Bangladesh: On beards and Islam

a bengali in TO presents a woman's take on beards. “Call me a firebrand, but I think beards are just ridiculous when they are worn as a sign of being a Muslim. Hijaabs as a gauge for your “Muslimity”, I understand and approve. I understand the moral and practical reasoning and I have seen the wonders it does for you (bad hair day masks). But let's take beards. Why do Muslims feel this compulsion to sport a beard, which btw, is NOT fard.”

2 comments

  • Osman

    Whether it is obligatory or not is actually a controversial issue. But even leaving that aside, the reason that Muslims feel the need to keep a beard may perhaps be because Prophet Muhammad had one?

  • ez

    All prophets had a beard Moses, Jesus and Muhammad peace be upon them all. Please rememeber beards is not only a muslim thing.

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