ISLAM NEWSROOM - ANSWERS: "Can I wear a Bob Marely style cap (Rasta Tam)?"
Question - Teenage Muslim youth wants know - Is it OK to wear 'Rasta tam'? -
"Salam alaykum sir. I'm a teenager and I want to know, is it OK to wear hat from Bob Marley style.
Someone told me it's haram cause its from rastafari religion.
Can you tell us what Islam says?"
Rastafari is an Abrahamic religion which developed in Jamaica in the 1930s, following the coronation of Haile Selassie I as Emperor of Ethiopia in 1930. Its adherents worship Haile Selassie I, emperor of Ethiopia (ruled 1930–1974), much in the same way as Jesus in his Second Advent, or as God the Father.
Here's what we have on Bob Marley:
He was interviewed and asked about his religion. Here's what happened:
Marley: "I would say to the people, Be still, and know that His Imperial Majesty, Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia is the Almighty. Now, the Bible seh so, Babylon newspaper seh so, and I and I the children seh so. Yunno? So I don't see how much more reveal our people want. Wha' dem want? a white God, well God come black. True true."
Here's what we found about the "cap" or "hat" (Rasta tam):
Jazakallah khair was salam alaykum,
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