Hairdressers in Pakistan Province Announce Ban on Stylish 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 life of Prophet Muhammad). There is a growing trend among Pakistani youths to wear stylish beards. Many fashion models, actors and even sportsmen wear such beards.  The provincial government has not commented on the ban. Kahlun said the decision was not the result of any threats or pressure from any group. He added that the decision was taken after a consensus was reached within the association, “but it will be up to each barber whether or not they stick to what...


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