/ (nɪˈkɑːb) /
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Islam a type of veil worn by some Muslim women that is made of lightweight opaque fabric and leaves only the eyes uncovered
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Word Origin for niqab
C20: from Arabic
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How to use niqab in a sentence
This problem of anonymity is one of the prime reasons the niqab was banned in France and some other European countries.Abu Dhabi Stabbing: Why Law Enforcement Hates The Niqab & Burqa|Christopher Dickey|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One occasionally spies women wearing the niqab with designer sunglasses over their eyes, especially in the blingy Emirates.Abu Dhabi Stabbing: Why Law Enforcement Hates The Niqab & Burqa|Christopher Dickey|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When I decided to remove the niqab in 2002, I faced a bitter war with my family and society.Saudi Activist Manal Al-Sharif on Why She Removed the Veil|Manal Al Sharif, Advancing Human Rights|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her beige niqab (a conservative Islamic headdress that shows only the eyes) was stained from hours of crying.The Morning After Egypt’s Rabaa Massacre|Sophia Jones|July 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In the niqab case, the Supreme Court faced a painful problem.The Canadian Supreme Court's Punt on the Niqab|David Frum|December 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST