Dear Brother’s and Sister’s,

I would like to share with you one of the great sunnah’s of the Prophet Muhammad(SAW). It is to wear a turban. This may be simple, but every sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad(SAW) is extremely important for many reasons but the big reason is due to the prediction our Prophet(SAW) has made that has surely come to true. Since I, myself, have witnessed this.

The prediction was:

” No devout Muslim would ever dare to go against the teachings of the Qur’ân and Sunnah, but it is regrettable to note that some of the liberal elite tend to raise the slogan that the Book of God (i.e. the Qur’ân) is enough and that there is no need at all for the Sunnah of the Prophet, may the peace and blessings of God be upon him. Slogans like this are raised mainly by people who want to get rid of the Islamic Law (Arabic: Sharee’ah) completely. The Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, himself was well-aware that such ill-natured opinions would arise and hence gave a clear warning of this as reported by Al-Miqdam ibn Ma’di Karib, one of his Companions: “I have indeed been given the Qur’ân and something similar to it besides it. Yet, the time will come when a man leaning on his couch will say, ‘Follow the Qur’ân only; what you find in it as halaal, take it as halaal, and what you find in it as haraam, take it as haraam.’ But truly, what the Messenger of God has forbidden is like what God has forbidden.” (Reported by Abu Dawud and Darimi.)


Now back to the Sunnah of the Turban. Here are some hadiths which relate the benefits and importance of this Sunnah.

It is reported in one hadith that Nabi Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said: “Wear the turban as it is a sign of Islam and it distinguishes between a Muslim and a Kâfir.” (Ainee)

“Adopt the turban as it will increase your forbearance.” (Mustadrak of Hâkim)

“Some of Allah Ta’âla’s angels stand at the door of the Masjid and seek repentance on behalf of those wearing white turbans.” (Al Maqaasidul Hasanah pg.466)

“The turban distinguishes the Muslims from the Mushriks (polytheists).” (Ibid)

“Allah Ta’âla causes his mercy to descend on the people wearing turbans on the day of Jumu’ah and his Angels make du’â for such people.” (Dailami)

Insha’Allah we all can take upon ourselves and try do one more sunnah then usual because that action could be the very action to lead us into the Path of Allah(SWT). Insha’Allah we all ask Allah(SWT) for forgiveness, guidance, protection, and Junnah-al-Firdaus.