My question is that what is the ruling about beard?

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Dear Imam


My question is that what  is the ruling about beard? Is it haraam or not? Please also quote the hadith if possible with details.

Thank you


In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāh wa-barakātuh.

Respected brother

According to Shariah, it is Waajib to grow a beard to a fist lenght. One who trims/shaves his beard less than a fist in length is sinful. Rasullullah (Salalaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said “Lengthen the beard and shorten the moustache” (Bukhari).

There are many books written on this topic. You may refer to the book of Shiekhul Hadith Hadrath Moulana Mohammed Zakariyya Saheb RA titled “Wujubul Lihyah” which is available in the Urdu language.

And Allah Knows Best

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