Q 4: Is Ghutrah (a traditional cotton headdress worn by men in some Arab countries) considered an important Sunnah (a commendable act)?

A: Ghutrah is a sort of head covering that is used by some men. It is a cultural habit; not a type of `Ibadah (worship). It is neither religiously necessary nor is it regarded as a Sunnah. Accordingly, wearing it is optional. A man may wear a Ghutrah or a turban and so on, or he may wear them both on an alternative basis. Any way, men are not to imitate either women's or Kafirs' (disbelievers) code of dress. Men must also not wear strange clothes because such clothes draw the attention of people and lead to gossip and (Part No. 24; Page No. 46) sarcasm.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.