Brothers / إخوان
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.