Darul Uloom Deoband expelled 4 students for shaving beard, warn students via circular
Saharanpur: Islamic education institute Uloom Deoband has expelled four students who shaved their beard. Following the incident the institute – based in Uttar Pradesh’s Saharanpur has issued an order listing strict punishments of any student shaved his beard.
Maulana Hussain Ahmed, the in-charge of Darul Uloom Deoband education department has said that no student studying in the institution shall shave their beards.
“If he does so, he will be expelled. Apart from this, admission will not be given to the students coming for admission in the institution after cutting their beards,” the order read.
Reportedly, four students were expelled for shaving their beards. Meanwhile, Maulana Khalid Rasheed Farangi Mahali, a senior All-India Muslim Personal Law Board member and the Shahar Qazi of Lucknow backed the decision by the institute by claiming that keeping the beard is a mandatory practice in Islam.
“Rasool Allah Muhammad used to keep a beard, so keeping a beard is Sunnah (practice) in Islam. If a person has a beard once and later removes it, then that person will be considered guilty. Beard has a different significance in Islam,” said Muslim cleric.