Praise be to Allaah.
It is not permissible to
shave the beard or to remove any hair from it, even if that is to make it
grow or to even it out, because no concession to that effect has been
narrated, even though it happens a great deal to young men whose beards are
just beginning to grow. If there was any reason to make it permissible to
shave, there would be a concession concerning it. Allaah says
(interpretation of the meaning): “and your Lord is never forgetful”
With regard to the
prohibition on shaving the beard, please see the answer to question no.
Is it permissible to take
medicine that will make the beard grow more quickly on the left side? That
Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may
Allaah have mercy on him) was asked about taking medicine to make the beard
grow and to treat the unevenness that occurs in it. He replied: If there is
the hope that it will grow by itself, then do not try, because this is not a
fault, since many young men, when their beards first begin to grow, do not
grow beards that are even all over, so he should wait and see.
But if there is a fault, in
the sense that we are aware of it and have given up hope that it will grow
by itself, then there is nothing wrong with treating it so that the rest
will grow, especially if it looks odd.
But if it does not look
odd, then it is better not to treat it with anything, because I am afraid
that this may be a kind of hair extensions, and the Prophet (peace and
blessings of Allaah be upon him) cursed the one who does hair extensions and
the one who asks for that to be done. End quote from Liqa’ al-Baab il-Maftooh (41/15).
And Allaah knows best.