Wearing hat (topee) while praying (making salah)

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What is the rulleing on wearing topee? What 4 Imams say about this matter? I have noticed lot of brothers do not wear hat (topee) while praying specially Arabs. Did Rasool SA and Sahabaa RA used to wear topee during salat (paryers)? Any Hadiths regarding this matter? Did Rasool SA and Sahabaa RA used to cover their had all the time? JazakAllah Khair


Abu Kabsha (Radhiallaahu Ánhu) narrates that the hats of the companions of
Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) used to be round and spacious.
(Mirqaat vol.8 pg.246)

It is narrated by Tabrani on the authority of Ibn Umar (Radhiallaahu Ánhuma)
that Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) used to wear a white hat.

Hassan Basri (Rahmatullah Alayhi) states that the people (Sahaaba –
Radhiallaahu Anhum) used to make Sajda (prostrate) upon their turbans and
hats. (Bukhari vol.1 pg.56; Rashidiyya)

Mullah Ali Qari (Rahmatulah Alayhi) states that the wearing of the hat has
become one of the salient symbols of Islam. (Mirqaat vol.8 pg.246) It is the
only outward and unique salient feature that distinguishes a Muslim from a
non-Muslim. No other community group or people wear the Muslim type hat

and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ebrahim Desai

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