The colors of the turbans of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam
Fatwa No: 160155

Question

What was the color of the turbans that the Prophet had?

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is His slave and Messenger.

 

The Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) loved wearing white clothes and urged people to do so. Ibn ‘Abbaas  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him narrated that the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said: “Wear white clothes as they are from the best of your clothes, and enshroud your dead in them.” [Abu Daawood, At-Tirmithi and Ibn Maajah]

However, the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) did not restrict himself to wearing a particular color of clothes; rather, he used to wear whatever was available. It was reported that he wore a black turban. ‘Amr Ibn Hurayth  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him narrated that the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) preached to the people while wearing a black turban on his head; for more on this, please refer to Fatwas 84272 and 86786.

He  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) also wore a yellow turban. Al-Fadhl Ibn ‘Abbaas  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him who entered upon the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) at the time of his death–sickness, said, “He wore a yellow turban on his head, and I greeted him with Salaam…”

Allaah Knows best.

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