Keeping a beard

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by


1. Can I know any authentic hadith and examples other than that of Ibn Umar (radhiyallahu anhu) of cutting a fistful of the beard?

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2. When we say cut a fistful of the beard (exceeding one fist), from where do we take 1 fist? How do we know this? Is there any authentic source which mentions that one fist is from the chin or do we just assume it?



1. There is no need for us to get into this. If you want, you may research it yourself. We do not see the need for it at all.

2. The one fist will commence from the end of the chin as well as from the sides of the face.

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

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)