I know it’s Sunnah to grow a beard, but I can only seem to grow a mustache. What’s a girl to do?
– Hairy Huma
Response: Although I applaud your efforts at achieving follicular Sunnah, I’m pretty sure that growing a beard applies to males only. If you’re intent on sporting a beard, however, you can always ingest hormones to catalyze hair growth. But of course, there is a strong propensity for unwanted hair growth and violent mood swings, accompanied by irritability and random nausea.
You might want to consider another option, which is to shave the barren facial area several times a day to spur rapid hair growth. One of my best friends, let’s just call him “Mirza Baig”, desperately wanted to grow a goatee when he was at the young age of 13. Consequently, he shaved his chin and surrounding areas incessantly, anywhere from 3 to 10 times daily. Lo and behold, in a matter of two weeks, Mirza had a flourishing, Brillo-Pad of a go-tee and was the very reason his Jr. High had to implement a “Facial Hair” clause in the Code of Conduct booklet.
So shave on my sister, there is hope for you yet!