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Should I keep a beard and risk losing my job and upsetting my parents?

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I am a third year BSC student on a verge to complete my studies. My parents do not let me keep beard so what should I do? Now I am getting a job of 30000 INR but I have to be clean shaved also I want to keep my parents happy. And if I keep beard I have to quarrel for that with my parents and this will be daily course if I keep beard. I want to keep beard but I have to go against my parents and have to search for any other job because I will not get that job now if I keep beard.


(Fatwa: 78/33/L=1433)

It is wajib to grow beard. It is the sign of Islam. You are not allowed to shave it due to parents’ objection or it prevents you to get a job. The holy Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said that obeying a creature by disobeying Almighty Allah is unacceptable. As far as the matter of livelihood is concerned Almighty Allah has taken it upon Him. If a man leaves any unlawful employment trusting in Allah then Almighty Allah will arrange for him a lawful job. Hence it is not appropriate for a Muslim to commit non-Shariah and haram act merely for livelihood.

Allah (Subhana Wa Ta’ala) knows Best

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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