khimar

NOUN
  1. a headscarf worn by observant Muslim women that hangs down to just above the waist
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How To Use khimar In A Sentence

  • 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. altmuslim
  • Generally-speaking, young Egyptians, more or less fully westernized, kept their distance from women wearing khimar and called them "the sisters."
  • 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. Law.com - Newswire
  • The khimar is a long, cape-like veil that hangs down to just above the waist. BBC News - Home
  • Beshier was a corrections officer, and had been forbidden to wear her khimar, or headscarf, while working. Post-American Presidency
  • 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
  • They are told to cover their chest with their khimar, a headscarf. Times, Sunday Times
  • Nevertheless, I balked at the suggestion that I should wear my khimar back in Japan.
  • My new sisters were truly beautiful in their black khimar, and a light akin to saintliness shone from their faces.
  • Hebah, who is 32, and Sarah, 28, do wear religious attire, but of the Islamic sort: a loose outer garment called a jilbab; a khimar, a head covering that drapes to the fingertips; and NYT > Home Page
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