Hunting in IslamCategory: QuestionsHunting in Islam
Sarosh Haider asked 11 months ago

Salam Alaikum!
I want to hunt halal animal but how to zibah them since trapping them is not allowed. The only legal way is to kill them with arrow or gun. Should I say the Takbeer on the arrow or gun before hunting the animal for it to be halal?
After the animal is killed would I still need to perform zibah ?

1 Answers
mehdi answered 11 months ago

أعوذ بالله من الشيطان الرجيم

بِسْمِ ٱللَّٰهِ ٱلرَّحْمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

As Salaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh,

Based on your specific question and information provided.

From the Jurisprudence Perspective: 

Hunting is permissible for making a living or out of necessity.

If an animal is hunted using a trap, a piece of wood, a stone, or something similar and it dies, the animal does not become pure, and it is unlawful to eat.

At the time of using the weapon, the person must mention the name of Allah. And in the event that he mentions the name of Allah before the animal is hit, it is sufficient. If he does not intentionally mention the name of Allah, the animal does not become lawful; but there is no problem if he forgets to do so.

The hunter must reach the animal after it has died, or, if it is still alive, there must not be enough time to slaughter it. And in the event that there is enough time to slaughter it but he does not do so before it dies, it is unlawful to eat.


والله العالم‎
(and Allah(awj) Knows best)

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