ANONYMOUS: SALAM. JUST WONDERING WHY YOU SHAVE YOUR BEARD IF IT'S FARD? I'M A SISTER AND I HONESTLY AM CURIOUS WHY BROTHERS SHAVE THEIR BEARDS WHEN PROPHET MUHAMMAD SAW HAD ONE HIMSELF AND COMMANDED HIS FOLLOWERS TO TRIM THE MUSTACHE AND LET THE BEARD GROW.
Wa alykum as-salaam,
First point: I have a beard. I just don’t update my icon picture.
Second point: The way you phrase your question is really off-putting and I would suggest you learn to ask questions like this in a better manner.
Third: Why do you wonder about things that do not concern you? The Prophet, in Tirmidhi, is reported to have said:
“From the excellence of a man’s Islam is to leave that which does not concern him.”
Fourth: The Hanafis, the Hanbalis, and the Malikis opine that the beard is Fardh (obligatory) for a man. The Shafi’is, however, write that the beard is Sunnah (highly recommended) not Fardh.
Therefore, the reason why men shave is because they follow the Shafi’i opinion, or, as is also possible: they are unable to grow a beard. There are many more reasons, as well.
I hope this helps, insha Allah.
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