Assalmualikum wa rah matulla,
Ya sheikh, I have a problem whenever I go outside. I’m trying to follow to sunnah by keeping a beard but I hate it when people keep staring at me. I have no problem with keeping a beard but I get angry very easily And it’s bad for me I can feel it. But I can’t really help it. I am a real shy person and have very little confidence because I was brought up in such a way that made me like this. Not saying it’s bad but it’s hard in this place and it’s really bothering me and getting in my way. I’ve been going on like this for very long but I’ll never cut my beard (I used to). Is there anything I can do that will really help me with this problem? JazakAllah.
Prophet (upon him blessings and peace) said I was sent to complete good character and he commanded a man several times ‘Do not get angry’ so it is much more important than keeping a beard. If the latter pressures you then keep a goatee or less. Do not make it an issue that supercedes character, on the contrary character is everything.
Hajj Gibril Haddad