Hijab - Chador - Burqa - Veil - Khimar - Litham - Jilbab - Niqab
Every day, either in person, on the television or in the newspapers we see Muslim women wearing the veil in its various forms.
This website is
designed to show that as a rule the headscarf or hijab or veil is not obligatory
in Islam. Comprehensive use
is made of Quranic text.
Thorough academic analysis, including contributions from the renowned Sheikh Dr. Zaki Badawi (former chief imam at the Central London Mosque, Regents Park and later principal of the Muslim College, London) and Muhammad Asad, author of The Message of the Quran, (and a personal friend of King Abd al-Aziz Ibn Saud and King Faysal of Saudi Arabia) is provided, along with full press commentary.
There is also an extensive Egypt section in Part 3.