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Selling shoes made of pigskin leather

Q: I often buy & sell athletic shoes as a hobby & because they can also be profitable. Most of them are leather & textile made & I always avoid buying pigskin/pig leather made shoes but yesterday while searching online I found out that the inner lining of some athletics shoes are made of tanned pigskin, the inner lining is a small amount of lining inside of the shoe, just towards the heal area. I’ve found out that at least one pair I own may have this, searched for more online on the subject of tanned pigskin in Islam & found that there is a difference of opinion on the matter. Could you please shed more light as I believe I may have more pairs of shoes with the tanned pigskin inner linings & also about those shoes which have pigskin uppers as one fatwa website did not rule pigskin jackets as haram but quoted that it is better that they should be avoided. I have emailed manufacturer & asked for a detailed list to check with my collection of shoes though not sure if they will reply back.


A: It is impermissible to sell shoes made of pigskin leather or shoes with pigskin lining.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

(وشعر الخنزير ) لنجاسة عينه فيبطل بيعه ابن كمال ( و ) إن ( جاز الآن الانتفاع به ) لضرورة الخرز حتى لو لم يوجد بلا ثمن جاز الشراء للضرورة وكره البيع فلا يطيب ثمنه ويفسد الماء على الصحيح خلافا لمحمد وقيل هذا في المنتوف أما المجزوز فطاهر عناية وعن أبي يوسف يكره الخرز به لأنه نجس ولذا لم يلبس السلف مثل هذا الخف ذكره القهستاني ولعل هذا في زمانهم أما في زماننا فلا حاجة إليه كما لا يخفى

قال الشامي: قوله ( أما في زماننا فلا حاجة إليه ) للاستغناء عنه بالمخارز والإبر قال في البحر ظاهر كلامهم منع الانتفاع به عند عدم الضرورة بأن أمكن الخرز بغيره ط (رد المحتار 5/73)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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