Q & A Sylhet

“Trading Cow-Dung…”

Q. Is it allowed to sell cow-dung?

A.

In the Hanafi madhhab, it is permitted to use the faecal matter of domestic cattle and bovine, i.e. ‘cow-dung’ and whatever is generally permitted to use is permitted to sell. Imam Ibn `Abidin writes:

“[…] It is not disliked rather it is valid to trade dung (s: manure; sirqin) i.e. zibl (dung) contrary to al-Shafi`i. And it is valid to trade it when mixed predominantly with earth or ashes according to the most correct opinion…”[1]

لا يكره بل يصح بيع السرقين أي الزبل خلافا للشافعي و صح بيعها مخلوطة بتراب أو رماد غلب عليها في الصحيح…

And Allah knows best.

s.z.c.


[1] See Ibn `Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar, 6:385 and Mufti Ludianvi, Ahsan al-Fatawa, 6:521.

 

 

 

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