«إذا أرسلت كلبك فاذكر اسم الله فإن أمسك عليك فأدركته حيا فاذبحه فإن أدركته قد قتله ولم يأكل منه فكله, وإن وجدت مع كلبك كلبا غيره قد قتل فلا تأكل فإنك لا تدري أيها قتله وإن رميت بسهمك فاذكر اسم الله فإن غاب عنك يوما فلم تجد فيه إلا أثر سهمك فكل إن شئت وإن وجدته غريقا في الماء فلا تأكل فإنك لا تدري الماء قتله أو سهمك؟» .
(صحيح) … [م ن] عن عدي بن حاتم. مختصر مسلم 1239)

‘Adi bin Hatim (RAA) narrated, ‘The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said to me,

“When you set off your dog, mention Allah’s Name (Say Bismillah), and if it catched anything for you and come up to it while it is still alive slaughter it; if you come up to it when the dog has killed it but not eaten any of it, eat it. If you find another dog with yours and the game has been killed, do not eat, for you do not know which of them killed the animal. When you shoot your arrow, mention Allah’s Name and if the game goes out of sight for a day and you find it without any marks except for that arrow, eat if you wish, but if you find it drowned in water do not eat it, because, truly, you do not know what killed him: water[1] or your arrow.

This hadith was narrated by Muslim 1929 and al-Nasai 4298 from the words of ‘Adi ibn Hatim.

Sheikh al-Albani called the hadith authentic. See Saheeh al-jami ‘as-saghir 316.

Grade: صحيح


[1] i.e. Drowning from water

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