The Turban and It's Significance
"She is clothed with neatness, she is fed with temperance; humility and meekness are as a crown of glory circling her head."
-Chapter XXI Holy Koran of the MST of A
A turban is a length of cloth wrapped in a specific way around the top of the head. Most commonly worn outdoors, they can also be worn indoors. Woven of cotton, silk, or wool, turbans can be simple or very ornate. The type of fabric, patterns or colors on the fabric, length of fabric, and wrapping technique used for the turban indicate the wearer's social status, religion, ethnicity, and in some cases profession.
In the Moorish Science Temple of America the Turban is predominantly worn by Women, but men are permitted to wear them as well. To the Moslems of the west, it represents purity and is consider a crown. Women among our Nation, wear there turban in a crisp V style or pyramid, with a blue button displaying a crescent moon and star, along with the letters MA. It is truly a symbol of Modesty and respect for ones self.