The fourth verse recited was, (”O people of the world! Your Creator is advising you to) establish good conduct with your wives.”
Who can be more degraded, who can be low than one who fails to heed the intercession of Allah Ta’ala. These are the words of Hakeem ul Ummat (rahmatullah alaihe). I say nothing from my own side. Whatever I relate is from my elders. Read more... (571 words, estimated 2:17 mins reading time)
“I trust that Hadhrat is in good health. I am making a request to you regarding research on the Mas`alah of the beard. I hope that you will enlighten me on the subject. We have heard that the Deobandis, Barelwis, Ahle Hadith and pious personalities of every faction have placed considerable stress on the beard. Read more... (6846 words, estimated 27:23 mins reading time)
1. What is the Shar`i status of a beard — Is it Waajib or Sunnat? Is the shaving of a beard Makrooh or Haraam? Many people understand the keeping of a beard to be a Sunnat, which if kept is meritorious and if not kept then there is no sin. How correct are these views?
2. Is there a specified length in the Shariah for a beard? If there is then what is it? Read more... (3615 words, estimated 14:28 mins reading time)
1. It is sunnah to grow one’s hair on the entire head till the ear lobes or slightly below them. If a person wishes to shave his head, it is sunnah to shave the entire head. It is also permissible to merely clip the hair. However, it is not permissible to clip all the hair and leave the front portion long, as is the fashion today. Similarly, it is also not permissible to shave a portion and leave another portion long. From this we deduce that it is not permissible to sport the babri hairstyle (or to cut the hair in the shape of a cap or to shape the front part of the hair). Read more... (902 words, estimated 3:36 mins reading time)
It is Waajib (compulsory) for a Muslim male to grow a beard. It is also Waajib to let the beard grow a fist length. It is prohibited to cut or shave the beard. He who does so is a Faasiq (sinner) and to shorten it less than a fist length is Makruh Tahrimi (near Haraam). This is the view of the majority of scholars. (see Wujoob I’efaaul-lihyah of Shaykhul Hadith, Ml. Muhammad Zakariyyah and the footnotes of ex-grand Mufti of Saudia – Shaykh ibn Baaz)
Verdict of Keeping the Beard according to the Hanafi Madhab Read more... (2126 words, estimated 8:30 mins reading time)
Before ablution one should have a definite intention (NIYYAH) that he is performing ablution in order to perform Salaah (this enhances the blessings). One should sit at a raised place facing Qiblah so as to be safe from the spray of falling water then one should commence Wudu saying: (In the name of ALLAH Most Gracious, Most Merciful).
According to some traditions one should say:
1. In the name of ALLAH Most Glorious and praise be to ALLAH for the religion of Islam.
2. Then both hands upto the wrists should be washed three times. Read more... (456 words, estimated 1:49 mins reading time)
Hadrat Aishah (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anha) narrated: When the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) took bath after a seminal emission, he first washed his hands, then washed his private parts with his left hand, then poured water over his left hand with his right hand, (this was due to the fact that there was no small vessel for taking water), then performed ablution as he did for prayer, then put his fingers into the water and moved them through the roots of his hairs till he was satisfied that water has reached the roots fully, then poured three handfuls on his head with both his hands then poured water over all his body and then washed his feet.” [Bukhari, Muslim] Read more... (527 words, estimated 2:06 mins reading time)
Sunnah: (in case exceeding one fist) Taking off some hair off the right and left sides of the beard so that it looks pleasing to the eyes. The beard should not be less than a fist from the bottom of the chin. Shaving the beard or cutting it is not permissible. [Khasail-e-Nabauwa]
The moustache should be trimmed fully (Tirmizi)
Remaining within the permissible limits the hair of the head and beard should be arranged and greased. [Muatta Imam Malik] Read more... (199 words, estimated 48 secs reading time)
When he would get his head shaved, he would get the whole of it shaved or retain the hair on the whole head. He did not do so that a part of it was shaved and the remaining part was left unshaved. [Zadul Ma’ad]
Hadrat lbn Abbas (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) used to trim the moustache. [Zadul Ma’ad]
In a number of traditions, Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) has commanded growing of beard and has impressed the trimming of moustache. The majority of theologians have held that clipping the moustache is sunnah but clipping should be done in a manner resembling shaving. [Khasail-e-Nabawa] Read more... (279 words, estimated 1:07 mins reading time)
The beard of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) was so thick and profuse that it covered the whole of his chest. [Shamail-e-Tirmizi]
In Madarij-un-Nubawa, it has been stated on the authority of Ashifa of Qadi Ayaz that the Holy Prophet’s (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) beard had so much profuse hair that it had covered the whole of his chest. According to Hanafi school of thought, it should not be less than a handful. [Madarij-un-Nubawa]