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Wearing a hat/topi when eating


Is there a narration to show that Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) covered his head when eating?



Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) has cited the following narration, recorded by Imam Ibnus Sakan:

“A Sahabi [by the name of Farqad radiyallahu ‘anhu] says, ‘I ate with Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and I saw [him wearing] a white topi on the middle of his head.'”

(Al Isabah, vol. 8 pg. 536, under the biography of Farqad radiyallahu ‘anhu. Also see: Subulul Huda War Rashad, vol. 7 pg. 447)


See a detailed booklet on the issue of wearing a topi/hat and the different occasions to wear it here.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar


Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar