Isn’t “Khemar”-veil- just a shawl to put over women’s shoulders and not related to covering hair? Is this word really equivalent to what we commonly call today “Hijab”?
Did the Quran really ask women to cover their heads? Or this was misinterpreted? Isn’t “Khemar”-veil- just a shawl to put over women’s shoulders and not related to covering hair? What does the Ayah number 24 in Surat “Al Noor” really mean?
In this video, Nouman Ali Khan takes us on a trip to discover the real meaning behind the word “Khemar” and its relation to Hijab! Digging deeper into the rich Arabic language, he found about 10 words in Arabic that describe covering the head and each different word even indicates what the length of that cover should be, but was the old Arabic word “khemar” one of these words? Is this word really equivalent to what we commonly call today “Hijab”? Is the word Hijab even mentioned in Quran or was used before by Arabs to describe the head cover?
The word khemar is a pre-Islamic word that was not only used by women but also when men wore long turbans that reached the middle of the belly, the word khemar was used to describe it. The word itself is derived from the other Arabic word “Khamr” which is alcoholic drinks, and it was called so because it blocks your thinking and covers your head from sanity. So, do you think that the word“Khemar” in Arabic language had any relation to head covering? Watch the video
Keywords: Hijab, Khemar, Veil, Head Cover, women in islam, hair cover