Why do Muslims grow Beard but shave the Moustache? Is it a rule?

India
January 4, 2007 2:37am CST
I see many Muslims in India wearing white dress and with a very long beard but no moustache. Is it a rule in the Quran which says that the beard should not be shaved?
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@leanette (3004)
• India
5 Jan 07
well really? i have noticed soem with the moustache...but there are many with beard..so was just wondering if it is not allowed to get shaved in the moslem culture.
• India
5 Jan 07
well that was what i was also wondering on..but as anirigh put it, the situational practises has now been associated with religion down the ages..but i dont know why it has to be contimued if there is no religious significance to it..
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@marciascott (25553)
• United States
5 Jan 07
Is that true I did'nt know that.
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• India
5 Jan 07
O yes, if you notice, you can actually see Muslims like that. Or you can even ask any Muslim friend also.
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@qouniq (1968)
• Malaysia
4 Jan 07
There is no such rule in Quran saying that beard should not be shaved. We have other muslims in the world which keep both beard and moustache,...don't u know that?...may be the indian muslim culture is like that,..BUT it's not stated in Quran is like what you thinking ........
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• Indonesia
10 Jan 07
No, it's not the law. It's just something that is encouraged in Islam as this is one way to differentiate man from woman. Islam prohibits man behaves like a woman and vice versa and beard is a distinc way to show that different.
• India
10 Jan 07
thank you isakuyoiki, but then i thought that the only difference which muslims practised was that the men wear long white robes while women wear long black robes, and also that men dont cover their faces but the women covers?
@imakella (668)
• United States
5 Jan 07
as per their tradition and law they have to .. are u a muslim ?
• India
8 Jan 07
But as per ehat Anirudh1971 has said, it is not a Muslim law. And no im not a muslim, of cos, if i was one, then i would not have this doubt.Just curious...
@httpme (50)
• France
11 Jan 07
Huh?It is not a rule.By the way,did u ever come to Malaysia? I hope u will come here to see our beautifully blend culture. Anyway,there is no rule that the beard should not be shave. but,i like people who have a little beard.im one of them. Muslims people not necessarily have to wear black clothes.maybe its just their traditions.