Al-Kāfi - Volume 6 > Hunting of Falcons, Hawks and Others
Hadith #10

أَبُو عَلِيٍّ الْأَشْعَرِيُّ عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ عَبْدِ الْجَبَّارِ عَنِ ابْنِ فَضَّالٍ عَنْ مُفَضَّلِ بْنِ صَالِحٍ عَنْ لَيْثٍ الْمُرَادِيِّ قَالَ سَأَلْتُ أَبَا عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) عَنِ الصُّقُورِ وَ الْبُزَاةِ وَ عَنْ صَيْدِهَا فَقَالَ كُلْ مَا لَمْ يَقْتُلْنَ إِذَا أَدْرَكْتَ ذَكَاتَهُ وَ آخِرُ الذَّكَاةِ إِذَا كَانَتِ الْعَيْنُ تَطْرِفُ وَ الرِّجْلُ تَرْكُضُ وَ الذَّنَبُ تَتَحَرَّكُ وَ قَالَ ( عليه السلام ) لَيْسَتِ الصُّقُورُ وَ الْبُزَاةُ فِي الْقُرْآنِ .

10. Abu Ah al-Ash‘ariy has narrated from Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Jabbar from ibn Faddal from Mufaddal ibn Salih from Layth al- Muradiy who has said the following: “I once asked abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, about falcons and hawks and their hunting. He (the Imam) said, ‘Whatever they have not killed and you have slaughtered properly, is lawful and the last time for slaughtering is when the eyes move, legs run and the tails move.’ He (the Imam) then said, ‘Hawks and falcons are not mentioned in the Quran.’”