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A narration prohibiting the sale of an animal to copulate

Question

Can you please verify this narration:

It is narrated from Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) prohibited from the earnings of the copulation of animals. (That is, the earnings achieved when one hires his male animal to copulate with a female animal) (Recorded by Imam Bukhari).

In ‘Umdatul Qari (commentary of Sahih Al Bukhari), the great scholar, ‘Allamah Badrudin Al ‘Ayni, after quoting the Hadith of Imam Bukhari which shows the prohibition of hiring the male animal to mate, writes: “Those who say it is Haram to sell the semen of the male animal or hire it out to mate, have used this Hadith as an evidence.”

 

Answer

Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah) has indeed recorded this Hadith. The Hadith is therefore authentic.

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 2284)

 

‘Allamah ‘Aynis comment is also correct and is found in ‘Umdatul Qari.

(‘Umdatul Qari, Hadith: 2284)

 

Kindly note, I have merely answered your question regarding the authenticity of the Hadith and the statement of ‘Allamah ‘Ayni. This should therefore not be viewed as a Fiqh ruling. Kindly consult a Mufti/Darul Ifta for a Fiqh ruling.

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar