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From hijabs to burkas: A guide to Muslim headdress

Several different styles of headscarves

Last Updated: Dec. 19, 2012

Seen by some as a mark of religious freedom and others as an insult to women’s equality, the wearing of Muslim headdress in public has stirred controversy in Canada as well as other Western nations.

There are different styles of headscarves, including niqabs, hijabs, burkas, khemars and chadors. Select one from the menu at the bottom to learn more.