What is the ruling on declaring someone who shaves his beard a Fasiq (someone openly and flagrantly violating Islamic law)?
A: All Praise is due to Allah Alone and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, his family, (Part No. 5; Page No. 147) and Companions.What you said is correct, especially for those who insist on shaving their beards. However, declaring them as such before advising and clarifying the ruling concerning this is against the policy of Da`wah (calling) to the good and forbidding the abominable, as this turns them away from hearing the explanation. In order to help people to accept advice and guidance, a Da`y (caller to Islam) should give it in a gentle way. If the person does not accept the advice and insists on doing this sin, it is not prohibited to declare them a Fasiq.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.