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How Does Bin Laden Manage...

Wed Oct 01, 2003 10:59 pm

...to have a beard of that length ?
Even if I stopped shaving for a year, I wouldn't have half the length he has !
Same for Mullah Omar, how do these guys do it ?!?
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RE: How Does Bin Laden Manage...

Wed Oct 01, 2003 11:31 pm

pfiou... fortunately you did not launch a flamebait  Wink/being sarcastic

well, to answer your question, I haven't shaved for 5 days, and I've already more beard than you would have in one month.

Different people, different beards...

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RE: How Does Bin Laden Manage...

Thu Oct 02, 2003 5:27 am

Why don't we ask these guys:
 
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RE: How Does Bin Laden Manage...

Thu Oct 02, 2003 6:17 am

Ask R. Kelly, apparently those two have some sort of emotional connection  Laugh out loud
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RE: How Does Bin Laden Manage...

Thu Oct 02, 2003 6:21 am

I don't think they've ever shaved it. Are they allowed to shave??  Confused

I have some Indian (I believe) neighbors where the male members of the family don't shave or cut their hair. Anyone with more info on this? I've never asked anything and I'm kind of clueless.
 
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RE: How Does Bin Laden Manage...

Thu Oct 02, 2003 8:53 am

I'm indian and it depends on what part of the country your family originated; if northern, then they grow a beard while the southerners (like my folks) dont. Of course then there are the lines of those who hold their traditions that those that want to be like the USA, i.e. globalization is not entirely the US's fault. (make choices available and people will choose -- that's why i say markets dont exist)

I grew up here so I could care less, I have to shave within 2 days or it itches so much that i have breakouts. I have like hypersensitive skin, so y'know, it sux.

Besides, some people near me think I am muslim when they see me before i shave -- there's ignorance for ya.  Insane

Most countries than have citizen that grow a beard will likely do it for tradition, i.e. older cultures.
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RE: How Does Bin Laden Manage...

Thu Oct 02, 2003 8:58 am

Thanks Lehpron!

Is it for religious reasons or traditional? Or combination of the both?
 
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RE: How Does Bin Laden Manage...

Thu Oct 02, 2003 9:24 am



I understand he's very anal about keeping his beard clean. It's very well known that he gives it a good rinse once every six months whether he needs to or not.  Smile
 
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RE: How Does Bin Laden Manage...

Thu Oct 02, 2003 10:44 am

Prophet Mohammed, may peace be unto him wore his beard long, and as the prohet of God he was followed around and many things he did to please God so a lot of things were approved by him to be done, one of those the long beard. It is not required, but desired. As with anything in Islam, it must be kept very clean and neat. If you find a guy with a long unkempt beard, more likely than not he is not a muslim.

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RE: How Does Bin Laden Manage...

Thu Oct 02, 2003 11:29 am

If you find a guy with a long unkempt beard, more likely than not he is not a muslim.

Obviously you have not lived in the Middle East...
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RE: How Does Bin Laden Manage...

Thu Oct 02, 2003 11:41 am

Marco


Just the fact that it is the middle east does not automatically mean those are observing of the muslim faith. The bottom line is that it has also become a middle east cultural custom, just like the long white gowns they wear, jelabiyas.


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RE: How Does Bin Laden Manage...

Thu Oct 02, 2003 12:21 pm

I think that beard is very sexy, he better not shave it off!

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RE: How Does Bin Laden Manage...

Thu Oct 02, 2003 1:19 pm

Just the fact that it is the middle east does not automatically mean those are observing of the muslim faith. The bottom line is that it has also become a middle east cultural custom, just like the long white gowns they wear, jelabiyas.

Read your first post. You said:

If you find a guy with a long unkempt beard, more likely than not he is not a muslim.

There are lots and lots of Muslims with unkempt beards in the Middle East (especially the Pakistani and Afghani expatriates). Are you saying that they are all not muslims because of their unkempt beards?
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