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  • n. veil

Etymologies

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From Egyptian Arabic.

Examples

  • On its own, the higab should be a non-issue since the number of Muslim women wearing it are still a tiny minority, although by all accounts a growing one.

    International Mail Call: The Politics Of Dress

  • The demand that all students wear the higab was a decision by administrators and teachers at the high school in Sheik Fadl, 110 miles 180 kilometers south of Cairo in Minya province.

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  • The vast majority of Muslim women in Egypt put on the headscarf, known as the higab, either for religious or social reasons, but there's little expectation that Christians wear it.

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  • "But then you see a woman in a higab who talks about med school and you think, 'If she can do that, I can do this'."

    EXPLORING ONE'S RELIGION

  • Even though she didn't wear the traditional higab (head scarf), and prayed and fasted only sporadically, she was uncomfortable with the partylike atmosphere of her college dorms.

    EXPLORING ONE'S RELIGION

  • As was pointed out in your article, Tony Blair described the higab as "a mark of separation."

    International Mail Call: The Politics Of Dress

  • Muslim Women and the VeilThe heated debate in Europe about the higab ( "Beyond the Veil," Nov. 27) is a mere fig leaf hiding broader fear about Islam, immigration and European cultural identity.

    International Mail Call: The Politics Of Dress

  • With her glasses, plump rosy cheeks and white crocheted higab, Souad Salah looks more like a grandmother than a revolutionary.

    Changing The Rule Of Law

  • Banning the higab is not a way of creating a more peaceful society, but more a way of oppressing followers of a religion that conflict with certain government agendas.

    International Mail Call: The Politics Of Dress

  • But those who wear the higab in the West must be honest enough to admit they are making a political or social statement instead of pretending they are somehow following a nonnegotiable edict of Islam, because they are not.

    International Mail Call: The Politics Of Dress

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