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Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) would keep their beards clean

Question

Ibrahim An Nakha’i (rahimahullah) said: “They [The Sahabah radiyallahu ‘anhum] used to trim their beards on the sides.” (Sharhus Sunnah).

 

Answer

Imam Bayhaqi (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration with an acceptable chain. The full narration is as follows:

Ibrahim An Nakha’i (rahimahullah) said: “The [Sahabah radiyallahu ‘anhum] would trim from the sides [of the beard, the hair exceeding one fist] and clean it, i.e. The beard.”

(Shu’abul Iman, Hadith: 6018. Also see: Sharhus Sunnah, vol.12 pg. 108/109, under Hadith: 3194)

 

Also see here.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar