This may sound like an odd question, but I am being genuine. I know their is such a think as a prayer hat but is the one below (and the others in this link) prayer hats or other sorts of hats? If they are prayer hats, what is their purpose? I see Muslims wear these sorts of ats all the time, even when shopping, what is their purpose? Also, what is the purpose of the male headscarves? I believed they were worn in the Middle East to protect from the sun, sand, and also to be worn as a turban but why in Europe? What is their purpose?