Hunting in Ramadhaan

Reference: Fataawa al-Lajnah ad-Daa.imah lil-Buhooth al-‘Ilmiyyah wal-Iftaa. – Fatwa No.11583
Fataawa Ramadhaan – Volume 2, Page 771-772, Fatwa No.787

Question: On one of the mornings of Ramadhaan I went to the mountain where there were some game (animals). So I got hold of my rifle and shot some game to eat after breaking the fast. Is there any sin upon me or expiation for having done this (shooting these game). And is hunting game impermissible in the month of Ramadhaan?

And what should I do if there is anything required of me?

Response: One who kills game whilst fasting, then this does not affect his fast, so your fast is correct and there is no need for you to make it up, and there is no problem in hunting in Ramadhaan.

And with Allaah lies all the success, and may Allaah send prayers and salutations upon our Prophet Muhammad (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and his family and his companions.

Abu 'Abdullaah

About Abu 'Abdullaah

- from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004.