One misguided, lost soul, Dr. Rasheed Maqdisi, the Dean of a university in Yemen, has written an article in which he abortively laboured to ‘prove’ that according to the Shaafi’ Mathhab it is permissible to shave off the whole beard even without valid Shar’i justification. The view he has peddled is absolutely baatil — baseless, devoid of Shar’i substance – and the arguments spawned to bolster the ghutha (rubbish) he has disgorged, have no validity in the Shariah.
Dr. Maqdisi has exhibited his inexpertise, in fact his jahaalat in the concoction he has prepared with the objective of convincing the ignorant and the unwary that the fourteen century shaving prohibition is erroneous. His research of the Shaafi’ kutub of Fiqh is extremely defective, and his understanding thereof is even more deficient. Whilst the Shaafi’ Mathhab’s prohibition of interfering with the beard is the strongest of the Four Math–habs, this miscreant Dean has struggled to extravasate permissibility for the kuffaar practice of shaving the beard ‘on the basis of a certain difference of opinion among the Shaafi’ Fuqaha pertaining to the sphere of Fiqhi technicalities.
By the fadhl of Allah Ta’ala, in this refutation, we have dissected and demolished his ghutha. We express our gratitude to Allah Azza Wa Jal for having enabled these humble servants, deficient in the capital of Ilm, to eliminate the flimsy veneer of ‘proof’ with which Maqdisi has endeavoured to mislead the ignorant and the unwary. We have by Allah’s fadhl laid bare the miscreant’s stupid arguments which have confused those who have read it. Alhamdulillah, the Haqq is adequately substantiated and guarded by this treatise of Amr Bil Ma’roof Nahy Anil Munkar.