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Rules of hunting with a hunting dog.

2755. If a retriever hunts a wild animal whose meat is Halal to eat, the following 7 conditions should be fulfilled for its being Pak and Halal:

I. The dog should be trained in such a way that when commanded to catch the prey, it goes and when restrained from going, it stops. But if it does not stop after having come closer to the hunted animal and seen it, there is no harm. And it is necessary that it should have a habit of not eating anything of the prey till its master arrives. In fact, if it has the habit of drinking its blood, or does it by accident, it is in order.

II. It should have been directed by its master. If it hunts of its own accord and preys upon an animal, it is Haraam to eat the meat of that animal. In fact, if it follows a prey of its own accord, and later its master calls out to encourage it to reach the prey faster, even if it may quicken its pace because of its master’s cry, eating the meat of that prey should be avoided, on the basis of obligatory precaution.

III. The person who sends the dog for hunt should be a Muslim or a Muslim child who understands good and bad. And if a Kafir or one who is the same as Kafir, such as Gholat, Khavarej and Nawasev who are enemies of Ahlul Bait of the Holy Prophet (AS), send the dog, the prey is Haraam.

IV. The hunter should utter the name of Allah at the time of sending the dog. If he purposely does not utter the name of Allah, the prey is Haraam. But if he forgets to utter the name of Allah there is no harm in it. If he does not utter the name of Allah intentionally, but before the dog reaches prey, he does that, as an obligatory precaution, the prey should be avoided.

V. The prey should die as a result of the wound inflicted by the dog’s teeth. Therefore, if the dog suffocates the prey to death, or the prey dies because of running or fear, it is not Halal.

VI. The hunter should move quickly or in customary pace toward prey.

2756. When a person who sends the dog reaches the prey when he can slaughter the animal, but the animal dies while he is preparing for the slaughter, like the delay in taking out the knife, the animal is Halal. But if it takes too long because the knife is stuck to its cover and the like, as an obligatory precaution, it is not Halal and if he does not have anything for slaughtering and the animal dies, it is obligatory to avid eating its meat.

2757. If a person sends several dogs, and they jointly hunt an animal, and if all of them satisfy the conditions mentioned in rule 2754, the prey is Halal, but if any one of them does not fulfill those conditions, the prey is Haraam, if it was effective in hunting.

2758. If a person sends a dog for hunting an animal and that dog hunts another animal, the prey is Halal and Pak, and if it hunts another animal along with that animal, both of them are Halal and Pak.

2759. If several persons send a dog jointly and one of them is Kafir or does not utter the name of Allah intentionally, that prey is Haraam, as an obligatory precaution. Also, if one of the dogs sent is not trained in the manner mentioned in Article 2754, the prey is Haraam.

2760. If a hawk or an animal besides the hunting dog hunts an animal, the prey is not Halal. However, if a person reaches the prey when it is alive, and slaughters it in the manner prescribed by Shariah, it is Halal.