What is the Ruling on Covering the Head? – (Hanbali Fiqh)

Answered according to Hanbali Fiqh by

Is it Mustahab, Sunnah or Obligatory?
Jazak Allah Khair

Answered by Imam Zahed Fettah


The ruling of covering the head for men goes back to people’s custom. If it is something that is considered part of beautification, then the head should be covered, especially in Salah, and this would be considered recommended.

However, if the custom is that people do not cover their heads, then there is no harm in not covering the head.

And Allah knows best

This answer was collected from The Hanbali Madhhab website. The answers to the questions are given by Imam Zahed Fattah in accordance to the Hanbali School of Jurisprudence.

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