Shayla is an Islamic head gear worn by some muslim women in the presence of any male outside of their immediate family. It is different from a khimar, because it is usually wrapped and pinned. Sometimes it is worn in the form of a half niqab with part of the face still appearing.[1]

Saudi shayla

It is traditionally worn by some women in Saudi Arabia and other Arab states of the Persian Gulf.[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ The Art of Arabian Costume: A Saudi Arabian Profile . Heather Colyer Ross. 1993. 188 pag. ISBN 0887346405 ISBN 9780887346408
  2. ^ "Of style and modesty: The different kinds of hijab".