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What is the Islamic ruling on growing a beard?

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Dear Mufti Sb., Assalamualikum.. I want to know about Beard; to growing beard is also one of the ways of Prophet Mohammed SWS. Then why it was called as Wajib. Please let me know in which condition the way of Prophet Mohammed SWS is Wajib. If any other like that (i.e. WAJIB), kindly list the same I can follow strictly.


(Fatwa: 598/598=M/1430)


The Prophet (peace be upon him) said about beard: Grow beard. It is imperative case which serves as order; therefore growing beard is wajib. It is called sunnah also just because it is proved from sunnah. The mujtahid imams, with their academic insight and ijtihadi status, have categorised which sunnah should be graded as wajib or sunnah in the lights of proofs and evidences. You should keep on acting upon them by asking the local ulama.

Allah (Subhana Wa Ta’ala) knows Best

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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