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A loose, long-sleeved, full-length overgarment worn by Muslim women.

[Arabic jilbāb; see glb in Semitic roots.]
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(Islam) a long robe covering the head worn by some Muslim women
[from Arabic]
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Isiaka, an observant Muslim who wears a grey jilbab, a long head covering and robe, the traditional dress of some Nigerian Muslim women, is a respected Muslim leader in Abuja.
A renowned scholar of Islam, Sheikh Nasiruddin Al-Albani undertook a very comprehensive study of this in his treatise Jilbab al-Mar'ah Al-Muslimah (1996).
They constantly seek the latest trends and styles for their clients "but with a jilbab fingerprint on it."
Turki jilbab, Syrian jalabiya, Butterfly abaya, etc have also been showcased in the festival at discounted prices, the statement noted.
class="MsoNormalAmong those these are prohibiting of Muslims from wearing the hijab (headscarf) or hijab and trousers or full-length Islamic dress (jilbab) in schools, colleges or the workplace forcing Muslims and SDA students to attend Sunday church services, banning Sikh students from carrying a kirpan (a small sword) or wearing a turban, which Akorinos also wear.
Examples such as a part-time preacher who wears a jilbab when giving religious talks, but takes off her headscarf when gambling at a casino in Malaysia, or an activist who encourages inter-ethnic and inter-religious harmony but condemns Ahmadis as "deviant", show that Chinese Muslim identities are complex and deeply entangled in discourses about ethnicity, gender, nationhood and Islam at the global level.
We consider that the young people, whose interviews we are about to analyse, are impregnated by a "Salafised" vision of Islam: they were forthright about their strict religious practices, especially concerning issues such as the wearing of the veil or the jilbab, strict observance of halal food rules, and the development of a personal culture around "true" Islam.
The concerned woman who can be seen in the clip dressed in a jilbab - a long loose fitting garment worn by Muslim women - desperately tries to stop the men fighting.
Women respondents who wear a religious Islamic garment -- such as a hijab, niqab or jilbab -- were more likely to be very worried.
The book provides three chapter-length studies of hijab in Tehran, Iran; jilbab in Yogyakarta, Indonesia; and tesettEr in Istanbul, Turkey, with a final chapter on commonalities of pious fashion across cultures.