Hunting With A Rifle

Question

Please explain the rules of hunting with a rifle.

Answer

The ruling regarding hunting with a rifle is same like hunting with any other firearm, big or small. Regardless of whether the hunter recites bismillah before shooting or not, merely hitting the hunted animal with the bullet does not render its meat halaal for consumption. The animal once struck will have to be slaughtered reciting Bismillah while it is still alive. Failing to slaughter it on time and slaughtering it after it has died will not render the meat Halaal.

Checked and Approved By:

Mufti Muhammed Saeed Motara Saheb D.B.

References

(أو بندقة ثقيلة ذات حدة) لقتلها بالثقل لا بالحد قال الشامى لا يحل صيد البندقة
(رد المحتار ج٦ ص ٤٧١ سعيد) 

(او البندوقة) معطوف على المعراض اى يحرم ما قتله البندقة . . . لأنه يدق و يكسر
(مجمع الانهر ج؛ ص٢٦٣ – دار الكتب العلمية بيروت) 

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