Question: What is the average age of marriage in Afghanistan?

In Afghanistan, 57% of girls are married before they are 19. The most common ages for girls to get married are 15 and 16.

What is the difference between a burka and a hijab?

The Arab version of the burqa is called the boshiya, and is usually black in color. The burqa is also not to be confused with the hijab, a garment which covers the hair, neck and all or part of the chest, but not the face.

Can visitors get married in Qatar?

Qatar is primarily a Muslim country. But foreigners of different nationalities and of certain other religious denominations can still get married there if they wish.

What does burqa symbolize?

In A Thousand Splendid Suns, the burqa is a symbol of control over a woman.

What does a burka look like?

The burka is the most concealing of all Islamic veils. It is a one-piece veil that covers the face and body, often leaving just a mesh screen to see through. The al-amira is a two-piece veil. It consists of a close fitting cap, usually made from cotton or polyester, and a tube-like scarf.

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