Do they thus differ from the Magians

Q: What is the position of Islam regarding the beard? I have heard two Hadith from the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) on this matter that mean:a. First: “Trim the moustache and let the beard grow.” b. The second means that anyone who shaves his beard will be like shaving my heart (i.e. The Prophet’s heart). Did any of the Messenger’s followers shave his beard?


A: All praise be to Allah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. It is obligatory to let the beard grow and trim the moustache, as it is authentically reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) ordered this. As for the Hadith you mentioned: [Anyone who shaves his beard will be like shaving my heart], we do not know any authentic source for this Hadith.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

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