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Origin of the Turban The first person who wore a turban was Prophet Adam (عليه السلام) after he was expelled from Paradise . A tradition states that the angel Gabriel descended from heaven and dressed him in an amaama (turban). This became a substitute for the crown that he had reportedly worn in Paradise . In the hadith literature, the turban is also projected as a headgear of the angels. Imam Ali b. Abi Talib (عليه السلام) narrates that the Holy Prophet (s) once bound a turban on his head, allowing the ends to hang down in front and behind and said, "The crowns of the angels are thus
Wasail al Shia Volume 4 Page 382 Imam Jafar Sadigh (alaihe salam) said "Black is makrooh on all items except for turban, cloak." (There is one more which I forget) In all depictions the Imams and Prophets are depicted in turbans. Wasail al Shia Volume 3 Page 297 At Ghadir Khums the Holy Prophet (sallallahu alaihe wasallam) tied a green imamah onto the head of Imam Ali (alaihe salam) which was green in colour with one end in front and one end behind. All our scholars wear turbans, but none recommend it for us, some even discourage. In Qom, graduates only wear turbans.
(salam) Recently there has been much discussion about the rights of certain scholars to be on the pulpit and whether they are qualified and so forth- Especially in regards to the wrong thing being said in lectures. Please vote in the poll and answer the following questions: 1. How much formal knowledge in your opinion should a scholar have before he is allowed to recite on the pulpit? Would you trust a scholar who had studied In Hawza more than the one who self studied even if they studied the same books. 2. At what point does it become acceptable for a scholar to wear a turban (amama)? Thank
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