153 fatwas

  • No Contradiction between Keeping Beard and Beauty That Allah Loves Date: 30-10-2019

    Salam aleykum wa rahmatullah. May Allah bless and reward you for your efforts. My question is concerning trimming the beard. Alhamdulillah i have left my beard to grow according to the sunnah of our prophet saw but ever since i have grown my beard i have constantly been told by my family and friends to trim it as leaving the beard where i live is associated.. More

  • The Sideburn Is Part of the Beard Date: 11-9-2019

    Is the upper part of my sideburn (to the level of ear hole) part of my beard? As this portion was there even when i was too young (i.e. before growing beard). .. More

  • Prophet's command to use Siwaak before prayer Date: 3-1-2018

    Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, reported: "The Messenger of Allah, sallallahu ʻalayhi wa sallam,said, "Had I not thought it difficult for my community, I would have commanded them to use the Miswaak (tooth stick) before every prayer.'' [Al-Bukhaari and Muslim]. What is the understanding of the Messenger's words: "I would have commanded"? .. More

  • Siwaak prescribed before every prayer Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. Shaykh, I have a question about the Miswaak (tooth stick). I read a hadith that says that your prayer will be multiplied by 70 if you use a Miswaak before it. So my question regarding this is: if I pray two units of prayer of the Sunnah before the Fajr (or any prayer) and then two units of prayer of.. More

  • Studying in college that requires shaving the beard Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum. May Allah reward you. I am in my second year in college studying nursing. As for the policy of the college, male nursing students are required to shave their beard. I tried talking with my teachers and the dean to ask for a consideration, but to no avail. I have consulted many knowledgeable Islamic teachers and shaykhs, and most if.. More

  • Leaving nails unclipped for more than forty days Date: 20-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. Shaykhs,will I be sinful if I do not cut my nails before the 40th day due to injury? The matter is serious. I have a hot fracture in the thumb of my right hand, and I experience pain even by touching cloth. Holding a nail cutter and cutting the nails of the other hand is impossible for me at this time... More

  • No need to circumcise male born without foreskin (Aposthia) Date: 8-10-2017

    I am 27 years old. I was not circumcised when I was a baby. Recently, I went to a doctor for circumcision, but he said that I am naturally circumcised and that there is no need for circumcision surgery. Natural circumcision means that there is no foreskin covering the tip of the penis, and there is no foreskin to be removed. Even when the penis is flaccid,.. More

  • Giving shaving tools to men as present Date: 1-5-2017

    What is the sharia ruling on giving shaving tools to men as a present? .. More

  • Shaving armpit hair instead of plucking it Date: 3-4-2017

    Did the Companions really pluck their armpit hair? I shave mine; it just seems like it would be too difficult to do so. Also, what is plucking the armpit hair good for, reducing odor? .. More

  • Starting with right side when clipping nails and combing hair Date: 23-2-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu, Shaykh. It is Sunnah to start from the right, but is it also correct to start from the right and then go from the right to the left? For example, if I start combing my hair, I start from the right following the Sunnah of starting with the right, but then what? Do I randomly comb my hair, or it is Sunnah.. More

  • Shaafi'is' view regarding shaving beard Date: 10-10-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I read somewhere that there is Ijmaa’ (consensus among the scholars)on the fist-length beard as being mandatory, and once there is Ijmaa’, nothing can change it after that. However, in the Shaafi'i Fiqh, I read that the strong position regarding the beard is that it is disliked to shave it. So is the Shaafi'i Fiqh going against.. More

  • Abu Haneefah's view on the beard Date: 27-9-2016

    Dear Shaykh, what was Imam Abu Hanifah's, may Allaah have mercy upon him, view on the beard, and is it true that he did not speak to people who did not have beards? What do the Hanafi scholars and books say on this matter? May Allaah reward you, Shaykh. .. More

  • Trimming beard hair that grows on cheeks Date: 14-5-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. Praise be to Allaah, I am doing my best to grow my beard, as I have been commended. My issue is that my beard mostly grows on the cheeks with much less growing on the bottom of my face; thus, I look strange and unnatural. Is it okay for me to trim the sides enough to match the rest of my beard? May.. More

  • Shaving beard to get job Date: 12-5-2016

    Dear brother, I am an electrical engineer by profession, and I work for a consulting firm that provides engineering to oil and gas companies. In order to do that, we have to visit oil and gas sites and collect data. For oil and gas sites, the law orders to shave off the beard so that the gas mask can fit on the face without suffering any leaks (the.. More

  • Growing beard just to be stylish Date: 22-3-2016

    Hello. I am a muslim teenager who is 18 years old. I wanted to know if keeping a beard is prohibited in islam or deemed unpleasant if it is not kept in accordance with the Sunnah. Basically, can I keep a beard because of stylish reasons, without any religous intent or purpose? .. More