History of the Veil. Part One: Veil in the Ancient World

By: Alexandra Kinias Painting of Nineveh Women by: Paul Batou With the passionate cries for wearing the veil,  the controversy it is causing in the West and since it only shrouds the bodies, heads and faces of Muslim women, it left no shred of doubt that it is an Islamic dress code. And how can one dare argue that when clerics, based on their interpretations of the holy scripts, left everything else behind and are condensing their efforts to preach, direct and scare Muslim women to comply with it after reaching puberty. However, researchers who have tracked the history of … Continue reading History of the Veil. Part One: Veil in the Ancient World