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Gloves of pigskin

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Tafseer Raheemi

Question:

Are we as Muslims allowed to wear any garment which has been made from the skin of pigs?
(The reason I ask, is I once saw a brother wearing gloves out of pig skin and another brother came over to him and told him Muslims should not wear such clothing made from pig skin)


Answer:

As Muslims we are not allowed to wear any garment which has been made from pig skin or any other part of the pig, as all parts of a pig is Najis/Napaak (impure), and cannot be made pure in any circumstances.

It has been stated in Shami- Pg. 204 Vol.1

جِلدَ (خِنزِيرٍ) فلا يَطهَر
(قَولُهُ فلا يَطهَر) أي لِأنَّهُ نَجٍسُ العَين, بمعني أنَّ ذَاتَهُ بِجَمِيعِ أجزَاِئِهِ نَجِسَة حَياً و مَيِّتاً

(Translation)
The skin of a pig, cannot be purified because it is Najis-ul-Ayn (innately impure), i.e. every part of it is impure, whether alive or dead.

Gloves are available in many other materials, so we should be careful before purchasing such items.

This answer was collected from Tafseer-Raheemi.com the official website of Sheikh Abdul Raheem Limbada (Hafizahullah) of UK.

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