Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Hijab For Women in the Gaza Strip is Being Encouraged by Hamas

Hijab for women is an Islamic traditional wear. The word in Arabic means curtain. A meta-physical definition of 'al-hijab' says that it is a veil which separates man from God. It is a veil that is worn over the head by a woman. It has been very popular in Islamic tradition since 1970s. However, each person has his or her own take on how the garment should be worn.

Muslim women are supposed to wear full body covering cloaks like the Abaya and the Jilbab, which supposedly will prevent them from harm. To complete this traditional wear they are also supposed to wear a hijab in front of any man who they could theoretically marry. Hence, it is not necessary for whom to wear these in front of their fathers, brothers, grandfathers, uncles, or children. It is a sign of Islamic modesty. Old women generally do not wear them as it is considered that they have crossed the age of marriage. Still they are not supposed to display their beauty.

Hamas, the ruler of the Gaza Strip, has encouraged women to wear hijabs. It is the first step towards implementing Islamic law in Gaza. Hence, we see that these are a very important part of the Islamic dress code. Each person has a different take on how far she should cover herself; some women cover their whole body including the face too.

In present times, hijabs for women are complying with the latest design trends. You can choose from the ones made from different material, like lycra, cotton and linen. They are available in vibrant colors and intricate designs. The two piece ones are very comfortable and are also very convenient to wear. The two piece ones are underlined with an additional section of fabric which prevents them from slipping from the head.

Traditional hijabs are either found in black and brown, but today you can easily find them in pink, lavender, orange, green and many more. You can also find them designed intricately with embellishments, floral prints, and shimmery metallic fabrics. They are available in various styles, like some are in shawl-style; others are available in different shapes, like rectangular or oblong. They are generally available in free sizes.

If you want a trendy hijab for yourself or to gift it to someone then you can visit East Essence to get one that suits your style. It is one place you can find all the latest designs in all kinds of eastern wear.

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