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Pakistan Hairdressers Announce Ban on Trimming Beards

Hairdressers in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province on Monday announced a ban on trimming stylish beards such as goatees or so-called French beards, calling the cuts un-Islamic. “We made the decision after consulting with religious scholars,” KP Hairdressers Association president Muhammad Sharif Kahlun said during a press conference. Kahlun said religious scholars agreed that stylish and designer beards should be banned, and that beards in Islam are Sunnah (follows the...

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