Non-Muslims emulating certain aspects of Islam

Q: What answer can be given to those who say: How can keeping the beard to a fist length can be classified as Sunnat while even the jews, hindus etc keep long beards? Please give a jami’ answer.

Bismillaah

A: The non-Muslims emulating any aspect of Islam will not cause that aspect to be impermissible or worthy of being left out.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

وأما عمل غير أهل الاسلام فليس موجبا للمنع ( معارف السنن 1/ 106)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)