Posts

Handling of Pigs

Ustadh Tabraze Azam is asked if any limitations are placed on veterinarians handling pigs and other impure animals in connection with research or treatment. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. Respected Shaykh, My question is regarding the handling of pigs and other impure animals by a veterinarian. I would like to know if […]

Can I Use Parts of a Pig?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalamu alaykum Does the prohibition of swine in the Qur’an extend to general usage? For example a wallet that was made from a cow which was unlawfully slaughtered? Answer:  Wa’leykum Salam, Walaikum assalam, I hope you’re doing well, insha’Allah. Just as it is impermissible to consume the meat of […]

Is It Permissible to Use a Dry Body Brush Made From Boar Bristles?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I purchased a dry body brush that is supposedly made from boar bristles. I use it dry on my skin to exfoliate. I never wet the brush. Is it permissible for me to use it? Will it invalidate my prayers if I use it? Do I need […]

Is It Permitted to Use a Brush Made From Boar Bristles?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum I have purchased and used a shoe brush to clean my shoe and found out that it’s made of boar bristles. I have touched it with my hand. Is my prayer? Is wearing my washed shoe permissible? Answer: assalamu alaykum The pig is considered essentially filthy (najas […]

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

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 […]

Is Pigskin Permissible as Clothing?

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 […]

Is It Permissible to Use Boar for Any Purpose?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Is it permissible to use the boar for any purpose, including its hair? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah. A boar takes the ruling of a pig in that it is essentially filthy (najis al-`ayn). [Ibn […]

What Animals Are Halal and Haram to Eat in the Hanafi School?

Answered by Shaykh Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari Question: Can you give me a list of animals that are Halal and Haram according to the Hanafi School? Answer: In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, Islam is a religion of mercy and compassion. It only […]

Pork Gelatin: Permissible or Not?

Answered by Sidi Salman Younas Question: There seems to be a debate nowadays about the issue of pork gelatin. Since it is not the meat of the pig some say it is halal. Others, say it is part of the pig therefore it is impure. Can you please settle this and provide me with factual […]