men with beards

An Islamic preacher is encouraging men to grow beards because clean-shaven men sometimes “cannot be distinguished from women".

Speaking on a private religious station in Turkey, preacher Murat Bayaral chastised men who shave, saying clean-shaven faces cause "indecent thoughts".

The Bible also encourages men to grow beards. Not only does facial hair make men look more mature and distinguished, but beards also make men look masculine.

Portrait of black man with grey beard

“Men should grow beards. One of the two body parts that separate men from women is the beard,” Bayaral said, according to Hurriyet Daily News.

Bayaral said men must distinguish themselves from the female sex -- especially in today's PC culture where anything goes.

“For example, if you see a man with long hair from afar you may think he is a woman if he does not have a beard. Because nowadays women and men dress similarly. God forbid! You could be possessed by indecent thoughts,” he added.

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  • freelancepimp .

    Sure, why not.

  • missarewa

    Whatever helps you sleep better at night

  • Judas & GOD

    Sandra always bashing gays and transgender often spread hate !!worry about ur life gurl..not cute

  • JRock

    Might not be a bad idea because transgenders are a whole new generation of people and from what I read they are not always honest about who they are; and not because they fear retribution or rejection but because they just want to be down-low sneaky like that on purpose.

  • Junkanoo

    This guy needs to embrace his bisexuality

  • Karen Brady

    The mutha fawkin headline. Auntie you are a trip!

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Bayaral chastised men who shave, saying clean-shaven faces cause “indecent thoughts”
    sounds like somebody wants to kiss a boy

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    right! ROFL!!!!!!!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    That headline dont mean NADA...Booty Bandits come beards and all!!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    On purpose and then wonder why they end up MURKED!!

  • You Could Never

    Um we DO know every man is not able to grow a beard...right? We do know this?

  • Phillybruh

    Just grow a beard already.

  • SpillyNillie

    Lawd knows I love a man with a beard!

  • Phillybruh

    Beards these days are more a beauty thing for men, like women and long hair.

  • Karen Brady

    Can I tell you that my juvenile side loves 'Booty Bandit' and I love any opportunity to use it? Booty Bandit :-).

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  • Trey

    Im having trouble with a FULL beard...however I can grow a mustache like Burt Reynolds!

  • klwbaby

    I guess he doesn't know that transgenders can grow beards because of those testosterone shots they have to use.

  • Phillybruh

    Side note be very Leary of Islamic radio stations and what they preach!

  • klwbaby

    Kiss, lick, and a lot of other things...??

  • McKay

    That is why we have been giving a brain to pick sense from nonsense....

  • Liah


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  • Phillybruh

    Whatever, I know enough people that work for the govt who have told me such. I know people can think for themselves but it doesn't stop the feds from taking a look at cha!

  • Jen_no_juice

    ??? why I can't stop laughing at this post! Whew chile

  • Alicia.Ashe

    He must have had his butthole licked by a someone he thought was a woman. Oh the betrayal!!!!

  • klwbaby

    He knew it was a man..

  • TMW


  • You Could Never

    A porn 'stache? Because that is what uncle Burt got. And has been rocking with since 1972

  • Dahl

    Although the Chaz Bono’s of the world would belie his logic, I get where he’s coming from...

  • Ren

    When the The Most High gave that command...if you thought he didnt know what society would become,you're mistaken. What's old shall be new. That's why this is a trend or even a discussion. Isn't it strange that Israelite men are the only men on the planet who get razor bumps?!?
    It was given to detour shaving.

  • Roderick2011

    Why is this a post? Oh I forgot it mentioned transgenders.

    Gotta have a tranny post at least once a week.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    But don't hormones may you grow hair. I'm pretty sure I saw a woman with a beard.

    Ummm did yall talk about K Michelle allegedly talking about having threesomes/swinging with her fiance? This goes hand in hand with the I'll do anything to "keep a man" mindset. I'm not with it. Then heauxs get mad when he starts dipping (without them) and a whole step child pops up.

  • brownisback

    smh lol

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  • SandraRose

    Yes, high testosterone or DHT (male androgens) cause facial hair in women. But it's very rare for these women to grow full beards. Even so, it's hard for a woman to pass for a man. The average height of women is about 5' 4". Even Kevin Hart is taller than the average woman.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Hi Sandrarose. I meant don't women in transition take hormones to grow beards.

    The white lady man that I saw was indeed short...about 5'5. But white men are short as well.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    On the flip side, I have heard men say they are only dating women with children because they want to make SURE the women have uteri. LOL. That is funny to me.

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    Chaz Bono has a beard....

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    (waillllllll... he love a lil duck err now & dennnnnnnnnnn')

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  • Kayke

    Girl yes! I rub my husband's beard and get all types of bothered........just sexy.

  • Kayke

    Yup, mostly the transformer lol

  • JV

    What? Anybody can get razor bumps if you're using an old razor, unless I'm suddenly an Israelite and never knew it!

  • Anunnaki

    Love that salt and peppa look, on a man beard.....ummm hummm..oh, yea um grow a beard i gues...?

  • Ren

    Not the kind that are raised. The inverted ones ,due to the fact our hair grows in curls and
    The kind that look like small holes.

  • Renee26

    True.... a lot of those "aggressives" do...hormone treatment is real

  • Renee26

    Kevin Hart isn't even 5'4 without those lift shoes on! LOL

  • yvette46

    The can use fake beards so I don't think this will help..

  • SDot

    Just ask for the birth cert and a meeting with their parents.

  • justlooking

    transgenders are legally allowed to charge birth certificates and they can tell you someone is their parents...

  • MRiGOThim

    Exactly...I know a lot of TRANS FEMALES w/ beards hell I work with one!!

  • MRiGOThim

    I mean trans ppl have beards too #DUMBASS

  • SDot

    That’s just a serious slap in Gods face. Sad to go thru that extreame.
    Well thank God I know my man is all man. Not one surgery scare on him nor I. Natural ppl who God will recognize. Feel me?

  • justlooking

    Hey, these are the variables me and my hubby have gone over with our boys. People lie all the time.



  • Allihave2say

    Nope DNA blood test to determine biological gender.

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  • Dowoop

    I work with regular straight women and some of them have beards.

  • ShWa

    u know there are fake beards for sale on the market now right??

  • Trace da Ace

    umm.....not true.....women can grow facial hair as well....then you got beard weaves.....but I LOOOOOOVVVEEEE a beard on a man though....jus saying...

  • Michael Washington

    Everyone proclaims themselves right in this life...enjoy that.

  • Ant Hill

    you sound like a tranny luvin faq. #BoomByeBye

  • Ant Hill

    Nope, having birthed a child proves that


  • MRiGOThim

    I am...I'm sure u r too :P

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  • Ant Hill

    Fire make we burn you chi chi man.