FREEDOM TO COVER:  Photos and Facts About Hijab

In solidarity with many of my Muslims friends and in commemoration of the World Hijab Day which held this week, I decided to share from my archieve, a few pictures of children, girls and adult women whom I have had to photograph at different time some few years back. And in addition, I collated six facts in a minor research on the significance of the Hijab for the purpose of educating non-Muslims like me.

Photo by: Ebenezer Akinrinade — EAphotoMedia

=> Six (6) Facts About Hijab <=

1)
Hijab is an Arabic word meaning to cover,  to veil, to screen or partition.


2)
The term Hijab encompasses more than a scarf…it also denotes modest dressing and behaviour.

Photo by: Ebenezer Akinrinade — EAphotoMedia

3) A woman who wears hijab is called Muhaajaba.


4)
Wearing of the hijab is not obligatory in front of the father, brothers, grandfathers, uncles or young children.

Photo by: Ebenezer Akinrinade — EAphotoMedia


5)
The word ‘khimaar‘ is a type of cloth/veil used by Muslim women to cover the head while men’s turbans are sometimes called ‘khumur.’

Photo by: Ebenezer Akinrinade — EAphotoMedia

6) The Arabic word ‘Awrah‘ refers to the parts of the body which must be covered with clothing.

Photo by: Ebenezer Akinrinade — EAphotoMedia

Photo by: Ebenezer Akinrinade — EAphotoMedia


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