Fatwa: # 46118
Category: Jurisprudence and Rulings...
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Date: 12th October 2020

Title

Are we allowed to wear ‘toms’ branded shoes?

Question

Assalamualaikum I just wanted to ask a quick question Are we allowed to wear ‘toms’ branded shoes?? As i have heard the sole is made out of pigs skin.

Answer

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

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

 In principle, a pig and all its by products are impure. It is not permissible to deal (buy, sell etc) in any by products of a pig.[1]

According to our research, some Toms branded shoes are made from materials of pig skin and other Toms branded shoes are free from animal-based materials.[2] If one is certain that a specific Toms branded shoe is free from materials of pig skin, then it will be permissible to wear such footwear. However, if one is doubtful with regards to the material used to manufacture a specific Toms branded shoe or information is not given from the side of Toms company regarding a specific shoe, then it is necessary to abstain from wearing such shoes.

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best

M. Akhtar

Student Darul Iftaa
South Africa

Checked and Approved by,

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

 

 


 [1][الأنعام: 145]

{قُلْ لَا أَجِدُ فِي مَا أُوحِيَ إِلَيَّ مُحَرَّمًا عَلَى طَاعِمٍ يَطْعَمُهُ إِلَّا أَنْ يَكُونَ مَيْتَةً أَوْ دَمًا مَسْفُوحًا أَوْ لَحْمَ خِنْزِيرٍ فَإِنَّهُ رِجْسٌ أَوْ فِسْقًا أُهِلَّ لِغَيْرِ اللَّهِ بِهِ فَمَنِ اضْطُرَّ غَيْرَ بَاغٍ وَلَا عَادٍ فَإِنَّ رَبَّكَ غَفُورٌ رَحِيمٌ}

 

(صحيح البخاري 2236)

حَدَّثَنَا قُتَيْبَةُ، حَدَّثَنَا اللَّيْثُ، عَنْ يَزِيدَ بْنِ أَبِي حَبِيبٍ، عَنْ عَطَاءِ بْنِ أَبِي رَبَاحٍ، عَنْ جَابِرِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ـ رضى الله عنهما ـ أَنَّهُ سَمِعَ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم يَقُولُ عَامَ الْفَتْحِ، وَهُوَ بِمَكَّةَ ‏"‏ إِنَّ اللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ حَرَّمَ بَيْعَ الْخَمْرِ وَالْمَيْتَةِ وَالْخِنْزِيرِ وَالأَصْنَامِ ‏"‏‏.‏ فَقِيلَ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ، أَرَأَيْتَ شُحُومَ الْمَيْتَةِ فَإِنَّهَا يُطْلَى بِهَا السُّفُنُ، وَيُدْهَنُ بِهَا الْجُلُودُ، وَيَسْتَصْبِحُ بِهَا النَّاسُ‏.‏ فَقَالَ ‏"‏ لاَ، هُوَ حَرَامٌ ‏"‏‏.‏ ثُمَّ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم عِنْدَ ذَلِكَ ‏"‏ قَاتَلَ اللَّهُ الْيَهُودَ، إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَمَّا حَرَّمَ شُحُومَهَا جَمَلُوهُ ثُمَّ بَاعُوهُ فَأَكَلُوا ثَمَنَهُ ‏"‏‏.‏ قَالَ أَبُو عَاصِمٍ حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الْحَمِيدِ، حَدَّثَنَا يَزِيدُ، كَتَبَ إِلَىَّ عَطَاءٌ سَمِعْتُ جَابِرًا ـ رضى الله عنه ـ عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم‏.‏

 

البناية شرح الهداية (8/ 382) دار الكتب العلمية 

(قال: ولا يجوز بيع الخمر والخنزير) ش: هذا لفظ القدوري في "مختصره "، والأصل فيه قَوْله تَعَالَى: {إِنَّمَا الْخَمْرُ وَالْمَيْسِرُ} [المائدة: 90

 

البناية شرح الهداية (8/ 382) دار الكتب العلمية

ولا يجوز بيع الخمر والخنزير لقوله - عَلَيْهِ السَّلَامُ - فيه: «إن الذي حرم شربها حرم بيعها وأكل ثمنها

 

مجمع الأنهر في شرح ملتقى الأبحر (2/ 55) دار احياء التراث العربي

 (وكذا بيعه) أي بيع العرض (الخنزير) فاسد في العرض باطل في الخنزير كما في الخمر

 

بدائع الصنائع في ترتيب الشرائع (5/ 143) دار الكتب العلمية

ولا ينعقد بيع الخنزير من المسلم؛ لأنه ليس بمال في حق المسلمين

 

 

[2] https://www.livekindly.co/toms-huge-vegan-spring-shoe-collection/

 

 

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