Are the foll. Halal to eat? Clams, Crab, Tuna, Dolphins, Lobsters, Oysters, Octopus, Shellfish, Shrimp, Snails, Snakes

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Clams ? we do not know what is Clams
Crab ? no
Tuna ? yes
Dolphins ? no
Lobsters ? no
Oysters ? no
Octopus ? no
Shellfish ? no
Shrimp ? no
Snails ? no
Snakes ? no

According to the three Madhaahib, viz. Shaaf?ee, Maaliki and Hanbaliy, Crab is permissible, irrespective of it being a fish or not. However, according to the Hanafi Madhab, crab is not permissible as it is not a fish.

and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ebrahim Desai

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