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Find answers to your Islamic questions 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.

Trading one tuna for two salmons

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Q: I have been curious for a while now about, “what is considered the same جنس when it comes to fish”… more specifically, can I trade 1 tuna for 2 salmons, would it be riba? Is the جنس the entire species of fish (which would entail riba) or is it in each respective sub-species, e.g…. read more »

Cat food containing carrion

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Q: I’d like to inquire about commercially available cat food of the “seafood” variety. a) Is it permissible to purchase seafood varieties that contain a % of carrion smaller than the main ingredient of fish. b) If so, is it permissible to feed such food to ones pet? A: It is not permissible. And Allah… read more »


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Q: 1. Is calamari makrooh or haraam in the Hanafi madhab? 2. If food has been touched or contaminated by calamari, will that make the food makrooh or haraam? 3. Also, if one has to eat calamari will he be sinful? A: 1. In the Hanafi Mazhab, from the sea creatures, whatever enters under the… read more »

Eating prawns

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Q: I would like to know if it is permissible for hanafis to eat prawns A: All sea life that come under category of fish are permissible to eat. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.   Answered by: Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach) Source

Is shark meat halal?

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Salaam,are sharks halal if so plz explain why If they are halal is it because of its manner of ripping it’s prey  Jazakallah Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. According to the Hanafi school of thought, from… read more »

Fishing related Masaa’il

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  السلام علیکم ورحمة الله وبركاته Hope Mufti Saheb is well. I have a few questions. Can Mufti Saheb please answer them for me if possible.   {1} Is it permissible to catch fish & or hunt / slaughter game animals during the month of Ramadhaan whilst fasting with… read more »

Are seacod pills halaal?

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Is consuming seacod pills halal in Islam? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, The Most Merciful. As-salaamu `alaykum wa-ramatullahi wa-barakatuh. Cod liver oil is a dietary supplement derived from liver of cod fish (Gadidae).[1] As with most fish oils, it contains the omega-3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). [1] Fish are halaal. The Seacod pills… read more »

Basa Fish

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Assalamoualaikoum  I live in canada and  i have a bengali family friend . Every weekend they send us fish dish and they eat a fish called basa fish  . I am not a fish eater but after  this basa fish does not have no smell at  all. Last week my daughter told me… read more »


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 Is caviar halal and therefore permissible for a Muslim to eat?  Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. Caviar refers to unfertilized salt-cured fish eggs. Caviar is halal. And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best Huzaifah Deedat Student Darul… read more »