Q: I would like to enquire regarding the permissibility of trophy hunting. This includes animals permissible to eat as well as predator animals. Also is fishing as a sport allowed?
A: Trophy hunting which is not for eating, then its meat is impermissible, whether it is predatory or eaten animals.
As above. If the fishing is done to eat or sell then it is permissible.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)
This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.