Hijab

“Hijab” or “ḥijāb” (/hɪˈdʒɑːb/, /hɪˈdʒæb/, /ˈhɪ.dʒæb/ or /hɛˈdʒɑːb/; Arabic: حجاب‎, pronounced [ħiˈdʒæːb] ~ [ħiˈɡæːb]) is a veil which covers the head which is particularly worn by Muslim women beyond the age of puberty in the presence of non-related adult males. It can further refer to the traditional head, face, or body covering worn by Muslim women or men. It does not only refer to the physical body covering, but also embodies a metaphysical dimension, where al-hijab refers to “the veil which separates man or the world from God”.[5] Hijab can also be used to refer to the seclusion of women from men in the public sphere. Most often, it is worn by Muslim women as a symbol of modesty, privacy, and morality. — Wikipedia

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  • Pissedoffyouth

    Mount Roskill primary school prizegiving?

  • metalnwood

    So shes hot underneath and not such a pretty face. How many woman will come with a bag on her head in such circumstances. Good on her.

  • LabTested

    I was on a flight last year sitting next to a woman (UN or something) on her way to Saudi Arabia. She said that on the top level of shopping malls in Saudi there are women only zones. Once there the Burka comes off and underneath they are wearing makeup and stunning revealing clothes.

    8 years ago in Auckland I was doing parent help for my daughter’s 11yr old class outing. Some poor kid from an immigrant Muslim family already had to be covered from head to toe apart from her face. She wasn’t even allowed to go kayaking (in a pool) fully clothed.

  • JC

    Love the implication in the photo that you should cover the face but go bare arsed.

    JC

  • Mike K

    A rag by any other name…..

  • Mitch82

    Hahaha gold.. where did the photo come from?

  • Mr_V4

    Nothing wrong with the hijab quite a nice fashion/cultural statement if so desired. But the Burqa (aka letterbox lady conversion kit) is another story.

  • Mark

    Doesn’t say anything in the Koran about not wearing bum floss.

  • Troy

    I live in the Middle East, i’m not a muslim but i’ve lived here for 5 years and the amount of misconception about the hijab is just astounding. A huge, and I mean huge, proportion of women chose THEMSELVES to wear the hijab. Amongst many of the reasons are that they choose to keep their beauty for their husbands and their husbands alone whilst in public. People can choose to be ethnocentric on this matter but at the end of the day where they choose themselves to wear a hijab then that, despite any opposition from those outside of the Middle East, has to be respected. Where the difficulty arises of course is when they choose to live in another culture where it isn’t the norm – that’s another issue which has arisen more recently in places like France.

  • thehawkreturns

    In regard to Troy’s comment that some women in the Middle East (I presume he means all those Islamofascist states) SOME women CHOOSE to wear the Hijab. I guess the others just choose to not be raped and murdered by male followers of the Religion of Peace and so… erm…wear the Hijab. Same in most of Europe now. The Guardian reports the rape levels in the UK are approaching 100,000 per year. Around 1000 are solved per year. Best to keep covered, keep quiet and don’t get too educated ladies.

    • Mike

      Dosen’t work though. I read recently about a survey of adult Egyptian females where over 90% of them said they had been sexually assaulted.

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