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Hand slaughtered leather

Fatwaa ID: 438

Assalamualikum Mufti Saab,

If we have bought a leather items like Belt, Wallet and winter Jacket, and we don’t know it’s material, whether it is made from Halal slaughtered animal or not, what should we do about it.

Also while praying salat, can we wear it.?

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

In principle, aside from pig skin and human skin, if any other skin is tanned, naturally or chemically, then it becomes taahir/pure. This is irrespective of how the animal was slaughtered. Thus, leather made from any other source besides pig skin will be permissible to use, wear, sell, etc. If the leather is made from pig skin, then it will not be permissible to use, wear or sell it. It must be discarded.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

07/01/1444 AH – 01/23/2023 CE | AMG3-3220

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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