To cut a long story short, I haven't got a beard. Zilch. Nada. Not because I shave on the regs and I'm refusing to fulfil the sunnah or denying its obligation on the rijaal but simply because I have pretty much NO facial hair.

Now, I really couldn't care less whether I looked pious or not but having something to stroke whilst in deep cogitation would be excellent. Oh and fulfilling the sunnah would be nice too.

I've been told shaving stimulates hair growth but after shaving what little hair I have (i.e my skin) I have finally resorted to the you, my brothers (perhaps sisters too...some have mini-beards going on masha'Allah) for some serious practical advice.

Allahu Musta3aan!