In the name of the Allah the All-Aware
Yes, fish is a food of Jannah (paradise). It is narrated from Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri (): Rasulullah said,
“The (planet of) earth will be a bread on the Day of Resurrection, and The Irresistible (Allah) will topple turn it with His Hand like anyone of you topple turns a bread with his hands while (preparing the bread) for a journey, and that bread will be the entertainment for the people of Paradise.”A man from the Jews came (to the Prophet) and said, “May The Beneficent (Allah) bless you, O Abul Qasim! Shall I tell you of the entertainment of the people of Paradise on the Day of Resurrection?” The Prophet said, “Yes.” The Jew said, “The earth will be a bread,” as the Prophet had said. Thereupon the Prophet looked at us and smiled till his premolar tooth became visible. Then the Jew further said, “Shall I tell you of the udm (additional food taken with bread) they will have with the bread?” He added, “That will be Balam and Nun.” The people asked, “What is that?” He said, “It is an ox and a fish, and seventy thousand people will eat of the caudate lobe (i.e. extra lobe) of their livers.” (Bukhari (Kitab ul Riqaaq) 8.527)
From the above Hadith we understand that fish will be one of the foods in Jannah. One will still go to Jannah even if one hasn’t ever eaten fish in this world.
We must not forget that the bounties of Jannah are such that they will contain all of the foods of this world in purer forms and together with this it will contain foods, bounties and wonders which no one has ever seen or dreamed of before.
The Hadith Qudsi narrated by Sayyiduna Abu Huraira () states that, Rasulullah ()said:
Allah, the Exalted and Glorious, said: I have prepared for my pious servants which no eye (has ever) seen, no ear has (ever) heard and no human heart has ever perceived those bounties leaving apart (those bounties) about which Allah has informed you. (Sahih Muslim. Book 40, Number 6781)
Sahih Al-Bukhari (Kitab ul Riqaaq)
Fathul Bari, Vol 11 (Kitab ul Riqaaq)
And Allah knows best
10th Septemeber 2005
Mufti Abubakr Karolia
Founder of the “Islamic Foundation for Theology and Research” (I.F.T.A.R)