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Sunnah of the Headgear (Topee)

Nasihah (Advice): The headgear (Topee) in Salaah

 

Hasan Basri Rahmatullahi Alaih narrates that the people (Sahaabah Radhiyallahu Anhum) used to make Sajdah (prostrate) upon their turbans and hats. (Bukhari)

 

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Question and Answer:

 

  1. Does a man have to wear a hat to perform Salaat?
  2.  Is the hat an established Sunnah of Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam at all times?

 

 

(Question published as received)

 

  1.  It was the constant practice of Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam to perform Salaah with a Head gear (Topee).

Hence, it is Sunnah for males to wear a head gear (Topee) whilst performing Salaah.

2.  It is amongst the noble practices of Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam that he covered his head at all times generally with the turban and at times with the hat only. This practise was also adopted by the Sahabah and has remained the practise of the Ummah afterwards. It is only recently that a group arose claiming that covering the head has no place in islam, instead they have relegated it to the place of rituals or customs.

Click on the link below to read up on a booklet Compiled by Mufti Husain Kadodia on this Topic:

http://attahawi.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/crown-of-a-believer.pdf

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

 

Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

 

Confirmation:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai

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