TURBANS - دستار




In Islamic cultures, some men wear a turban-style headdress in emulation of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) who is believed to have worn a black or white turban. The head wraps are worn in different ways and called by different names depending on the region and culture. Examples include (Arabic: عمامة‎ `emãmah) in Arabic, (Persian: دستار‎) in Persian.

A turban is a type of headwear based on cloth winding. Featuring many variations, it is worn as customary headwear by people of various cultures. Communities with prominent turban-wearing traditions can be found in the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, the Arabian Peninsula, the Middle East, the Balkans, the Caucasus, Central Asia, North Africa, West Africa, East Africa, and amongst some Turkic peoples in Russia as well as Ashkenazi Jews.

The turban is also the traditional headdress of Sufi scholars. Additionally, turbans have often been worn by nobility, regardless of religious background.

Meanings of the turban colors are as follows:

The white turban means a saintly person leading an exemplary life, and an off-shade color of white means someone is learning in the religion. The blue turban signifies a mind as broad as the sky with no place for prejudice. The black turban is a reminder of persecution and martyrdom, and represents humility.

The yellow turbans are associated with the revolutionary movement, Royal blue is usually worn by those who are learned in the religion and are patriotic about their traditions and culture. The colour green signifies farmers.

The orange turban means courage and wisdom. The preferred color of the wedding turban is pink. All shades of this color from magenta to baby pink is used by families for the joyful occasion. Some prefer red, maroon or orange turbans for the weddings, but pink is so far the most popular.

Turban colors are generally a matter of personal choice, with many men choosing colors based on fashion or taste, sometimes to match clothes. There are traditions associated with some colours, for instance orange and black are often worn at political protest rallies whilst red and pink turbans are worn at weddings and other celebratory events.

There are also Golden Turbans, Purple Turbans and Other colors as well.

Stand tall, and stand proud knowing you are wearing one of these Immaculate Crowns that represents Middle Eastern Culture.

The following videos are downloaded from Mr. Amaan Ullah's youtube channel which demonstrates how to tie turbans in various styles,



For a million different ways to tie a turban please check the following link for more styles: HERE