Are we allowed to wear bags with animal inspired elements?

Q:

As Salam alaikum, I wanted to know is it allowed in Islam to wear bags that have a clasp which is inspired by an animal. For example there is a bag that has a tiger head clasp but it doesn’t look like a tiger head unless you look carefully. Would it be a sin to use this bag? Thank you very much, I have attached a link to the bag in the notes.

A:

Wa alaykum assalam warahmatullah wabarakatuh.

In the Nam of Allah, the All-Merciful, the Mercy-giving.

All praise is due to Allah. Peace and blessings be upon Prophet Muhammad.

If the clasp portrays the whole body of a tiger, it may not be used as it falls under the unanimously prohibited category of images. If it portrays only a tiger head without the body, then, according to the majority of scholars, you may use it.   

Almighty Allah knows best.

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