In 1953, Egyptian leader President claims that he was told by the leader of the organization that they wanted to enforce the wearing of the hijab, to which Nasser responded, "Sir, I know you have a daughter in college, and she doesn't wear a headscarf or anything! It is considered a religious obligation that the well-off owe to the needy because their wealth is seen as a "trust from God's bounty" and is seen as a "purification" of one's excess wealth.
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The Preaching of Islam: A History of the Propagation of the Muslim Faith.
The uniform adopted by the young female pioneers of this movement was named al-Islāmī Islamic dress and was made up of an "al-jilbāb—an unfitted, long-sleeved, ankle-length gown in austere solid colors and thick opaque fabric—and al-khimār, a head cover resembling a nun's that covers the hair low to the forehead, comes under the chin to conceal the neck, and falls down over the chest and back".