Fur Garments And Their Use

Contemporary Fatawa, Fiqh / Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Q. “What is the position, in the Shariah, of using garments made of Fur derived from the hides of wild animals like fox, racons etc. Are the Muslim ladies are allowed to wear such garments?”
(Yousuf Ghani, New York)

A. The use of fur products like garments, cap and shoes etc, are allowed in Shariah for men and women both. The basic principle is that the skin of every animal becomes tahir (pure) after it is tanned, except the skin of the pig. Thus, the skin of every animal other then the pig can be used for any lawful purpose. Hence, there is no prohibition in Shariah for wearing fur coats or other fur garments.

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