Is the hat a Sunnah?

Question

Does any Hadith prove that wearing a hat daily is Sunnah?

Some ‘Arab Scholars claim that the hat and turban are just culture. I know many Hadiths are about the turban, but what about the hat? The ‘Arab Scholars said the Hadiths about the turban is not acceptable?

The following Hadith regarding Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) covering his head to go toilet is acceptable to practice or not, can it be proof for wearing a hat as Sunnah?

Is the Sunnah to wear a hat specific for going to the toilet or is it for all the time?

‘عن حبيب بن صالح، قال: ‘كان رسول االله صلى الله عليه وسلم اذا دخل الخلاء لبس حذاءه، وغطى رأسه

Answer

There are several Hadiths that show Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) wearing a hat.

Wearing the hat is not specific to the toilet, although the narration you have cited is suitable to establish wearing it when going to the toilet.

(As-Sirajul Munir, vol.3 pg.134)

 

See a detailed booklet on this issue here.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar