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If a Muslim does not keep beard does he indulge in Kufr?

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Assalamu Alaikum
My question is whether not having beard is Kufr, and if a Muslim does not keep beard does he indulge in Kufr, and what type of act is it to shave off the beard, and please let me know whatever rulings in connetion with beard

الجواب حامدا و مصلیا

In the light of the authentic Ahadees and according to the consensus of Umma it is Wajib to keep beard and it is Haram to shave it. Similarly, it is Haram to trim as well in case the size is less than a fist's length. This is the unanimous view of all four Schools of Thought viz., Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi'i and Hanbali.
Starting from the protruded bone above the upper jaw, the upper and lower area of the lower jaw, upper and lower area of the chin, all the hair attached to the lower lip is included in the ruling of beard.
Size of the beard is a fist's length and it is Haram to trim from a lesser length. However there is an allowance to trim from the beard which is longer than a fist's length.
The obligation of the beard is not specific only for Ummath e Muhammadiyya but, it is the Sunnath of all the
Anbiya Alaihimus Salaam.

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