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Eating lobsters, crayfish and crab

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Q: Why are sea creatures such as lobsters, crayfish and crab not permissible according to Hanafis? Please support answer with proofs from Quraan and Hadith.

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A: According to the Hanafi Mazhab, from the sea creatures all that which comes under the category of fish is consumable. For the proofs regarding this mas’alah refer to I’laaus Sunan Vol. 17 Pg. 187.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

 

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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