Q 4: What is the ruling on
leather belts, shoes and coats manufactured in the West?
Are we permitted to wear these leather products since we do not know the reality of their purity and whether they are made of the skin of slaughtered animals or pigs?
The basic ruling is that these leather materials are pure and it is permissible for Muslims to wear them unless they are proved to contain things that make them impure or render their wearing prohibited, such as being made of skins of pigs or (Part No. 24; Page No. 29) animals that are not slaughtered in the Shar`y (Islamic legal) way or tanned.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.