Sunnah of the Turban


salamalaikum to all our shuyukhs,

We have studied and seen the sunnah of the turban which is twisted around the head with a tail falling behind. The Wahhabis say that covering the head with the cloth with or without a darani on top is a stronger hadith and they do not wear the turban as the sunnah.
Please comment on this. Are both practices accepted?


wa `alaykum salam,

It is preferable that the turban be tied in such a way as to allow the tail to hang at the back. Some scholars permit tying the turban without a tail.

Nafi’ (rahmatullahi alaih) says: “I saw Ibn Umar (R) wearing a turban the tail of which hung between the shoulders.”

Imam Senad Agic
Head Imam (IABNA)
The Islamic Association of Bosniaks in North America
American Islamic Center – Chicago

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