Shaikh Abdol-Hameed Ismaeelzahi, in another part of his Friday speech delivered on May 25, pointed out to some reports about forcedly shaving of prisoners in jails putting it an evil act that is contrary to Islamic Shari’ah.

Khateeb of Ahl-us-Sunnah said, ‘We have been receiving reports from inside jails that jail authorities shave beard of prisoners or clip it by machines; this is a sinister act. It was the habitude of jailers in the era of previous Shah’s regime; as they shaved current Supreme Leader’s beard in Birjand’s jail.’
Shaikh Ismaeelzahi further stated that having beard is Sunnah Muakkadah, emphasized Sunnah, near to obligatory. Some Islamic scholars termed it Wajib, obligatory, to have beard. Despite it, how the personnel of Islamic Republic of Iran can shave Muslims’ beard in jails by force? While Ayatollah Khamenehi, Shia and Sunni scholars have beard, cutting off prisoners’ beard seems very marvelous.
The eminent Islamic scholar asked Iranian officials particularly chief of judiciary, Mr. Larijani, to forbid this anti-Islamic act. He urged that having beard is in accordance with Islamic Shari’ah, culture and life style of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, peace & blessings be upon him.



Published on : 27 May, 2012

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