Book Name:Hazrat Sayyiduna Talha bin Ubaidullah ki Sakhawat

9 Madani pearls regarding the ‘Imamah [Sunnah turban]

Two sayings of the Beloved Prophet صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم:


1.         2 Rak’at of Salah performed whilst wearing an ‘Imamah are better than offering 70 Rak’at without wearing an ‘Imamah.’ (Al-Firdaus bima Saur-ul-Khattab, vol. 2, pp. 265, Hadees 3233)

2.         Offering Salah whilst wearing an ‘Imamah is equivalent to 10,000 virtues.’ (Al-Firdaus bima Saur-ul-Khattab, vol. 2, pp. 406, Hadees 3805)

3.         Bind the ‘Imamah whilst standing facing the Qiblah.

(Kashf-ul-Iltibas fis-Tihbab-il-Libas lish-Shaykh ‘Abdul Haq Dihlvi, pp. 38)

4.         The Sunnah of the ‘Imamah is that it should not be shorter than 2½ yards in length, nor should it be longer than 6 yards, and it should be bound in a dome-like fashion. (Fatawa Razawiyyah, vol. 22, pp. 186)

5.         If you have a large kerchief with which you can produce enough folds to cover the whole head, then it will be considered as an ‘Imamah.

6.          It is Makruh to bind a small kerchief with which one can only produce one or two folds. (Fatawa Razawiyyah – referenced, vol. 7, pp. 299)

7.         It is more appropriate to wrap the first fold of the ‘Imamah towards the right side of the head. (Fatawa Razawiyyah, vol. 22, pp. 199)

8.         If Imamah is to be taken off out of some need and there is the intention of binding it again, then one sin will be erased on untying each fold. (Fatawa Razawiyyah, vol. 6, pp. 214)

9.         The length of the Shimlah of the ‘Imamah should be at least the width of four fingers, and at most up to the middle of the back, i.e. approximately the length of one arm.