Umm Abdullah

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What is a Khaleeji Abaya?

Khaleeji Persian Gulf map

A “Khaleeji” abaya is an abaya from the Khaleej region. Al-Khaleej (Arabic: الخليج) is an Arabic word which means “gulf”, i.e. the Persian Gulf or Middle East. So a Khaleeji Abaya could be an abaya from any of the seven…

My Hijab and Abaya Story – Q&A

Black abaya

Thank you to everyone who read my previous blog post “My hijab and abaya Story” and sent me messages regarding their own personal abaya or hijab experience. It surprised me how similar my story is to the vast majority of…