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Shaving the beard or cutting it less than a fist-length


Dental Clinics are opening up in Toronto again this week for non-essential services. However, dentists are required to wear n95 masks. For that, they have to have a fit test. In order to pass this test, they have to shave their beards or keep a french beard. The other option is to wear a respiratory mask but with that, they can't wear the loupe which they need to examine the mouth. Answer: ﺑﺴﻢ اﷲ اﻟﺮﺣﻤﻦ اﻟﺮﺣﯿﻢ In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

Shaving the beard or cutting it less than a fist-length is strictly prohibited. It is advised that you speak to your employer in order to receive a religious exemption. It is mentioned on the abcnews website, “Hospitals have policies in place granting religious exemptions to shaving.” It is not permissible to shave one’s beard on account of one’s job (DARHI-AUR-BALON-KAY-SHARI-AHKAAM: p. 20-21 [Maktaba Umar Farooq]). Allah (s.w.t.) is the sole provider, hence, one should call unto Him and place their trust in Him. Allah (s.w.t.) says, “And whoever fears Him, He will make a way out for him (from every difficulty) [2]. And He will provide for him from where he could not imagine. And whoever trusts Allah, then He is sufficient for him.” [3] (Surah Al-Talaq: v. 2-3)

Only Allah knows best

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

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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