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Fig 4.14 – Sacred Muslim Garments

Text: Page 145

The jilbab covers the entire body. Some women add the niqab, a garment of clothing that completely covers the face. The jilbab is most popular in fundamentalist Muslim nations like Saudi Arabia. It is seen as extreme and unnecessary in most Muslim countries. Covering the female body is a powerful symbol of the strict Muslim adherence to modesty for both men and women.

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