Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. What is Islam’s view on growing a beard? Jazakum Allah khayran.
I need clarification on certain matters-1. What is place of cap wearing in Islam, isn't it a short of hypocrisy? What type of cap it should be & how much area should it cover? Is plastic cap allowed?2. What is place of wearing trousers above the ankle? Hadith narrate "those who wear trousers below ankle and feel proud will go to hell"-But I feel in today scenario that most of us today wear trousers below ankle so there is no question of proud, rather those who wear it above ankle they do walk with proud.3. "Grow the beard and cut short the moustache and don't be like a 'Mushrik'- Most of Muslim brother do not grow beard, so merely by absence of it doesn't make us to interpret a person as 'Mushrik'. Is still growing beard is essential?4. Another query, albeit on different topic, some say if 'Barelwi' offer namaz behind 'Devobandi' Imam, his namaz is not valid. Is it true?