What is the conditions of the beard? I know that you have to keep it a fist length.

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But what are the other condition/ruling like removing hairs above the jaw bone and under it, what is the minimum the beard can be kept, and what is recommended?


‘For Muslim males to grow a beard is Waajib (compulsory), and to let it grow
a fist length is Waajib. Without any Sharée reason to cut or shave is Haraam
(totally prohibited). He who does so is a Faasiq (sinner) and to shorten it
less than a fist length is Makruh Tahrimi (near Haraam).’ Dari Aur Ambiyaa
Ki Sunnate, Mufti Saeed Palanpuri.

Shar’ee Length of the Beard:

and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ebrahim Desai

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