Category: Jurisprudence and Rulings (Fiqh)
Fatwa#: 38749
Asked Country: United States

Answered Date: Oct 14,2017

Title: Plastic Bags

Question

AssalamoAlaykum

I heard that plastic bags might have animal ingredients.  Do I assume they are clean or napaak?  When I do grocery and they are wet, I feel like my hands and clothes are getting dirty and the car is getting dirty, then my keys when I touch them, the kitchen counter from the wetness, fridge, etc.
http://www.businessinsider.com/15-surprising-things-that-contain-animal-products-2014-3
http://roogirl.com/20-everyday-items-that-contain-animal-ingredients/

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Plastics bags are clean and pure. You should avoid baseless suspicions.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Huzaifah Deedat

Student Darul Iftaa
Lusaka, Zambia 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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البحر الرائق شرح كنز الدقائق (2/ 388)

انْقِلَابُ الْعَيْنِ ، فَإِنْ كَانَ فِي الْخَمْرِ فَلَا خِلَافَ فِي الطَّهَارَةِ ، وَإِنْ كَانَ فِي غَيْرِهِ كَالْخِنْزِيرِ وَالْمَيْتَةِ تَقَعُ فِي الْمُمَلَّحَةِ فَتَصِيرُ مِلْحًا يُؤْكَلُ وَالسِّرْقِينُ وَالْعَذِرَةُ تَحْتَرِقُ فَتَصِيرُ رَمَادًا تَطْهُرُ عِنْدَ مُحَمَّدٍ خِلَافًا لِأَبِي يُوسُفَ وَضَمَّ إلَى مُحَمَّدٍ أَبَا حَنِيفَةَ فِي الْمُحِيطِ وَكَثِيرٌ مِنْ الْمَشَايِخ اخْتَارُوا قَوْلَ مُحَمَّدٍ وَفِي الْخُلَاصَةِ وَعَلَيْهِ الْفَتْوَى وَفِي فَتْحِ الْقَدِيرِ أَنَّهُ الْمُخْتَارُ

مراقي الفلاح شرح نور الإيضاح (ص: 67)- المكتبة العصرية

والاستحالة تطهر الأعيان النجسة كالميتة إذا صارت ملحا والعذرة ترابا أو رمادا والبلة النجسة في التنور بالإحراق ورأس الشاة إذا زال الدم عنه والخمر إذا خللت كما لو تخللت والزيت النجس صابونا.

بحوث في قضايا فقهية معاصرة (ص: 343)- دار القلم

إن كان العنصر المستخلص من الخنزير تستحيل ماهيته بعملية كيمياوية، بحيث تنقلب حقيقته تماما، زالت حرمته ونجاسته، وإن لم تنقلب حقيقته بقي على حرمته ونجاسته، لأن انقلاب الحقيقة مؤثر في زوال الطهارة والحرمة عند الحنفية.

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