‘shave off his mustache ‘

Q: Asslamualaikum Waramatulahi Wabarakhatu, all due to Allah and praise due to Allah, blessings upon Prophet Muhammad salallahualaihi wasallam, his family and companions. I need to ask that how can a man shave off his mustache with Sunnat, please? Can he uses razor, or scissors? And can he trim his beard as well? JazakAllah khairun.

Sorry i had put wrong email at first, kind apologies.

Time: Sunday October 30, 2011 at 2:53 pm

A: وعليكم السلام ورحمة الله وبركاته

Ameen to your opening line.

There are multiple opinions as it relates to the shaving/trimming of the mustache as well as using of the razor. When two opinions exist, one must try and utilize that method that would allow for both opinions to coexist while eliminating any possible conflict between the opinions.

Based on the hadith that states: ‘trim the mustache and let the beard grow’ and focusing on the word ‘trim’ in accordance to the scholars (aslaaf), the following has generally been deduced: The best way to trim a mustache would be with a scissor rather than a shaver. The trim can be close to the skin, but the extremely clean shaven look does not need to exist, for that has been viewed as makrooh.

By virtue of example, the best trim would be such a trimming wherein the mustache looks as if the mustache is a day or two days old.

Regarding the beard, one must note, Muslims are to be neat, likewise, beards too must be neat and a living proof that following the sunnah is a neat thing to do. kindly go here for added information.

Allah Certainly Knows Best.  

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