Keeping a fashion style beard

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by


1. If someone keeps the beard not as sunnah but like fashion which could be french, will he be committing sin?

2. Is keeping a beard the sunnah way is sunnah or farz?



1. Adopting the ways of kuffaar is a severe wrong. The hadeeth warns us that the person who imitates a people will be counted from amongst them.

2. It is compulsory.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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