Friday 6 Rabi‘ at-akhir 1440 - 14 December 2018
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Shaving hair on one’s cheeks

Question

Some men have hair growing on their cheeks. Is it permitted to shave it or not?

Answer

Praise be to Allaah.

The hair on the cheeks is included in the ruling on the beard. It is not permitted to remove it or shave it or cut it, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Trim the moustache and let the beard grow: be different from the mushrikeen.” Among those who have stated that the hair on the cheeks is part of the beard are the authors of al-Qaamoos and al-Lisaan [famous Arabic dictionaries].

Source: Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah, 5/144

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