Shaheed bin Dale bin Russell Griffin al Amriki
(Maine USA/ Melbourne Australia)
Joined: Jul 2010
Assalaam alaikum wa rahmatulahi wa barakatuhu.
As far as I have read and heard is that shaving ones moustache is haram. Recently though I heard from a salafi brother that Imam Ahmed RaheemuAllaah shaved his moustache. The brother also said that shaving the moustache is preferred according to the hanbalis and the hanafis and that Imam Malik raheemuAllaah said to punish the one that shaved his moustache. This is the first time I have ever heard of Imam Ahmed shaving his moustache if it is true. I have had a hard time finding anything about Imam Ahmed doing such a thing.
So what is the truth about these statements and if Imam Ahmed did do such a thing than why has every salafi I have meet say that shaving the moustache is haram?
May Allaah bless all of you and jazakAllaahumkhairun for those of you that assist me.
Assalaam alaikum wa rahmatulahi wa barakatuhu. Shaheed Abdul Khaliq Griffin Al Amriki
~SubhanAllaah. It's amazing how often people oppose the sunnah even AFTER being shown daleel~
wa alaykum asalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh wa maghfiratuh,
Imaam Al Albaani said that what is intended in the narration about removing the mustache is clipping it alot, not shave all of it because that is against the prophet's sunnah, sallallahu alayhe wa sallam.
Also, the Shaykh mentioned some narrations from some imaams of the sunnah and Umar radiyallahu anhu about this. You can check Aadaab uz-Zafaaf p-137