Hijab is intended to conceal certain physical charms, but today's muhajabat see no need for hijab to exaggerate their weakest features. With the many new hijab styles coming from Dubai, Istanbul, Cairo and Los Angeles, Muslim women have more hijab options than before, and are looking to create a distinctive hijab style. Selecting hijab styles that complement your face shape is key to developing a sense of hijab style.
Your Face Shape
Determining your face shape is useful for selecting glasses as well as hijab styles, and is done by eye or measuring. If your hair is long or full, pull it back. Look in the mirror. Those with rectangular faces have high foreheads, and heart-shaped faces have foreheads that are broader than their cheekbones and chin. If your cheekbones are the widest part of your face, you have an oval face. Square faces are as wide as they are long, with a characteristic square jaw. Round faces are short and wide, with rounded cheeks. Measure the length of your face, and the width of your forehead, cheekbones and jawline if you're having trouble deciding.
Trying to conceal a high forehead by just wearing your hijab lower on the forehead backfires, as it only accentuates what you're trying to hide. An under-scarf that shows beneath your hijab, worn slightly lower than your hairline, breaks up the expanse of forehead. Egyptian styles that layer scarves at an angle draw the eye into the diagonal draping of the scarves instead of straight back, which de-emphasizes the height of your forehead. Avoid the "camel hump" style, or West African styles that have high, stiff folds.
If you have a round or square face, hijab styles that draw the eye vertically complement the width of your face. Drape a dupatta or pashmina shawl loosely around your face, leaving several inches between your chin and the edge of your hijab. The "camel hump" style, with a hijab draped over hair pulled high, also draws the eye up. Avoid styles that have embellishments at the cheek, or that pull tightly on the cheeks.
If your forehead is wider than your chin, balance out the width of the forehead with volume around the neck and chest. Try hijabs with ruffles or flowers at the ends, and bring the embellished ends to the front. Mona style hijabs have draping at the front that softens the look of a pointed chin. With a square hijab, fold one corner down five to seven inches. Drape the folded corner over your head and pin it at your chin. One corner of the hijab is at your back, and two corners at your shoulders. Drape one of the corners at the side over toward the opposite ear. Pin the hijab behind your ear. The hijab fans out over your neck and chest, balancing out a pointed chin.
As Muslim people are living in almost every part of the world and hence their clothing may change from place to place as they adopt the life style as per the culture and climatic conditions of their new country. Islamic clothing can be differentiate into two main categories, Islamic urban wear and Islamic rural wear. Urban wear mainly consists of highly fashionable cloths which are costly and it includes shirt paint with suit and traditional jubbah and pajamas. And Islamic rural wear consists of cotton jubbah and pajamas for men and salwar-kurta and black Burkha over the face.
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Muslim women cover their heads and hair for traditional and religious reasons. Through Muhammad, Allah’s commands women to be modest, and cover their beauties like their hair and their chest. At home, among family and in front of their husband, Muslim women do not need to cover their heads.
It should be noted that not all Muslim women wear head scarves. Some wear both head covering and veil, called the Niqab. Others wear merely simple head scarves called Khimar. The Burqa and Chador cover the woman from head to foot, and are worn in some Muslim countries. All clothing that is said to follow the laws of Allah is called Hijab.
However, some modern Muslim women feel that such covering is not important at all. It is a common misconception that all Muslim women dress the same. While many do cover their heads with head scarves, many don’t cover, and wear more westernized style clothing. Still clothing should be simple and not be meant to attract men or express vanity, according to the Qur’an.
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Wearing head scarves is not simply a Muslim practice. Covering the head in temple in the Jewish tradition is equally important. Hassidic Jewish women may also cover their heads with a hat, scarf or wig. In the Christian tradition, until recently, it was thought to be very vain to not wear hats or head scarves when attending church. All these traditions stress modesty, and elaborate hair styling, or even showing the hair is thought to be vain, which is a sin.
Just as in the Muslim world, many Christians no longer find it necessary to cover the hair. Many Jewish sects still require the head to be covered by all men, and by women as a sign of respect and modesty. However, some Jewish sects have a more lax dress code.
While wearing head scarves in Muslim tradition may be thought of by many Westerners as oppressive, it is often simply a traditional part of local dress. Further, unless one lives in a restrictive, theocratic country, wearing head scarves is optional. Many Muslim women also find it saves time to don a scarf rather than to style the hair. They argue that women who must spend so much time before a mirror each morning to style their hair are experiencing oppression by fashion dictates.