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Q: If a person shoots a fish or kills it is it halal to eat?


A: Yes it is halaal. One does not have to slaughter a fish in order for it to be halaal.

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

( حرم حيوان من شأنه الذبح ) خرج السمك والجراد فيحلان بلا ذكاة (الدر المختار 6/ 294)


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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