Al-Kāfi - Volume 6 > Al-Mi‘Rad (Flareless Arrows)
Hadith #5

مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ الْحَكَمِ عَنْ أَبِي الْمَغْرَاءِ عَنِ الْحَلَبِيِّ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ( عليه السلام ) قَالَ سَأَلْتُهُ عَنِ الصَّيْدِ يُصِيبُهُ السَّهْمُ مُعْتَرِضاً وَ لَمْ يُصِبْهُ بِحَدِيدَةٍ وَ قَدْ سَمَّى حِينَ رَمَى قَالَ يَأْكُلُهُ إِذَا أَصَابَهُ وَ هُوَ يَرَاهُوَ عَنْ صَيْدِ الْمِعْرَاضِ فَقَالَ إِنْ لَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ نَبْلٌ غَيْرُهُ وَ كَانَ قَدْ سَمَّى حِينَ رَمَى فَلْيَأْكُلْ مِنْهُ وَ إِنْ كَانَ لَهُ نَبْلٌ غَيْرُهُ فَلَا .

5. Muhammad ibn Yahya has narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad from Ali ibn al-Hakam from abu al-Mighra’ from al-Halabiy who has said the following: “I once asked abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, about a prey which is hit by an arrow widthwise and no iron part has hit it. He had mentioned the name of Allah when shooting. He (the Imam) said, ‘He can use it for food if it hits and he sees it hitting.’ I asked him (the Imam) about hunting with flareless arrows. He (the Imam) said, ‘If he has no other arrow and he has mentioned the name of Allah when shooting, he can use it for food; but if he had other arrows then he cannot use it for food.’”