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  • n. A long veil worn by Muslim women as part of hijab.

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  • n. a headscarf worn by observant Muslim women that hangs down to just above the waist


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  • The 31st verse of the 24th chapter of the Qur'an mentions the word khimar, which unequivocally means a veil covering the head, according to the agreed upon definition by the majority of classical commentators.


  • The three women -- a nurse, an intake specialist and a correctional officer -- sought an exception to a 2005 policy, arguing they had worn a head covering known as a khimar before the new dress code was instituted.

    Appeals Court Sides With Prison In Headscarf Case

  • The khimar is a long, cape-like veil that hangs down to just above the waist.

    BBC News - Home

  • In a memo to her commanding officer, Webb said her religion required that she cover her hair and requested permission to wear a headpiece called a khimar -- a traditional garment worn by Muslim women that covers the hair, forehead, sides of the head, neck, shoulders and chest, and sometimes extends down to the waist. - Newswire

  • Below, a group of girls wearing the khimar, a more conservative form of veiled covering, along Alexandria's waterfront.

    A Tale of Two Alexandrias

  • When she refused to comply, the Essex County Department of Corrections DOC first suspended and then fired her—the khimar was not part of the uniform, and corrections officers were expected to conform to uniform policy.

    Post-American Presidency

  • Beshier was a corrections officer, and had been forbidden to wear her khimar, or headscarf, while working.

    Post-American Presidency

  • At left, a group of girls wearing the khimar, a more conservative form of the hijab, enjoyed the sunshine and Mediterranean Sea along the waterfront in Alexandria.

    Egypt's 'Brothers' Hit Bump

  • The Philadelphia police department argues that the khimar violates its uniform requirements and could interfere with job performance.

    Appeal Filed By Muslim Police Officer Seeking To Wear Khimar

  • City of Philadelphia, a case in which a Pennsylvania federal district court rejected a Title VII religious discrimination claim brought by a Muslim police officer who wanted to cover her head for religious reasons with a khimar.

    Appeal Filed By Muslim Police Officer Seeking To Wear Khimar


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