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Ruling 2606

The flesh and skin of animals whose meat is unlawful to eat – except those mentioned in the previous ruling (masʾalah) – becomes pure if they are slaughtered or killed by hunting with a weapon, whether the animal is a predatory one or not. This applies even to elephants, bears, and apes (about which there is a difference of opinion from a jurisprudential perspective). However, if animals whose meat cannot be eaten are killed by hunting dogs, then to consider them as being pure is problematic (maḥall al‐ishkāl) [i.e. based on obligatory precaution (al‐iḥtiyāṭ al‐wājib), they are not considered pure].1

1 As mentioned in Ruling 6, the term ‘problematic’ (maḥall al‐ishkāl) amounts to saying that the ruling is based on obligatory precaution.