Shaving the beard in order to join the army

بســـم اللــه الرحــمــن الـرحـــيــم

▪️Shaving the beard in order to join the army▪️

Our Shaykh, Muhammad ibn Hizaam – may Allaah preserve him – was asked the following question:

? Question:

The questioner says: We joined the army and were requested to shave our beards and wear army uniform. What is your opinion concerning this, and what is obligatory upon us?

? Answer:

We advise the governments to fear Allaah and not to enforce sinful things upon the people. It is Prohibited for them to enforce upon the people the act of shaving their beards and resembling the enemies of Islaam.

We advise this person, if they do not allow him to be obedient to Allaah, to leave this job. Whoever leaves something for the sake of Allaah, Allaah will compensate him with better.


Translated by:

Umm Hayaat Al Amreekiyyah

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