The Sunnah of the Beard
  • Question:

    I know it is proper to keep the beard and let it grow naturally. Just a word of caution what is the Islamic ruling on being clean shaven or keeping only the moustache is it by any means permissible?

    Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

    Thank you for your question.

    The Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wa salam) said in numerous ahadeeth that we are commanded to grow our beards and trim our moustaches. The dispute amongst the scholars is about how long the beard has to be. However, growing what can be called a beard and conceals the skin under at the very least is an obligation.

    And Allah knows best.

    Answered by Shaykh Omar Suleiman
    Hadith of the Day Imam
    Director – Islamic Learning Foundation
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