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Is it wajib to wear a topi?

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A friend said that someone told him that to wear a topi for salat is bidah if you do not wear it in daily regularly. Please explain. Jazakllah Khairan

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It is not Waajib to wear a Topi. It is Sunnah.

A Muslim male should wear the Topi at all times. If he unfortunately does
not do so, then he should at least respect the Salaat and put on a Topi for
Salaat. Your friend’s claim is incorrect. (Refer below)

and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Moulana Imraan Vawda
FATWA DEPT.

CHECKED AND APPROVED CORRECT: Mufti Ebrahim Desai

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.
(Ibid)

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

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