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Friday Freaky Fatwa--Arab turbans and naked hair

A Muslim asks a Scholar

I pray in half-sleeves, bare headed. People object to it in my mosque. I am told, that because of my dress-code (and not following the SUNNAH-hadith), I lose out some reward from the total. What is the correct SUNNAH (Hadith) pertaining dress during salat?

And the scholar replied

Praise be to Allah.

Firstly:  Right, firstly.  Code for ‘gotta make something up now’.

Allah has commanded the worshipper to beautify and adorn himself for prayer;

7:31O Children of Adam! Take your adornment (by wearing your clean clothes) while praying
That’s not quite what the verse says but let’s see what they do with this..

Adorning oneself for prayer is something that is additional to covering the ‘awrah’ (genitals). Hence women are commanded to cover their heads when praying, although they are allowed to uncover their heads in front of their mahrams.
That’s not true, a woman is forbidden to show her genitals to other women--according to previous fatwas.  For the record, Allah does not believe hair is a genital.  Someone pretending that they are a 7th century desert Arab might want to believe a woman’s hair is a gentle…and we should all laugh at them, then correct their thinking and bring them into the 21st century.  The Quran says nothing about a woman covering her hair during prayer.  Allah was so much smarter than the 7th century desert Arabs.

Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah said:

With regard to adorning oneself for prayer, it is something that is additional to covering the ‘awrah’, and it is based on the Quran, the Sunnah (Hadith) and scholarly consensus. In the Quran, there is the verse (interpretation of the meaning): 7:31 “O Children of Adam! Take your adornment (by wearing your clean clothes) while praying”, which Allah revealed because the idol worshippers used to circumambulate the Ka’bah naked.
Running around naked in the Arab deserts was quite normal.  But after the religion of Hadith came to be, all of a woman became a genital.

Every place of prostration is a mosque, and this indicates that covering oneself for prayer is what is meant by adorning oneself to worship Allah. Hence the word adornment is used rather than the word covering, to demonstrate that what is meant is that a person should adorn himself and not limit it to simply covering.
That’s crap.  The word adornment is used to tell the newest believers not to come to the mosque wearing crappy, dirty clothes.  The point is, look your best.

In some hadith, the Prophet said: “Allah does not accept the prayer of any woman who menstruates except with a head covering.”
Pfftt!  Stupid!  Why throw that in?  Allah didn’t say it, it’s not in the Quran, and it’s actually old Jewish law.  And what does it have to do with a turban?  Nothing.  These guys will never miss an opportunity to oppress a woman…never.

With regard to scholarly consensus, Abu Bakr said: The scholars are unanimously agreed that a free, adult woman must cover her head when she prays, and that if she prays with her entire head uncovered, then she must repeat the prayer. Others also narrated that there was consensus that covering is an essential condition. End quote.
And when did Abu Bakr become a law maker?  He was the guy who was going to trade his baby daughter, Aiesha, to a pagan before Muhammad stepped in.  And no, he did not have sex with her.  By that time, he wasn’t capable of having sex with anyone.  You will never find a Hadith where Muhammad himself said he had sex with anyone.  Though he did think that he had, but that’s all bad Hadith.


The head is not part of the ‘awrah (genitals), rather what is required is to pray in a lower and upper garment, because the Prophet said: “No one of you should pray in a single garment with no part of it over his shoulders.”

Reading that reminded me of a Hadith in my book; The Humor of Islam…you’ll die laughing.  I laughed at this Hadith and as it applies I thought you’d like it, too.
Abu Huraira said: The best rows for men are the first rows, and the worst ones the last ones, and the best rows for women are the last ones and the worst ones for them are the first ones.
Why is that?

Narrated by Aisha;

I heard the Apostle of God say, "One of you who believes in God and in the Last Day should not raise her head until the men raise their heads after prostration lest she should see the private parts of men."
Because the men couldn’t cover their asses?  Seriously?

Therefore follow the fatwas of the scholars, which include the principle mentioned above, which is that this ruling depends on the customs in each country.

7:31O Children of Adam! Take your adornment (by wearing your clean clothes) while praying”
Hmm….how many times are they going to mangle this one verse…hellfire, only part of the verse….more hellfire, they added 5 words to correct Allah.  That can’t be good.

But if he is in a country where it is not customary to cover the head, then there is nothing wrong with leaving it bare. End quote.
That advice goes to the women, too.  Because I said so.  Everyone knows you cannot forbid or allow what Allah has not.

A Muslim asks a scholar

Is it permissible to pray without a turban? Is it permissible for the imam who is leading the people in prayer to pray without a head cover? Is the skull-cap sufficient?

And the scholar replied

There is nothing wrong with praying without a turban because the head is not ‘awrah’ (genital), and it is not obligatory to cover it whilst praying, whether one is praying as an imam, praying alone or following an imam. But if wearing a turban is customary then it is better to do it, especially when praying with other people, because Allah says (interpretation of the meaning):

7:31 “O Children of Adam! Take your adornment (by wearing your clean clothes) while praying” and this is part of adornment.
They’re still using this one verse, well part of it, and they’re still adding words.  Anything in () is added.  Tsk.

Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen said:

It was narrated that Ibn ‘Umar said to his freed slave Naafi’: “Do you go and meet people bareheaded?” He said: “No.” Bakr then said: “Allah has more right that you should be modest before Him.”
This indicates that it is better to cover the head, but if we apply the words of Allah - (interpretation of the meaning): 7:31 “O Children of Adam! Take your adornment (by wearing your clean clothes) while praying”

– to this issue, we will see that covering the head is better among people who regard covering the head as a kind of adornment.
But if we are among people who do not regard that as a kind of adornment, we do not say that covering it is better or that leaving it bare is better. It is proven that the Prophet used to pray in a turban, and the turban is a head covering. End quote
As a scholar I would say, use this Hadith to prove that wearing Arab clothing in western countries is not allowed.

These half assed scholars could only find one verse from the Quran to justify their ridiculous answers.  And they only used part of the verse.  Anything in () they added as if they have the same power as Allah.  Here is the entire verse without adding anything.

7:31 O Children of Adam! wear your beautiful apparel at every time and place of prayer: eat and drink: But waste not by excess, for Allah loveth not the wasters.
Nor the liars or the fakers.  Look fabulous, eat and drink have a great time, but don’t pig out or look like a fool.  Simple.

A Muslim asks a scholar

How sound is the hadeeth, “Two rak‘ahs offered in a turban are better than seventy rak‘ahs without a turban

And the scholar replies

Praise be to Allah.

This Hadith was narrated from Jaabir ibn ‘Abdullah who said that the Prophet said: “Two rak‘ahs offered in a turban are better than seventy rak‘ahs without a turban.”
Rak’ahs or raka-at are prayers and movements.  It’s supposedly an imitation of how the prophet prayed but none of it is mentioned in the Quran.  The Quran is quite cool on prayer.  Thank God/Allah every morning when you wake up and again when you go to sleep.  Muhammad spent a great deal of time in prayer, but then again, he was a prophet receiving revelations, you’re not.

It was narrated by ad-Daylami in Musnad In al-Jaami‘ al-Kabeer as-Suyooti attributed it to Abu Na‘eem. But we could not find it.
Someone obviously found it and obviously it’s still around, otherwise they wouldn’t be talking about it.  Hadith are stories handed down and re-arranged by generations who preferred the words and deeds of the messenger rather than the message itself, the Quran.

Abu Na‘eem also narrated it from him – and it is through him and from him ad-Daylami received it – moreover its isnaad (chain of dead narrators) includes Taariq ibn ‘Abd ar-Rahmaan, whom adh-Dhahabi listed among the da‘eef (weak) narrators and said: an-Nasaa’i said: He is not strong. It was narrated from Muhammad ibn ‘Ajlaan, whom al-Bukhaari listed among the weak narrators. Al-Haakim said: He has a poor memory. End quote.
Duh.  All dead people have poor memories.  You shouldn’t be following dead people, you should follow the Quran.  Yes, I can be just as repetitive as they are.

Based on that, the Hadith is very weak and it is not permissible to narrate it without stating that it is weak, so as to warn against it. Thus the scholars ruled that it is to be rejected and is not acceptable.

As-Sakhaawi said: It is not proven. End quote.

Shaykh al-Albaani said: It is fabricated. End quote.

Shaykh Ibn Baaz said: This is a report for which there is no basis; it is fabricated and falsely attributed to the Prophet. End quote

Even Muhammad warned against following Hadith.

The Prophet said; Follow me as long as I live. But I advise you to stick to the book of God after I have died. Consider the things it commands you as Halal (allowed) and the things it forbids you as Haram (forbidden).

This is not the only Hadith that tells Muslims not to follow Hadith.

And the Quran says;

31: 6 But, there are among men those who patronize ridiculous Hadith without knowledge thereby misleading men from the Path of Allah and throwing a butt of mockery on the Path: for such there will be a humiliating Penalty."
I am that humiliating penalty.

Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen said: This Hadith is a false Hadith; it is fabricated and falsely attributed to the Messenger of Allah. The turban – like any other article of clothing – is subject to people’s customs. If you are among people who customarily wear the turban, then wear it; if you are among people who do not customarily wear the turban – rather they wear the ghutrah (Arab headdress) or leave their heads uncovered, then do what they do. End quote.
As the Hadith were not collected until Muhammad had been dead for over 200 years, any and all Hadith are fabricated when applied to religion.  Hadith is a wonderful source of history when looking at the 7th century desert Arabs but it makes for a lousy religion…unless you want to imitate a 7th century desert Arab who was a pagan last week.  Hadith shows you why Allah called these Arabs the worst of the worst 9.97.  So why would anyone want to imitate them? The penalty for using Hadith as a religion is an eternal trip to the hellfire.

And Allah knows best.

The Saudi terrorists who were responsible for 9-11, followed Hadith.  No one ran them out of their houses; the people on the planes and at the WTC did not attack a dead prophet or God.  The Quran forbids the killing of innocent people.  The Saudi terrorists were playing God.  And no, I have not fed them yet.
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