Today I went into store and saw a very cute and big money box, but it was a pig shaped money box. My wife told me not to buy it, as its a pig shaped? I understand she is more religious than me but isn't it a overkill of telling someone you can't have a money box because it shape is in pig form or wearing a shirt that have pig on it. Do we Muslims push our boundaries?
Piggy banks could reasonably be regarded as haram due to being a three-dimensional statue of a living being:
No doubt making statues of living beings is forbidden according to the consensus of Muslim scholars.
However, it might be an exception to this rule if it's a children's toy (see a Qibla.com fatwa via IslmaQA.org: Children's toys are not considered statues and it is not haram to buy or acquire them.).
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Yes, it is fine. Buying something a pig product in it is haram, but buying a something with an image of a pig or the shape of a pig on or in it is not haram. I think that would be an overkill. But it is not recommended to have a sculpture of a living thing in your house.
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Actually prior to this thought of her, I would have bought it. Yet now I believe that if there are alternatives then why not go for them? Its not haram to use it, though I would go for it as a last resort.
Pigs are filthy animals... and eating pork affects غیره (~jelousy+protection of men for their Maharim)...so any sort of eating pork or eating from dishes/kitchens that use pork is highly prohibited... and therefore this animal is worthy of such hatred...and to a very very very limited extent it can be applied for a piggy bank so that our children would understand Islam's dislike for pigs. Again I'd go for a piggy bank but as a last resort... why not Islamitize piggy banks for our own culture & religion?