Niqab in Islam What is a Niqab? This post is part of my other post Oppressed or in Serentiy. The Niqab (also confused with burka, hijab and abaya) in Islam is a gown that covers the whole body except the eyes, dull colours are normally worn. As oppose to the headscarf (commonly known as the Hijab) it is not considered compulsory and from those who do … Continue reading Is the Niqab compulsory?
Oppressed or in Serenity? So who are these women covered from head to toe, are they oppressed and burdened as depicted in the morning paper or are they women who embody serenity? Are they enslaved under a patriarchal system or at peace- as free as they can be. There are three main types of Islamic dress relating to women when in public: Headscarf (Known as … Continue reading Oppressed or in Serenity?