The Ruling on Shaving the Cheeks


Question :
What is the ruling on shaving the beard, and the ruling on shaving the cheeks and leaving the beard and moustache?

Answer :
Shaving the beard is not permissible, according to the saying of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) in an authentic Hadith:
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 his words:
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.
The beard is what grows on the cheeks and the chin, as defined by the author of Al-Lisan and Al-Qamus. [Lisanul-`Arab and Al-Qamus Al-Muhit: Two famous Arabic dictionaries.] It is obligatory to leave the hair which grows on the cheeks and chin and not to shave it or cut it. May Allah correct the situation of all the Muslims.
Ibn Baz



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