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Is Basa Fish Halal to Eat?

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Answered by: Maulana Selim Saldiran

Pan-fried basa
Pan-fried basa


Is basa fish permissible to eat?

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful


The basa fish is a type of catfish. (https://youngsseafood.co.uk/species/basa/)

According to the Hanafi school, the only seafood that is halal is Samak (everything from the fish family).[1]

The catfish also belong to the fish family; therefore, it would be permissible to eat catfish such as basa fish.

Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Selim Saldiran

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

[1] Radd al-Muhtar, Dar al-Fikr, 6/306

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