Khimar - Overhead Abaya
Khimar comes from the word khamr, the root meaning of which
is to cover. For example, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah
be upon him) said: "Khammiru aaniyatakum (cover your vessels)."
Everything that covers something else is called its khimar. But in
common usage khimar has come to be used as a name for the garment
with which a woman covers her head; in some cases this does not go
against the linguistic meaning of khimar. Some of the fuqahaa? have
defined it as that which covers the head, the temples and the neck.
Full khimar , also known as Overhead abaya
" provides best coverage for Muslim woman.