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Which animal does ‘himar wahshi’ refer to?

Question

Which animal does the word ‘ himar wahshi’ refer to in the chapter relating to hunting in the state of Ihram?

 

Answer

‘Himar wahshi’ is translated as a wild donkey. It refers to a Zebra.

(See Fathul Bari, under Hadith: 1823 and Sahih Muslim with commentary of ‘Allamah Nawawi, Hadith: 2842 for more details)

 

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