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Commonly, the term hijab is used to denote the scarf or other type of head-covering worn by Muslim women throughout the world. However, the broader definition of the term refers to a state of modesty and covering that encompasses a woman's entire body, excluding hands and face.
A partition which separates two things; a curtain; in modern times used to describe a form of women's dress.
"Veiling", in sufism, meaning the impression produced on the heart by phenomena which prevent it from seeing the truth. this is inevitable in this world. (see qur'an 42:51).
The veil of gnosis, mentioned by an-niffari which in itself is a barrier between man and Allah. "knowledge is the greatest veil."
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