Daily Archives: January 16, 2012
Importance of the Beard in the words of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)
(1) Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “I have no connection with one who shaves, shouts and tears his clothing eg. in grief or affication.”
[Reported by Abu Darda (R.A), Sahih Muslim, Hadith no. 501]
(2) Hadhrat Abdullah Ibn Umar (R.A) relates that:
“He who imitates the kuffar (non-believers) and dies in that state, he will be raised up with them on the Day of Qiyamat (Judgement).”
(3)Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said “I have no connection iwth one who shaves, shouts and tears his clothing eg. in grief or affication.”
(4) The teachings of Hadhrat Ammar Bin Yaasir, Abdullah Ibn Umar, Sayyidina Umar, Abu Hurairah and Jaabir (R.A.), indicate that ALL used to keep beards that were one fist length or more. Hadhrat Jaabir (R.A.) had said: “We used to grow long beards and only during Hajj and Umrah did we trim them to the required length (i.e. fist length).”
(4) Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “Trim closely the moustache, and let the beard flow (Grow).”
[Narrated Ibn Umar (R.A), Sahih Muslim, Hadith no. 498]
(5) “Rasulullah (PBUH) ordered us to trim the moustache closely and spare the beard” says Ibn Umar.
– Muslim, Hadith no. 449-
(6)Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)said: “Act against contrary to the polythesists, trim closely the moustache and grow the beard.”
– Reported by Ibn Umar (R.A.) in Muslim, Hadith no. 500-
(7)Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said “Trim closely the moustache and grow the beard.”
– Reported by Abu Hurairah (R.A.) in Muslim, Hadith no. 501-
(8)Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “Anyone who shaves has no claim to the mercy of Allah”
– Reported by Ibn Abbas (R.A.) in Tibrabi-
(9) Hadhrat Abdullah Ibn Umar (R.A.) used to cut that portion (which exceeds the grip of the hand) of the beard.
The Beard according to the Great Imams of Jurisprudence
Imam Muhammed (R.A.) writes in his book “Kitabul Aathaar” where he relates from Imam Abu Hanifa (R.A.) who relates from Hadhrat Haytham (R.A.) who relates from Ibn Umar (R.A.) that he (Ibn Umar) used to hold his beard in his hand and cut off which was longer. Imam Muhammed (R.A.) says that this is what we follow and this was the decision of Imam Abu Hanifa. Therefore, according to Hanafies, to shorten the beard less than a FIST LENGTH is HARAAM and on this is IJMA (concensus of opinion).
Imam Shafi (R.A.) in his Kitabul Umm states, “To shave the beard is HARAAM.” (Shari Minhaj dar Shara Fasl Aqueeqa).
Shekh Ahmad Nafarawi Maliki in the commentary of Imam Abu Zayed’s booklet states, “to shave the beard is without doubt haraam according to all Imams.” It is also mention in “Tamheed” which is a commentary of “Muatta” (Sunnan Imam Malik (R.A.)) that to shave the beard is HARAAM and among males the only ones to resort to this practice (of shaving) are the HERMAPHRODITES (persons who possess both male and female features and characteristics).
The Hanbalies in the famous Al-Khanie’a Hanbali Fatawa Kitab state that “to grow the beard is essential and to shave it is HARAAM.” Also in the Hanbali Mathab books “Sharahul Muntahaa” and “Sharr Manzoomatul Aadaab”, it is stated “The most accepted view is that it is HARAAM (prohibited to shave the beard).”
Also note, according to scholars of Islam: “To shave off the beard is unlawful (haraam) and one who shaves his beard is legally speaking an unrighteous fellow (FASIQ); hence, it is NOT PERMISSIBLE to appoint such a man as an Imam. To say Taraweeh behind such an Imam is MAKRUH-E-TAHRIMI (near prohibition)” (Shami Vol.1, p.523)
The Durre-Mukhtar states: “No one has called it permissible to trim it (the beard) less than FIST-LENGTH as is being done by some westernized Muslims and hermaphrodites.” (Vol. 2, p. 155). Also, “It is forbidden (haraam) for a man to cut off another’s beard.” (Vol. 5, p. 359).
Thus, a Muslim who shaves or shortens his beard is like a hermaphrodite, his Imamate near prohibition, his evidence is not valid, he will not have the right to vote or being voted for. Shaving and shortening the beard is the action of non-believers. Imam Ghazzali (RA) says: “Know that the key to total bliss (Saadah) lies in following the Sunnah and in emulating the life ofProphet Muhammad (PBUH) in ALL that issues from him, and in ALL his doings even if it concerns the manner of his eating, rising, sleeping, and speaking. I do say thisin relation to rituals in worship ONLY because ther is no way neglecting the Sunnah reported of him in such matters – but what I say INCLUDES EVERY ASPECT of his daily life.” (Kitab al Arbain Addin, Cairo 1344, p. 89). Furthermore, in the Holy Qur’an, Allah toldProphet Muhammad (PBUH) to say:
” (The Noble Quran; 3:31)”
The daily recitation of a band of angels of Allah is “Holy is the Being who adorned men with beards and women with braids”
(Takmela e Bahr al Raiq, Vol. 3, p. 331)
(PBUH) [to accept and practice the law and commands of Allah and His Rasul (PBUH)] Lastly, Allah Ta’ala says in the Holy Qur’an: ” (24:51)”
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