuhajabat.com
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