Q: Are prawns halaal? Some say that it is halaal because it is a sea creature but others consider it haraam.
A: There are two views among our Ulama regarding the eating of prawns. Some regard it permissible whilst others regard it makrooh-e-tahreemi.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
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.