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    Question ID: 146168Country: KARIMNAGAR

    Title: Ruling about growing beard

    Question: I am Alhamdulillah working as a sales engineer in Saudi Arabia and I have a beard which I always wanted to keep since my childhood as it is sunnah. But my beard is not in a proper way, hairs are not completely present on face and unevenly distributed. It is becoming curly and people say it is not looking good. I feel that if I trim it then it becomes style and by heart I cannot feel that I am practicing sunnah. Can I make all my beard hairs into one level size by trimming it with scissor?

    Answer ID: 146168

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 72/144/SN=3/1438)

    It is not lawful to trim the beard less than one fist. Yes, if your beard is longer than one fist then you may cut the extra beard to embellish it, it is allowable as per the Shariah. Likewise, you may also trim the hair of the cheek with scissors or razor beyond the beard limit. However, you should comb your beard regularly and apply oil which may make your beard beautiful.

    لا بأس بنتف الشيب وأخذ أطراف اللحية والسنة فيها القبضة (در مختار مع الشامى 9/583، ط: زكريا)

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India