Is Pigskin Permissible as Clothing?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: As Salaam Alaikum,

Is it permissible to wear clothing made from pig’s skin such as jeans, jackets, or to carry a pigskin handbag?

Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I pray that this finds you in the best of health and spirits, insha’Allah.

No, it is not permissible to wear anything made of pig skin.

This is because the pig is considered to be essentially filthy in the Hanafi school. The basis for this is the words of Allah Most High, “for verily it is filthy” [6.145].

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And Allah alone gives success.


Tabraze Azam

Checked & Approved by Faraz Rabbani