Category: Jurisprudence and Rulings (Fiqh)
Fatwa#: 39663
Asked Country: United States

Answered Date: Feb 10,2018

Title: Covering the hair that comes on the forehead when wearing a kufi/topi

Question

Assalaamu Alaykum

Is it necessary for a man when wearing a topi to cover the hair that comes or falls on the forehead as well. This would mean that the topi is worn loosely in such a manner that some portion of the forelocks may remain exposed and some hair sticks out from the front of the topi . Is this a permissible way to wear the topi or is it necessary to cover in such a way that all hair remains covered. 

Jazakallah 

Answer

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

A topi is a covering for the head[1]. Hence, it should cover most of the hair on the head. There is no religious restriction if some hair is apparent from the front or back. However, one should don the topi in a presentable manner.

You may refer to “The Crown of a Believer” by my honorable teacher, Mufti Husain Kadodia (Hafizahullaah) for details on the topi.

 

And Allaah Ta’aala Knows Best

Muajul I. Chowdhury

 

Student, Darul Iftaa

New York, USA

 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



[1]  أشرف الوسائل إلى فهم الشمائل (ص: 169) 

فكان يلبس تحتها القلانس جمع قلنسوة، وهى غشاء مبطن يستر به الرأس قاله الفراء،

 

 منتهى السؤل على وسائل الوصول إلى شمائل الرسول (ص) (1/ 93)

(وقلنسوة) - بفتح القاف واللام؛ وسكون النون، وضمّ المهملة، وفتح الواو-: غشاء مبطّن يستر الرأس، ويقال لها في عرفنا: «طاقيّة» ؛ أو «كوفيّة» ،

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