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32. Slaughtering and Hunting Animals

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  • Ruling 2600

    If either a wild or domesticated animal whose meat is lawful (ḥalāl) to eat is slaughtered in accordance with the instructions that will be mentioned later, then after it dies, its meat is lawful to eat and its …

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  • Ruling 2601

    If a wild animal whose meat is lawful to eat, such as a deer, partridge, or mountain goat, is killed by hunting in accordance with the instructions that will be mentioned later, it becomes pure and lawful to …

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  • Ruling 2602

    A wild animal whose meat is lawful to eat can only become pure and lawful to eat by hunting it if it is able to flee or fly away. Therefore, a fawn [a baby deer] that cannot flee …

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  • Ruling 2603

    If an animal whose meat is lawful to eat and whose blood does not gush out [when its jugular vein is cut], such as a fish, dies on its own accord, it is pure but its meat cannot …

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  • Ruling 2604

    An animal whose meat is unlawful to eat and whose blood does not gush out, such as a snake and lizard, is pure when it is dead; therefore, killing it by hunting or slaughtering it does not change …

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  • Ruling 2605

    Slaughtering a dog or a pig or killing it by hunting does not make it pure as these animals cannot be made pure. Furthermore, it is unlawful to eat their meat. Similarly, the flesh and skin of small …

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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 …

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  • Ruling 2607

    If a dead baby animal is delivered or taken out from the womb of a live animal, it is unlawful to eat its meat.

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  • Ruling 2608

    The method of slaughtering an animal is that four ducts must be severed completely: the windpipe (trachea); the food pipe (oesophagus); 3–4. the two thick arteries that are on the two sides of the oesophagus and trachea. Based …

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  • Ruling 2609

    It is not sufficient to sever some of these four ducts, wait for the animal to die, and then to sever the remaining ducts. However, if the four ducts are severed before the animal dies, the animal is …

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