Hanafi Scholars of India/Pakistan wear Black Caps

Discussion in 'Siyar an-Nubala' started by ottoman, Sep 24, 2007.

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  1. ottoman

    ottoman Veteran

    wearing black headgear is sunnat
  2. Aqdas

    Aqdas Staff Member

    do you mean this type but in black?

  3. abu nibras

    abu nibras Staff Member

    which ones ? any pics ?
  4. abu Hasan

    abu Hasan Administrator

    some friends asked me why do indian/pakistani Hanafi [mainly sunni] scholars wear these black caps - particularly those from UP and Bihar?

    from Dhahabi's manaqib abu Hanifah:

    Abdu'l Wahhab ibn Ziyad [1] says: 'I saw Abu Hanifah in Kufah and he was wearing a tall black cap.'[2]

    1. zahid al-kawthari: in kitab ibn abi'l `awwam, it is written as Abdu'l WaHid, which is actually the correct one.

    2. in the text, it is written 'Tawilah' and imam zahid al-kawthari comments: it is a cap [qalansuwah] which was the fashion in those days. abu `amr al-kindi has mentioned it in a couplet. also as it is mentioned in al-alusi's kashf at-Turrah [pg.284]. imam Abu Hanifah's shaykh Hammad ibn Abi Sulayman would also wear it.

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