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Shaving/removing of the moustache (mustache) with a razor, trimmer or scissors?

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Shaving/removing of the moustache (mustache) with a razor, trimmer or scissors?

Question:

Assalāmu `alaikum Warahmatullāhi Wabarakatuh.

Muhtaram Brother, is it permissible/preferable to shave off the Moustache ( mustache ) with a Razor?

Which one is better among razor, trimmer & scissor?

Jazakallahu ~ Khayra, Wassalamu alaykum

Answer:

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

The moustache should be trimmed.[i]

Note the following Hadith by Sayyidina Ibn Umar (Radiyallahu Anhu):

عَنِ ابْنِ عُمَرَ، قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: احْفُوا الشَّوَارِبَ وَاعْفُوا اللِّحَى.

سنن الترمذي ت بشار (4/ 392)

Sayyidina Ibn Umar ( Radiyallahu Anhu) reported that Allah’s Messenger (Salallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said:

“Cut the moustache and grow beard.”

 

The moustache may be trimmed with a razor, a trimmer or a scissors.

 

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mufti Saeed Ahmed Golaub

Islamic Solutions

Jamaica

 وَفِيهِ حَلْقُ الشَّارِبِ بِدْعَةٌ[i]

الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (6/ 407)

This answer was collected from IslamicSolutions.org, which is operated by Mufti Saeed Ahmed Golaub from Jamaica. He’s a student of Mufti Ebrahim Desai (rah) from South Africa.

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