Beards have become a popular fashion choice for men everywhere. Is growing a beard for fashion allowed? What’s the difference between a “Muslim” beard and a ""fashion"" beard?
It's actually all about the intention behind it, whether the intention is to please Allah SWT or to show off your sense of fashion...
Shaykh Saad Tasleem explains and answers
They may look very similar. You may find a hipster or somebody who's fashionable have a beard, which looks very similar to a "Muslim beard". The key difference between the two is the intention. As Muslims, we grow our beards because it is the sunnah of the Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wasallam. He taught us, he instructed us to do that. He ordered us to grow our beards, and with that intention that we're fulfilling that command of the Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wasallam, we are doing it for the sake of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'aala. We get rewarded. So it's the best of both worlds. We get to look fly with a nice beard, and we get to be rewarded by Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'aala as well. And Allah knows best.