Some scholars oppose face covering, particularly in the West, where the woman may draw more attention as a result.
These garments are very different in cut from most of the traditional forms of ħijāb, and they are worn worldwide by Muslims.
In recent times, wearing hijab in public has been required by law in Saudi Arabia (for Muslims), Iran and the Indonesian province of Aceh.
Other countries have passed laws banning some or all types of hijab in public or in certain types of locales.
The verses relating to dress use the terms khimār (head cover) and jilbāb (a dress or cloak) rather than ḥijāb.