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I am not a Moslem but I saw that the Quran permits using trained animals to catch animals for humans to eat. Quran[5:4]

May the trained animal kill the prey or must it only bring the prey alive to the Moslem?

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Bismillah,

May the trained animal kill the prey or must it only bring the prey alive to the Moslem?

The trained animal may do either one; kill the prey or bring it alive, as long as it doesn't eat from it.

There is a hadith in Sahih Muslim that says:

'Adi b. Hatim reported: I asked Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) saying: We are a people who hunt with these (trained) dogs, then (what should we do)? Thereupon he (the Holy Prophet) said: When you set of your trained dogs having recited the name of Allah, then eat what these (hounds) have caught for you, even if it (the game) is killed, provided (the hunting dog) has not eaten (any part of the game). If it has eaten (the game), then you don't eat it as I fear that it might have caught for its own self. And do not eat in case other dogs have joined your trained dogs.

Edit: the verse you are talking about is not #5, it is #4 in Chapter 5 (Al-Ma'idah).

  • Does this still apply if e.g. The trained animal brings down a cow that would normally require slaughter with a knife? – Clint Eastwood Feb 23 '16 at 22:57

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