Would You Clarify What Is Impure Regarding Leather and Alcohol in the Hanafi School?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Assalam alaykum

1. Is wearing pig leather haram in the hanafi school?

2. Could you expand on the four conditions of the permissibility of using alcohol derived from sources other than Raisins, grapes or dates?

Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah,

Pig Leather

1. Yes, it is impermissible to wear leather sourced from pigs because the Qur’an states that they are intrinsically filthy [6:45]. Hence, the pig cannot be consumed, nor can we derive benefit from any part of it.


2. With respect to the permitting conditions for non-wine alcohol, the first point refers to the alcohol in question actually being used as an intoxicant. The second refers to its being drunk in a manner in which alcohol is drunk, as this is an impermissible form of imitation. The third point is plain. And the fourth means to use it as corrupt people do, or for sinful purposes.

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[Ustadh] Tabraze Azam

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Tabraze Azam holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Leicester, where he also served as the President of the Islamic Society. He memorised the entire Qur’an in his hometown of Ipswich at the tender age of sixteen, and has since studied the Islamic Sciences in traditional settings in the UK, Jordan and Turkey. He is currently pursuing advanced studies in Jordan, where he is presently based with his family.