Is Sheep Wool Pure If the Sheep May Have Been Fed On Filth?

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Question: Is sheep wool pure if sheep may have been fed on filth?


Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

Dear questioner,

Thank you for your important question.

Regardless of what the sheep are feed, sheep’s wool is pure if it is shorn while the animal is alive. [Minhaj al-Talibin, Nawawi]

Furthermore, we do not hypothesize about what an animal may possibly have eaten. We always assume everything is pure until proven otherwise.

I pray this helps.

[Ustadh] Farid Dingle

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Ustadh Farid Dingle has completed extensive years of study in the sciences of the Arabic language and the various Islamic Sciences. During his studies, he also earned a CIFE Certificate in Islamic Finance. Over the years he has developed a masterful ability to craft lessons that help non-Arabic speakers gain a deep understanding of the language. He currently teaches courses in the Arabic Language.

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