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A "hijab" or "ḥijāb" (/hɪˈdʒɑːb/, /hɪˈdʒæb/, /ˈhɪ.dʒæb/ or /hɛˈdʒɑːb/; Arabic: حجاب‎, ~ ) is a veil which covers the hair and neck. It is worn by Muslim women particularly in the presence of non-related adult males.

According to Islamic scholarship, hijab is given the wider meaning of modesty, privacy, and morality. The Qur'an mentions the use of covering and veiling with the words khimār (خمار) and jilbāb (جلباب), not hijab. Still another definition is metaphysical, where al-hijab refers to "the veil which separates man or the world from God."

Read more about Hijab:  Overview, Dress Code Required By Hijab, Sartorial Hijab As Practiced, Historical and Cultural Explanations, Modern Practice

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... See also Islamization of the Gaza Strip Non-governmental enforcement of hijab is found in many parts of the Muslim world ... informal coercion of women by sectors of society to wear hijab has been reported in Gaza where Mujama' al-Islami, the predecessor of Hamas, reportedly used "a mixture of ... Hamas campaigned for the wearing of the hijab alongside other measures, including insisting women stay at home, segregation from men and the promotion of polygamy ...
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... Hijab was born in Aleppo, Syria to Palestinian Arab parents, Wasfi Hijab and Abla Nashif, but grew up in neighboring Lebanon, where she earned a B.A ... During her years of study in Beirut, Hijab worked as a journalist, but she left Lebanon after the onset of the Lebanese Civil War ... In 1989, Hijab moved to the United States, where she worked for 10 years as a development specialist for the United Nations Development Programme in New York City ...
Criticism Of Islamism - Islamist Interpretation of Sharia - Ignoring Problems With The Development of Orthodox Sharia - Case of Hijab
... Hijab, or covering of a woman's head and body, is arguably "the most distinctive emblem of Islam" ... Compulsory wearing of the hijab is also a hallmark of Islamist states such as Iran and famously the Taliban Afghanistan ... has been quoted as saying "Any one who rejects the principle of hijab in Iran is an apostate and the punishment for an apostate under Islamic law is death" (August 15, 1991) ...
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... The hijab refers to both the head-covering traditionally worn by Muslim women and modest Islamic styles of dress in general ... which have banned the wearing of all overt religious symbols, including the hijab (a Muslim headscarf, literally Arabic "to cover"), in public schools and universities or government buildings ... Turkey (since 1997,) are the only Muslim-majority countries which have banned the hijab in public schools and universities or government buildings, whilst Syria banned ...