The Turban and Islamic Clothing In The West

The Prophet (صل الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم) and his Sahaba (رضي الله عنهم) used to wear the same (except particular forbidden customs such as Isbal etc) clothes as…

…the rest of the people of their time. Abu Jahl for instance wore a Turban and so did the Prophet (صل الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم), hence many scholars (like Ibn Uthaymin) don’t see any virtue in wearing a specific clothing (like a Turban), they categorize these kind of Sunan (pl. of Sunnah) as أفعال الجبلة والعادة (customs) i.e. non-Tashri’i (legislative) Sunan. These are not considered actual Sunan as they were not done for the sake of Ta’abbud (worship) by the Prophet (صل الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم), things such his favourite or disliked food clothes etc.

However, many of the Salaf (due to their immense love for the Prophet) used to act upon these non-Tashri’i Sunan:

– Al-Shafi’i used to stand while drinking saying that the Prophet (صل الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم) sometimes used to do that.

– Ibn Omar used to wear similar socks and used to take the same specific paths as the Prophet did.

Basically, the Sahaba and Salaf didn’t leave out the tiniest Sunan, even day to day routines of the Prophet (صل الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم) yet the foolish Rafidah want us to believe that the same Sahaba and Salaf (who allegedly couldn’t care less about Islam!) ignored the very foundation of all foundations of the Din (myth of Imamah of 12 demigod).

Anyways, there is no blame on the one who practices non-Ta’abbudi Sunan as they are مباح (permissible), the scholars only differ if one were to receive rewards for them.

Group 1 It id permissible but there is no reward in it as the Prophet (صل الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم) didn’t practice these Sunan for the sake of Ta’abbud (worship, rather these thing were simply customs of his times (like clothes, riding camels etc.). In parts of Arabia the Shmaagh for instance is not that common (if at all), places such as Oman and Yemen. As a matter of fact one shouldn’t wear it over there (unless one is a visitor only, i.e. not a permanent member of their society) as he will stick out in society and the Prophet (صل الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم) rebuked those who stick out with certain clothes in society (the reason why many scholars allow Thobes to be worn in parts of the west, is because in certain parts of the west the Thoube has indeed become the known custom among a minority group which is the Muslims.

Group 2: Believe there is inshaallah reward even in following the non-Ta’abbudi customs of the Prophet (صل الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم). This group also considers the Turban as a literal Sunnah of course (especially as they rely on many Hadith in praise of the Turban which to group one are weak).

Source: My notes from lectures by Shaykh Ibn Uthaymin and Shaykh Al-Munajjid

PS: Both groups are Sunnis and respected and Turbans (not the ugly Sikh-Style and tale-less Iblisi Rafidi one) rock, I love the Yemeni and Khalij ones the best, Afghan and Pakistani ones are beautiful as well.