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Why Don’t Muslims Grow A Beard?

By Mohammad Yusha • Jan 27th, 2013 • Category: Features • 17 Comments

When it comes to growing a beard, Muslims are full of excuses. Some people even go as far as saying that it is not necessary in Islam. Those who do grow it, grow a light beard whereas according to Sunnah, a beard is supposed to be grown at least a fist’s length from every side.

Now the question is, do Sikhs ask whether it is necessary in Sikhism to grow a beard? I don’t see them making excuses. They love their Gurus and follow their orders without question. However, Muslims, who loudly claim to be lovers of Prophet Mohammad (SAW), not only do not grow a beard but also comes up with absurd theories as to how it is not necessary in Islam.

If we look into history, all Prophets had a beard, all Sahaba had a beard, all Tabieen had a beard, all Saints had a beard, all Scholars had a beard, all Huffaaz had a beard, all Martyrs had a beard, etc. However, in this day and age, whether we have time for something or not, every Muslim has time to shave of the sunnah of Prophet (SAW) and lets it flow it in the gutter with urine.

We prefer to look like George Bush, Tony Blair, and all the criminals and murderers out there, but we don’t want to look like Prophet Mohammad (SAW) and all the religious people after him.


 

 

 
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  1. Not in Islam but all religions and its followers tried to adopt some different social presentation to identify their groups.it is some sort relate to human nature to have typical representation so people would know this which group, sect, caste or family you belong.
    this was also seen in Islam too that Prophet and his followers set some standard to show the Muslims identity among Arabs who are non Muslims or belong to other religions,head covering, typical beard style, time of prayers,dress codes etc all were set in a way to make some differentiation as per moral ethics of any system not for showing any kind of superiority complex.

  2. Let me take this apart.

    Karl Marx, Lincoln, Darwin, and etc also had beards. Kuffars who our prophet fought with also had beards. So what is your point here??

    Many of modern day Sikhs don’t have beards either. So there are those in Sikh community who don’t fall into these small pity things.

    The prophet also traveled on camels, and used a brick as a pillow, why don’t you leave car and start using camels again, and also sleep on a brick pillow.

    Navy Seals who killed Osama also had beards.

    Keeping or not keeping a beard is not an issue. It is made an issue by some.

  3. Is beard mandatory in Islam?

  4. Tauheed, Prayer , Fasting & Zakat are mandatory.

  5. >Tauheed, Prayer , Fasting & Zakat are mandatory.

    Tauheed includes following the Sunnah of Prophet Mohammad (SAW). - La ilaha illallah mohammad dur rasullullah.

  6. Men should not imitate women and vice versa. While I can’t recall that particular Hadith, here are a few related to the beard

    (1) Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) 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.) in Muslim, Hadith no. 501

    (2) 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).”

    (3) 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).”

    (4) Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) says: “Trim closely the moustache, and let the beard flow (Grow).” - Narrated Ibn Umar (R.A.) in Muslim, Hadith no. 498

    (5) “Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) ordered us to trim the moustache closely and spare the beard” says Ibn Umar. - Muslim, Hadith no. 449

    (6) Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam)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) Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said “Trim closely the moustache and grow the beard.”- Reported by Abu Hurairah (R.A.) in Muslim, Hadith no. 501

    (8) Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) 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. - Tirmidhi

    Source: jazakallah.in

  7. @ Yusha
    You have been asking devote Muslims to practise it in various external symbols like Bear,Hijab etc.
    Is not speaking truth
    Not killiing innocents
    Not covettting neighbours wives
    Not raping
    Not stealing
    part of Prophet Mohamed’s teachings? Why is it you always seem to emphasize on external symbols only?
    Suppose a Muslim keeps beard but does all the things which I have mentioned, then what?

  8. Dear Captain, if you read my posts closely, I have written on a number of social issues which have nothing to do with symbols. Secondly, I have never asked anyone to wear a headscarf. In fact, (in my previous blog post) I am asking women to take off their headscarves because many dress inappropriately with it. As for committing crimes and sins with a beard, people also commit crimes and sins without a beard.

    Best Regards.

  9. Moz:

    >Many of modern day Sikhs don’t have beards either. So there are those in Sikh community who don’t fall into these small pity things.

    The majority of Sikhs have a beard and they certainly don’t call it “small.” Why don’t the majority of Muslims have a beard?

    >Karl Marx, Lincoln, Darwin, and etc also had beards. Kuffars who our prophet fought with also had beards. So what is your point here??

    What is your point here? Yes, non-Muslims also have a beard. Just as many non-Muslims are good human beings, just as many non-Muslims are loving, peaceful, etc, etc. There are good and bad people in every community, religion, etc. It doesn’t make the beard good or bad.

  10. 9
    well what is your point on insistance on a beard?? this is pure discrimination on people who don’t want a beard. I don’t like when women put on nail polish, or mehndi, so I guess I should go run around like an animal forcing women to do things my way. And trust me, reference to Rasool S.A.W is not going to fly with people who don’t like religion, but are good people. We have religion on steroids in Pakistan and an absolute rejection of logic or scientific facts.

  11. >well what is your point on insistance on a beard?? this is pure discrimination on people who don’t want a beard.

    It is not discrimination as I am not saying people with beard are good and those without beard are bad.

    >I don’t like when women put on nail polish, or mehndi, so I guess I should go run around like an animal forcing women to do things my way

    I am not forcing anyone to keep a beard. Force is a very strong word.

    >And trust me, reference to Rasool S.A.W is not going to fly with people who don’t like religion, but are good people.

    Looking at the havoc wreaked after the cartoons on Prophet Mohammad (SAW) by Pakistanis (including countless clean shaven people), I thought it would “fly” with people.

  12. 11

    thank you for the response.

  13. This is idiotic and emblematic of everything that’s wrong with Pakistan today. Let’s focus on being good people. Pakistanis today are too focused on the letter and word of Islam and not enough of the spirit.

  14. A lot of sikhs also dont grow a beard. Many of them are clean shaven. To each his own.

    Why should religion make decisions about something that is a personal choice?

  15. Moz: You’re most welcome.

    Philip: The percentage of Sikhs who don’t grow a beard is tiny, whereas the percentage of Muslims who don’t grow a beard is huge. Secondly, when you choose to follow a religion, you automatically allow it to make choices for you.

    Muscleman: No one is against the spirit of Islam, but that does not mean you cannot grow a beard.

  16. keeping beard for Muslims is not easy in today’s environment. leave west its even hard in muslim countries.

  17. Sir, praying (namaz) is also not easy in today’s environment but it doesn’t mean we will stop praying, Islam is not followed according to environment. Thanks and regards.

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