Q: We know that shaving the beard is Haram (Prohibited) as declared by scholars, but there are some obstacles that hinder me from growing a beard.
My family prevents me from letting my beard grow and I can not support myself because I am still a high school student whose parents pay all my expenditures. I can not even work to provide for myself. I quarrel with them every day about growing my beard to the extent that they are about to kick me out of the house. Please answer me as soon as possible.
(Part No. 5; Page No. 157) A: All praise be to Allah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. Shaving the beard is Haram as you know and your parents’ anger and their kicking you out of the house is not an excuse to shave it. Allah (Glorified be He) states (what means):
And whosoever fears Allâh and keeps his duty to Him, He will make a way for him to get out (from every difficulty).
And He will provide him from (sources) he never could imagine. And whosoever puts his trust in Allâh, then He will suffice him. Verily, Allâh will accomplish his purpose. Indeed Allâh has set a measure for all things.
We advise you to treat your parents well and guide them to goodness, and to tell them that the Messenger (peace be upon him) is the one who commanded us to let the beard grow and trim the moustache; therefore it is impermissible for a Muslim to oppose the Prophet’s command to please any one, for Allah (Exalted be He) states:
And let those who oppose the Messenger’s (Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) commandment (i.e. his Sunnah - legal ways, orders, acts of worship, statements) (among the sects) beware, lest some Fitnah (disbelief, trials, afflictions, earthquakes, killing, overpowered by a tyrant) should befall them or a painful torment be inflicted on them.
May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.