Angels wearing turbans

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Is it true that wearing a turban is a Sunnah of the angels? I don’t understand why they wear turban?



The angels wearing turbans have been recorded in several Hadiths.

(Refer: Mustadrak Hakim, vol.3 pg.361, Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 25247 and 25462 and Musnad Ahmad, Hadith: 25154, and other sources. Also refer to Tafsir of Surah Aal Imran, verse: 125.)

The pure creation of angels only do what they are commanded to, by Almighty Allah. The fact that Allah Ta’ala instructed them to wear turbans demonstrates the great merit of the turban.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,


Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

This answer was collected from The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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