Imam Khalid Yasin. who once claimed that the US government created AIDS and asserted that â€œthe Koran gives a clear position regarding homosexuality lesbianism and bestiality. â€¦ They are aberrations punishable by deathâ€, raised laughter... when he told an audience that: The beard is a natural sign of manliness and it is a natural sign of distinguishing men from women. And among the companions of the Prophet, they used to not even look at a man who shaved his beard for fear they may have desire for him. He added: Allah cursed the women that looked like men and the men that looked like women. Source: The Freethinker - The voice of atheism since 1881 ï¿½ At last! An explanation for why Muslim men must wear beards ~~~~~~ On a serious note, Why do Muslim men grow obnoxious long beard?