I am 18 years old and my beard has started growing but it is still very short than one fist level. My friends are pestering me to shave so that it would start to grow more and thick if I shave often. My question is, is it permissible to shave my beard with having the intention to making it grow longer or should I just let it grow by itself until it reaches the one fist length.
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
According to Shariah, your friends are not right. One is not allowed to shave the beard with the intention of making it thick. Do not shave your beard and let it grow as it is.
Allah knows Best!
Darul Uloom Deoband
This answer was collected from the official ifta website of Darul Uloom Deoband in India.