The Ruling On One Who mocks the Beard


Question :
The beard is a Sunnah from among the authentic Sunan of the Prophet Peace Be Upon Him, but there are some people who shave it, some who shorten it, some who reject it altogether, some who claim that it is a Sunnah for which those who do it will rewarded, while those who do not o it will not be punished. Among the foolish people are those who say: " If there were any virtue in the beard, (hair) would not grow in the pubic area" - may Allah debase them! So what is the ruling on each of these different persons, and what is the ruling on the one who rejects the Sunnah of the Prophet Peace Be Upon Him?

Answer :
The authentic Sunnah of Allah's Messenger Peace Be Upon Him proves the obligation of growing the beard and the forbiddance of shaving or cutting it, such as in the Hadith narrated in the ' Two Sahih, on the authority of Ibn 'Umar which says that the Prophet Peace Be Upon Him 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.
In Sahih Muslim, on the authoruty of Abu Huraurah, it is reported that the Prophet Peace Be Upon Him said:
Pare your moustaches and leave your beards, differ from the Zoroastrians.
"Pare your moustaches and leave your beards, differ from the Zoroastrians."
Muslim no. 260.
These two Hadiths and other Hadiths which carry the same meaning, all prove the obligation to grow the beard and the forbiddance of shaving it or cutting it as we have said. Whoever claimed that growing it is a Sunnah for which those who do it will be rewarded, while those who abandon it do not merit punishment, then he is mistaken and has contradicted the authentic Hadiths. This is because the rule is that commands are obligatory and prohibitions forbid, and it is not permissible for anyone to contradict the obvious meaning of the authentic Hadiths, unless he has a proof to show otherwise; and there is no evidence to indicate that these Hadiths carry any meaning besides the obvious one. As for what At-Trimithi has reported on the authority of Abu Hurairah, that:
The Prophet Peace Be Upon Him used to cut his beard lengthwise and widthwise
"The Prophet Peace Be Upon Him used to cut his beard lengthwise and widthwise"

At-Trimithi no. 2762.
It is a false Hadith. It cannot be authentically traced to the Messenger of Allah , because it contains in its chain of narrators one who was accused of lying. As for one who mocks it and compares it to pubic hair, he is guilty of a great sin warranting his apostasy from Islam. This is because making fun of anything which is proven by the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of Muhammad Peace Be Upon Him is considered an act of disbelief and apostasy from Islam, beard upon the Words of Allah, the Almighty, the All-Powerful:
Say : "Was it Allah and his Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations etc,) ans His Messenger that you were mocking." Make no excuse ; you have disbelieved after had believed.
"Say : "Was it Allah and his Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations etc,) ans His Messenger that you were mocking." Make no excuse ; you have disbelieved after had believed."
At-Tawbah 9 : 65-66.
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