Shaving the beard and letting the

Q: What is the ruling on shaving the beard, as people hold different views regarding this matter? Some disprove of it, and say that the Din (religion) is in the heart and not in the physical appearance, while others shave their beard - and there are many of these, including scholars, whom the public follow. If you say to people that it is not permissible to shave the beard, they answer you that Shaykh so-and-so shaves his beard and you are not more knowledgeable than him. If you question these shaykhs who shave, they minimize it saying that it is removing something, not adding it.

A: All Praise be to Allah Alone and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, his family, and Companions.It is Wajib (obligatory) to let the beard grow and shaving it is Haram (prohibited). Scholars who shave their beards cannot be taken as evidence for its permissibility.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.