What Are Muslim Veils Called?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 16, 2020 8:45:29 PM ET
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There are many different Muslim veils depending on the country and style of Islam, but the main ones are the hijab, abaya, niqab and burqa. Veils are typically worn by Muslim women as a matter of choice because there is no requirement in the Koran for women to do so.