Q: I came to know that In Shafi Madhab cutting beard is Makrooh (disliked) as said by their two great Shaikhs, Shaikh Al Nawai and I forgot the name of the other Shaikh. Can I follow Shafi madhab in the ruling of cutting the beard as I follow the Hanafi madhab but because I am feeling great resistance from society.
A: All the imaams are unanimous that it is not permissible to cut the beard before one fist.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)