Q: A man started keeping a beard after shaving for a long time. He is a Muslim. My father told me that “to be true he was looking better before”(because that man doesnt really look good after he started keeping a beard) I also agreed with my father saying that he was looking good before because when a man leaves his beard after shaving it for long time, he does not look good but after the beard grows he looks good. I had seen another man (who is a Muslim) who had shaved for a long time then left his beard and he too was not looking good but now he is good looking because of a big beard?
My question is that: Is there any affect on us being Muslims? Because we said that a man is not looking good while he was obeying Allah and His Messenger (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) by leaving a beard.
A: This is a very foolish statement to make. It is a statement of ignorance and jahaalat. Make taubah for this statement. However, it will not remove a person from imaan.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)