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['Aalim Network QR] Skin of an Animal Slaughtered Unislamically

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Salamun `Alaykum

The following question was kindly answered by Shaykh Mustafa.

Fee Amaanillah,

Akil Karim
Moderator - 'Aalim Network

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Kindly provide answers to the following question. The reply to my
questions should be based on the rulings of Ayatollah Syed Ali Seestani.

I would like to know whether the skin or leather of an animal that is
slaughtered in a non-islamic manner is pak or najis.  Basically I ask this
question because when buying a new car or furniture we have an option to
choose leather upholstery.  This letter is generally from a buffalo but
one can almost surely assumed that the animal has not been slaughtered
according to Islamic traditions.  If one has such leather in the car and a
person sweats and comes in contact with the leather (wet contact) does the
person become najis. Also what are the rulings that would apply to leather
jackets made from similar material.


Ayatullah Seestani is very clear in his Fatwa that the leather and skin
from an animal that may not have been slaughtered according to Sharia are

Reference: Masala 96 Page 16 of Islamic Laws:

96. Fat, meat or hide of an animal, about which there is a probability
    that it may have been slaughtered according to the Islamic law, are
    Pak.  However, if these things are obtained from a non-Muslim, or from
    a Muslim who himself obtained them from a non -Muslim, without
    investigating whether the animal was slaughtered according to Islamic
    law, it is haraam to eat that meat and fat, but namaz in that hide
    will be permissible. But, if these things are obtained from Muslim
    Bazaar, or a Muslim, and it is not known that he got them from a
    non-Muslim, or if it is known that he got from a non-Muslim but there
    is a great probability that he has investigated about it being
    slaughtered according to Shariah, then eating such meat and fat is

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