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Wearing a head covering during the Prayer

 


Question:

Is wearing a turban, a headscarf or a cap in prayer obligatory or not?
Answer:

The wearing of these things in prayer is not obligatory since covering the head is not from the conditions of the prayer. However, if you are in a land where the custom is to wear these, and they are regarded from the completion of a person's dress, then it is necessary to wear them due to the saying of Allaah, "O Children of Aadam, take your adornment while praying." [al-A'raaf: 31]
So if part of beautification is that a person wears something on his head such as a turban, a headscarf or a cap, then it is recommended for him to wear that during the prayer. As for when you are in a land of a people who do not have this as a custom, and this is not from their beautification then stay as you are.

Shaykh Muhammad bin Saalih al-`Uthaymeen
Selected Faatwaa on Salaah
Translated by Abul Irbaad Abid Zargar

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