Utensils made of the hide of carrion

Utensils made of the hide of carrion

source :Osoul Global Center

One is permitted to use animals hide normally permissible to eat after being purified by tanning. As for animals that are not permissible to eat they could not be used as their hide could not be purified by tanning. 

Utensils made of the hide of carrion

The hide of dead animals (carrion) that are permissible to eat is purified by tanning, and they then become permissible to use.

:The Prophet (peace be upon him) says

‘Any hide becomes purified when tanned.’

When the Prophet (peace be upon him) passed by a dead sheep, he said to his Companions

‘Would you take its hide and use it? They said that it was carrion. He said: It is only forbidden to eat.’

This ruling applies to animals that are lawful to eat when slaughtered in the proper way.

The hide of dead animals that are permissible to eat is purified by tanning, and they then become permissible to use.

:The Prophet (peace be upon him) says

‘Any hide becomes purified when tanned.’

Related by Ahmad, hadith No. 1,895; al-Tirmidhi, hadith No. 1,728; al-Nassa’i hadith  No. 4,241; Ibn Majah, hadith  No. 3,609. Al-Tirmidhi  graded it as ‘good and authentic

:When the Prophet passed by a dead sheep, he said to his Companions

‘Would you take its hide and use it? They said that it was carrion. He said: It is only forbidden to eat .’

Related by Muslim, hadith No. 363

This ruling applies to animals that are lawful to eat when slaughtered in the proper way.

:Allah says in the Qur’an

‘Say: In all that has been revealed to me, I do not find anything forbidden to eat, if one wishes to eat thereof, unless it be carrion, or blood poured forth, or the flesh of swine – for all that is impure”

(6:145)

The hide is considered to have been tanned when it is cleaned of all impurity and dirt using water mixed with salt or a tanning agent extracted from plants such as the Acacia nilotica.

The hide of dead animals that are not permissible to eat is not purified by tanning. Thus, the hide of a dead cat is not purified by tanning even though it is not impure when the cat is alive. This applies to the hide of all animals that are not permissible to eat.

In summary, animals that die naturally are impure, but their hide is purified when tanned if they are normally permissible to eat. The hide of animals that are forbidden to eat is not purified by tanning.[1].

references

  1.  Al-Nadawi, Al-Fiqh al-Muyassar, p. 7.


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