A lesson  in humility
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A lesson in humility

Selam was wearing an abaya, a traditional dress that covers everything except her face, hands and feet, and a hijab, a scarf that covers her hair and neck while still revealing her face. I asked if she ever wore her niqab, a veil that covers her entire face save her eyes. She smiled at me as she rummaged through her purse and pulled out a delicate black veil.