►Ramadan: are Taliban and other muslims scholars wrong to think keeping a beard is compulsory?

The scholars and the sahaba say one must keepy it. umar (ra) also rejected the testimony.

heres what scholars say (source, islamqa):

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Shaving the beard is haraam because of the saheeh ahaadeeth that clearly state this, and because of the general application of texts that forbid resembling the kuffaar. One of these reports is the hadeeth of Ibn ‘Umar who said that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Be different from the mushrikeen: let your beards grow and trim your moustaches.” According to another report: “Trim your moustaches and let your beards grow.” There are other hadeeth which convey the same meaning, which is to leave the beard as it is and let it grow long, without shaving, plucking or cutting any part of it. Ibn Hazm reported that there was scholarly consensus that it is an obligation (fard) to trim the moustache and let the beard grow. He quoted a number of ahaadeeth as evidence, including the hadeeth of Ibn ‘Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him) quoted above, and the hadeeth of Zayd ibn Arqam in which the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever does not remove any of his moustache is not one of us.” (Classed as saheeh by al-Tirmidhi). Ibn Hazm said in al-Furoo’: “This is the way of our colleagues [i.e., the Hanbalis].”

Is it haraam (to shave it)? Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: “The Qur’aan, Sunnah and ijmaa’ (scholarly consensus) all indicate that we must differ from the kuffaar in all aspects and not imitate them, because imitating them on the outside will make us imitate them in their bad deeds and habits, and even in beliefs, which will result in befriending them in our hearts, just as loving them in our hearts will lead to imitating them on the outside. Al-Tirmidhi reported that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, “He is not one of us who imitates people other than us. Do not imitate the Jews and Christians.” According to another version: “Whoever imitates a people is one of them.” (Reported by Imaam Ahmad) ‘Umar ibn al-Khattaab rejected the testimony of the person who plucked his beard. Imaam Ibn ‘Abd al-Barr said in al-Tamheed: “It is forbidden to shave the beard, and no one does this except men who are effeminate” i.e., those who imitate women. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) had a thick beard (reported by Muslim from Jaabir). It is not permitted to remove any part of the beard because of the general meaning of the texts which forbid doing so.

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So all these muslims who produly shave their beard and say taliban are against the quran because they force people to keep beard....arent these people just the true liars who are wrong and misleeding themselves

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Yes i agree on that.

    Furthermore,

    if any islamic government were to ever evolve based primarily and solely on the laws of shariah (and nothing else), and it makes it obligatory for the public to keep a beard, they have all the right to do force muslims on performing this WAJIB act of obediance to Allah.

    1- Letting the beard grow is not only for the sake of being different, rather it is also part of the fitrah as is proven in Saheeh Muslim, as letting the beard grow is part of the fitrah with which Allaah has created mankind, so that they regard as beautiful that which is in accordance with it and regard as ugly that which goes against it.

    2- The Jews, Christians and Magians nowadays do not all let their beards grow, and not even a quarter of them do that, rather the majority of them shave their beards as is quite obvious.

    3- If a ruling is established in sharee’ah for a reason that no longer applies, and this ruling is in accordance with the fitrah or is one of the symbols of Islam, then it remains even if the reason no longer applies. Do you not see that raml (walking at a fast pace) in tawaaf was originally intended so that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and his companions could demonstrate physical strength in front of the mushrikeen who said: There have come to you people who have been weakened by the fever of Yathrib. This reason no longer applies, but the ruling remains in effect, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) did raml in the Farewell Pilgrimage.

    As to your question pertaining to munafiqs among the muslim ummah:

    i would sincerely advise you to watch the youtube islamic series regarding the topic at hand:

    The revivals part 1 - The Truth about the 12 Khalifas

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwDSh28WRCE

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    deception is everywhere.

    Our ONLY way of defending ourselves against the deciet of this world is to recall and revise the ORIGINAL message contained in the Quran and the sunnah of the Prophet SAW.

    Do read this nerve shatrtering report

    Rand Civil democratic Islam

    http://www.rand.org/pubs/monograph_reports/MR1716/...

    It is pertaining to this document that KHalid yasin speaks:

    The west has divided muslims into 4 groups by Khalid Yasin.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxtVTdsaCTE

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    Who would you rather be?

    1. fundamentalist

    2.secularists

    3.traditionalists

    4.modernists.

    Choose now. for time is running out.

    May Allah guide us all to the rightful path i.e. Islam, and protect us from the fitnah of this world.

    Ameen. ya Rabbal Aalameen.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Another misquotation from you.

    By the way Talibans are not Prophets or Messengers, they are very normal human being and normal Muslims like most of us.

    Bush killed millions of Muslims in Afghanistan, and Iraq, dos not means all Americans are murderers like Bush and associates.

    Hitler killed millions of Jews, does not mean all Christians are murderers like Hitler and Associates.

    Mostly western media is trying to portray Talibans as evil, using power of there controlled media.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    LOL @ are "Taliban and other muslims scholars"

    However, to answer your question; A beard is not required in Islam. Many Muslim men are clean shaven. It is only the Mohammed wannabes who wear this - the troublemakers.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I think that once youve grown a full beard, THEN its Haram to shave it..

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  • 1 decade ago

    Pls give me just one simple saying of god from Quran about shaving Beard is haram? just one simple ayat..............plssssssssssssssssssss

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    In my culture,

    we do not trust men with beards.

    we think that they are hiding something behind the hair

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Talebans are '' jewish agents ''.

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