Sea creatures

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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.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, 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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