The word "hijab" comes from the Arabic word "hajaba means" to hide from view or "Cover", "curtain" or "Partition", it means khimar veil over the head or hide of Muslim women. The general term hijab refers in today's world is based on the covering of the face of women. The hijab is a sign of a devout Muslim and is worn because of their religion.
This hijab is so attached to the head, that only the face is visible. The hijab covered most of then also the shoulders of women. The hijab can also look like that the women cover up completely. Some Muslim women in Western countries and in the Oriental countries, also cover their entire body. They do it with clothes, which range up to their ankles. These garments are not only long, they are also loose-fitting, so that even the slightest approach of female curves will be hidden. Does a woman, then such a garment, and to a headscarf, are usually visible only her face and palms. Hijab is not only clothes but also protects a woman against harassment. The hijab prevents women in any way to fulfill their capabilities or to achieve a high position in society.
In the Islamic countries is the khimar a traditional garment for every woman that wants to cover the head with the exception of the face. If, in Oriental countries, where most people belong to Islam, by a khimar the speech, then it is about the veiling of women. Original name for khimar is very wide and big scarf. Today's khimar is known in various length versions, shoulder and arms covering, over the hips or reaching up to their ankles in length. It is often closed in front and can be free only an opening for the face. Where the khimar down on his hands, is so often a break-through for the hands so far.
Khimar is usually opaque and is worn by Muslim women when they leave their own home - to protect themselves from prying eyes in public. Nowadays this khimar is also used for two-combination. A prayer suit is made of rock and a khimar. The khimar is usually made in the classic round shape. Preferably, elastic fabric veil, like a scarf be worn. The casual stuck with needles and pins falls away. However headscarf is not just a headscarf.