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Turban

 

a type of women’s and men’s headgear made of a strip of cloth wound around the head. Sometimes worn over a skullcap or a fez, turbans are used by certain peoples of northern Africa, India, Southwest Asia, Middle Asia, and the Far East. A commonly used Russian word for turban is chalma.


Turban

 

a type of man’s headgear that was once widely worn by Muslims of North Africa, Southwest Asia, South Asia, Middle Asia, and, sometimes, the Caucasus.

The turban is a length of fabric that is wound around the head. It is usually worn over a cap, fez, or skullcap, although it is sometimes worn—in India and Pakistan, for example—without any other head gear. It used to have ceremonial significance; for a Muslim who died on a journey, it served as a shroud. Among different peoples, the turban varies in color, quality of material, size, and method of winding, thereby indicating not only the nationality but also the social position of the wearer; for example, green turbans were worn by descendants of a prophet or by people who had been to Mecca, and white turbans were worn by other Muslims.

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Dr Hijab called on: "all opposition institutions and groups, and at the forefront, the National Coalition, the Free Syrian Army, the national Islamic factions, and all genuine opposition groups and individuals with consistent moderate positions in support of the revolution should work with a unified voice and further augment coordination and cooperation amongst them, and take measures to further enhance political integration and solidarity throughout, with a genuine commitment to a unified, national message which reflects Syria's, culture, history and collective identity.
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In a gathering with a more conservative audience, he defended the hijab, promising not to allow the legacy of the Pahlavi regime to reappear; this was a reference to Reza ShahPahlavi, the father of the late Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, who unveiled women by force in the 1930s.
According to MSNBC, the appeals court found that Abercrombie's decision not to hire Elauf was not motivated by religious discrimination, since she did not explain to her potential employer that she wore the hijab for religious reasons.
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Under this backdrop this paper attempted to: unfold the fashion and clothing practices of young Muslim female in recent days, to understand whether Hijab is considered as fashion of clothing or granted for modesty and to explore their reason for being attracted towards the fashion and clothing that they comply with.
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Riad Hijab and (current coalition chief) Ahmad Jarba are the two candidates for the presidency," coalition member and veteran dissident Samir Nashar said.