Q: Is growing a beard compulsory?
A: It is waajib (compulsory) for a male to grow a beard to the extent of one fist. Shaving or cutting and trimming it before one fist is not permissible.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)