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Brothers / إخوان



In Brothers / إخوان
Shariah / شريعة‎

By Abu 'Aaminah

Will I loose My Beard?!? / Sh. Ahmad Musa Jibril

On 24, Dec 2012 | In Brothers / إخوان, Shariah / شريعة‎ | By Abu 'Aaminah

During the last months of Shiekh Ibn Uthiemeens life he traveled to Rochester, Minnesota’s Mayo clinic to seek treatment for his cancer – (May Allah Raise his rank to ferdous).

They told him that chemotherapy would prolong his life and informed him the side effect of losing his hair.

He asked: (Will I lose my beard?)

They said: (Yes!)

He returned to Alqaseem refusing the treatment because he could not see himself meeting Allah subhanu watala without a beard.

We know the Prophets description Sallah Allahu alieh Wasalam in such detail that I believe ‘if it was not haram’ a sketch artist could draw him to near perfection.

We thus know the description of his long beard….

Even though fully growing the beard is definitely beyond a doubt a ‘Wajib’ and not a ‘Sunnah’ one of the best ways to show our solidarity and ‘true’ love to our beloved in the midst of the vicious campaign and war against him and his teachings is to show the world that every last male of the 1.5 billion loves that man so much he wants to look like him Sallah Allahu alieh WasalamAlieh Wasalam.

Muslim (2344) reported that Jaabir ibn Samurah (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: “The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to have a very hairy beard.”

An-Nisaa’ (5232) reported from al-Baraa’ that he (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) had a thick beard; according to another report, he had a bushy beard; according to another report, he had a wide beard.

Al-Nawawi said: the best is to leave it as it is and not touch it or shorten it at all. (Tuhfat al-Ahwadhi, 8/39).

What I find appalling is the so-called duaa’ or even ‘ulama who present themselves as carriers of this mans message Sallah Allahu alieh WasalamAlieh Wasalam yet choose to look like his enemies.


  1. The day I read this article, My employer gave me a final ultimatum saying remove your beard or quit the job. I said to myself there are people who have lost their lives for their beards and I only stand to lose a job, Allah is the best of providers for me. And sufficient is Allah for me and He is the best of Disposers of Affairs.
    So, I chose to keep my beard and the next day I was given my letter for termination of contract. I was in doubt for a while thinking about why my employer did what he did but at the end of the day I said this is from Allah so I should accept it and move on.
    I thank Sheikh Ahmed Musa Jibril, and Sheikh Ibn Uthiemeen for inspiration, and may Allah have mercy on them.

    Abu Haamidah

  2. Al salâmu ‘alaykom

    I’m pretty sure that hair grows back after the chemotherapy treatment..
    How come nobody told this to Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen?