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Old 10-27-2017, 01:40 PM   #1
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Why did the prophets have beards and wear imamas

Beards and imamas seem to be worn by the previous 3 prophets. The bab Bahaullah and prophet Muhammad and most of their followers dressed with a beard and turbans (imamas) why did they dress this way? Prophet Muhammad has said lots of positive things about beards and imamas

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Old 10-30-2017, 07:25 AM   #2
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Beards are awesome. Hats of all kinds are awesome.

At least that'd be what I would hope the answer was given my bias for hats and facial hair.

In reality it is more likely just because at the time and place that those prophets lived, it would have been weird to not have had beards or turbans (or some other form of hat).

Also, it is of note that at the Garden of Ridwan, Baha'u'llah stopped wearing a turban, instead switching too wearing a Taj, a type of tall felt hat (like a very tall fez, tapered inward near the top), which he seems to have been the style of hat he wore for the rest of his life. It's a very nice style of hat, and one I dream of adding to my hat collection one day .
Old 10-30-2017, 03:45 PM   #3
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Well, even secular "prophets" tend to follow that fashion:

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