Eating prawns

Q: What are the Islamic ruling regarding eating of prawns as they are basically insects and contain no blood?


A: There are two views among our Ulama in regard to the eating of prawns. Some regard it permissible whilst others regard it as makrooh.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)