The Topi – The Sunnah Headgear 

The Topi (Islamic Headgear) is of utmost significance, not solely throughout Salaat, however always. It distinguishes the Muslim from the non-Muslim. Despite the importance of amaamah (turban), the latter (amaamah) ceases to be an Islamic headgear if worn with no topi. Thus, the Hadith of Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) says:

  “The distinction between us (Muslims) and the mushrikeen is turbans on prime of qalaanis (topis).”

Even the mushrikeen would put on turbans. Detesting the model of the mushrikeen, Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) ordered that Topis needs to be worn underneath the turbans although the Topi is not going to even be seen. Nevertheless, its significance is established from the emphasis accorded to it by our Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam). It was the everlasting headgear of the Sahaabah and of all the Ummah down these fourteen centuries of Islamic historical past.

It by no means was the model of Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) nor of the Ambiya (Alayhimus salaam), nor of the Sahaabah, nor of the Auliya nor of all the Ummah for the reason that inception of Islam to be in public with out Islamic headgear (Topi or Amaamah on prime of the Topi). While Amaamah with out Topi is just not permissible, Topi with out Amaamah is permissible.

Those who’ve discarded Islamic headgear ought to mirror and ask themselves: “Whose model have we adopted?” If they’re honest, they are going to perceive that it’s the model of the western kuffaar to strut about bare-headed.

(Source: The Majlis –

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