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Mistakenly purchased boar bristled brush

Fatwaa ID: 826

Question:
As salaamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakathu
How are you .
Wanted to know my son bought a beard brush but didn’t realise that the bristles was made of boar . He used it and now that he found out he’s soo upset with himself. How must he get rid of it. Burn it ? And what about some of his hair that is stuck in side the bristles . Don’t want to just throw it in the bin incase some one else finds it and uses it . Will he get the sin for his hair still being stuck in the bristles? Please advise what best thing to do ? Jzkl 💞

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 and thus impermissible to use. In the enquired situation, he should discard it and make istighfaar. If someone picks it up and uses it once discarded, he will not be accountable. Likewise, he is not sinful for hair that may be stuck on the bristles.

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

08/21/1444 AH – 03/13/2023 CE | AML1-7284

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

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