Purifying walls painted with a paint brush made from pig hair bristles

Q: Yesterday I was having doubts while I was painting my parents house about the paint brush. Today we had half left and when I searched the internet, i found that the paint brush was made from animal hair and it's non halaal. My family members are painting with it before I told them it's najasat because I just found out a moment ago and not yet told them. I have mixed the paint with the brush. Does my house become naajis and what do we do with the remaining paint? If I touch the house with wet hands, does the najasat transfer? This is very distressing. We have thrown the brush but the paint is still left and on the wall. Now must I throw the remaining paint away?

A: If the bristles of the paintbrush are not made from swine hair (e.g. synthetic paint brushes) then there is no need for you to have any doubts.

The Ulama explain that using paint brushes that are made from swine hair is not permissible. However, if one had used such a paint brush to paint the walls, then one should wash the walls after the paint dries. Through washing the walls, the walls will become paak.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

فتاوى محموديہ 167/27

احسن الفتاوی 219/8

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)