Muslim men are told to leave the beard and trim the moustache. There is some discussion whether you can trim more than a fistful of the beard. Besides that can you trim the hairs if they are sticking out or growing unequally for example? Or are you just supposed to leave and keep as "tidy" as possible by combing and using beard oil to press the hair together?

Secondly can you remove the hair on the neck? Does this constitute the beard area?

  • Related islam.stackexchange.com/questions/13087/… if not a duplicate! – Medi1Saif Jan 16 '17 at 12:58
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    There is difference of opinion on this issue. Some say you can't take any hair from beard, some say you can make it look good by as little trimming as possible. As long as you are satisfied by the either of this view to be true sunnah and follows that, you will get your reward from Allah, inshallah. I personally prefer not to trim anything from it. And i don't look liek gorilla :) – Zia Ul Rehman Mughal Jan 16 '17 at 18:28

Having a beard is sunnah and isn't mandatory. Just because the rasul did it doesn't mean u have to. As long as you don't look bad then trim it otherwise you will look like a gorilla. Muslims need to be clean, therefore trimming your beard so it looks clean.

  • A Gorilla AFAIK has no beard and if we assume what he has is a beard it always looks well trimmed! – Medi1Saif Jan 17 '17 at 10:27

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