Grow it ---- They are the Ones Who are Sinning


Question :
All praise is due to Allah, I grew my beard, but every time my friends and relatives meet me, they reproach me for having grown it and they hurl insults upon me. They constantly pester me and ask me to trim it, but I remain adamant and let it grow. Should I trim it or should I ignore their words?

Answer :
You must obey the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) and let your beard grow. Not only should you discard their evil remarks, you should remind them of Allah and you should inform them that they are doing the devil's work, work that involves calling others to the disobedience of Allah Almighty. The Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) clearly said
Clip your moustaches and grow your beards, differ from the polytheists.
"Clip your moustaches and grow your beards, differ from the polytheists."
Al-Bukhari no. 5892 and Muslim no. 259.
and:
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.
and:
Let your beards...
"Let your beards..."
So it is obligatory to let it grow and leave it grow, and not to obey the wickedness of those who claim it can be shaved or cut. We ask Allah to grant us security.
The situation you described confirms what the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) foretold - that at the end of time, devils (Shayatin) will call on others to disobey of Allah Almighty and to perpetrate unlawful deeds. In another Hadith, Huthayfah, may Allah be pleased with him, related the evil that was to occur after the death of the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وسلم). He described some people from the Muslims, who will invite others to the doors of fire;
whoever answers them will be thrown inside. Huthayfah, may Allah be pleased with him, asked the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) to describe them to him, and he said, "They are of our skin and they speak our language." 0 Allah, protect us from all evil.
The people you mentioned, and others who are similar to them, are from the category of people that the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) described. A believer is neither permitted to accept their words nor to incline toward them; he must disobey them by obeying Allah and His Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم).
Ibn Baz



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