Azaan of a person who shaves his beard


  1. The azan of such a person, who shaves or trims his beard less than a fist is Makrooh tahreemi, is that particular person committing a sin at the same time while giving the azan.
  2. Does such a person receive the rewards mentioning in the ahadith for giving azan (same amount, less or not at all).



  1. A person who shaves his beard is a open sinnner. Hence, he is not allowed to call out the Azaan. He should sincerely repent for his sin and grow a beard. Thereafter he can call out the Azaan.
  2. If he repents he will receive the reward.

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

ولا بأس بنتف الشيب و أخذ أطراف اللحية والسنة فيها القبضة … ولذا يحرم على الرجل قطع لحيته (الدر المختار 6/407)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)