Published on Jan 12, 2014
Official video: http://youtu.be/CJE66NAVh4I
#Hashtag with Saad Tasleem
Does having a beard make you a man? No it doesn't.
The new thing these days is if you grow your beard out, then you're more of a man. On instagram and twitter, #beardgang is the popular thing these days.
The reality is, it's more of a hipster thing to do.
We've embraced that culture to say that growing your beard out makes you a man. Subhan Allah, a lot of Muslims have grown their beards out because it's now in fashion.
Is there anything wrong with that?
It depends. As long as you have the correct intention, there's nothing wrong with it. So, I would say that growing your beard out makes you a man if you do it for the right reasons.
We as Muslims grow our beards out, not because it's in style, not because it's current fashion, not because some celebrities are doing it, not because we saw it on the cover of GQ Magazine.
We do it because it's a commandment from the Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wasallam (may peace and blessings be upon him), it's the sunnah (the practice and way of) the Prophet Muhammad sal Allahu alayhi wasallam.
And, it's the sunnah of the prophets who came before as well.
By doing so, we make sure that when we grow our beards out we're rewarded for that action. We're not doing it because it's the hipster thing to do, nor so we can get on Instagram and post a picture with hashtag beardgang.
We're doing it in obedience of Allah, the only one worthy of worship, the most high.
Look, I'm not saying that if you've grown your beard out for the wrong reasons that you should go shave your beard. What I'm saying is that it's time to change and renew our intention.
"I'm growing my beard out of obedience to Allah, the only one worthy of worship, the most high."
If tomorrow beards went out of fashion and the hipster thing to do was to have a clean shaven face like a baby's butt, if that would happen, we wouldn't change. We'd still grow out our beards.
We would still be special.
And, we would still be MEN, because we have implemented the way of the Prophet Muhammad, may peace and blessings be upon him, and the way of the prophets who came before.
And, with that we can make sure that we're rewarded for growing out our beards. It's not just a fashion or style thing.
Alhumdulillah (all praise and all expressions of gratitute are for Allah), that is the beauty of Islam and the way of the Prophet Muhammad, may peace and blessings be upon him.
Until next time!
Asalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu
May peace, mercy, and blessings of Allah be upon you.
Written by Saad Tasleem http://saadtasleem.com
Directed and Editing by Belal Khan http://fb.com/belal.marketing
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