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Im a 15yr old boy. im a hafiz ul quran and im also schooling.. i had an inappropriate beard which was long at one side and short at the other

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im a 15yr old boy. im a hafiz ul quran and im also schooling.. i had an inappropriate beard which was long at one side and short at the other and also i had gaps big between my hair under my chin and it ws not a continuation from my side burns also(though i have trimmed it now) .. I have read that a hafiz or a muslim who trims or shaves his beard is not permitted to conduct prayers and it is a criminal act for ahafiz to trim or shave his beard. please give your advice whether i should let my beard grow or keep it nice n trimmed..
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Hafiz and Beard

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


 

Your Question: please give your advice whether i should let my beard grow or keep it nice n trimmed..
Abu Hurairah reported that the Prophet (saws) said:, "Whoever has hair should honor it." (Related by Abu Dawud.)

 

Said 'Ata ibn Yasar, "A man came to the Prophet (saws) with unkempt hair and an untidy beard. The Prophet (saws) pointed to him, as if ordering him to straighten his hair and beard. He did so and returned. Thereupon the Prophet (saws) observed, 'Is that not better than one of you coming with his hair unkempt, as if he were an evil-one?"' (Related by Malik.)

 

Dear and Beloved Brother, it is a preferred Sunnah that a believer should keep his beard nice, neat, and if need be, trim it for tidiness and balance.

 

Your Question: I have read that a hafiz or a muslim who trims or shaves his beard is not permitted to conduct prayers

There is absolutely nothing in the Shariah that states that one who leads or conducts prayers cannot trim or shave his beard. The having of a beard or its length has absolutely no bearing on ones ability to lead or conduct prayers!

 

Your Question: it is a criminal act for ahafiz to trim or shave his beard.

Every law that applies to a believer in Islam, also applies to one who has been honored by their Lord to memorize the Glorious Quran.

 

It is a Sunnah, preferable, and absolutely desirable that a believer who adorns a beard must honor it by keeping it need and tidy, and if need be, trim it for tidiness and balance.

 

If one trusts, obeys, and follows the guidance and commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of never ever being misled; but if one believes, obeys and follows any other guidance, other than that of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of being led astray.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

Burhan

 

 


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