Is meat Halal if killed by trained animals?


Sura 5:4

“they ask thee what is lawful to them. Say lawful unto you are all things pure; and what we have taught your trained hunting animals catch in the manner directed to you by Allah; eat what they catch for you, but pronounce the name of Allah over it; and fear Allah; for Allah is swift in taking account”

Question 1: what is meant by –  “catch in the manner directed to you by Allah” – is there a certain way the prey must be caught by the hunting animal?

Question 2: I am assuming this applies to any animal taught to hunt – falcons, dogs, cheetahs, etc…

Thank you


A`udhu billahi min ash-shaytan ir-rajeem
Bismillahi ‘r-Rahmani ‘r-Raheem

You are right. If a trained animal (dog, bird etc.) causes such injury to the animals being hunted, causing in this way its death, then such an animal is Halal.

Imam Senad Agic
American Islamic Center – Chicago
Majlis #1 Head Imam (IABNA)

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