All Prepared for December 25?

I saw the image and Santa Clause came to my mind, I saw the tags and the photographer thought so too ;-)

All the pun intended … no mullah bashing here … Islam encourages beards but It should be properly trimmed too :-)

Courtesy: Dotsson

26 Comments so far

  1. leemz (unregistered) on November 28th, 2007 @ 10:46 pm

    Waoh! look at that. Talk about properly trimmed and well maintained. khekhekhekhe

  2. KHAN (unregistered) on November 29th, 2007 @ 12:00 am

    Islam doesn’t encourage beard, ARAB culture encourages beard.
    ABU LAHAB N ABU JAHAL also had beards.

  3. mobi (unregistered) on November 29th, 2007 @ 12:55 am

    Where’s the HALWAAAAAAAA!!!!!!?????



  4. Momekh (unregistered) on November 29th, 2007 @ 8:11 am

    @MOBI: LOL!
    @KHAN: IMHO, Islam ‘encourages’ beards only because the Prophet PBUH had a beard, period. It is another thing to say that the Prophet PBUH had a beard because of the Arab culture. But the point remains, the beard was not only kept by the Prophet PBUH, but is also highly, highly encouraged in his sayings (hadees).

    But nowadays, the beard wielding dudes are creating quite a bad name for itself, which is nothing but sad. I would say the ‘discourse’ of Naseeruddin Shah’s role in ‘Khuda Kay Liyae’ on the importance of beard in Islam is sufficient in most cases.

    God guide us all, Aameen to that folks, Aameen to that! :)

  5. KHAN (unregistered) on November 29th, 2007 @ 12:58 pm

    Prophet PBUH had a beard even before the revelation and so did everybody else.

    Prophet Muhammad PBUH use to sleep on floor, wore arab cloths, ate sitting on floor, spoke arabic, traveled on camals etc etc. We should do all this to, as these things are more acceptable.
    Prophet PBUH said changing with time is the best way forward.
    Beard has nothing to do with islam.

  6. Shabash (unregistered) on November 29th, 2007 @ 7:47 pm


    Have you ever read Hadith? or the life of Prophet Muhammad, (PBUH)?

    There is a Hadith in which Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) encouraged the followers to gorw beard and trim moustaches.

    But as Muslims (by birth not by choice), we are ignorants and by the poor education we got, we have lost the chain that kept us close to prophet Muhammad.

    We are andhey and like to followe who are even more ‘andhey’.

  7. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on November 29th, 2007 @ 8:15 pm

    We shouldn’t argue on such a minor issue. Those who want to keep ‘beard’, keep they should.

    The rest, don’t do it if you don’t want to, simple!

  8. KHAN (unregistered) on November 29th, 2007 @ 9:05 pm

    @ hasan
    Totally agree with u
    Mollas n people like SHABASH r very quick to call others ignorant and kafir, in reality they r ignorant themselfs.
    shabash didn’t get my point and just started blaming.

  9. SHABASH (unregistered) on November 29th, 2007 @ 10:18 pm


    First of all, I never called you Kafir.

    Second, if you fear Allah just becareful, you would be accounted for words you speak and write. But if you don’t fear Allah, do whatever you like.

  10. Momekh (unregistered) on November 29th, 2007 @ 10:48 pm

    well said Hassan, well said.

  11. Sam (unregistered) on November 30th, 2007 @ 12:07 am

    by the way its not a minor issue kah jis ko beard rakhni hai woh rakhe jis ko nahin rakhni woh na rakhe….

    @ Khan as you said Beard has nothing to do with islam.
    Khan what’s your point? you are giving a clear statement which i don’t buy…

  12. KHAN (unregistered) on November 30th, 2007 @ 12:44 am

    @ SAM
    Islam doesn’t encourage beard, ARAB culture encourages beard.
    ABU LAHAB N ABU JAHAL also had beards.

    thats my point of view!

  13. Aamer Waqas Chaudhary (unregistered) on November 30th, 2007 @ 12:58 am

    Absolutely right you are!
    Islam underlines the need to remain up-to-date in our appearances, which does not mean that we can go over-board, but simulataneously, it is also binding on us that we must remain within our limits.
    See this image of ours is sent world-wide helping the biased western media portray us as extremists and terrorists.
    Good work!

  14. Sam (unregistered) on November 30th, 2007 @ 10:51 am


    Then you know nothing abour Arab culture and Islam and maybe you never ever read ahadees about beard

    Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) says: “Trim closely the moustache, and let the beard flow (Grow).”
    – Narrated Ibn Umar (R.A.) in Muslim, Hadith no. 498

    “Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) ordered us to trim the moustache closely and spare the beard” says Ibn Umar.
    – Muslim, Hadith no. 449

    Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said “Trim closely the moustache and grow the beard.”
    – Reported by Abu Hurairah (R.A.) in Muslim, Hadith no. 501

    and by the way A for [pine]Apple you shouldn’t start topic like these to make fun if you know nothing

  15. A for [pine]Apple (unregistered) on November 30th, 2007 @ 1:05 pm

    @ SAM: I agree with hassan here, and I’m a firm believer that Islam encourages Beard but it’s not a must.

    And in case u missed, please see the last paragraph of my post – thanks!!

  16. Sam (unregistered) on November 30th, 2007 @ 1:28 pm

    I did not comment on what you believe I said you shouldn’t create or post a topic which can create trouble among people

    And by the way we are not here to understand what you believe about Islam you will have to follow what Islam teaches


    Imam Muhammed (R.A.) writes in his book “Kitabul Aathaar” where he relates from Imam Abu Hanifa (R.A.) who relates from Hadhrat Haytham (R.A.) who relates from Ibn Umar (R.A.) that he (Ibn Umar) used to hold his beard in his hand and cut off which was longer. Imam Muhammed (R.A.) says that this is what we follow and this was the decision of Imam Abu Hanifa. Therefore, according to Hanafies, to shorten the beard less than a FIST LENGTH is HARAAM and on this is IJMA (concensus of opinion).


    Imam Shafi (R.A.) in his Kitabul Umm states, “To shave the beard is HARAAM.” (Shari Minhaj dar Shara Fasl Aqueeqa).


    Shekh Ahmad Nafarawi Maliki in the commentary of Imam Abu Zayed’s booklet states, “to shave the beard is without doubt haraam according to all Imams.” It is also mention in “Tamheed” which is a commentary of “Muatta” (Sunnan Imam Malik (R.A.)) that to shave the beard is HARAAM and among males the only ones to resort to this practice (of shaving) are the HERMAPHRODITES (persons who possess both male and female features and characteristics).


    The Hanbalies in the famous Al-Khanie’a Hanbali Fatawa Kitab state that “to grow the beard is essential and to shave it is HARAAM.” Also in the Hanbali Mathab books “Sharahul Muntahaa” and “Sharr Manzoomatul Aadaab”, it is stated “The most accepted view is that it is HARAAM (prohibited to shave the beard).”

    Also note, according to scholars of Islam: “To shave off the beard is unlawful (haraam) and one who shaves his beard is legally speaking an unrighteous fellow (FASIQ); hence, it is NOT PERMISSIBLE to appoint such a man as an Imam. To say Taraweeh behind such an Imam is MAKRUH-E-TAHRIMI (near prohibition)” (Shami Vol.1, p.523)

    The Durre-Mukhtar states: “No one has called it permissible to trim it (the beard) less than FIST-LENGTH as is being done by some westernized Muslims and hermaphrodites.” (Vol. 2, p. 155).

  17. KHAN (unregistered) on November 30th, 2007 @ 3:51 pm

    @ SAM
    All your copy pasteing is useless cuz it can never be A must unless said in Quran.
    Quran is the word of god every thing else is debatable.

  18. KHAN (unregistered) on November 30th, 2007 @ 3:54 pm

    @ SAM
    All your copy pasteing is useless cuz it can never be A must unless said in Quran.
    Quran is the word of god every thing else is debatable.

  19. Sam (unregistered) on November 30th, 2007 @ 4:21 pm


    C mon man dun be stupid … if you want to start argue for the sake of sruge there are lots of issues which can be raised… by the way mind to tell me how to perfom Namaaz by by any Ayat? or how to perform Hajj?? ok tell me about circumcision ….

    and by the way i think you never read a quran too before

    O ye who believe! Obey Allah, and obey the Messenger, and those charged with authority among you.” (Quran 4:59)

    “O ye who believe! Obey Allah and His Messenger, and turn not away from him when ye hear (him speak).” (Quran 8:20)

    “O ye who believe! give your response to Allah and His Messenger, when He calleth you to that which will give you life; and know that Allah cometh in between a man and his heart, and that it is He to Whom ye shall (all) be gathered.”(Quran 8:24)

    “Ye have indeed in the Messenger of Allah an excellent exempler for him who hopes in Allah and the Final Day, and who remembers Allah.” (Quran 33:21)

    “What Allah has bestowed on His Messenger (and taken away) from the people of the townships,- belongs to Allah,- to His Messenger and to kindred and orphans, the needy and the wayfarer; in order that it may not (merely) make a circuit between the wealthy among you. So take what the Messenger gives you, and refrain from what he prohibits you. And fear Allah: for Allah is strict in Punishment.” (Quran 59:7)

    these ayaat mention Adherence to the Sunnah in the Holy Qur’an

  20. TREETOP (unregistered) on November 30th, 2007 @ 4:59 pm

    There is one constant in universe that is change.God,religion and even universe nothing is eternal.

  21. Opee (unregistered) on November 30th, 2007 @ 8:48 pm

    YAni kai hadd ho gayi.. Topic kahan say kahan ja nikla aur kahin ka kahin pohunch kai kuch ka kuch ho gaya :=)

    Boy, how much we’re ready to bring in Religion in everything. And everything here, I mean EVERYTHING!

    @SAM, @KHAN: Give this topic a little break. Please!

  22. KHAN (unregistered) on December 1st, 2007 @ 12:54 am

    @ SAM
    Yo Bro thats y shia, sunni and others have diffirent ways of NAMAZ and other things.

  23. Sam (unregistered) on December 1st, 2007 @ 8:24 am

    Opee thats why i said kah is tarah kah post start karne se pahle soch lena chaye… why not general topics which relates to city or people but not about their personal life..

    Khan chalo tum jis tareeqah se namaaz parhte ho tum wohi Quran se dikha do…..and by the way you are mixing up to things koi bhi Haraam halaal and farz wajib main debate nahin karta hai and Beard is wajib…..understand the diff

  24. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on December 1st, 2007 @ 11:22 pm

    @ All: While posting, I wonder why, the fact escaped my mind that we, as Pakistanis (and muslims), cant keep out from inter-faith thrashings .. while posting this I never thought the discussion would take this turn … !!!

    It’s very much related to the city and people and is not about their personal life !!

    Still, the post was not meant to hurt anyone’s beliefs or faith … let’s be good muslims :-)

    Here I go again :\

  25. Sam (unregistered) on December 2nd, 2007 @ 9:19 am

    It’s very much related to the city and people and is not about their personal life !!

    It is not related to city nor with people… cmon accept it … for instance ager abhi koi tumhare pic laga de aur tumhare dress ko yahan reader discuss karne lageen tou yeh kaun sa city ya people se related hoa and btw you must think before you post kah is post ka result keya hoga…

    No offense but atleast be responsible… you are an educated person warna aik aam person aur tum main keya difference hai?

  26. Faraz Khalid (unregistered) on December 2nd, 2007 @ 1:00 pm

    SAM: With all due respect, i believe you are not making any sense at all.

    Your dress anology is invalid. The difference is between being “usual” and “unusual”. whatever is usual / regular on the streets (dress, beard, hair color whatever) usually gets ignored. whatever is unusual (dress, beard, hair color whatever) gets attention and people would comment on it.

    Let me also remind you that “commenting” is not equal to “insulting”. If there is something unsual on the streets and someone brings it to your attention, it doesnt mean that this someone was intending to insult the unusual and in turn you… if you start thinking this way, your life would be in perpetual chaos.

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