Is Wearing a Hat Fulfils the Sunnah of the Wearing of the Topee

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Fatwa ID: 05561


Answered by: Maulana Muhammad Asadullah Anwar Adam




So let’s say you just wear a regular hat and not a topi is that still counted as the sunnah and also the topis we see today which one was most similar to that of the prophet ﷺ



In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful




Wearing a hat does not fulfil the sunnah of wearing a topee or turban as the Prophet (SAW) did.


The Prophet’s (SAW) topee was white. When he was on a journey, he would wear a topee that covered his ears and while he was at home he would wear a thin (i.e Syrian styled) topee. [1]


The topee should sit on the head and not be standing like a dome. [1]


Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Muhammad Asadullah Anwar Adam

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham



[1] Turban, Kurta, Topee, page 26-28




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