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Using pigskin shoes for health reasons

Fatwaa ID: 449

Question:
Asalamualaikum Mufti Sahib.

Is wearing shoes that have material made from pigskin okay? (These are shoes that help this person with leg/nerve related health issues and she hasn’t found an alternative that works for her).

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

In principle, it is not permissible for a person to wear anything, including shoes, made of pigskin. However, if one has been prescribed a certain shoe due to health issues and there are no adequate alternatives, then he will be excused to wear them.

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

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

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