Rules of shaving beard in Islam

# 11 May 2015 at 21:56

Assalamualaikum,

I’m a university student in US, and during the conversation with my Jewish and Christian classmates, they ask me about the rules of beard in Islam, and I couldn't reply them because of lack of my knowledge in this field. They claim that there is no clear evidence in Islam which to force Muslims to hold bread.
Please advise me, and help me to defend my religion, inshallah:
- What are the Quran evidences in this field?
- What are the Hadith evidences in this field?

I'm also going to send these questions to "marjae taghlid".

# 15 May 2015 at 13:01

I tried to find the answer of this question by myself.
As the first step, I searched in the Quran but I couldn't find any Ayah in which directly or indirectly mentioned about the beard.
In the reference hadith books, also, I couldn't find any hadith which has a direct order to forbid shaving the beard. The only thing that I could find is about the way to be different with the Jews:
Allah's Apostle said, "The Jews cut their beard, so you shall do the opposite of what they do” - “Man la yahzorol faghih”
It seems that the main purpose of this order is to set a way by that Muslims can be differentiate with Jews people.

# 15 May 2015 at 13:29

Assalamualaikum

I have some answers for my question from several “Marja Taghlid” and I want to share it with you:
Ayatollah Saanei: “forbidening of shaving beard is not clear, ad it is not possible to make it “Haram”, but it is better to not do that”
Ayatollah Noori Hamedani: “Shaving the beard is forbidden”
Ayatollah Sistani: “Finding a religious order based on the religion references is only the profession of “Faghih”, and understanding the reasoning of the orders is not only very hard or even impossible for people but also in some cases hard for scholars. Since, ratiocination for “Feghh” needs to know much knowledge, and you need to have complete dominant to the all religions’ resources.
Shaving beard is forbidden.”

# 03 Jul 2015 at 16:25 Adam

Having beard or not having that is not a sin. It is just important to be clean.

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