top of page
  • Writer's pictureICP Web

Is shaving the beard a major or a minor sin ?

Question:

Is shaving the beard a major or a minor sin? Answer: ﺑﺴﻢ اﷲ اﻟﺮﺣﻤﻦ اﻟﺮﺣﯿﻢ In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

”أَ ْﺣُﻔﻮا اﻟ ﱠﺸﻮا ِر َب وأَ ْﻋُﻔﻮا اﻟﻠّﺤﻰ“. said: (s.a.w.) Prophet The

Translation: “Trim the mustaches and let the beards grow.” (Sahih Muslim: Hadith 259)

It is necessary to keep a fist-length beard. Shaving and trimming less than a fist-length is strictly prohibited. As for shaving one’s beard, it is a major sin (Darhi Ka Shari Hukm: p. 166 [Idara-e-Ghufran]).

Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Mohammad Ahsan Osmani Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah Darul Ifta Birmingham

7 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Dua for disbelievers

Question; Assalamu Alaykum, which type of supplication can we not make for a disbeliever and which type of supplication can we make for a disbeliever? Answer: In the name of Allah, the most Gracious t

Co Education

Question: Assalamualaikum, I am from Turkey and there aren't any gender segregated universities, all of them are mixed. I am a first year nutrition and dietetics student here because we cannot afford

Walking Dogs

Question: I'm staying with my non Muslim parents. My dad suggested to me to walk his dogs. I said that I did not want to do that, my reasoning was the status of Dogs as unclean and haram for keeping i

Comments


Commenting has been turned off.
bottom of page