A state of inner and outer modesty. Often refers to the modest Islamic dress code and covering the body. However, observing Ḥijāb also means maintaining proper behavior and dignity for both men and women.

Ḥijāb also refers to the veil/hair covering worn by Muslim women as a sign of their devotion to God. There are many kinds of veil or coverings – khimar, burqa, chador, etc. The word hijab often refers to the specific style of covering where a scarf is worn around the head and neck.