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What is the difference between Hijab and Khimar?

Asked by R. Jones, Last updated: Aug 07, 2019

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C. Block

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C. BlockEnglish Professor, M.A, Ph.D, Buffalo
English Professor, M.A, Ph.D, Buffalo

Answered on Aug 29, 2019

The hijab is known to be a headscarf that is usually placed on the head. It will cover the neck, the rest of the head, and hair. It will be just above the shoulders. The Khimar is known to be longer. It will also cover the head, but the cloth will reach up to the elbows or the hands.

The hijab is known to be a headscarf that is usually placed on the head. It will cover the neck,
Wearing the hijab and the Khimar symbolizes the choice of women nowadays to become more modest and to cover themselves up. Now, not all Muslim women are required to cover up their head and the other parts of their body. A lot of Muslim women feel liberated that they are given a choice, and most of them still choose to wear the hijab or Khimar.

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J. Emmerich

J. EmmerichWeb Content Writer, New York City
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Answered on Aug 07, 2019

Muslims women are very known for various kinds of dress codes that promote decency. Examples of those dresses are hijab and khimar. These are two types of coverings worn by Muslim women who have reached the age of puberty. These two dresses are meant to protect them from revealing their body. Hijab is a like a headscarf which is used for the covering of the head to a part of their body. It doesn't cover the face and also the two hands.

Muslims women are very known for various kinds of dress codes that promote decency. Examples of

Khimar, on the other hand, is also covering or veil which is worn by Muslim women to cover their body. Khimar unlike hijab, is very long at least it can extend to the region of the waist. It covers the head, neck, shoulders, and the chest. The only exemption is that; it doesn't cover the face. However, khimar can be made in different styles. It should be noted that both are worn by women to maintain privacy and modesty.

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L. Thornton

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L. ThorntonStudent, MBA, Los Angles
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Answered on Jun 13, 2019

Both hijab and khimar are coverings which are being used by Muslim women to cover their bodies. The idea of using veils by Muslim women to cover their heads, shoulders and other parts of their bodies is something that can be dated back to many centuries ago. However, there is a bit difference between hijab and khimar. The seemingly differences between the two can be discussed in relation to how they are being used.

Both hijab and khimar are coverings which are being used by Muslim women to cover their bodies. The
Hijab is a type of covering which is worn by women to cover their heads, it can also extend to the neck and even the shoulder. While khimar is used to cover just only the head without reaching the neck. Another difference is that, hijab has a religious connotation and it is believed to be part of how Muslim women should dress, while khimar does not really have a religious connotation. It should also be noted that, both khimar and hijab do not cover the face.

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