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Oct 30th, 2008 at 5:47pm
 
Are there rules in Islam for beards or personal grooming?
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Reply #1 - Oct 30th, 2008 at 5:58pm
 

I'd tell you, but you'd probably just accuse me of lying, if I didn't provide you with the answer you sought...

Why don't you tell me which answer you want to hear, so we can save the hostilities?
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Reply #2 - Oct 30th, 2008 at 5:59pm
 
I've heard Muslims have to remove underarm and pubic hair.
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Reply #3 - Oct 30th, 2008 at 6:07pm
 
I want to hear the truth Abu, without silly diversions. I can handle that. Can you?
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Reply #4 - Oct 30th, 2008 at 6:19pm
 

If you can promise not to falsely accuse me of being a liar if I don't give the answer you sought?
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Reply #5 - Oct 30th, 2008 at 6:28pm
 
as far as I've been told beards are recommended as part of the sunnah but there's debate over whether they're required- is that right abu?

as to removing certain body hair- it's for hygenic reasons. I don't know if it's merely encouraged or what
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Reply #6 - Oct 30th, 2008 at 6:51pm
 

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as far as I've been told beards are recommended as part of the sunnah but there's debate over whether they're required- is that right abu?


Spot on Gaybriel.

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as to removing certain body hair- it's for hygenic reasons. I don't know if it's merely encouraged or what


Partially right.

Removing of this hair, along with nail clipping and circumcision are considered to be part of the 'fitrah' the natural religion that was from Abraham (pbuh). It's also called tahoor which means purity/cleanliness, so yes there's obviously some hygienic aspect to it.
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Reply #7 - Oct 30th, 2008 at 7:06pm
 
So most devout Muslim men shave their armpits but grow their beards, because it's what Muhammed did?
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Reply #8 - Oct 30th, 2008 at 7:56pm
 
freediver wrote on Oct 30th, 2008 at 7:06pm:
So most devout Muslim men shave their armpits but grow their beards, because it's what Muhammed did?


beards I believe so

shaving armpits etc is what abu described above which has other reasons attached to it
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Reply #9 - Oct 30th, 2008 at 8:38pm
 

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So most devout Muslim men shave their armpits but grow their beards, because it's what Muhammed did?


What he did, and what he advised us to do.
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Reply #10 - Oct 30th, 2008 at 9:39pm
 
So most Muslims shave all off their pubes?
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Reply #11 - Oct 30th, 2008 at 10:02pm
 
I have great beard and mustachios as well to keep bloody flies out of my mouth when yapping. This is a common sense in a warm humid climate, which has nothing to do with a religion and lots of other country people have beards too like Aussie pioneers had.

BTW, do you know that in old Scandinavian common law inability of bear growing was a legal reason for a woman to apply for divorce as well as a husband wearing women's closing?
Also, one of the "racial" characteristics of Asian and Arab men is their poor facial hair in comparison to Hebrews or Australian aboriginals beards.



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Reply #12 - Oct 30th, 2008 at 11:47pm
 
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Also, one of the "racial" characteristics of Asian and Arab men is their poor facial hair in comparison to Hebrews


Since Arabs and Hebrews are pretty much the same race, that sounds a bit suspicious.
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Reply #13 - Nov 1st, 2008 at 8:12pm
 
abu_rashid wrote on Oct 30th, 2008 at 11:47pm:
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Also, one of the "racial" characteristics of Asian and Arab men is their poor facial hair in comparison to Hebrews


Since Arabs and Hebrews are pretty much the same race, that sounds a bit suspicious.


I think you mixed "racial" (physical appearance) with linguistic (same language group) proprieties.



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Reply #14 - Nov 1st, 2008 at 8:34pm
 

Nope genetic tests have shown that Arabs and Jews are very similarly genetically.

Also, come on, Arabs are known to be quite hairy. What a joke, light facial hair???
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