The word “hijab” or “ḥijāb” (in Arabic: حجاب ) refers to the head covering worn by Muslim women.
According to Islamic scholarship, hijab is given the wider meaning of modesty, privacy, and morality; the words for a headscarf or veil used in the Qur’an are khimār (خمار) and jilbaab (جلباب), not hijab.
Hijab is also known as chador in its Iranian version.
A burqa (also transliterated burkha, burka or burqu’ from Arabic: برقع) is an enveloping outer garment worn by women in some Islamic traditions (especially in Afghanistan) to cover the whole body when in public.
When reporters have asked about her veil, insinuating that it was not appropriate to his level of education and intellect, she replied: “prehistoric man was almost naked, and hand to hand his intellect has evolved began to cover more. What are today and what I am wearing represents the highest level of thought and civilization that man has ever achieved, and it is not for nothing retrograde. Rather the rampant nudity today is a sign of a return to barbarity “.
–Tawakkul Karman, Nobel Peace Prize 2011