Islamic Headcoverings

Why do Muslim women always cover their heads, and so much more?  What is hijab? 

Hijab's encyclopedia entry; Information, Quranic text, Illustrations

How to Hijab: Resource About Islamic Dress
Links, Information, for men and women - from, the "internet guide for the modern muslima" 

"Regarding Head & Face-Covering for Women," from Understanding Islam
Information, Q&A, Links

by Ahmed Okla, from - Information, Quranic Scripture

"Why Should I Wear Hijab?"
Al-Muhajabah's Islamic Pages "An article addressed to those of my sisters who don't wear hijab, and aren't sure they want to."

Muslim and Middle Eastern Clothing, Jewelry, Make-up
Horace Mann's Webpage - History, Quranic quotes, Photos of classic art work, Links

Courtesy: World Islamic Network - Quranic Scripture, Information, Personal Testimony and Illustrations

"Head covering and the freedom of religion" article in IslamiCity
from "Women in Islam Versus Women in the Judaeo-Christian Tradition - The Myth and The Reality" by Dr. Sherif Abdel Azim of Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

"On Veiling..."
Al-Muhajabah's Articles for Non-MuslimsInformation, Personal Testimony, Links

"The Veil in Christianity"
Al-Muhajabah's Islamic Pages, Comparison Information between Christian and Islamic reasons to wear head coverings, Links

See also these blogs, regarding hijab and style

Surah an-Nur ayah 31 says:

And say to the faithful women to lower their gazes, and to guard their private parts, and not to display their beauty except what is apparent of it, and to extend their headcoverings (khimars) to cover their bosoms (jaybs), and not to display their beauty except to their husbands, or their fathers, or their husband's fathers, or their sons, or their husband's sons, or their brothers, or their brothers' sons, or their sisters' sons, or their womenfolk, or what their right hands rule (slaves), or the followers from the men who do not feel sexual desire, or the small children to whom the nakedness of women is not apparent, and not to strike their feet (on the ground) so as to make known what they hide of their adornments. And turn in repentance to Allah together, O you the faithful, in order that you are successful

Surah al-Ahzab ayah 59 says:

O Prophet! Say to your wives and your daughters and the women of the faithful to draw their outergarments (jilbabs) close around themselves; that is better that they will be recognized and not annoyed. And God is ever Forgiving, Gentle.

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Please also see "Headcoverings Illustrated" for more ideas and photos