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Niqab vs. Hijab — What's the Difference?

Niqab vs. Hijab — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Niqab and Hijab

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Niqab

A veil worn by Muslim women that covers most or all of the face, having a narrow opening or mesh covering for the eyes.
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Hijab

A hijab (; Arabic: حجاب‎, romanized: ḥijāb, pronounced [ħɪˈdʒaːb] in common English usage) is a religious veil worn by Muslim women in the presence of any male outside of their immediate family, which usually covers the hair, head and chest. The term can refer to any hair, head, face, or body covering worn by Muslim women that conforms to Islamic standards of modesty.
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Niqab

A veil which covers the face, worn by some Muslim women as a part of sartorial hijab.
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Hijab

Any of several cloth head coverings worn by Muslim women.
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Niqab

A face veil covering the lower part of the face (up to the eyes) worn by observant Muslim women
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Hijab

The veiling of women in some Islamic societies, customarily practiced in order to maintain standards of modesty.
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Hijab

The practice, among Muslim women, of covering the body after the age of puberty in front of non-related adult males.
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Hijab

(countable) A traditional headscarf worn by Muslim women, covering the hair and neck.
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Hijab

A headscarf worn by Muslim women; conceals the hair and neck and usually has a face veil that covers the face
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Hijab

The custom in some Islamic societies of women dressing modestly outside the home;
She observes the hijab and does not wear tight clothing
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