The Lajnah ad-Da’imah was asked the following question:

Q: I enjoy hunting, but it is mentioned in the book of (Mukhtasar Al-Fatawa Al-Misriyyah), p. 520, that it is impermissible to eat from birds or animals which are hunted using guns unless they are first slaughtered. Please clarify this matter for me as I can only approach my prey after it dies. Moreover, what is the ruling on the meat of such animals or birds that I have already eaten? Please provide us with your beneficial answer. May Allah reward you with the best.

A: If a person shoots an animal or a bird using a gun while mentioning the Name of Allah upon doing so, and they are able to reach that animal or bird while it is still alive; it will be Wajib (obligatory) for them to slaughter it. However, if the animal or the bird dies before it can be reached; its meat will be considered Halal (lawful).

May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.


Mentioned by

AbdulFattaah Bin Uthman
Abu Fajr