Being Embarrassed Of The Beard

Question

If a Muslim is embarrassed of his beard so he covers it with his hand on his cheek, whilst in front of certain people Does doing this make him a kaafir?
He has no intention to mock or disrespect the beard and Sunnah.

Answer

Such an action will not render him a Kaafir.  However, the brother in question shouldn’t be embarrassed of his beard which is a great Sunnah of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam, in fact being given the Taufeeq of keeping a beard should
be considered as an honour.
The Seekhs are upon Kufr, yet they attach great importance to the  moustache and beard which are symbols of their religion. In fact, if anyone opposes them (such as employers, etc.), they are even prepared to challenge them in a court of law. When a Kaafir that is following a false religion attaches such importance to the symbols of his religion, why should we as Muslims then feel embarrassed to follow and emulate the way of our master Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam?

Checked and Approved By:

Mufti Muhammed Saeed Motara Saheb D.B.

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