Sheikh Ahmad  Kutty, a Senior Lecturer and an Islamic Scholar at the Islamic Institute of Toronto,Ontario, Canada, states: “There is nothing in the Islamic source or authentic fiqh that makes it obligatory for males to cover their heads while performing salah. In fact, there are numerous traditions that the Prophet’s companions often prayed while uncovering their heads and elbows. No school of jurisprudence considers covering heads and elbows as an essential prerequisite of salah. It is true that some scholars consider it makruh or undesirable, while others do not think so. As Imam Shatibi rightly pointed out: covering head in salah varies according to culture; In other words, if in a certain culture covering head by males is part of a gentleman’s attire then it is good that Muslims do so; if, on the other hand, it is not considered as such in another culture, then they need not be insisting on covering their heads while attending the mosque.”