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The hijab, or sikh turban, or Jewish skullcap are all explicit symbols, but they do not represent a threat or affront to others, and have no bearing on the competence, skills and intelligence of a person.
Randa Abdel-Fattah

Meaning of "hijab" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD HIJAB

From Arabic, literally: curtain.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF HIJAB

hijab  [hɪˈdʒæb] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HIJAB

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Hijab is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES HIJAB MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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Hijab

"Hijab" or "ḥijāb" is a veil that covers the head and chest, which is particularly worn by a Muslim female beyond the age of puberty in the presence of adult males outside of their immediate family. It can further refer to any head, face, or body covering worn by Muslim women that conforms to a certain standard of modesty. Hijab can also be used to refer to the seclusion of women from men in the public sphere, or it may embody a metaphysical dimension -- Al-hijab refers to "the veil which separates man or the world from God". Most often, it is worn by Muslim women as a symbol of modesty, privacy and morality. According to the Encyclopedia of Islam and Muslim World, modesty in the Qur'an concerns both men's and women's "gaze, gait, garments, and genitalia." The Quran admonishes Muslim women to dress modestly and cover their breasts and genitals, but does not specify that women cover their faces or bodies as with the full-body burqua or chador. Most Islamic legal systems define this type of modest dressing as covering everything except the face and hands in public.

Definition of hijab in the English dictionary

The definition of hijab in the dictionary is a covering for the head and face, worn by Muslim women.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HIJAB


jab
dʒæb
Rajab
rəˈdʒæb

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HIJAB

highway
Highway Code
highway patrol
highway robbery
highwayman
highwaymen
Highways Department
highways engineer
highwrought
HIH
hijack
hijacker
hijacking
Hijaz
hijinks
hijra
Hijrah
hike
hike out
hiker

WORDS THAT END LIKE HIJAB

Arab
Bab
cab
crab
dab
fab
flu jab
gab
grab
hejab
jilbab
kab
kebab
lab
Punjab
rehab
sab
slab
stab
tab

Synonyms and antonyms of hijab in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «hijab» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HIJAB

Find out the translation of hijab to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of hijab from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «hijab» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

盖头
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

hijab
570 millions of speakers

English

hijab
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

हिजाब
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

الحجاب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

хиджаб
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

hijab
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

হিজাব
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

hijab
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Hijab
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

hijab
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ヒジャーブ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

히잡
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Hijab
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

khăn trùm đầu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஹிஜாப்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

हिजाब
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

başörtüsü
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

hijab
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

hidżab
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

хіджаб
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

hijab
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

χιτζάμπ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sluier
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

slöja
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hijab
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of hijab

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HIJAB»

The term «hijab» is very widely used and occupies the 18.521 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HIJAB» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about hijab

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3 QUOTES WITH «HIJAB»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word hijab.
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Randa Abdel-Fattah
To the Muslim woman, the hijab provides a sense of empowerment. It is a personal decision to dress modestly according to the command of a genderless Creator; to assert pride in self, and embrace one's faith openly, with independence and courageous conviction.
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Randa Abdel-Fattah
The hijab, or sikh turban, or Jewish skullcap are all explicit symbols, but they do not represent a threat or affront to others, and have no bearing on the competence, skills and intelligence of a person.
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Randa Abdel-Fattah
When it comes to the hijab - why to wear it, whether to wear it, how to wear it - there is theology and then there is practice, and there is huge diversity in both.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HIJAB»

Discover the use of hijab in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to hijab and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Introduction to Calculus and Classical Analysis
This text is intended for an honors calculus course or for an introduction to analysis.
Omar Hijab, 2011
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Hijab & the Republic: Uncovering the French Headscarf Debate
Analyzes the controversies in Western civilization, particularly in post-September 11 France, caused by the hijab, a garment meant to cover women according to traditional Muslim religious values.
Bronwyn Winter, 2008
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Womanpower: The Arab Debate on Women at Work
Relevant political and economic developments from specific countries explain the reasons for the slow and uneven progress of social change with respect to the position of women in the modern Arab world.
Nadia Hijab, 1988
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Critical Republicanism : The Hijab Controversy and Political ...
The first comprehensive analysis of the philosophical issues raised by the hijab controversy in France, this book also conducts a dialogue between contemporary Anglo-American and French political theory and defends a progressive republican ...
Cécile Laborde, 2008
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Pedagogies of Deveiling: Muslim Girls and the Hijab Discourse
Finally, in this book, Dr. Manal Hamzeh offers a vision for how the sacred text reinterpreted by critical feminist epistemologies may represent a curriculum that is open to critique and holds potential for change towards justice.
Manal Hamzeh, 2012
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Rethinking Muslim Women and the Veil: Challenging Historical ...
One of the points of this book is to show that social context influences meanings ascribed to hijab. In this chapter, I aim to develop a positive theory of the meaning of hijab for the consumer capitalist culture of the twenty-first century. I argue that ...
Katherine Bullock, 2002
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World Religions in America: An Introduction
Because America is predominantly Judeo-Christian in its origins and population, it is sometimes easier for Christians and Jews to practice their faith, although some Muslim religious holidays have become recognized and honored Hijab and ...
Jacob Neusner, 2009
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Encyclopedia of Muslim-American History
of hijab. More conservative Muslims said that flash and glitz belong in the home, and that clothing that called attention to itself or that fit the body a little more closely than traditional clothing was not real hijab. While gains were being made by ...
Edward E. Curtis, 2010
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Anthropology Matters
The second edition of this popular text has been updated throughout and includes four new chapters on language revitalization, social media and social revolutions, human migration, and the role of NGOs in international development practice.
Shirley A. Fedorak, 2012
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Iran the People
Hijab is meant to protect a woman's modesty. The traditional Iranian hijab garment is a chador, a long black cloak that covers a woman almost completely from head to toe. A more modern form of hijab involves wearing a magnae, or scarf, ...
April Fast, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HIJAB»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term hijab is used in the context of the following news items.
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Nigerians Debate Hijab Ban After Headscarves Outlawed in Chad
An informal poll conducted by Nigerian news site Pulse found 68 percent of Nigerians would support a ban on the hijab, a religious scarf which ... «International Business Times, Jul 15»
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Dear New York Times: A Hijab is not a Burka | Elisabeth Becker …
The hijab (a scarf covering the hair) is, however, in no way a burka (a loose, full-body and face-masking outfit with the eyes covered by mesh, ... «First Things, Jul 15»
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ISIS erects billboards ordering women they must wear baggy, heavy …
Enormous billboards have been put up in an Islamic State stronghold in Libya warning women they must wear baggy hijab that covers their ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
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allAfrica.com: Uganda: Fashion - Get Your Hijab Swagg On
So, do not just follow the mainstream hijab fashion. Choose from options like the long hijab that is worn like a scarf or the funky two-piece ... «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
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Nigerian Muslims speak up against banning hijab
Nigeria's highest Muslim body, Jama'atu Nasril Islam (JNI) has declared its opposition to mounting calls to ban the hijab following a spate of ... «www.worldbulletin.net, Jul 15»
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Hijab Banned At India's Pre-Medical Tests - Asia-Pacific - News …
CAIRO – A new dress code for pre-medical tests in India that bans the Islamic headscarf or hijab to avoid cheating has been criticized as a ... «Onislam.net, Jul 15»
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Babban Riga, Hijab Ban As Means To Defeat Boko Haram …
This is how Nigerians reacted when we asked if wearing hijab and babban riga should be outlawed in the North to help stop Boko Haram and insurgency. «NAIJ.COM, Jul 15»
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Boko Haram - Hijab-Wearing Muslims Can Be Searched - Akeredolu
Former president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Rotimi Akeredolu on Sunday said the use of hijab by Muslim women in the country ... «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
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Dearborn Heights Police to allow Muslim women to wear hijab after …
Under pressure from a lawsuit, the City of Dearborn Heights has agreed to change its booking procedures to allow Muslim women who wear ... «Detroit Free Press, Jul 15»
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What I'm really thinking: the woman in the hijab
I long to be a fly on the wall, another person in the crowd, but I know you can't ignore my hijab when you see me, and you let it tell my story. «The Guardian, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Hijab [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/hijab>. Jul 2019 ».
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