Rules of hunting and Slaughtering Animals.
2727. If an animal whose meat is Halal to eat, is slaughtered in the manner which will be described later, irrespective of whether it is domesticated or not, its meat becomes Halal and its body becomes Pak after it has died. But Nejasat eating animal, if it has not been turned to Pak according to Shariah rules, it is not Halal after slaughtering. Also, an animal which has been abused by someone, its meat and also its bodys meat are not Halal.
2728. If a wild animal like deer, partridge and wild goat whose meat is Halal to eat, or a Halal animal which was a domestic one but turned wild later, like a cow or a camel which runs away and becomes wild and it is not easy to slaughter it in prescribed way, is hunted in accordance with the laws which will be explained later, it is Pak and Halal to eat. But, a domestic animal like sheep and fowl whose meat is Halal to eat, or tamed wild animal whose meat is Halal to eat and it is not difficult to slaughter, does not become Pak and Halal by hunting.
2729. A wild animal whose meat is Halal to eat becomes Pak and Halal to eat by hunting, if it is capable of running away or flying. Based on this, the young one of a deer which cannot run away, and the young one of a partridge which cannot fly, do not become Pak and Halal to eat by hunting. And if a deer and its young one which cannot run are hunted with one bullet, the deer will be Halal but its young one will be Haraam to eat.
2730. If an animal like fish, whose meat is Halal to eat and whose blood does not gush, dies a natural death or is hunted by methods other than Shariah rules, it is Pak but its meat cannot be eaten.
2731. The dead body of an animal whose meat is Haraam to eat, and whose blood does not gush, like a snake is Pak but does not become Halal by slaughtering.
2732. Dogs and pigs do not become Pak by slaughtering and hunting and it is also Haraam to eat their meat. And if a flesh-eating animal like wolf and leopard is slaughtered in the manner which will be mentioned later, or is:
I. A person, a man or a woman, who slaughters an animal must be a Muslim. An animal can also be slaughtered by a Muslim child who is mature enough to distinguish between good and bad, but not by non-Muslims or a person belonging to those sects who are classified as Kafir, like Nawasib, Gholat and Khavarej (the enemies of Ahlul Bait (AS)).
II. The animal should be slaughtered with a weapon made of iron. However, if an implement made of iron is not available, it should be slaughtered with a sharp object like glass or stone, so that the four veins are severed.
III. When an animal is slaughtered, it should be facing Qibla. If a person who knows the rule, purposely ignores placing the animal towards Qibla, the animal would become Haraam; but if he forgets or does not know the rule, or makes a mistake in ascertaining the Qibla, or does not know the direction of Qibla, or is unable to turn the animal towards Qibla, there is no objection.
IV. When a person wants to slaughter an animal, just as he makes the Niyyat to slaughter, he should utter the name of Allah, and it suffices if he says: Bismillah only. But if he utters the name of Allah without the intention of slaughtering the animal, the slaughtered animal does not become Pak and it is also Haraam to eat its meat. And if he did not utter the name of Allah forgetfully, there is no objection.
V. The animal should show some movement after being slaughtered; at least it should move its eyes or tail or strike its foot on the ground. This law applies only when it is doubtful whether or not the animal was alive at the time of being slaughtered, otherwise it is not essential.
2733. Elephant, bear, monkey and mice and the small animals who live in the holes, like lizards, if they have gushing blood, their meat and skin will not be considered Pak, if they are slaughtered or hunted down; and if they die naturally, they are Najis and as an obligatory precaution, they must be avoided.
2734. If a dead young is born from the body of a living animal, or is brought out of it, its is Haraam to eat its meat.