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What is the difference between Hijjab and Jilbab?
Thread poster: RafaLee
RafaLee
Australia
Local time: 15:45
Spanish to English
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Jun 18, 2004

Marhaba,

I am just wondering what is the difference between the term "Hijjab" and "Jilbab"?

Shukran Kateer

Rafa


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samehme
United States
Local time: 22:45
English to Arabic
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Head Cover and Dress Jun 18, 2004

Hijab is the head cover that women use to cover their hair. While Jilbab is a dress covering the body, arms down to the toes.

Hope that clarifies it.


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Aisha Maniar  Identity Verified
Local time: 06:45
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Arabic to English
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Difference... Jun 18, 2004

"Hijab" is the concept of Islamic dress and literally means "veil". The hijab is made up of the headscarf, "khimar", and the "jilbab", a long dress down to the ankles that covers a woman's whole body. Often "hijab" is just used by people (i.e. the media and individuals) to mean the whole Islamic dress code, whether one just covers one's head (as some do) or if they wear the whole outfit and cover their inner garments with a an outer one (the jilbab) as other do.

Hope that helps,
Aisha


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S Abdullah
English to Arabic
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Jilbab in East Arabic country and West Arabic country Jun 18, 2004

Aisha Maniar wrote:

"Hijab" is the concept of Islamic dress and literally means "veil". The hijab is made up of the headscarf, "khimar", and the "jilbab", a long dress down to the ankles that covers a woman's whole body. Often "hijab" is just used by people (i.e. the media and individuals) to mean the whole Islamic dress code, whether one just covers one's head (as some do) or if they wear the whole outfit and cover their inner garments with a an outer one (the jilbab) as other do.

Hope that helps,
Aisha


Dear Aisha,

it seems you are from West Arabic countries, as Jilbab in East Arabic countries is with the head cover part


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Bettina David  Identity Verified
Local time: 07:45
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Indonesian use of the term "jilbab" Jul 4, 2004

in Indonesia, the term "jilbab" usually only refers to the veil covering the hair.

regards,
Bettina


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