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I am not clear as my main job is to sell shaving blades , shaving cream , After shave lotions etc.

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Dear Sir ,

i am not clear as my main job is to sell shaving blades , shaving cream , After shave lotions etc.


Is it ok ot Haram? since blades can be used for many purpose like removing hair form the armpit etc but still the main purpose is to sell people for shaving beard etc.


i think it is ration of 60-40 pls reply




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Selling shaving material lawful

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


If any product has a ‘dual’ (haraam and/or halaal) usage, the absolute majority of the scholars are of the opinion that the manufacturing or trading of that product is absolutely lawful unto the believers….it is the one who uses the product for unlawful purposes who alone will be responsible for his transgression.


For example a drinking utensil or a ‘glass’ can be used to drink ‘zam-zam’, or one may use it to consume alcohol…..or one may use a ‘knife’ to slaughter lawful animals, while another may chose to slaughter swine or even use it as a weapon to murder other human beings….or one may use a ‘tape-recorder’ or ‘cd-player’ to hear the recitation of the Glorious Quran, while another may chose to listen to conventional ‘music’! etc. The manufacturers or the traders of such ‘dual’ usage products are not at all responsible if one chooses to transgress the prescribed boundaries of Allah and commit evil.


Thus brother if you earn your livelihood by selling shaving products, creams, or blades, etc….rest absolutely assured that your earnings are lawful and you will not be held responsible regarding how your customers choose to use your products.


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


Your brother and well wisher in Islam,





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