Questioner: Regarding the amount [of the beard] that is to be cut, it is limited to what is more than a fistful?
Al-Albaani: Yes, when he takes a handful of his beard, then he may cut the hair which is in excess of that.
Questioner: From both sides? [i.e., the left and right?]
Al-Albaani: Yes, he may do so from both sides if it is more than a fistful …
Al-Hudaa wan-Noor, 267.
Questioner: O Shaikh! [Is it allowed to cut] what is over a fistful [of the beard] in all directions?
Al-Albaani: Yes, yes.
Al-Hudaa wan-Noor, 495.