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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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The women have their heads covered in jilbabs (headscarves) in various colors and styles; their faces are unveiled.
In the third week of August 2014, the local authorities in the region's capital Urumqi seized 259 jilbabs (loose-fit coat or garment), 1,265 headscarves and clothes printed with star and crescent symbols.
The women wore headscarves and salwar kamez--loose pajama pants, tight at the ankle, worn with a long tunic--long skirts or dark maxi dresses called jilbabs. They filed upstairs, a few with children in tow, to the prayer loft that overlooked the men below.
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The Employment Appeals Tribunal agreed with the findings of the Tribunal and noted that other staff at the nursery wore jilbabs regularly.
She added that the colorful, yet modest, jilbabs and abayas worn by them are no different from others as long as they both cover the body and are conservative.
Jilbabs, caftans, Shalwar kamiz, maxi dresses and long skirt lists amongst the common chosen out-fits by the young Muslim females.
The wide collection of apparel includes stylish Hijabs, Abayas, DishDasha's, Jilbabs, Kurtis and Skirts.
If Egypt allows the destruction of Hussein's and Um Kolthoum's statues, Salmawi asks what then remains other than the ignorance of long beards and Jilbabs worn by Islamists?
Rappelons que le jeune etudiant de la faculte d'ingenierie, Ahmad Hussein (20 ans), fut assassine par trois hommes barbus et portant des jilbabs pakistanais.
The fabulous new spring/summer range which include abayas, jilbabs and hijabs will be showcased and launched on their website in the next few days.
There's also the scene where many women in your own Somali neighborhood, including your mother, began dressing in burkas and jilbabs after encountering a preacher named Boqol Sawm.