You say that it is compulsory in Islam for a Muslim male to grow a beard. I really want to grow a beard but am being pressurised not to by my elder brother, who is very un-islamic. Whenever I merely mention the fact of keeping a beard he bitterly argues with me. I have even thought of moving away from him because of this, but this isn’t possible. What do you suggest?
The objection of your brother to keep a beard is not an exception.
Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, ‘There is no obedience of a
creation in the disobedience of the Creator.’
We suggest you apply wisdom and diplomacy and start keeping a very small
and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best
Mufti Ebrahim Desai