Firstly, my humblest salaam to Maulana Sheikh Nazim & Sheikh Hisham may Allah SWT blessing shower them.I need advice. I am a practicing Muslim, 33 years of age. Have a beard, trying to keep this in the sunnat way. Its no longer than a fist. Everyone telling me to cut it, even my own mother. Say no have a beard as long as me, that I wont get married if its that long. My heart telling me to keep it. I am looking to get married but none of the girls I have met like my beard..they say I have a good personality but don’t like my beard..At first I get angry but then get depressed..I love my beard. I have not kept it for show, kept it for the love of our beloved Prophet PBUH..Have done Bayt directly with MSN.. I am at a loss and feel alone..Your advice would be greatly appreciated.
wa `alaykum salam,
Make the beard short now. 90 % of Mawlana’s mureeds have no beards and even if they have it, it is close-trimmed. As long as the “sign” of the beard is there, in order to marry or find a job, it is OK to trim it.
Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani