Are we allowed to eat shrimp according to the Hanafi Mazhab?

Answer

Respected Brother-in-Islam

Assalaamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullaahi Wa Barakaatuhu

From seafood, only fish is made Halaal for us. Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, ‘Two carions are made Halaal for us; Fish and locust.’ (Mishkaat vol.2 pg.361). Fish is classified as a Vertebra.

Shrimps are not vertebras, hence, not permissible.

and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ebrahim Desai
FATWA DEPT.

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