Scarf styles which cover what needs to be covered! (tutorial)

Bismillah ar-Rahman ar-Raheem

I actually found these pictures and directions from another website. Personally, anytime I wear a square, I wear it like this as I consider the chin part of the awrah (Ive posted about that before, some Islamic madhabs do consider the chin a part of the awrah, although the rulings do vary between scholars).

I like these styles because they are simple, easy to do yet pretty. mash’Allah (Oh and they provide chest coverage!!!!)

1. Basic Square Hijab

  1. Wear the under scarf I prefer 100% cotton.
  2. Take you square hijab and fold the 2 edges over to form a triangle, if you look at the picture I took I did not fully connect the two because I prefer a slightly larger hijab to cover me well.
  3. Place the hijab over your head adjust it then place the Hijab safety pin under your chin to secure it.
  4. you can see the hijab pin is secured and the 2 flaps of the hijab are facing down.
  5. take any of the 2 long flaps and swing it under your chin and over the side of your head.
  6. pull it over the back of the head as far as it can reach,
  7. secure with a flat pin.
  8. This is a side view of what it will look like.
  9. With the other safety pin you may secure the other hanging pieces to your shoulder so the fabric covers the bosom.

2. Square hijab style #2 (Lebanese-style hijab)
Wear the under scarf I prefer 100% cotton.

  1. Take you square hijab and fold the 2 edges over to form a triangle, if you look at the picture I to
  2. ok I did not fully connect the two because I prefer a slightly larger hijab to cover me well.
  3. Place the hijab over your head adjust it then place the Hijab safety pin under your chin to secure it.
  4. you can see the hijab pin is secured and the 2 flaps of the hijab are facing down.
  5. Grab a some fabric from each side of the hijab (like a fold) and bring it to the front of your face.
  6. Take the right side and over lap the left side piece uner your chin.Pull it tightly to the left.
  7. Secure with a flat pin.
  8. Side view
  9. front view( the 2 flaps will be hanging in the front)

3. Shayala/ shayala with a smaller one over it to resemble a chadoor
  1. wear the under scarf.
  2. Take the shayala hijab(Its best to get a large one so it covers better) make one side longer than the other and pin it under the chin with the hijab safety pin.
  3.  Take the longer side and bring it under your chin and over the back of your head.
  4. This shows it going over the back of the head.
  5. This shows it coming back around to the side. If you like you may pin it here but to be sure the bosom is covered continue to the next steps unless your using a very large shayala.
  6. Bring the extra flap of fabric back around the under the chin one more time as far as it can go.
  7. Secure with a flat pin. Adjust the front to cover well.
  8. I added a extra style I saw some women who couldn’t find chadoors in their country they took another shyala in a solid color and placed it over the already wrapped hijab then you take the 2 flaps and place them forward so it covers you more.

5. Quick Pashmina
**I’ve never worn a shaylah like this…but will need to try now! (I usually just do the Saudi shaylah style)
  1. Wear the under scarf.
  2. lay your pashmina flat
  3. Here is a great Tip take one of the corners and fold it over to look like square hijab,
  4. place the folded “triangle” over your head like a square hijab, leave the long piece hanging.
  5. Pin under the chin.
  6. Now you pull the long piece over your head VERY LOOSE not like a typical shayala. its lose that you can see under it and have 2 flaps on both sides.
  7. Take those 2 flaps bring them together in front of your face under your chin.
  8. Pin them like a regular hijab.
  9. To cover the hijab pin bring the extra flap under your chin and pin on the side of your head.
  10. The flat pin shown.
  11. Adjust the long fabric that remains to cover your bosom.
  12. Enjoy the finished look!

What do you think?

3 thoughts on “Scarf styles which cover what needs to be covered! (tutorial)

  1. Most Indo-Pak sisters here wear the pashmina in the style in the last bit but I dunno I always found it not to wrap quite smoothly and to have an excess of fabric around the chin area and look a bit ‘bunchy’. I did used to use a similar style with thin cotton sarongs or dupattas though.

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