Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Why do they wear Green Turbans?

A white cloud then appeared inexplicably and covered him and took him away saying:
"O animals on the face of the earth, fishes in the seas, and the trees remember the name of this child (Muhammad) and recognise him well. He has combined in himself all the wonderful and good qualities that were in all the prophets that have come on earth from Adam to Jesus."

When the cloud returned and replaced the child, he was clothed in Green silk.

(Tafrihul Askia Fil Ahwal Ul Ambia,Vol.II, page 13)
Abu Nu’aym reports from Abdullah bin Abbas ( رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ ) who narrated that the mother of the Apostle (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), Sayyidah Amina (رضئ الله تعالى عنها) used to state :
  لما خرج من بطني فنظرت اليه فاذا انابه ساجد ثم رايت سحابة بيضاء قد اقبلت من السماء حتى غشيته فغيب عن وجھي ، ثم تجلت فاذا انابه مدرج في ثوب صوف ابيض وتحته حريرة خضراء وقد قبض على ثلٰثة مفاتيح من اللؤلوء الرطب واذا قائل يقول قبض محمد على مفاتيح النصرة ومفاتيح الربح ومفاتيح النبوة ثم اقبلت سحابة اخرٰى حتى غشيته فغيب عن عيني ثم تجلت فاذا انابه قد قبض على حريرة خضراء مطوية واذ قائل يقول بخٍ بخٍ قبض محمد على الدنيا کلھا لم يبق خلق من اھلھا الادخل في قبضته 

(When the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) was born, he fell straight into prostration. Then I saw a white cloud from the sky appearing and covering the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) such that he disappeared from me.  When the cloud appeared, I saw that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) was covered in a white woolly shawl and there was a green mat spread on the floor. Within the hands of the Apostle (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) there were three keys made of diamonds and there was an unseen voice heard saying, ‘The Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) has grasped the key of giving victory, the key of giving benefit and the key of Prophet-hood.’ 

Then I saw another cloud which enclosed the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) such that he disappeared from my view and it became illuminated. I saw that the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) is holding a folded piece of green silk in his blessed hands and an unseen voice was heard was saying, ‘How great! How great! The Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) has grasped the all worlds; all the creation has entered into his grasp, with none left out.’”
Musnad Ahmad, narrated from Ibn Mas’udرضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ ), (Published Al-Maktab al-Islami, Beirut), Vol. 1, Page 386.
Sunan al-Darimi, the chapter on Ma U’tiya al-Nabiyyu Min al-Fadl, (Published Dar al-Mahasin li al-Taba’ah, Cairo), Vol. 1, Page 30.

Al-Khasais al-Kubra, the chapter on Ma Zahara Fi Lailat Moulidi, (Published Markaz Ahl Sunnat, Gujarat), Vol. 1, Page 48 

The Green Turban

Fatwa from Ask-Imam,
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatoh

We are unaware of any narration indicating that the Prophet of Allāh (Sallallāhu ‘Alayhi Wasallam) ever wore a green turban. On the contrary, Shaykh Al-Kattānī in his “Al-Di’āma” writes:
“Many questions have been raised regarding the green turban; did the Prophet of Allāh (Sallallāhu ‘Alayhi Wasallam) ever wore a green turban. The answer is, Shihāb mentions in his commentary on Al-Shifā’ which indicates the Prophet of Allāh (Sallallāhu ‘Alayhi Wasallam) never wore a green turban.”
Therefore, we cannot confirm the Prophet of Allāh (Sallallāhu ‘Alayhi Wasallam) ever wore a green turban.

ووقع السؤال كثيرا عن العمامة الخضراء : هل لبسها صلى الله عليه وسلم أم لا؟ والجواب: أنه ذكر الشهاب في ((شرح الشفاء)) ما يفيد أنه لم يلبسها ، وذلك في فصل تفضيلة عليه السلام بالشفاعة والمقام المحمود ، حين أورد القاضي حديث كعب بن مالك الأنصاري الذي في ((المسند)) لأحمد مرفوعا وهو: ((يحشر الناس يوم القيامة ، فأكون أنا وأمتي على تل ويكسوني وبي حلة الخضراء)) الحديث. ونصه: وفيه استنناس لما يلبسه الأشراف ، تمييزا لهم عن غيرهم ، وإن لم يكن النبيّ صلى الله عليه وسلم فعل ذلك ، كما فصلناه في محله. اهـ . ( الدعامة للكتاني ص 99)

The Black Turban


Hadhrat Huraith Radhiallahu anhu reports that Nabi Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam addressed the people while wearing a black turban
Hadhrat Jaabir Radhiallahu anhu reports that on the occasion of the conquest of Makkah, Nabi Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam entered Makkah Mukarramah while wearing a black turban. (Sahih Muslim Vol.1 Pg439)
Ibn Abbas (Radhiallaahu Án) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) addresses the Shaba while wearing a black turban.
Hadhrat Ibn Abbas Radhiallahu anhu reports that during the illness just prior to his passing away, Nabi Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam addressed the Sahabah Radhiallahu anhum while wearing a black turban. (Sahih Bukhari Vol.1 Pg536)
Hazrat Jaabir (Radiallahu Anhu) reports that on the occasion of Fath-e-Makkah (The Conquest of Makkah), Nabi (Sallallaliu Alaihi Wasallam) entered Makkah Mukarramah while wearing a black turban.
(Shamaail Tirmizi Pg 8; Ibn Majah Pg.256)

In other narration it is reported: "I saw Nabi Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam wearing a black turban."


Shumagh -v- Ghutra

Shumagh is the same as Ghutra
It is folded into a triangular shape and placed on the top of the head. 
The difference between shumagh and ghutra is that shumagh is embroidered with white and red threads.


(^...What's a Turban?)



Wearing Green Turban in Islam is 
Sunnah of Sahaba (RA)

Sulaiman bin Abi Abdullah says,
'I saw migrated companions they tie 
black, white, red, green and yellow turbans."

(Musannaf-e-ibn Abi Shaiba, Vol:8, Page, 241)

حدّثنا أبو بكر قال حدثنا سليمٰن بن حرب قال: حدثنا جرير بن حازم عن يعلى بن حكيم عن سليمٰن بن أبي عبدالله قال: أدركت المهاجرين الأولين يعتمون بعمائم كرابيس سود وبيض وحمر وخضر

Suliman bin Abi Abdullah (ra) narrates that he met the "First amongst Mahajireen" they were wearing thick turbans which were of black, white, red and “GREEN COLOUR

[Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah (6/48)]


Quote Wahabi/Deobandi said:

"Absence of proof clearly means that it is not Sunnah of the Prophet to wear green a turban."

Then ask yourselves : "Were the companions of the Holy Prophet (s) doing Bidah
(Nauzubillah min zalik)

Oh Wahabiyyah does it make sense to you?

Al-Bayhaqi, al-Sunan al-kubra 5:245; Ibn al-Athir, Usd al-ghaba 3:341; Dhahabi narrates that Abdullah Ibn `Umar (Radhiallaahu Án), used to dismount in order to walk on the exact same spot the Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) had put his steps.


Now, this is how strict the Sahaba (Radhiallaahu Ánhuma) were in following the Sunnah of Rasulullah (S)! And they understood the deen better than anyone of you!


& Turbans

[^Ethiopian Jews]


Abu Dawud
mentioned in his Sunan that the Prophet(s) is related to have said,
"The difference between us and the pagans is that we wear the

'imama on top of the qalansuwa."



Abu Dawud and Imaam Ahmad Bin Hanbal
On the authority of Ibn `Umar (RA) who said that Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) said 
"Whoso resembles a people in appearance, he is one of them."




(Also narrated by Ibn Abi Shayba in his Musannaf (5:313), I
bn Hajar in Fath al-Bari 10:274 [Dar al-Fikr ed.], and Ibn Kathir in his Tafsir (8:53). 
`Iraqi said its chain is sound (sahih). 
al-Bazzar also relates it through Hudhayfa and Abu Hurayra, 
Abu Nu`aym through Anas, and al-Quda`i relates it through Tawus, a chain which Ibn Hibban declared sahih. Ibn Taymiyya in his Iqtida' al-siratal- mustaqim (p. 82) calls Abu Dawud's and Ahmad's chain "a good chain.”)


Hadhrat Anas Radhiallahu anhu reports:
"I saw Nabi Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam performing wudhu
He had on a ‘Qitri’ turban…"
 (Abû Dawûd Pg.19)

Sulaiman Radhiallahu anhu says:
"I saw those Sahabah who were from the Muhâjirîn-e Awwalîn (those who were among the first to migrate to Madinah) wearing turbans of cotton material." (Mussanaf Ibn Abi Shaibah Vol.8 Pg.241)


Shaykh GF Haddad


All of the founding Imams of the four schools of Ahl al-Sunnah wal-Jama'ah wore the turban.
In their biographies of the founder of the Hanafi School, Imam Abu Hanifah _ famous for his awesome analytical mind - al-Suyuti and al-Haytami relate that he owned seven turbans, perhaps one for each day of the week.

"Al-Shafi'i used to wear a large turban, as if he were a desert Arab."

Both he and his student, the Imam of the Hanbali School, Ahmad ibn Hanbal, passed it under his chin the way the North African Touareg and many Sudanese do to this day.


Tirmidhi (hasan), Book of knowledge; al-Baghawi, Sharh al-sunna 1:233:
Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) said:
"Whoever gives life to one of my Sunnahs which was eliminated after my time will receive the reward of all those who practice it without their reward being diminished"

Shaykh Habib Ali Al Jifri 


Abu Umar Radhiallahu anhu reports that he saw
Ibn Umar Radhiallahu anhu purchasing such a turban which had designs on it. Thereafter he requested for a scissors and cut it off.
(Ibn Majah Pg.26)


Shaykh Muhammad ibn Yahya al-Husayni al-Ninowy

Nafi Rahmatullah alayhi says: "I saw Ibn Umar Radhiallahu anhu wearing a turban the tail of which hung between the shoulders."(Ibid Vol.8 Pg.2)

It is mentioned concerning Imam Bukhari Rahmatullah alayhi that when he prepared to travel towards Samarqand, he tied a turban and wore leather socks. (Muqadama Fathul Bari Pg.493)

It is also reported regarding Imâm Muslim Rahmatullah alayhi that once he placed his ‘chaadar’ (shawl) on his turban in front of his teacher and left the class. (Ibid Pg.491)
This proves that Imam Muslim Rahmatullah alayhi attended the lessons of Hadith wearing a turban.

Ibn Hajar Al-Asqalani (Rahimahullah) mentioned in Fathul Baari pg#491 and 493
That Imaam Bukhari and Imaam Muslim both wore Turbans.

Note: that they were not Arabs but took this practice as the 
Sunna of Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) 

Ibn Al-Jawzi and Ibn Al-Qayyim (In Rawdat al-muhibbin p. 225.)
"Hasan al-Basri (Rahimahullah) wore a Black Turban"


Imam Nawawi (Rahimahullah)
 ( quoted from the biographical notice for Imam Nawawi in the Reliance of the Traveller.) 
"Imam Nawawi all his life possessed only a thawb (long shirt) and a turban"

Green Garments

Shaykh Nazim Al-Haqqani(ra)

Aĥmed ibn Yūnus reports from Ubaydullāh – that is ibn Iyād – from Iyād from abū Rimthah: 
‘I went with my father to RasūlAllāh šallAllāhu álayhi wa sallam and i saw that he had on him, two green cloaks”. 
[fa ra’aytu álayhi burdayni akhĎarayn / Abū Dāwūd:4605]

Imām an-Nasāyī reports a ĥadīth under the title:
adornment for the preacher on the two ýīds’
Muĥammad ibn Bash’shār said: Abdu’r Raĥmān reports: narrated úbaydullāh ibn Iyād from his father who reports from Abū Rimthah: ‘I saw Nabiyy šallAllāhu álayhi wa sallam giving a sermon, and he was wearing two green cloaks. [wa álayhi burdāni akhĎarān / nasāyī: 1568]

Imām an-Nasāyī repeated this ĥadīth under a separate title: ‘concerning reports on wearing green clothes’.

Abu Rimthah at-Taymiyy reports: RasūlAllāh šallAllāhu álayhi wa sallam, came out [to us] and he was wearing two green robes.[wa álayhi thawbān akhĎarān / nasāyī: 5329]

The same ĥadīth reported by Abū Rimthah, is found in Mishkāh from Tirmidhī [álayhi burdān akhĎarān / mishkātu’l mašābīĥ:4359]



Muĥammad ibn kathīr reports that he was told by sufyān from ibn jurayj from ibn yaálā from yaálā said he: 
RasûlAllâh SallAllâhu `alayhi wa sallam did the Ťawāf of kaábah wearing a green cloak passing under his right arm. [Ťāfa’n Nabiyyu šallAllāhu álayhi wa sallam muĎŤabián bi burdin akhĎar / abū dāwūd: 1883.]

Abu Ramthah said: “I saw the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) wearing two green garments.” (Reported by al-Tirmidhi, who said, this is a ghareeb hasan hadeeth, and by al-Nisaa’i, 5224).



Shaykh Pir Syed Naseer-ud-Din Naseer (ra)


"Some of Allah Ta’âla’s angels stand at the door of the Musjid and seek repentance on behalf of those wearing white turbans."
(Al Maqaasidul Hasanah pg.466)
"The turban distinguishes the Muslims from the Mushriks (polytheists). (Ibid)
"Allah Ta’âla causes his mercy to descend on the people wearing turbans on the day of Jummah and his Angels make du’â for such people." (Dailami)

Sayyidina Abu Rimthah (RA) reported that he observed Allah’s Messenger (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم in a pair of green garments [Dawud: Book 9, Hadith 1678 ]


Sheikh Abul Haq Muhadith Dehalvi writes that

The Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) also used Green Ammama Sharif"

[in his book in his book Zia'ul-Qaloub fi Libass-e-Mahboub]


Shaykh Hisham Kabbani


The mere Fact that the wearing of the turban is proven to be Sunnat is in itself a sufficient and complete appraisal of its virtue and should provide the necessary impetus towards its adoption.




Hallmark of the Angels

At Badr The Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said:

"O my Companions! Angels are wearing turbans, mua`mameen, and leaving taraf, the edge of turbans, musawwameen."
Hazrat Ayesha (radiAllahu anha) narrates that the Beloved (Sall’Allahu Ta’ala Alayhi Wa’alihi Wa’sallam) tied on the turban of Hazrat Abdur Rahmaan Ibn Auf (radiAllahu anhu) and allowed for a tail the length of four fingers. He said: “When I ascended to the sky (reference to the Meraj), I saw that most of the angels had on turbans”.

Hazrat Ubadah (radiAllahu anhu) reports that the Prophet (Sall’Allahu Ta’ala Alayhi Wa’alihi Wa’sallam) said: “Make a practice of tying turbanssince it is a hallmark of the Angels. Futhermore, tie them in such a manner that the tail hangs at the back”.

(Baihaqi reported it in Shu’abul Iman; Mishkat Pg. 377)
It is further established from countless narrations that the turban is the garb of angels and that the angels wore it at the battles of Badr, Hunayn, and Uhud:

Concerning the verse: "Your Lord will help you with five thousand angels bearing marks (musawwimin)" (3:125), 
Ibn `Abbas said: "It is said that musawwimin means bearing marks or wearing turbans (muta`ammimin)." This is also reported by Makhul as quoted by Ibn Kathir in his Commentary on the verse.

Ibn Kathir in his Tafsir relates from Ibn Abi Hatim that `Ali said: "The mark of angels on the day of Badr was white wool, and their mark was also on the forehead of their horses."
Ibn `Asakir in his Tahdhib (6:232) and Suyuti in al- Haba'ik fi akhbar al-mala'ik relate on the authority of `A'isha that the Prophet said: "Most of the angels I have seen were wearing turbans."

Malik said: Jibril was seen in the image of (the Companion) Dihya (ibn Khalifa) al-Kalbi, and he was wearing a turban with its extremity hanging between his shoulder-blades.

[Ibn Abi Zayd, al-Jami` fi al-sunan (1982 ed.) p. 229.]


Imam Malik said:
The turban was worn from the beginning of Islam and it did not cease being worn until our time. I did not see anyone among the People of Excellence except they wore the turban, such as Yahya ibn Sa`id, Rabi`a, and Ibn Hurmuz. I would see in Rabi`a's circle more than thirty men wearing turbans and I was one of them, and Rabi`a did not put it down until the Pleiades rose (i.e. until he slept) and he used to say: "I swear that I find it increases intelligence." [Narrated by Ibn Abi Zayd in al-Jami` fi al-sunan (1982 ed.) p. 228.]...read more Info/Ref: Here

Syed Muhammad Madni Miya Aahrafi al Jilani


With or Without Turban?

It is perhaps due to these very narrations that the Fuqahâ [Jurists] have accepted the fact that the reward of the Salaat performed while wearing a turban is greater than one performed without it.”
(Fatawa Rashidia Pg.326; Fatâwa Rahimia Vol. 4 Pg.359).


Moulana Rashid Ahmed Gangohi has written the following in reply to a question;
"To make Imaamat (lead the congregation) without a turban is completely permissible without any degree of reprehensibility. ………However there is no denying of the fact that with a turban, the reward is increased." (Fatâwa Rashidia Pg.326)
Allamah Anwar Shah Kashmiri writes; "From the Fiqhi (juristic) point of view we find that it is mustahab (preferable) that Salaat be performed while wearing three items of clothing, one of them being the turban." (Faizul Bari Vol.2 Pg.8)
Moulana Mohammed Zakariya Khandalwi has written in ‘Khasâil-e-Nabawi’ (commentary of Shamâil Tirmizi):  The tying of the turban is a ‘Sunnat-e-Mustamirrah’ (perpetually adhered to practice of Nabi Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam). Nabi Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has enjoined the tying of the turban upon us. It has been reported: "Tie the turban. It will increase you in forbearance." (Fathul Baari) It is also reported that somebody enquired of Hadhrat Ibn Umar Radhiallahu anhu whether the tying of the turban was sunnat or not. He replied in the affirmative.
Shaikh-ul-hadith Zakarriya Khandalwi
"The tying of the Turban is a "Sunnate Mustamirrah" (Prepetually adhered to the practice of Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) and Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) has enjoined the tying of the turban upon us. It has been reported in the hadith that Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) said "Tie the turban. it will increase you in forbearance." 
Shaikh Muhammad Ibn Jameel Zino (Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University) in his book :
Al-Shamail Al-Muhammadiyyah on page #106): Headwear are symbols of nations and many Muslims imitate the unbelievers by wearing their head wear. In fact, covering their heads with a Turban, or even a scarf, is better for them and further from resembling the unbelievers.

Wahhabi Ahlehadeeth
Quote wahhabi/Deobandi says:

The Sahaba kept minute details of Holy Prophets (Allah bless him and give him peace) life.
They even narrated how many white hair Holy Prophet had and so on. If Holy Prophet did wear a green turban then it surely would have reached us through the Sahaba.
Just like we have reports of Him wearing other colors, we surely would have had reports of green turban.
*Absence of proof clearly means that it is not Sunnah of the Prophet to wear green a turban.
*Beside that Mufti Zar Wali Khan has mentioned that in our time green turban should not be worn.
Firstly, because there is tashbih with Ahl al-Bid'ah as green imama is their salient feature.
Secondlyhe mentions that there is a hadith in Mishkat that followers of Dajjal will have green shawls on their heads.” [End of Quote]

"Followers of Dajjal"

Quote wahabi/deobandi:

There is a hadees in Mishkaat vol II, page 477, that followers of Dajjal will have green cloth (amamah) on their heads.”

Quote Wahabi/Deobandi said:

"They even narrated how many white hair Holy Prophet had and so on. 
If Holy Prophet did wear a green turban then it surely would have reached us through the Sahaba."

^Your Answer is Here:

Don't forget to read this...
Mufti Ebrahim Desai, Fatwa

However, some Sahaaba [radhiallaahu anhum] have worn the green turban.”
(Musannaf ibn Abi Shaybah)

^[Mufti Ebrahim Desai, Fatwa # 14298, date: 5/06/2006]

Some Ignorant Wahhabiyyah
quote this hadith:
"In Mishkaat vol II, page 477, 
that followers of Dajjal will have green cloth (amamah) on their heads.”

Note: Wahhabi have used the word (amamah) in the brackets!

Sahih Muslim, vol.4, book 39, no.7034, p.1525:

The Dajjal [anti-Christ] would be followed by 

70,000 Jews of Isfahan wearing shawls.”

“Mufti Zar Wali Khan has mentioned that in our time green turban should not be worn. 
Firstly, because there is tashbih with Ahl al-Bid'ah as green imama is their salient feature. 
Secondly, he mentions that there is a hadith in Mishkat that followers of Dajjal will have green shawls on their heads.”

Hadith says:

Green Shawls


Jewish GREEN Tallit Talit Talis Prayer Shawl


" Mishkat that followers of Dajjal will have green shawls on their heads.”

Jewish soldiers wearing shawls

This word in the hadith is Tayalisa'h which means a Cloth [chadar] which is put over like this one below:
^Jewish Rabbi wearing Talith (prayer shawl)
Yemenite Jew
Rabbi of al-Salem Jews

Wahhabi Misquotation 

This misquotation applies to hadiths as well ,and even for a moment if we agree with that stupid forgery of changing cloth which is put on ^head to a turban than were Sahabas (رضّى الله عنه) following Dajjal ?
(Nauzubillah min zalik)

Such is the high nobility of the turban that we are told even the angels wore it.
Qur'anic verse, "Your Lord shall help you with five thousand angels bearing marks"
(Surat Ali 'Imran, verse 125)

Ibn 'Abbas, the greatest of the early exegetes, said:
"The signs are that they wore turbans."


So wearing Green clothes ,Caps or Turbans is a Sunnah and proved from Sahih Hadiths , Alhamduliallah, Any one rejecting it is a Biddati.


(hasan gharib), Book of knowledge,

Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) Said,
"Whoever gives life to one of my Sunnahs, he loves me and whoever loves me is with me."



Al-Mundhiri, al-Targhib 1:87; Al-Hakim,
Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam)
"The keeper of my Sunnah at the time my Community has lapsed into corruption will receive the reward of a martyr."

Narrated 'Aisha radiyallahu anha:
When Allah's Apostle passed away, he was covered with a
Hibra Burd (green square decorated garment).
[Sahih Al-Bukhari 7.705]
Narrated `Aisha(ra):
(the wife of the Prophet) When Allah's Messenger (s) died, he was covered with a Hibra Burd (green square decorated garment).
حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو الْيَمَانِ، أَخْبَرَنَا شُعَيْبٌ، عَنِ الزُّهْرِيِّ، قَالَ أَخْبَرَنِي أَبُو سَلَمَةَ بْنُ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنِ عَوْفٍ، أَنَّ عَائِشَةَ ـ رضى الله عنها ـ زَوْجَ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم أَخْبَرَتْهُ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم حِينَ تُوُفِّيَ سُجِّيَ بِبُرْدٍ حِبَرَةٍ‏.‏

 : Sahih al-Bukhari 5814
In-book reference
 : Book 77, Hadith 32
USC-MSA web (English) reference
 : Vol. 7, Book 72, Hadith 705


Surah Al-Khaf 18:31


The Green colour is loved colour of ALLAH azza Wajjal and colour of garment which Ahlul Jannah shall wear and the lovely cushions in Jannah shall be green, no wonder the Wahabis and their ilk hate this colour, but hey let’s move towards ALLAH’S Apostle (Peace be upon him) and what he said about this colour and what colour Sahaba(RA) chose to cover Prophet (S)'s Blessed body after he passed away.

Green Rafraf 

The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وصحبه وسلم) saw that a very green Rafraf (silk bed) covered the horizon. The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وصحبه وسلم) sat on Rafraf[Ahmad b. Hanbal, V. 1, p. 449; Bukhari, V. 6, p. 51; Tabari, V. 27, p. 57, Bayhaqi, V. p. 372; Qurtubi, V. 17, p. 98.]
Imam Ash-Sheikh Sulayman Al-Jamal states in Futuhat-e-Ahmad Shar’ha Hamziya: 
“When the Beloved, may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him, passed the seventh sky, the Sidratul Muntaha was raised in front of him. He passed that and reached the Divine Levels. He was then placed in the World of Noor (Divine Light). There he passed seventy thousand Curtains of Light. The distance between each curtain is a distance of five hundred years. Then a green bedding was hung before him. The Master, may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him, passed this and reached the Arsh. He did not go further than this but reached the station of Qaba-Qosain of his Lord.”
Imam Abdul Haq Muhaddith Dehlvi states in his Madarjun-Nubuwah:

The Beloved Messenger, may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Then a green Raf Raf (Divine Carrier) was laid for me. Its light was even greater than that of the sun. Its brilliance brightened my vision. I was seated on it and taken into the Heavens until I reached the Arsh of Almighty Allah.”

Green birds 
who roam around freely in Paradise

Ibn al-Qayyim dealt with this subject under a separate chapter in which he mentions opinions of various scholars concerning the abode of souls....
" Some souls are in the form of green birds who roam around freely in Paradise.

Ibn 'Abbas that, "The abode of martyrs is in a green dome, on a bright river, near the gate of Paradise. Their provision comes from Paradise in the morning and in the evening.''

REFERENCE  [Fiqh us sunnah, Vol:4/95 : The Abode of Souls]


Narrated Um Khalid bint Khalid: The Prophet was given some clothes including a black Khamisa

The Prophet said, "To whom shall we give this to wear?" 
The people kept silent whereupon the Prophet said, "Fetch Um Khalid for me." 
I (Um Khalid) was brought carried (as I was small girl at that time).
 The Prophet took the Khamisa in his hands and made me wear it and said, 
“May you live so long that your dress will wear out and you will mend it many times.On the Khamisa there were some green or pale designs (The Prophet saw these designs) and said, "O Um Khalid! This is Sanah." (Sanah is an Ethiopian word meaning beautiful). Volume 7, Book 72, Number 713: Sahih Bukhari

Sayyidina Abu Sa’eed Khudri (RA) reported that Allah’s Messenger (S) said, “If a believer feeds (another) believer when he is hungry then Allah will feed him on the Day of Resurrection from the fruit of Paradise. And, if a believer gives water to a believer when he is thirsty then Allah will give him to drink on the Day of Resurrection from rahiq ul-makhatum (sealded wine) . And, if a believer clothes another believer when he is without (sufficient) clothes then Allah will clothe him with green (garments) of Paradise.”[Ahmed 11101 and Sunan tirmidhi (2457) ]
It is reported in the Sharh of al-Habib 'Abdul Qadir al-'Aydaroos that after Imam al-Ghazali passed away (d.505AH),
Shaykh Shihab ud-Deen Ahmad az-Zabidi, saw one day while he was sitting, that the gates of heaven opened and some malaika (angels) descended. A certain grave opened and a person came out whom they clothed in a green robe, and they ascended with him on a conveyance, passed the seven heavens and beyond sixty veils till they were lost out of sight. When he asked who he was, he was answered: "This is the Imam al-Ghazali".


Khizar (AS)
 The Green One

The Great Hadith expert (Hafidh) Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani (Allah have mercy on Him) deals with aspects related to Sayyiduna Khadir (or as some call him, Khidar, Peace be upon him) in his monumental commentary of Sahih al-Bukhari, ‘Fath al-Bari’.
The following is the summary from ‘Fath al-Bari’, in relation to the following Points:
As far as the first aspect is concerned, in a Hadith recorded by Imam al-Bukhari in his ‘Sahih’, the messenger of Allah said:“He was named Khadir because he sat over a barren white land. It turned green with plantation after he sat on it”.

(Sahih al-Bukhari)

The Arabic word al-khadir means 'green'; the honorific name al-Khidr consequently means:

' The Green One '

The Green Turban 
of the Nobel Prophet
(صلی اللہ علیھ وآلھ وسلم)
is proved.

[Imam Ahmed]
Hadith14: Here

The Dome over the Blessed Grave of the Prophet

(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)

dates back to the seventh century AH.

It was built during the reign of Sultan Qalawoon, and at first it was the colour of wood, then it became white, then blue, then green, and it has remained green until the present.

Sultaan Qalawoon al-Saalihi was the first one to build a dome over the chamber. He did that in 678 AH.

In 1253 AH, an order was issued by the Ottoman Sultan ‘Abd al-Hameed to paint the dome green. He was the first one to colour it green, and the colour has been renewed whenever necessary until the present day.


‘Abd Allah ibn Mas’ud said:
“The Prophet said, ‘Islam began as something strange, and it will revert to being strange as it was in the beginning, so good tidings for the strangers.’ Someone asked, ‘Who are the strangers?’ He said, ‘The ones who break away from their people (literally, ‘tribes’) for the sake of Islam.’
(This Hadith was narrated by Ibn Majah on the authority of Anas and Abu Hurairah.)

"Mark to be Distinguished!"


Najdi Flag click: (1921-26)


Difference between Us and the pagans
Abu Dawood and Tirmidhi

Roknah (Radhiallaahu Án) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) said
"The distinction between us and the polytheists is the turbans over our caps. "
Also quoted by Al-Tabrizi in his Mishkat Al-Masabih and this clears up the false notion that this was just the way of the arabs and not a particular practice of Rasulullah (S) and this shows us that we should wear caps under our Imaamas to differentiate from the sieks :
and other Kufar who wear turbans but without caps under them."
^Jewish Rabbi

Abu Dawud
mentioned in his Sunan that the Prophet is related to have said,
"The difference between us and the pagans is that we wear the
'imama on top of the qalansuwa."



Shaikh Muhammad Ibn Jameel Zino (Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University) in his book:
Headwear are symbols of nations and many Muslims imitate the unbelievers by wearing their head wear. In fact, covering their heads with a Turban, or even a scarf, is better for them and further from resembling the unbelievers.
(Al-Shamail Al-Muhammadiyyah on page #106)

Not sure...?
For a moment I thought that three women were going inside the men's section but then I realised Ahh!

The Saudi Ghutrah

This is the Ibn Saud bidah of wearing "Gatra" Remember there is no proof from Sunnah in wearing this kind of "Dupata" on head of men, this is a bidah found in majority of Fitnah creating Wahhabis who fool innocent people in believing that they are true followers of Sunnah.
In reality the True Sunnah is to wear Amama Shareef which Wahhabi scholars are not found wearing not even Albani or Bin Baaz wore Amama Shareef.
So Wahabis are trying their best to change Sunnah with their Bidah but till the moment Ahlus Sunnah is alive we will not let them do that. (A.Ibrahim)


"Not many may be aware that the present day favorite in the Kingdom — red and white-checkered Ghutrah — has its roots in far away London. It arrived in Saudi Arabia only a few decades ago. Many Saudi men also wear white Ghutrah, which is worn with Takeyah (also called Kufyah), worn on the head underneath the Ghutrah, and the black Eqal. 
The Ghutrah is a squared cloth folded into a triangle."Here

"Saudi Arabia saw the introduction of two kinds of Ghutrah — the white one and the red and white-checkered version. Prior to this, a greenish colored Ghutrah was popular among many people and was worn by the old Saudi army and police."Here

"As I said earlier, the red and white checkered Ghutrah came from London. When people got stylish, the headband that holds the Ghutrah became black, which is still the most popular, nay the only color, seen in Saudi Arabia. Surprisingly, many people are still puzzled as to why the red and white-checkered Ghutrah became popular in Saudi Arabia. Many in Palestine wear the black and white checkered Ghutrah. And to be frank, I am glad we chose the white and the red and white Ghutrahs. So, the Saudi national headdress was designed in the United Kingdom and Switzerland."Here

Sacred Relics 
 Topkapi Palace

When Sultan Selim returned from the Egyptian campaign (1517), he brought to Istanbul the Sacred Relics from the treasuries of the Mamluk state, Abbasid Caliphate, and Hijaz Emirate.
Sultan Selim I began to collect the Sacred Relics at Topkapi Palace , and his successors continued the tradition until the beginning of the twentieth century.
The sultans gathered the relics of the Prophet and other great Muslims, as well as items from respected religious sites. At the beginning of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, protecting relics from potential damage by the Wahhabis was a major concern.
The Wahhabis thought those who showed reverence to objects were guilty of polytheism, so relics were sent to Istanbul for protection and care.
During World War I, when the surrender of Madina was being considered, the city's guardian, Fahreddin Pasha, sent a number of valuable gifts which had been received over the centuries, along with some Sacred Relics, to Istanbul .


The Holy Cloth from the exalted tomb of the Holy Prophet (PBUH), granted from the Banī Shaybat family.

Mecca Museum -^Green Kiswah -Cloth of the Kabah in Green


Shaykh Hamza Yusuf
watch ^video:Here

Jibra'il was sent to the Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم), "Do not sleep tonight in your usual bed." When it became dark, the enemy gathered at his door in vigil, waiting for the moment on which he would go to sleep so that they might fall upon him.

When the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) observed what was happening, he said to Sayyidina Ali (RA): "Sleep in my bed, and cover yourself with my Green Hadrami mantle. Use it when sleeping and they will not be able to do anything dislikable to you."  [Sirat ibn Hisham]


Shaykh Mahmud Efendi

Allah Almighty says,
Upon them will be green garments of fine silk and heavy brocade. [Al-Insan: 21]
And they will wear green garments of fine silk and heavy brocade. [Al-Kahf: 31]
Reclining on green cushions [Al-Rahman: 76]

Shaykh Syed Hashimuddin al-Gaylani al-Hassani Wal Hussaini

The Holy Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him and his family) 
said that Allah will dress him in a green garment on the Day of Judgment as per his words:
 "When people are resurrected on the Day of Judgment, my community [ummah] and I will stand on top of a hill. Allah Most Exalted will dress me in a green garment and permit me to supplicate Him with whatever I wish. This is the praiseworthy position (al-Maqam al-Mahmoud)" [Recorded by Imam Ahmed]

Shaykh Gilles Sadek



The Great Grandson of
Shaykh Al-Sayyid Abdul Qadir, Al Jilani, Muhyi'd-Din, 
Sultaan al-Awliyaa Ghaus e Azaam

Shaykh Sayyid Ahmad Kabeer Sabahuddin Al Rifai


(Edited by ADHM)