For Muslims on a budget, or those who can’t grow a full one: make or buy your own everlasting beard.
Are you religious? Do you wish you had a beard? Do you want to make your own? Whether man or woman, creating your very own face-scarf in the shape of a beard will make the boldest fashion statement about your eco beliefs that you really can wear on your sleeve… or head. Beards are good for faith
In Islam men are encouraged to grow out their beards when becoming adults. But it must be kept tame, regularly trimmed and environmentally friendly. This means it shouldn’t cost the earth to maintain or make a nuisance in your more intimate moments.
A Muslim “Sunnah” beard
The rewards behind the chin fuzz lie in the fact that sporting a beard is a “sunnah” – a prophetic tradition following the footsteps of Muhammad, the last prophet in Islam. A beard is therefore a Muslim symbol of manhood, purity, of maturity, and let’s face it, any man that can carry off a facial forestation looks mighty sexy. But if waiting to sprout is not your thing, check out how you can get your own awesome beard!
1. Knit one – ask your grandmother’s knitting group to gift you a unique beard with your own initials. Or if you’re a hardcore DIY junkie follow download them!
2. Buy one – in 2010 the “knit-o-beard” became a massive European hit for men and women alike. Although they’re made from 100% acrylic yarn for easy care, Green Prophet suggests investing in an all organic-fibre beard that’s free of chemicals and dyes.
Etsy is selling a Bearded Beanie in a variety of colours, sizes and comfort factors; just the solution to our naked faces.
3. Crochet one – borrow a pair of needles, watch a YouTube video or invest in a “how to” book to learn the essentials of handcrafting a new disguise. And when you’re done with your beard, pay it forward by trending it to friends or hang it outside full of stale bread as a make-shift bird feeder. For the more creative weird beard lovers, be inspired by the following thematic looks:
The benefits of a knitted beard
It makes great insulation for your head and neck, especially if you live in a colder climate or plan on visiting a Middle Eastern country after global warming covers the region with snow.
They double up as a neck warmer and hat.
It can be interchanged every season depending on your mood.
It makes an affordable party costume.
They make fantastic profile pictures and excellent one-of-a-kind gifts.
It can enhance the double life you’re leading as an eco-warrior and corporate slave.
Wearing a synthetic beard made from yarn shows how dedicated you are to looking Muslim.
Children everywhere will marvel at your superhero like image. You heard it here first. If the beard doesn’t fit, go forth and knit!
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