What do Chechen beards look like: photos
Ramzan Kadyrov’s beard is considered classic. It can be confused with a duck tail, but the facial hair with such a shape tapers down to the bottom in the shape of a chin, while Ramzan’s hair grows across the entire width of the lower jaw and does not have a clear decorated end.
This form of facial hair is considered to be typically Chechen, as many men in Chechnya grow beards because of religious considerations. The length of such a shape is different for everyone, but its peculiarity lies in the density and growth of almost the entire chin.
Publication by Ramzan Kadyrov (@ z.a_kadyrov_95) Jun 2, 2019 at 12:06 pm PDT
From the moment he entered the ranks of the troops advocating the independence of the republic, Ramzan Akhmatovich began to let go of the beard that he bears to this day. That is, Ramzan spent half his life with a thick, loose beard.
Publication by Ramzan Kadyrov (@ z.a_kadyrov_95) May 13, 2019 at 10:19 PDT
In the 1996 video, the future ruler of the Chechen Republic is surrounded by his relatives and father, Akhmad Kadyrov. The frames show that young Ramzan has already grown facial hair, at that time he was about 20 years old.
In his younger years, Ramzan Kadyrov preferred a shorter version of the classic beard, but always wore it with a mustache.
Publication by Ramzan Kadyrov (@ z.a_kadyrov_95) Feb 23, 2019 at 5:03 am PST
At different times in his life, facial hair changed only in length, his mustache and whiskers always remained on his face and did not indulge in strong transformations. At 43 years old, the politician prefers a longer and thicker version of the Chechen beard, compared with the one in his youth.
Publication by Ramzan Kadyrov (@ z.a_kadyrov_95) May 28, 2019 at 12:20 PDT
A Chechen beard is combined with whiskers and a mustache, and the presence of a mustache is a very important condition. If there is very dense vegetation on the face, but a mustache is shaved off, this may indicate belonging to extremist groups (Wahhabis), raids on which are carried out in Chechnya.
Publication by Ramzan Kadyrov (@ z.a_kadyrov_95) Apr 17, 2019 at 10:05 PDT
To grow a Chechen beard, one must not shave the vegetation until it grows a few centimeters. When the hair grows to the desired length, you need to outline the boundaries and unnecessary vegetation to shave with a trimmer or a sharp machine, at the end of the correction can be completed with scissors. Well-groomed and neat is an important condition for wearing a beard in Chechnya.
Reasons for wearing
In Chechnya, facial hair is a common attribute of a man’s appearance.
Publication by Ramzan Kadyrov (@ z.a_kadyrov_95) Jan 8, 2019 at 9:26 PST
The entourage of the future head of Chechnya consisted of his Muslim relatives and adherents of the Koran. His father, Akhmat Kadyrov, also wore a beard.
This is largely due to religion: as Ramzan Kadyrov himself said in his Instagram, wearing a beard is sacred, because the Prophet Muhammad wore it. And Ramzan wears it for the sake of Allah Almighty, investing in this the meaning of deep worship and veneration of Islamic laws and scriptures.
Publication by Ramzan Kadyrov (@ z.a_kadyrov_95) Aug 10, 2019 at 9:53 am PDT
By the way, in 2014, Kadyrov was accused of having banned the wearing of a beard in the Chechen Republic. In his Instagram profile, Ramzan replied that these were blatant lies and rumors. He argued that even according to religion it is impossible to introduce such a ban, because the attitude to it in Islam is special.
Publication by Ramzan Kadyrov (@ z.a_kadyrov_95) May 15, 2019 at 8:17 PDT
Most of the male population of Chechnya, like their head, wear beards and refuse to shave and cut their hair. There are several reasons for this, but the main one is a commitment to their religion.
In Chechnya, it is believed that shaving facial hair is a sin that must be avoided by all means, because if Allah gave you stubble, a symbol of masculinity, getting rid of it will mean disrespect for the Almighty.
In Islam, it is believed that the Almighty created people in the form in which they should be. In the Muslim religion, this is called fitra, that is, the natural state of man. Well, if you follow nature, men have a beard growing on their faces, which means it must remain with them throughout their lives.
Publication by Ramzan Kadyrov (@ z.a_kadyrov_95) Mar 31, 2019 at 3:20 PDT
In Early Islam, the prophet Muhammad developed the idea of why shaving and cutting are not suitable for a true Muslim believer. He said that facial hair distinguishes Muslims from Jews and Christians. The prophet himself did not shave, and persuaded others that those who do this should beware. In addition, the beard should be grown until it is placed in a clenched fist.
As for the mustache, the opinions of Muslim theologians were divided, since the message of the prophet about cutting their hair is interpreted differently.
The followers of one version say that the mustache must be completely shaved off, the adherents of the other - that they need to be trimmed slightly. There is a third party that claims that both options are acceptable, because the ascetics of the prophet walked with and without a mustache.
Why do Chechens wear a beard?
Basically, all Chechens wear a beard, few people cut it, and they have their own reasons for this. Chechens believe that if a man shaves his beard, then he commits a great sin. Every Chechen man should grow a beard.
Muslims believe that a beard is a symbol of masculinity. A Chechen with a beard shows that he worships the Lord and wears his gift.
What does a correct Chechen beard look like?
Chechens wear beautiful thick beards. They never shave off their mustache, as this causes some suspicion.
The length of such a beard varies for each man, but her peculiarity is that she is thick and grows along almost the entire chin. The photo shows what the beard of the Chechens should be.
To mow a Chechen beard, you must first grow it correctly. It is important not to shave your hair until it grows a few centimeters. Basically, such a beard is worn with whiskers and a mustache.
When you have grown your hair to the desired length, then you need to draw the borders of the beard and shave the unwanted hair. A trimmer or sharp machine will help you with this. In the end, you can use scissors to adjust the beard shape.
Many do not want to cut their beard for the first time on their own, so you can turn to a specialist for help. If you want to color your beard, then you need to do this in the salon.
"The people with a beard in the cold are protected, but I have it appeared in the midst of the summer heat"
“I let go of my beard, to be honest, for no reason. Last summer, deciding to add some variety to my life, left my comfort zone (my hometown is Baranovichi), I left for Rostov-on-Don. I worked there there was 15 kilometers to the nearest store (and the settlement, respectively), so our main work clothes were, sorry, ordinary pants ... The heat there was such that already in May I reminded myself more a resident of the African continent, and in the summer months the column ter ometra galloping to 50 degrees.
So, to shave into such exhausting heat was lazy, and deserts added arguments in favor of the idea that "anyway, no one will appreciate my efforts." In general, I threw a razor, and it was interesting to see what would grow! "
Why do Chechens have a red beard?
You can often see that a Chechen has a red beard. Not every Chechen has this beard color, but this is due to some factors:
These factors affect the color of the Chechen beard. Some men intentionally dye their ford a red color.
"That's the turn!"
“Actually, I never had any, even distant, relationship to the fashion industry and modeling business. After school, I followed in the footsteps of my father, who adored engaging in woodcarving at his leisure, - he received a specialty as a restorer of monuments of wooden architecture. He served in the army and worked in a company that manufactures metal doors, then he went to a construction site in Rostov-on-Don, and returned with a beard.