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Hunting animals Halal?

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Brother, If one is hunting and he shoots an animal and it dies upon being shot. Is that animal still (hallal) is it okay for a muslim to eat it? 


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Hunting animal Halaal

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If one is hunting and he shoots an animal and it dies upon being shot, the meat of the animal is halaal for the believers provided:

The animal being shot is one of the halaal animals. If one shoots a boar or a swine, that will not be halaal for the believers.

The one shooting the animal is a believer.

The believer when he shoots, takes the name of Allah by saying, “Bismillah” at the time of shooting.


But if one shoots and the animal is still alive, it would be best to slaughter the animal in the manner prescribed by Shariah.


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Your Brother in Islam,





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