Regarding the one who shaves the beard, is it done by a man who imitates a woman?
Ibn `Abdul-Bar stated in his book Al-Tamhid,
“It is Haram to shave the beard; it is only done by effeminate men, meaning those imitating women.”
The Lajnah ad-Daa’imah also stated:
” As for preachers who claim that a Muslim who shaves his beard is effeminate, this is the opinion of some latter scholars (But after comparing the aforementioned fatwa to the Arabic for the fatwa of Sh Bin Baaz I believe the more accurate wording for the above is not “later scholars” rather it is ‘the early scholars’. Allah knows best.). Effeminate refers to someone acting like women and it does not mean he is a homosexual, as some people may think. Preachers and other people should avoid using this ambiguous term and if they are to use it, they should clarify its meaning to people to avoid any misunderstanding.”
~ Abu Fajr AbdulFattaah bin Uthman