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Jilbab


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Generic term for women's outer garment (shawl, cloak, wrap) in Arabian sedentary communities before and after the rise of Islam. The Quran (33:59) instructs Muslim women to cloak themselves as a mark of status and as a defensive measure against sexual harrassment in public places.

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