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Leather Belt

Q:

I have a pure leather belt, which is made in France, I do not wear in Namaaz (as I am aware of the masail) but if some water drops on the belt. Does the belt become najis?

A:

Assalamu Alaykum 
For your Query I got in touch with the office of Sayyid Sistani and they said: 
 
If you have 'Yaqeen' (i.e 100% sure, no doubt) that it is pure leather and it has been taken from a dead animal (who is not slaughtered in a Halal way) then it is not permissible to wear it in Namaz and it is Najis.
 
Kind regards, 
Naajiya.S.Jaffery