Will men in Paradise be beardless?

The Details of the Question

I read on a website that men in Paradise will have mustache but not beard, is that true? Will you please clarify this issue?

The Answer

Dear Brother / Sister,

There is a hadith narration that the people of Paradise are beardless, that their bodies are hairless, their hair is curly, their skin is white, and their age is 30/33. (1)

This hadith narration is sound. (2)

Tirmidhi states that it is hasan. (3)

This are many reasons for it. One of them could be as follows:

Beard is a sign of dignity, adornment, and majesty for men. Since the faces of women in the world are a place of istimta and taqbil (making love and kissing), divine wisdom did not create beards on their faces.

In Paradise, men, like women, are a place of satisfaction of lustful feelings. It is more suitable for men to be beardless and have fair skin, and their adornment and beauty to shine openly. (4)


1) See Tabarani, Saghir, 1164; Abu Nuaym, Sifatul-Jannah, 226; Tirmidhi, 2545.
2) See Ibn Hibban, 5973.
3) See Tirmidhi, ibid
4) Cf. Ibn Qayyim, at-Tibyan fi Aqsamil-Quran, 317.

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