Trimming the Moustache and Leaving the Beard


Question :
In a number of Hadiths the following is mentioned:
Clip your moustaches and grow your beards.
"Clip your moustaches and grow your beards."
Ahmad 2 :229.
Similar the mention of clipping the moustache, clipping the nails, plucking the hair from the armpits and shaving the pubic area. So is shaving different than trimming? The question is that some of people clip what hangs down from the upper lip, while avoiding the rest of the hair on the moustache. Others trim half of the moustache leaving the rest. So is this the meaning or does it mean shaving all of it? I want to know the way to trim the moustache. As for leaving the beard, it is known that is is to leave it entirely.

Answer :
In the authentic Hadiths of Allah's Messenger Peace Be Upon Him he said:
Clip your moustaches and grow your beards, differ from the polytheists.
"Clip your moustaches and grow your beards, differ from the polytheists."
Ahmad 2 :229.
Clip your moustaches and grow your beards, differ from the polytheists.
"Pare your moustaches and leave your beards, differ from the Zoroastrians."
Muslim no. 260.
And in some narrations:
Trim your moustaches.
"Trim your moustaches."
Ahmad no 2 :52.
And Ihfa' (trimming or shortening) is a more that clipping. So whoever pares or trims his moustache until his upper lip is visible, then there is no harm because the authentic Hadiths mentions both ways.
Ibn Baz



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