Q: In Saudi Arabia, almost all types of sea-foods are available and used. What is the Shar’ee ruling with regards to different sea-foods, especially prawns, shrimps, oysters, squids, snails, crabs, etc. according to the hanafi madhab?
A: All sea creatures that fall under the category of fish are halaal according to the hanafi mazhab.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)