Q: The ahadith on beard have been reported with different formulations: The word “Arkhoo” is mentioned in Saheeh Muslim. The words “Waffiroo, Awfiroo, Awfoo, A’foo” are mentioned in Saheeh Bukhari and Saheeh Muslim. Imam Nawawi (r) commenting in his Sharh Saheeh Muslim on the different terms used by the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam), arrives at the following conclusion: “The meaning of which appears all these ahadith is that a person should grow his beard. “
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)