Q: I have seen some famous Ulama keeping a rumaal (piece of cloth) with themselves. While others dont keep it. Is it a sunnah or mustahab? Is there any reference from the life of Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) or Sahaabah (radhiyallahu anhum)?
A: This is just out of convenience that they keep a rumaal. I suppose they may be leaving their homes with the rumaal because of weather conditions and when the weather changes they remove it.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)