by Nusaiba Yakubu

Hijab-Islamic Modest Dress

The term Hijãb—literally
means a cover, curtain or screen. It
is not a technical term used in
Islamic jurisprudence for the dress
code of women. The term used in
Islamic jurisprudence that denotes
the conduct of unrelated men and
women towards one another, and
their dress code, is “ satr or sãtir-In the last two decades
however, the Muslims in the west, as
well as the media, use the term
“Hijãb” to define the headdress and
the overall clothing of Muslim
Islam has strongly emphasized the