This is the age of fashion. This is the age of rebellion. Vices of Materialism and Secular Values have started to tell upon our muslim youths also. In the name of reformation, they are indiscriminately acting against Sunnah and brand the Sunnah-following Muslims as Streotyped. Strange darkness has enveloped the entire Ummah. Nowadays, it has become fashion to offer prayer without cap or turban on head. It is against Sunnah and hence it is Biadat. All the Islamic Scholars-Ahle Sunnat Wal Zamaat, Ahle Hadith/Salafi and Deobandis- all are in agreement that offering paryer bare-headed is against Sunnah. Wearing hat has been the practice of our Salafs throughout ages and has become a symbol of Islaam.
First, let us consult Hadith on this topic:
1.Imam Bukhari reports in his Sahih Bukhari that " People (Sahaba e Keram) used to perform prostration upon theeir turbans and hats." ( SAHIH BUKHARI 1:151).
2.Tabarani reports that " "Rasulullah (PBUH) used to wear a white hat."
3.Rasulullah (PBUH)said; "the difference between us and polytheists is , wearing the turban over hat."(ABU DAWUD 4075 and TIRMIZI 3919)
PRACTICE OF SAHABAS
1. Imam Bukhari reports that Anas Bin Malik( R A ) used to wear a kufi (cap ). Vol 2.NO. 863
2. Umm Qays bint Mihsan narrated: Hilal Ibn Yasaf said: I came to ar-Raqqah ( A Place). One of my companions said to me: do you want to see any of the companions of the prophet( PBUH)? I said : a good opportunity. so we went to Wabisah. I said to my friend: Let us first see his mode of living. He had a cap( KUFI). ABU DAWUD BOOK 3 NO 0948.
PRACTICES OF SALAFS
1. Gauth e Azam Shaykh Abdul Qadir Zilani (RA) whom Allama Ibne Taimiya regarded as "Our Teacher", said: " It is the method or habit of the Orthodox or civilized virtuous men to keep the head covered." Guniyatut Twalibin 1:14.
2. Allama Zauzi said: To keep the head bare before the people is an act which is looked down upon and is against gentleness, hunanness , etiquette, and gentlemanly decorum." FATWA RAHIMIYA 3: 302 # 308
ALBANI also said: "All acknowledge that it is desirable for the Muslim to enter prayer in the most perfect Islaamic appearance, due to the hadeeth: "Allaah is worthier of your self- adornment" [hasan]. And it is not part of excellent attire in the custom of the Salaf to habitually bare one's head, and walk in that guise on the road and when entering places of worship. Rather, it is a foreign custom which infiltrated many Islaamic countries at the time the disbelievers invaded them and brought their habits with them. The Muslims began to imitate them in this, and they lost thereby their Islaamic personality as well as through other similar acts... Nor is it established that the Prophet ever prayed bareheaded and without a turban other than in the state of ihram, although there were plenty of occasions to report it if he did. Therefore, whoever claims that he did, let him produce the proof, for truth is more deserving to be followed." Al-Din al-khalis (3:214) and al-Ajwiba al-nafi`a `an al-masa'il al-waqi`a (p. 110):