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Are Fish Which Have Been Fed Haram Food Unlawful to Eat?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Are fish which have been fed haram food unlawful to eat? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, No, fish which have been fed that which is legally filthy does not make them unlawful to eat. And the same applies to fish which live in a filthy body […]

I Have Found a Hadith Permitting Eating Seafood. Why do Hanafi Scholars Prohibit It?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam’aleykum, I have found a hadith in Abu Dawud, (Kitaab At-Tahaarah #83), where the Prophet (peace be upon him) is quoted as saying “Its water is pure and it’s dead are lawful (as food)”. Does this mean we can eat Lobsters? Sharks? Whales? Stingrays? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa […]

Is Lobster Permissible According to the Hanafi School?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalam’aleykum, Are Lobster and crab permissible to eat according to the Hanafi School? What about prawn and shrimp? Answer: Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray this finds you in the best of health and spirits. Lobster and crab weren’t considered “fish” by the Arabs, and are thus […]

Is It Permissible to Eat Clams in the Hanafi School?

Answered by Ustadha Shaista Maqbool Question: Are clams permissible to eat in the Hanafi school?   Answer: Wa’alaikum assalaam warahmatu Allah, No, clams are not permissible to consume in the Hanafi school since they are not considered fish. wasalaam, Shaista Maqbool Checked & Approved by Faraz Rabbani Related Answers: Are Stingrays and Puffer Fish Halal […]

Is It Permissible to Eat Squid in the Hanafi School?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: I would like to know whether Squid is Halal for us or not, based on the Hanafi school? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, I pray this finds you in the best of health states. According to the Hanafi school, the only sea creatures that are permissible to eat […]

Are There Any Hadiths That Prohibit Eating Shrimp?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Asalamaualaykum, I recently listened to an audio clip entitled “The Use of Weak Hadiths for Rulings” by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, and in it he mentions that if a weak hadith prohibits an act then it is recommended to follow, but not obligatory. I have heard some people say that […]

What Animals Are Halal and Haram to Eat in the Hanafi School?

Answered by Shaykh Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari Question: Can you give me a list of animals that are Halal and Haram according to the Hanafi School? Answer: In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, Islam is a religion of mercy and compassion. It only […]

A Guide for Consuming Various Meats, Foods, Alcohol, Animal By-Product Ingredients, and Cosmetics

Answered by Shaykh Ilyas Patel Questions: 1. Is it permissible to eat foods with ingredients that come from animals that are not butchered in a halal manner (i.e. Kosher gelatin, mono and diglycerides, whey, etc.)? 2. Is it permissible to use products like soap, face wash, lotions, etc., which also contain animal by-products from an […]