Wearing Cap While Praying
Posted: 21 Rabi-u-Thani 1424, 21 June 2003
|Q.) I want to ask whether it is necessary to wear a cap while praying? Some people say that the prayer is not accepted without a cap or anything. Are there any Hadith regarding this matter?
Q.) Is the wearing of a cap proven from Hadith? Did Rasulullah and the Sahaba wear it?
A.) Abu Kabsha (Radhiallaahu Ánhu) narrates that the caps of the companions of Rasulullah 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 used to wear a white cap. (Ibid)
Hassan Basri (Rahmatullah Alayhi) states that the people (Sahaba - Radhiallaahu Anhum) used to make Sajda (prostrate) upon their turbans and caps. (Bukhari vol.1 pg.56; Rashidiyya)
Mullah Ali Qari (Rahmatulah Alayhi) states that the wearing of the cap 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.
And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best