Islamic Dress Code for Women Defined Hijab The practice observed by some Muslim women of wearing concealing clothing (esp. headgear), or (in early use) living in seclusion; the religious code which governs this.
Islamic Dress Code for Women DefinedChadorOriginally: a cloth spread over a Muslim tomb.Later: a large piece of material worn as a longshawl or cloak by Muslim women, andsometimes by Hindu or other women, esp. inSouth Asia and Iran; hence chador shawl. Also:any of various similar garments worn by menin South Asia.
SURA 24:31“That they [feminine gender] should not display theirbeauty and ornaments except what [must ordinarily]appear thereof; that they should draw their khimar[headveil] over their bosoms and not display theirbeauty except to their husbands, their fathers, theirhusbands‟ fathers, their sons, or their women, or theslaves whom their right hands possess, or maleservants free of physical needs, or underagechildren.”
SURA 4:23“Prohibited to you [male gender] are yourmothers, daughters, sisters; father‟ssisters, mother‟s sisters; brother‟sdaughters, sister‟s daughters; “suckling”mothers, suckling sisters; your wives‟mothers; your step-daughters under yourguardianship, born of your wives, wives ofyour biological sons.”
REFERENCESMost of the definitions were taken directly from theOxford English Dictionary Online.The drawn pictures were borrowed from the BBC.Fadwa El Guindi, Veil: Modesty, Privacy, andResistanceNawar Al-Hassan Golley, “Reading Arab Women‟sAutobiographies: Shahrazad Tells Her Story”