Eating Crayfish, Calamari, Mussels and Prawns

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Q: I would like to know whether the consuming of crayfish tails, calamari and mussels is allowed according according to the hanafi mathhab? And also the ruling with regard to prawns.

A: Consuming of crayfish, calamari and mussels are not allowed in the Hanafi Madhab. There are both opinions on prawns.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

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