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Princeton's WordNet

  1. burqa, burkanoun

    a loose garment (usually with veiled holes for the eyes) worn by Muslim women especially in India and Pakistan

    "the Taliban forced all women to wear the burqa"


  1. Burqa

    A burqa or a burka (Arabic: برقع) is an enveloping outer garment worn by some Muslim women which fully covers the body and the face. Also known as a chadaree (Pashto: چادري) or chaadar (Urdu, Persian: چادر) in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran, or a paranja (Russian: паранджа́; Tatar: пәрәнҗә) in Central Asia, the Arab version of the burqa is called the boshiya and is usually black. The term burqa is sometimes conflated with the niqāb even though, in more precise usage, the niqab is a face veil that leaves the eyes uncovered, while a burqa covers the entire body from the top of the head to the ground, with a mesh screen which only allows the wearer to see in front of her. The burqa should also not be confused with the hijab, a garment which covers the hair, neck and all or part of the chest, but does not cover the face.The wearing of the burqa and other types of face veils have been attested to since pre-Islamic times. Face veiling has not been regarded as a religious requirement by most Islamic scholars, either in the past or the present. A minority of scholars in the Islamic jurisprudence (fiqh) consider it to be obligatory for Muslim women when they are in the presence of non-related (i.e., non-mahram) males in order to prevent men from thinking about women while not obliging men to wear eye-covering. Women may wear the burqa for a number of reasons, including compulsion, as was the case during the Taliban's first rule of Afghanistan. The following Muslim-majority nations and non-Muslim nations have fully or partially banned burqas: Austria, France, Belgium, Denmark, Bulgaria, the Netherlands (in public schools, hospitals and on public transport), Germany (partial bans in some states), Italy (in some localities), Spain (in some localities of Catalonia), Russia (in the Stavropol Krai), Luxembourg, Switzerland, Norway (in nurseries, public schools and universities), Canada (in the public workplace in Quebec), Gabon, Chad, Senegal, the Republic of the Congo, Cameroon (in some localities), Niger (in some localities), Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan (in public schools), Turkey (in the judiciary, military and police), Kosovo (in public schools), Bosnia and Herzegovina (in courts and other legal institutions), Morocco (ban on manufacturing, marketing and sale), Tunisia (in public institutions), Egypt (in universities), Algeria (in the public workplace), and China (in Xinjiang).


  1. burqa

    A burqa is a loose outer garment that covers the entire body, worn by some Muslim women as part of their religious observance. It typically includes a veil that screens the face, including the eyes which are covered with a mesh screen. The purpose of this garment is to conceal the wearer from being seen by individuals outside of their immediate family, particularly males, as part of a tradition of modest dress.


  1. Burqa

    A burqa, is an enveloping outer garment worn by women in some Islamic traditions to cover their bodies when in public. The face-veil portion is usually a rectangular piece of semi-transparent cloth whose top side is sewn to corresponding portion of the head-scarf, so that the veil hangs down loose from the scarf, and it can be turned up if the woman wishes to reveal her face. In other cases, the niqāb part can be a side-attached cloth that covers the face below the eyes' region. Burqa is an Arabized Persian word of purda meaning curtain and veil, which have the same meaning in Persian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of burqa in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of burqa in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of burqa in a Sentence

  1. Bibi Gul:

    My husband and son tell me I should take my burqa off, but I'm used to it. I've been wearing this for 35 years.

  2. Medina Ali:

    We don't need anyone to defend our rights, this is just a foreign project to create a bad image for the burqa and Afghanistan. They're trying to make those of us who cover our faces feel bad.

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