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    Question ID: 147023Country: Singapore

    Title: Shaving of Beard

    Question: I am 18 years old and my beard has started growing but it is still very short than one fist level. My friends are pestering me to shave so that it would start to grow more and thick if I shave often. My question is, is it permissible to shave my beard with having the intention to making it grow longer or should I just let it grow by itself until it reaches the one fist length.

    Answer ID: 147023

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 339/322/M=3/1438)

    According to Shariah, your friends are not right. One is not allowed to shave the beard with the intention of making it thick. Do not shave your beard and let it grow as it is.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India