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Barbershop using boar bristle brush

Fatwaa ID: 595

Question:
Salaam. I was at a new Barbershop and they used a brush to put some shaving cream on. I realized later that the brush might have been made with boar hair as a lot of these brushes are made with that. I am assuming that if it was made with boar hair, it would not be permissible to use but I would appreciate the confirmation. Would my clothes have become impure then? Do I have to repeat the salat I prayed if I didn’t take a bath after?

Answer:
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

In principle, pig and all its byproducts are intrinsically impure. It is not permissible to use or derive benefit from anything made with pig and its byproducts. In the enquired situation, using the boar bristled brush to apply shaving cream transferred impurity. It was thus necessary to wash the head and surrounding areas which came in contact with the brush. Hence, any salaah performed prior to washing the above would be invalid and must be repeated. If the barber had washed off your head and the surrounding parts, then that would remove the impurity. Salaah in such a case would be valid.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
https://askthemufti.us/

07/24/1444 AH – 02/15/2023 CE | AMG1-2800

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


المحيط البرهاني (5/373)
ﻭﺇﻧﻤﺎ ﻟﻢ ﻳﺠﺰ اﻻﻧﺘﻔﺎﻉ ﺑﻌﻈﻢ اﻟﺨﻨﺰﻳﺮ ﻭاﻵﺩﻣﻲ؛ ﺃﻣﺎ اﻟﺨﻨﺰﻳﺮ ﻓﻸﻧﻪ ﻧﺠﺲ اﻟﻌﻴﻦ ﺑﺠﻤﻴﻊ ﺃﺟﺰاﺋﻪ، ﻭاﻝاﻧﺘﻔﺎﻉ ﺑﺎﻟﻨﺠﺲ ﺣﺮاﻡ،

الهداية في شرح بداية المبتدي (4/394)
ﻷﻥ اﻻﻧﺘﻔﺎﻉ ﺑﺎﻟﻨﺠﺲ ﺣﺮاﻡ، ﻭﻷﻧﻪ ﻭاﺟﺐ اﻻﺟﺘﻨﺎﺏ ﻭﻓﻲ اﻻﻧﺘﻔﺎﻉ ﺑﻪ اﻗﺘﺮاﺏ.

الهداية في شرح بداية المبتدي (4/398)
ﻭالاﻧﺘﻔﺎﻉ ﺑﺎﻟﻤﺤﺮﻡ ﺣﺮاﻡ

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