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Hairdressers in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province on Monday announced a ban on trimming stylish beards such as goatees or so-called French beards, calling the cuts un-Islamic.

“We made the decision after consulting with religious scholars,” KP Hairdressers Association president Muhammad Sharif Kahlun said during a press conference.

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Kahlun said religious scholars agreed that stylish and designer beards should be banned and that beards in Islam are Sunnah (follows the life of Prophet Muhammad).

There is a growing trend among Pakistani youths to wear stylish beards. Many fashion models, actors, and even sportsmen wear such beards.

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