Definitions for "Jilbab"
Keywords:  outergarment, ahzab, abaya, ayah, surah
This is a very old garment referred to in the Koran in which women are ordered to "pull their hilbab around them" and thus, this refers to any covering full-length coat or cloak worn over their clothes to conceal them. This is an umbrella term and encompasses many different styles of over-garments including the Chador, Abaya, Melaya and others.
woman's long, loose outer-garment.
A long coat or cloak; more generally, any type of outergarment that covers from the shoulders to the ankles. Commanded in Quran Surah al-Ahzab ayah 59