Q 1: What is the meaning of the Hadith which states:
Allah has cursed the men who imitate women and the women who imitate men
? What is meant by imitation in this Hadith? Does shaving one's beard fall under the category of imitating women?
Imitation here means
men copying women in the way they dress or talk and vice versa. There is a Hadith that prohibits a Muslim from shaving his beard; an act which can be considered a form of imitating women.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.