Calamari, prawns, shell fish, lobster, etc.

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Q: I am a hanafi. Are we allowed to eat calamari, prawns , shell fish, lobster etc? What is the ruling regarding them and what sea animals can we eat?


A: From the sea creatures, only fish is permissible to consume.

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, 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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