Originally Posted by Nabiel
Asalaamu Alaikum Wr Wb, you will get the reward for the intention of covering your head not for a particular type of cap.
Here are the Sunnah's of dress where you will get rewarded for each action inshallah:
Sunnah of Dressing
We should try to be modest in our appearance in our daily lives without dressing in inappropriate clothing and we should be pleasant in appearance, without looking dishevelled or being extravagant and having pride because of what we are wearing.
Allah (The Exalted) likes to see his servants wearing good clothing, the way that our beloved Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) wore his clothing.
Ibn 'Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) reported the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) as saying, 'He who copies any group of people is one of them.'
The intention of the above is that whoever adopts the ways and manners of the unbelievers and evildoers will be a partner in their sins
When one is getting dressed
Praise is to Allah Who has clothed me with this (garment) and provided it for me, though I was powerless myself and incapable
Alhamdu lillaahil-lathee kasaanee haathaa (aththawba) wa razaqaneehi min ghayri hawlim-minnee wa laa quwwatin.
Al-Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawud, Ibn Majah, At-Tirmithi.
When putting on new clothes
"اللَّهُمَّ لَكَ الْحَمْدُ أَنْتَ كَسَوْتَنِيهِ، أَسْأَلُكَ مِنْ خَيْرِهِ وَخَيْرِ مَا صُنِعَ لَهُ، وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّهِ وَشَرِّ مَا صُنِعَ لَهُ".
Allaahumma lakal-hamdu 'Anta kasawtaneehi, 'as'aluka min khayrihi wa khayri maa suni'a lahu, wa 'a'oothu bika min sharrihi wa sharri ma suni'a lahu.
O Allah, praise is to You. You have clothed me. I ask You for its goodness and the goodness of what it has been made for, and I seek Your protection from the evil of it and the evil of what it has been made for.
Abu Dawud and At-Tirmithi.
Bismillaahi when undressing
In the Name of Allah.
Reference: At-Tirmithi 2/505
Manners of Clothing
1. For women to wear silk is permissible.
2. To wear a silk hat under the Amama is not allowed.
3. The people of knowledge should wear clothing that enables others to recognise them, so that their knowledge is respect.
4. The length of the Kurta is to have it half way to the calf and the sleeves be a maximum to the knuckles. And the length of the sleeves is a span.
5. To have gold or silver buttons is permissible for both men and women.
6. If there is a chain on the buttons (i.e. hanging from the buttons) then this is not permissible for men as chain is in the same category as jewellery and for men it is totally forbidden.
7. If there is a death, then to wear black clothing for this purpose is not permissible as it is a practise of the Christians.
8. From the 1st to the 12th of Muharram you should avoid wearing three colours of clothing; Black, as it is a method of the Shi'ites. Green, as it is a method of lamenters and red, as it is the method of the Kharjites.
9. You should wear your trouser (bottoms) whilst sitting until they reach up to the thighs. First with your right leg then left and then stand up and wear them fully and take them off in the same manner i.e. take it of up to your thighs, sit down and take your left leg out followed by the right. In the hadith it states that one who does the opposite will be afflicted with such an illness that there is no cure for.
10. To wear your new clothes on Friday as it is Sunnah.
11. To wipe your nose or face keep a small handkerchief. To use it to wipe perspiration is permissible but to keep it for pride is not allowed (i.e. for fashion or as a status symbol).
12. Always pray 'Bismillah''
when wearing and taking the clothes off as the devil and jinn look at you if you don't.
13. Do not wear clothing that has pictures or dress children in them either, those who do so will be sinful.
14. Do not have bright colours or have things written on the clothing such as 'Love me' or anything rude or shameful.
15. First wear the upper garment and then the lower.
16. When taking the clothes off, fold them and do not leave them laying around as Shaytan uses them.
17. Do not dress boys in the clothing of girls and do not dress girls in clothing of the boys.
18. Men should keep their lower garments above their ankles and women below their ankles.
19. Do not cut clothing on Tuesdays as there is fear they will be burnt, sunk, or be stolen.
20. When you take your clothes off, you should fold them and not leave them lying around otherwise the devil uses them.
21. It is not allowed for men to wear saffron be it dark so it is red or be it light so it is yellow for both the same rule applies. For women both colours are permissible. Besides these two colours all other colours are permissible be it yellow, red etc. however, it is better if males do not wear these especially if it is common that the opposite sex wear it, meaning it is a feminine colour. This is not because of the colour but because it is common on women, if this is not the case then there is no problem .
Rasulallah (Pbuh) liked to wear Kurta(Long shirt) the most. The sleeves reached to his wrists and the collar or neckline of his kurta was towards his chest. (Tirmidhi)
Rsulallah (Pbuh) kurta went upto his ankles, reaching upto mid calf (hakim)
Rasulallah (Pbuh) clothes consisted of sheet, lungi (loin cloth), kurta (Long shirt) and amamah (turban). He also had a cloth with which he dried his face after wudu.
He liked striped sheets. He used to wear a topi (Fez or hat)below the amamah and sometimes he only wore a topi. He used to wear the amamah with a tail and sometimes without. The tail of the amamah used to fall between his shoulders at his back.
Rasulallah (Pbuh) wore a Quba (long coat)also. His lower garment used to end between his knee and ankle.
His shawl (Sheet)was red striped and he also wore green and black woollen sheets with or without embroidery.
Rasullalh (Pbuh) was very modestly and simple in dress and he had a minimum amount of clothes that he wore.
He used to say, “I am only a servant and dress myself like one”.
He had an expensive outfit which he used to wear for Jummah and the two Eids aswell as meeting outside delegations but apart from that he did not care too much about quality or any particular kind of clothing . He mostly wore cotton clothing.
Rasulallah (Pbuh) prohibited the wearing of gold and silk for men but not for women (Tirmidhi)
He preferrred white clothing (Tirmidhi)
He never threw away clothing until worn patched (Tirmidhi)
Men should wear their lower garments above the ankles (Tirmidhi)
Those who wear their lower garments below their ankles will on the day of judgement have fire on their ankles and will not be looked upon with mercy by Allah (Mishkaat)
This applies at all times whether in namaz or not
Rasulallah (Pbuh) wore strapped sandals and leather socks (Mowazai) (Mishkaat)