5 types of Islamic covering used by Muslim women

We explore the common types of clothing worn by Muslim women.

Sadly, there is a miseducation concerning these kinds of clothing which is why Pulse Religion is here to make things right.

Here are the various types of Islamic covering you can expect to see on Muslim women.

This is the most common one, worn by a lot of Muslim ladies all over the world in different shapes and colours.

It covers only the head and neck.

Niqab

This could be regarded as the second most commonly worn covering. It is basically a veil and scarf that leaves the eyes open while covering the rest of the face.

Hence, the woman’s hair and chest, for the half-length ones, are also covered.

Burqa

Unlike the Niqab, this one covers the entire body from head to toe.

Another major difference between the two is that the Burqa usually has a woven mesh area around the eyes.

Abaya

Like the Burqa, the Abaya also covers the entire body as it is a full-length outfit.

However, it can be worn with a hijab or niqab as it comes in various styles.

Chador

This could be called the least common one, at least in this part of the world.

Women in places like Saudi Arabia can be seen wearing the chador, another body-length black clothing.

Unlike the rest, this particular covering has no clasps or buttons, leaving the wearer to do the job of ensuring that it is closed.

Note: Muslim women wear these different articles of clothing because of the Quran, the Holy Book of Islam, which calls for women to dress modestly.

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