This beard is state grass!
Once, Hadhrat Moulana Ilyaas Sahib رحمة الله عليه went out in Tableegh to
an area where he had to perform the nikaah of a youngster who had
shaved his beard. His aged father, who was present, was also in the
habit of trimming his beard. Hadhrat رحمة الله عليه mentioned to the
youngster that he should not shave his beard and also admonished the
father for trimming his beard. Thereafter, he mentioned to both of
them, “The beard is state grass. Whoever cuts it will be
apprehended.” Both of them understood the lesson properly and there
was probably no better way to make them understand it.
Note: To trim ones beard less than a fist in length is impermissible.