Sahih Muslim | Book 21 | Chapter 13

Narrated by Ibn 'Abbas
Ibn 'Abbas reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) having said this: Do not make anything having life as a target.

Narrated by Shu'ba
This hadith has been narrated on the authority of Shu'ba through a different chain of transmitters.

Narrated by Sa'id b. Jubair
Sa'id b. Jubair reported that Ibn 'Umar happened to pass by a party of men who had tied a

hen and were shooting arrows at it. As soon as they saw Ibn 'Umar, they scattered from it. Thereupon Ibn Umar said: Who has done this? Verily Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) has invoked curse upon him who does this.

Narrated by Sa'id b. Jubair
Sa'id b. Jubair reported that Ibn 'Umar happened to pass by some young men of the Quraish who had tied a bird (and this made it a target) at which they had been shooting arrows Every arrow that they missed came into the possession of the owner of the bird. So no sooner did they see Ibn 'Umar they went away. Thereupon Ibn 'Umar said: Who has done this? Allah has cursed him who does this. Verily Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) invoked curse upon one who made a live thing the target (of one's marksmanship).

Narrated by Jabir b. 'Abdullah
Jabir b. 'Abdullah reported that Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) forbade that any beast should be killed after it has been tied.