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.
=> 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.
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.
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.’
6) The Arabic word ‘Awrah‘ refers to the parts of the body which must be covered with clothing.
Days and months have gone by and Chibok has become a home of dead silence. Shall we ever again see the many happy faces of children running and chasing one another in excitements across the streets? Time will tell…