Sunday, 31 May 2009

The Daree Sharee (Aka - The Sunnah Beard!)

I reaaaaally love sunnah beards on brother. Mash'allah I think they are so beautiful and when a brother decides to keep a sunnah beard properly, adds much beauty and a level of respect about him.

Theres many a hadith about the beard and reckon had I been a dude? I'd keep one sharpish! (Inshallah I will post about these sometime in the future)

Anyways. I came across the following poem which I wanted to share with you.

Its a poem by a brother who had a negative experience about his beard and vented his anger by putting pen to paper, which resulted in this amusing yet thought-provoking and witty poem.

Beauty of the Beard
By Br Tushar Imdad-ul-Haque Bhuiya

Context of poem;
I came to eat dinner in my halls of residence one day last year when two sisters started laughing at me; I had some food stuck in my beard. They went on to innocently and honestly mock my beard saying it was messy, unnatural and unhygienic. Little did they know the rage that I felt as a result of this and I channeled this rage by unleashing my anger through my pen and out came this poem.

I performed this poem in the Leicester University/DMU Islamic Societies and Eid Celebration and it was received with much laughter and acclaim - Alhamdulillah. Due to popular demand and many requests I have decided to type my poem up and email it to my friends in Islam. Let me remind you all not to be offended as this is no fatwa or religious statement - just a funny poem that spontaneously was produced as a result of my unfortunate experience...

Tushar (12th March 2001)

"Glorified be He who beautifies women with long locks of hair
And Men with long beards
There is beauty in the beard
Aye, there is beauty in the beard!

When the lion roars all the animals submit
For the lion is the king of the jungle
The lion with its glorious mane
And a Muslim man grows his mane in pride
Showing the rest of humanity that he is to be respected
Can one imagine a lion without its mane?
Nay, thou canst not! Then imagine a man without his beard

Woe to worldly women who mock the beards so!
Desiring husbands with clean shaven faces
Woe to women who mock the Prophets Sunnah
In the name of hygiene, neatness and smooth texture
Indeed the women of this world cannot like the beard
But she who wants Paradise adores the beard!

A beard is a gift given to man
Something only he can grow; a woman never can!
When he ponders, he gently strokes it;
When he eats, it stores food;
When he is with kids, they play with it adoringly;
When he is with his wife, she fondles it lovingly;
When the enemy see it, fear is struck in their hearts!
Ah! there is indeed beauty in the beard!

All the Prophets had beards - yes they did!
Muhammad had a beard - so big! so big!
All the companions had beards - o yes! o yes!
All the sages had beards - I know! I know!
All the wise have beards - tis true! tis true!
All the pious have beards - you see! you see!
All the Muslims have beards!? - if only! if only!

Who did not have beards? The kafirun!
Who had clean shaven faces? The kafirun!
Who grew their moustaches? The kafirun!!
"And what did our Prophet order" I here you ask
He ordered us to lengthen the beard and trim the moustache!
Lengthen the beard and trim the moustache!
What greater reason that this can there be
The fact that our Prophet told us to see
That we make ourselves appear to the world
As full bearded men with honour untold

O Muslim brother!
Why do you desire to look like a woman
When your blessed facial hair is the difference between you and the opposite gender?
O poor Muslim brother!
Why do you imitate the kafir Instead of following the Prophet of Islam?
O silly Muslim sister!
Why are you so blind?
Infatuated with Bollywood actors who have no mind!
O wretched sister!
Are you not scared of your choice?
You would rather have a feminine monkey
Instead of an exalted manly ape!

So indeed I love my beard
And adore the curls and tangles
Which no oil, gel or superglue can ever straighten
My glorious long, curly, messy, fluffy beard!
The playhouse for kids;
The envy of Malaysian people
And the beloved of Allah!
I maybe rejected by worldly women because of this hair on my face
But who care! For my Mum loves it and she puts all such sisters to disgrace!
Be patient Muslim brothers, who shun the trendy look for a Prophetic pose
Paradise with the wide eyed Houris is our final abode!!!!!"


  1. Perfect the inside and it will radiate on the outside.

  2. im prety sure this is random and biased bt i am actually nt even a fan of beards
    bt i think beards on muslim ppl smehow look neater and cleaner and cuter :P
    ok salaamz

  3. Salam jannah,
    love the poem! I think its funny, you know i wish my hub would keep a beard, i always find myself looking at him more when he has a stubble, much more appealing than a clean shaven face( dont like the competition :))he says he is worried that now he is getting white hairs he will look like an old man!! lame excuse!

  4. Jazakallhu Khair for your comment Br Ash.
    Im glad you had a read! Did you like it? For some reason though your comment comes off as a negative response to something? I hope im mistaken!

    Naz - your funny! IMHO, I think the poem is pretty spot on at to what the Sunnah beard signifies. Maybe this is why you like the Sunnah beard also?
    = )

    And queenie - bless you Sis! I think the decision to keep a Sunnah beard for a brother is like the Hijab is to a sister. I cant speak for th ebrothers out there but I know hijab for many sisters comes at a time when they are 'ready' or when their level of iman has increased?

    LOL @ the white hairs! Inshallah He will do it when hes ready.

    Love you for the sake of Allah
    Inshallah you all have a blessed day
    = )

  5. Jazkallah khair for this post sis, May Allah reward you for it...loved the poem, i also think that beards on Muslims look neater and cleaner:)

  6. Aslaamu alaikum Sweetie.

    I loved the poem too! Excellently written wasnt it?

    Id quite like to do a more serious post on the sunnah beard so when i feel inspired I will do so insh'allah so keep reading!

    Jazakum Allhu Khair for stopping by sis
    Much love to you.