Thursday, September 24, 2009

Different styles of Hijab

The Shayla, Al-Amira, Khimar and Square...

What is the Hijab and Muslim Dress All About

What is it?
The shayla, al-amira, and khimar are the three most popular types of headscarves.

How, why, and where is it worn?

The shayla is a rectangular piece of cloth (favored by women in the Gulf region and making a surge in North America) wrapped around the head and pinned in place on the shoulder. The al-amira is a two-piece veil consisting of a cap or extra-large headband and a tube-like scarf worn over that. Women around the world wear this style. The khimer is a long cape-like veil with an opening for the face that falls over the bosom often to the hands. Many Muslim women don the khimer for prayers or for the Hajj pilgrimage.


Probably the most popular style and my favorite, is Shayla style.






































































































Usually small under scarf and pins are used to keep Hijab in place .
























The next popular style is Amirah Hijab ,which mostly worn by younger sisters ,as a starter Hijab ..
Its very easy to wear .Its two piece Hijab ,that doesn't require pins and stays perfectly on its place..
it may look little bit tight sometimes and not have enough coverage for some ...














































































The next style is Khimar ,which is the almost the same style as Amirah Hijab ,but its much longer and looks like this:



















































Some khimars are worn with face veil(niqab)








































































face veil (niqab)





















There is another popular style of Hijab :is square Hijab .It is also easy to wear .













































Some of them come in very rich ,feminine colors and designs .For example :square turkish Hijabs.






































12 comments:

julaybeeba said...

salam, i just LOVE LOVE LOVE the turkish satin scarves, where can i buy some?????

Aisha said...

salam aleikum sister
Here is a good website ,that sells turkish Hijabs http://www.thecanadianmuslim.ca/turkish_wedding_hijab.html

They are more expencive then regular Hijabs ,but check it and see if you like it ..
I never ordered from them before ,but they seam trustuble ..
Check ebay also ,you may find some good deals ..
Hope it helped :)

waaleikum salam

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http://www.n-ti.com
Thanks
Dikra

Tharik Ahamed said...

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Adiba Khan said...

Great post. Loved all the styles of mentioned here. But not all styles are available easily on every online store that offers hijabs. Though i love all my hijabs bought from EastEssence. Their collection is amazing.

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annisa washington said...

Hey i was wondering is there someway i can get someone to help me put on my kimar the way this women did if i show the pic?

Anonymous said...

Pathetic nature of islam is evident form how they cover and imprison their women