Ducks Hunted by a Christian!


asSalamu Aleikum

A Christian man who hunts ducks or turkey depending on the season is offering me some of his meat. Is it halal for me to eat this meat?

I read in one of Mawlana’s old books that Grandsheikh use to say when you are not sure if the meat is halal you can recite shahada 3 times and do 70 astagfurallah and eat. Can I use this even with meat I buy from the supermarket?


wa `alaykum salam,

Regarding the first question: the majority of the scholars consider halal the meat of animals hunted for food by Ahl al-Kitab.

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“And most of the people of knowledge have ruled on the permissibility of their [Ahl al-Kitab’s] game as well. `Ataa, al-Layth, ash-Shafi`i and the people of juridical reasoning[i.e. the Iraqi schools of Sufyan ath-Thawri and the Hanafis] and we do not know of anyone that has forbidden the game of Ahl al-Kitab.”

Source: Kuwaiti Encyclopedia of Fiqh, article “Ahl al-Kitab.”

For the second question see the Post “Is Meat in Western Countries Halal” and “Invitation to eat non-halal meat

Hajj Gibril Haddad

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