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Is it halal to eat lobster and crab?

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I want to ask about lobster and crab is it halal ? because it is not fish and according to ahnaf it is makrooh tehrimi even then many muslim eat this. give answer in detail.


(Fatwa: 316/313=M)

Crab is not allowed to consume; since it is not fish. While, the ruling over lobster (Jhinga) is differed and the difference is based on the ground whether it is a fish or not. So, if it is definitely a fish then it is allowed, otherwise not: لقولہ علیہ السلام: احلت لنا المیتتان: السمک والجراد

Allah (Subhana Wa Ta’ala) knows Best

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

This answer was collected from the official ifta website of Darul Uloom Deoband in India.

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