Al-Kāfi - Volume 6 > Hunting of Falcons, Hawks and Others
Hadith #8

عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ سَهْلِ بْنِ زِيَادٍ عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَبِي نَصْرٍ عَنِ الْمُفَضَّلِ بْنِ صَالِحٍ عَنْ أَبَانِ بْنِ تَغْلِبَ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ أَبَا عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) يَقُولُ كَانَ أَبِي ( عليه السلام ) يُفْتِي فِي زَمَنِ بَنِي أُمَيَّةَ أَنَّ مَا قَتَلَ الْبَازِي وَ الصَّقْرُ فَهُوَ حَلَالٌ وَ كَانَ يَتَّقِيهِمْ وَ أَنَا لَا أَتَّقِيهِمْ وَ هُوَ حَرَامٌ مَا قَتَلَ .

8. A number of our people have narrated from Sahl ibn Ziyad from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from ibn abu Nasr from al-Mufaddal ibn Salih from Aban ibn Taghlib who has said the following: “I once heard abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, saying, ‘In the time of banu ‘Umayyah my father, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, would give fatwa that what falcons and hawks kill is lawful for food. He (the Imam) was afraid but I am not afraid and I say that it (what is hunted by falcons and hawks) is not lawful to use for food.”’