Background Veil Lecture

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Lecture on the history/cultural traditions of the veil.

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Background Veil Lecture

  1. 1. Key Concepts,Politics of the „Veil‟ Background, and Ideas
  2. 2. DEFINING TERMS Arab Muslim Middle East Veil
  3. 3. ORIENTALISM: THE HAREM
  4. 4. Islamic Dress Code for Women Defined
  5. 5. Islamic Dress Code for Women Defined Hijab
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. Islamic Dress Code for Women Defined Khimar
  8. 8. Islamic Dress Code for Women Defined Khimar A head covering or veil worn in public by some Muslim women, spec. one of a type covering the head, neck, and shoulders.
  9. 9. Islamic Dress Code for Women Defined Chador
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. Islamic Dress Code for Women Defined Abaya
  12. 12. Islamic Dress Code for Women Defined Abaya Dress that covers the whole body.
  13. 13. Islamic Dress Code for Women Defined Niqab
  14. 14. Islamic Dress Code for Women Defined Niqab A veil worn by some Muslim women, covering all of the face and having two holes for the eyes.
  15. 15. Islamic Dress Code for Women DefinedBurqa
  16. 16. Islamic Dress Code for Women Defined Burqa A long enveloping garment worn in public places by Muslim women to screen them from the view of men and strangers.
  17. 17. Islamic Dress Code for Women Defined
  18. 18. Islamic Dress Code for Women Defined
  19. 19. Islamic Dress Code for Women Defined
  20. 20. HISTORY OF THE VEIL
  21. 21. HISTORY OF THE VEIL
  22. 22. HISTORY OF THE VEIL
  23. 23. 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.”
  24. 24. 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.”
  25. 25. WESTERN FEMINISM 1 ST WAVE
  26. 26. WESTERN FEMINISM 2ND WAVE
  27. 27. WESTERN FEMINISM 3RD WAVE
  28. 28. MIDDLE EASTERN FEMINISM: INTERNAL RESISTANCE
  29. 29. MIDDLE EASTERN FEMINISM:ANTI WESTERN RESISTANCE
  30. 30. MIDDLE EASTERN FEMINISM: BOTH
  31. 31. MIDDLE EASTERN FEMINISM: BOTH
  32. 32. MIDDLE EASTERN FEMINISM: BOTH
  33. 33. 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”

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