The Ruling on Cutting the Soul Patch – Shaikh Ibn ul-‘Uthaymeen


Question: Regarding the hairs that are underneath the lower lip. Are they trimmed or left as they are?

Answer: “They are called (العنفقة ) and they are not from the beard. They are left the way they are unless they harm a person”

[Liqaa Bab al-Maftooh no. 9]

Translator’s Note:

As for what is mentioned that Ibn Umar radiallahu anahumma used to trim these hairs:

وكان ابن عمر يحفي شاربه حتى ينظر إلى بياض الجلد ويأخذ هذين يعني بين الشارب واللحية

Ibn Umar radiallahu anahumma used to trim his mustache until the whiteness of his skin could be seen. And he used to take from these two, that is: between his mustache and beard

Then it was reported by al-Bukhari in Mu’allaq form and it was graded weak by Imam al-Albani in ad-Da’ifah (no.5455). As well, the way the Scholars understood the narration is that it is referring to the ends of the mustache which join the beard [See Umdatul-Qaari under Hadith no. 5887]. However the narration is weak

So it is better to leave these hairs

And Allah Knows Best

Translated by

Faisal Ibn Abdul Qaadir Ibn Hassan
Abu Sulaymaan

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