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4642: He had his beard shaved by the barber, then he repented – so should he pay the barber?

A man had his beard shaved, and said (to the barber), “I will pay you later, I owe you.” Then Allaah guided him and he began to follow the Islamic rulings [i.e., he grew a beard]. Should he pay the barber or not?

Published Date: 1999-10-10

Praise be to Allaah.

We put this question to Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen, may Allaah preserve him, and he answered as follows:

He should tell him: “I am not going to give you the money, because it was (in payment for) a haraam deed,” and he should give it away in charity. And Allaah knows best.

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Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid
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