May one perform salaah on a lion’s skin?
The basic ruling with regards to animal skin is that, with the exception of pig-skin, the skin of all other animals is considered to be Taahir (pure) when it goes through the process of tanning, even if the animal is unlawful to consume (such as a lion), or the animal was not slaughtered according to the rules of Shariah. However, a pig is considered utterly filthy. Hence, its skin
remains Najis (impure) even after tanning.
Thus, one may perform Salah on lion skin provided it had undergone the process of tanning.
Checked and Approved By:
Mufti Muhammed Saeed Motara Saheb D.B.
Al-LubaabVol:1 Pg: 47 – Qadeemi