Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) would neaten their beards

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Is this narration authentic?

Ibrahim An Nakha’i (rahimahullah) said: “They [The Sahabah radiyallahu ‘anhum] used to trim the hair [from the area below the chin] and trim from the sides [of the beard, the hair exceeding one fist].”



Imam Abu Bakr ibn Abi Shaybah (rahimahullah) has recorded this statement of Ibrahim An Nakha’i (rahimahullah). The narrators are all senior Muhaddithun and reliable.

(Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 26001)


Note: Kindly refer to a Mufti/Darul Ifta for further clarification regarding which parts of the beard are permissible to trim.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala


Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

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