Can I Pray Behind Someone Without a Beard?

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question: Assalamu alaykum Can I pray behind someone without a beard? Answer: Wassalam, [Shaykh] Farid Dingle Shaykh Farid Dingle grew up in a convert family in Herefordshire, UK. In 2007, he moved to Jordan to pursue traditional studies. Shaykh Farid continues to live in Amman, Jordan with his wife and […]

Is It Permissible to Trim My Beard Before Offering My Eid Sacrifice? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum Is it permissible to trim my beard before offering my Eid Sacrifice? Answer: Assalam ‘alaykum, I pray you’re well. It is a disliked to remove any external body parts, such as body hair, nails, teeth etc., during the 10 days of Dhul Hijjah and until the actual […]

How Should the Beard Be Washed in Wudu?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum How should the beard be washed in Wudu? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, The sunna with respect to interlacing (khilal) is to pass a handful of water through the beard from the bottom towards the top. This is the manner of interlacing reported from the Messenger […]

What Are the Rulings of Growing a Beard in the Hanafi School? (Video)

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalam alaykum What are the rulings of growing a beard in the Hanafi school? Answer:  Wa alaykum assalam, Here is a video answer to this question by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani is a scholar and researcher of Islamic law and Executive Director of SeekersHub Global After ten […]

Should I Follow An Imam Who Has A Short Beard? (Video)

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalamu alaykum Should I follow an imam who has a short beard? Answer:  Wa’leykum Salam, Here is a video answer by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani to this question: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani is a scholar and researcher of Islamic law and Executive Director of SeekersHub Global After ten years overseas, Shaykh […]

What is the Ruling of Shaving and Shortening the Beard in the Shafi’i School?

Answered by Shaykh Amjad Rasheed Question: What is the position of the Shafi`i school regarding shaving and shortening the beard without any excuse ? Answer:  In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate I have been asked this question on many occasions, sometimes by people living in Arab lands, other times by people living in the […]

Does Jokingly Pretending to Convert to Cullenism or Not Liking Beards Make Me an Unbeliever?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam ‘aleykum, (1) During my adolescence I became obsessed with the Twilight books. As a result I said, as a joke, ” I have converted to Cullenism,” and, “I won’t die before I see this movie”. Have I committed disbelief? (2) In the past, I have said that I […]

Can This Hadith Be Used as an Evidence for the Duty to Grow One’s Beard?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamu’alaykum I wanted to find out about the hadith regarding the companion with a beard made up of only one hair. Every time the prophet (peace be upon him) saw him he would smile. Is this hadith correct and can it be used as evidence for growing the beard? […]

Must I Repeat Prayers Behind an Imam With a Short Beard or Bare Head?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: I have been advised that a prayer must be repeated if it is performed behind someone who does not have a fist length beard or his head covered and wears short sleeved clothing. Is it correct? Should I pray alone when on more than one occasion I have noticed […]

Is it a Sunna for Men to Dye their Hair and Beard ?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam. Question: Is dyeing beard and hair with henna a sunnah? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah. Yes, it is a recommended sunna for men to dye their hair and beard as it is established from the […]