Although wearing a turban was a norm for the eary believers, as it is a sunnah of our Noble Prophet (salallahu alayhi wasalam), I’ve noticed that in these times those who try to hold on to this tradition will occasionally get curious looks or be questioned as to why they are wearing ‘that hat‘.
This seems to especially be the case with the type of turban worn by the shuyukh and mureeds of the Naqshbandi tariqa, despite the fact that thiers is a style more closely resembling that of the Prophet (salallahu alayhi wasalam):
Strange times we are living in, filled with strange looks..
‘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.
Inspired by a similar post from the ‘Mind, Body, Soul’ blog.