What I mean is that you intended to keep the beard, but for some petty reason you trimmed it to less than a fist. Or is the ruling haraam at all times.
‘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.
It is prohibited to shave or trim the beard lesser than the fist of a hand
at all times. Not only when you intended to keep the beard.
and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best
Mufti Ebrahim Desai