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Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) would neaten their beards

Question

Is this narration authentic?

Ibrahim An Nakha’i (rahimahullah) said: “They [The Sahabah radiyallahu ‘anhum] used to trim the hair [from the area below the chin] and trim from the sides [of the beard, the hair exceeding one fist].”

 

Answer

Imam Abu Bakr ibn Abi Shaybah (rahimahullah) has recorded this statement of Ibrahim An Nakha’i (rahimahullah). The narrators are all senior Muhaddithun and reliable.

(Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 26001)

 

Note: Kindly refer to a Mufti/Darul Ifta for further clarification regarding which parts of the beard are permissible to trim.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar