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Impurity on clothing

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If your body or an article of clothing comes in contact unknowingly with an item which contains ingredients from a pig of which is made out of boats hair, like hair brushes, does your hand/clothes becomes impure? What if your hands were wet or the item was wet?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

If a hair brush made from pig or boar (wild boar) hair touches one’s hands or clothing, it will not make the hands or clothing impure. However, if the hair brush made from pig or boar hair is wet and touches the hands or clothing, they should be washed.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Fahad Abdul Wahab

Student Darul Iftaa


Checked and Approved by,

Mufti Ebrahim Desai                                                                                                                                                                                                                


و اما الخنزير فقد روي عن ابي حنيفة: انه نجس العين ، لان الله تعالي وصفه بكونه رجسا ، فيحرم استعمال شعره وسائر اجزائه، الا انه رخص في شعره للخرازين للضرورة

[بدائع الصنائع ج١ ص٣٧١ دار الكتب العلمية]

(وَشَعْرُ الْخِنْزِيرِ) ؛ لِأَنَّهُ نَجَسُ الْعَيْنِ فَلَا يَجُوزُ بَيْعُهُ (وَجَازَ الِانْتِفَاعُ بِهِ لِلْخَرْزِ) وَنَحْوِهِ لِلضَّرُورَةِ

[العناية شرح الهداية ج٣ ص٥٨٦ دار الكتب العلمية]

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