” The way Muslim women should dress in public has been a strongly debated topic in recent months.
But a new study has now revealed what the citizens of different Muslim countries believe is appropriate female dress – and how widely views differ between them.
The survey was conducted across seven countries – Tunisia, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Turkey – which all have a majority Muslim population.
And the research from the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research found that most residents in these countries prefer women to cover their hair with a traditional hijab, al-Amira or head scarf rather than cover their entire face with a full burqa or niqab. “