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Ruling 2649

If a kid [i.e. a baby goat] suckles milk from a pig to the extent that its flesh and bones are strengthened by the milk, the kid and its offspring become unlawful to eat and their milk becomes unlawful to drink. In case a kid suckles milk to a lesser extent, then based on obligatory precaution it must undergo a process of istibrāʾand after that it becomes lawful to eat. The process of istibrāʾ for a kid is that it must suckle pure milk for seven days. If it does not need milk, it must eat grass for seven days. Based on obligatory precaution, a suckling calf, lamb, and the young of other animals whose meat is lawful to eat comes under the same rule (ḥukm) as a kid. It is unlawful to eat the meat of an excrement-eating animal, but in the event that it undergoes the process of istibrāʾ, it becomes lawful to eat. The process of istibrāʾ for such animals was explained in Ruling 219.