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Q34 - Is eating some species that reside in the ocean haram? Such as scallops, oysters, eel, squid,


Question # 034


Is eating some species that reside in the ocean haram? Such as scallops, oysters, eel, squid, octopus, mussels.

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

May Allah (swt) reward you for your concern.


According to the Hanafi school of thought, anything that is considered to be a type of fish, would be permissible. Anything that would not be considered as a type of fish, would be impermissible.


Please refer to the following links for further clarification:

https://daruliftaa.com/food-drink/the-ruling-on-prawns-in-the-hanafi-school/

https://daruliftaa.com/food-drink/the-fiqh-of-halal-and-haram-animals/

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best


Regards,

Student - Jamiah Islamiyah Abu Bakr


Checked & Approved by Shaykh Kasim Ingar


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