‘boar bristle are made from pig hair’

Q: Assalamu Aalykum Imam,
I had a question regarding Hair brushes that Muslims can use. I have heard thathair brushes contain boar bristle  are made from pig hair. Is that correct? Does anyone know hair brushes that Muslims are allowed to use?  Please Help because I am really confused to what hair brush to use?
May Allah(s.w.t) reward you for your time and effort inshallah.Ameen

Time: Friday December 30, 2011 at 5:14 pm

A: وعليكم السلام ورحمة الله وبركاته

Some hair brushes do contain pig elements in them. We are of the opinion that since hair brushers that do not contain pig fibers do exist, one should abstain from the usage of brushers that have pig in them.

Use hair brushers that have synthetic fibers to eliminate all doubt. Contact the brush company thought their 1 800 number to find out what elements exist within the brush.

One must realize, even though some have given allowance for the usage of pig bristles, we are of the opinion that things that are filthy (najis)  or have filth in their origin (najis u lain) should be abstained from, for what you are to use undoubtedly affects faith (imaan.)

Allah Certainly Knows Best.

One response to “‘boar bristle are made from pig hair’

  1. Alhamdulillah!
    JazakumAllahu khair Imam for the reply. I really appreciate it. May Allah(s.w.t) reward you. Ameen. I forgot that I can contact the company. It would really make things really easy because I was using online to search for brushes made up of synthetic fiber but it was little difficult to gain accurate complete information but now inshAllah I will contact the companies that make them.