Importance of the BEARD
It is reported from Ibn Umar Radiallahu Anhu that
Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasalllam Said, “Oppose the non Muslims by lengthening the beards and shortening the moustaches.”
Ibn Umar Radiallahu Anhu used to trim his beard after it reached a fist length.
The Harm of Shaving the Beard
Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaihi) mentioned:
Today, people do not regard the shaving of the beard as a sin.
Once, two kaafir messengers, with shaven beards, came to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) turned his blessed face away (from them).
O my beloved friends!
After death when one appears before Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), then if at that time Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) had to turn his blessed face away from one, what will one do?
(Malfoozaat of Hazrat Shaikh pg. 160)