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Removing the moustache

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Q: Is it necessary to keep the moustache or is it permissible to shave the moustache off and keep the upper lip clean as I am aware that when you grow a moustache it should not overlap the lip line.


A: It is better to remove the moustache, but if someone keeps a thin moustache then it is permissible provided it does not overlap the lips.

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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