Tuesday, 15 February 2011


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Most of my posts are aimed at the sisters so here is one for you.

The Beard

Life has really changed.
Gone are the days...
Where people used to say
'Aww your face is so sweet and smooth'.

Gone are the days
Where it took ages,
To shape my sideburns
And shave all the facial hair.

Gone are the days
Of beauty, charm and attraction
As the beard is now,
A symbol of terrorism and backwardness.

People see me now,
As something strange and weird.
My relatives often make fun of me,
By asking who broke your heart?

My distant friends ask me,
Did you join any terrorist camp?
My close friends at times make fun of me
'Hey man, blades are very cheap nowadays'

Women often ask me,
Why don't you shave that ugly beard
And be like a charming superstar?
You look boring!

I feel sorry for my sisters
As their minds are now totally corrupted
Inside the web of clean-shaved star icons,
As they're the new age 'trend setters'.

But very few know
That I follow a superstar.
His name is Mohummed (pbuh),
The forgotten hero.

And I have no regrets
As he has taught me,
'This world is prison for a believer
And paradise for a non-believer.'

So wake up,
O muslim youth!Remember our heroes, The Prophets and the Sahabahs
Remember, this world is a testing place
And don't let your senses to deceive you.

So be proud to imitate,
The Prophetic style
For he has commanded us,
'Grow your beards and trim your moustaches'.

And he who loves his Sunnah,
Has indeed loved him.
And he who loves him,
Will be with him in Paradise!

Narrated Nafi’: “Ibn Umar said, The Prophet said, ‘Do the opposite of what the pagans do. Keep the beards and cut the moustaches short.’ Whenever Ibn ‘Umar performed the Hajj or ‘Umra, he used to hold his beard with his hand and cut whatever moustaches. Ibn Umar used to cut his moustache so short that the whiteness of his skin (above the upper lip) was visible, and he used to cut (the hair) between his moustaches and his beard. (Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Dress, Volume 7, Book 72, Number 780)”

Narrated Abu Huraira: “Allah’s Apostle said, ‘The Jews and the Christians do not dye (their grey hair), so you shall do the opposite of what they do (i.e. dye your grey hair and beards).’ (Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Virtues and Merits of the Prophet (pbuh) and his Companions, Volume 4, Book 56, Number 668)”

Narrated Muhammad bin Sirin: “I asked Anas, ‘Did the Prophet dye his hair?’ Anas replied, ‘The Prophet did not have except a few grey hairs.’ (Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Dress, Volume 7, Book 72, Number 782)”

Narrated Ibn ‘Umar: “Allah’s Apostle said, ‘Cut the moustaches short and leave the beard (as it is).’ (Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Dress, Volume 7, Book 72, Number 781)”

Narrated Abu Sa’id Al-Khudri: “The Prophet said, ‘There will emerge from the East some people who will recite the Qur’an but it will not exceed their throats and who will go out of (renounce) the religion (Islam) as an arrow passes through the game, and they will never come back to it unless the arrow, comes back to the middle of the bow (by itself) (i.e., impossible). The people asked, ‘What will their signs be?’ He said, ‘Their sign will be the habit of shaving (of their beards). (Fateh Al-Bari, Page 322, Vol. 17th).’ (Translation of Sahih Bukhari, ONENESS, UNIQUENESS OF ALLAH (TAWHEED), Volume 9, Book 93, Number 651)”

So in conclusion:

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