Can I Buy Seafood for My Shafi’i Wife Despite Being Hanafi?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas

Question: Being Hanafi, can I buy seafood for my Shafi’i wife?

Answer: assalamu alaykum

This would be permitted as seafood – even that which Hanafis deem prohibitively disliked – is considered permissible according to the majority of scholars and it would be rather tedious and potentially burdensome to state that a Hanafi cannot buy such food for his Shafi’i wife.

Wassalam,
[Ustadh] Salman Younas

Checked and approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Salman Younas graduated from Stony Brook University with a degree in Political Science and Religious Studies. After studying the Islamic sciences online and with local scholars in New York, Ustadh Salman moved to Amman. There he studies Islamic law, legal methodology, belief, hadith methodology, logic, Arabic, and tafsir.