Wearing a topi to work

Q: A friend of mine was told by his sheikh that it is ok if he does not wear his topi to work. I was going to tell him to ask what the wisdom behind that was. I know with all the stuff that is going on it could be a reason. But it does not sit well with me. The Yahood wear there hats. The Sikhs wear there turbnans. Why should us Muslims be afraid to be Muslims or shy away just for there work places. Please explain me the wisdom because I keep getting bad thoughts towards his sheikh. I stop them as best as I can. But it is just bothering me.


A: We agree with your reasoning and we suggest that you should reason with people in this manner so that they can understand correctly.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)