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Can I Buy Seafood for My Shafi’i Wife Despite Being Hanafi?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Being Hanafi, can I buy seafood for my Shafi’i wife? Answer: assalamu alaykum This would be permitted as seafood – even that which Hanafis deem prohibitively disliked – is considered permissible according to the majority of scholars and it would be rather tedious and potentially burdensome to state that […]

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 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 […]

Are Stingrays and Puffer Fish Halal to Eat?

Answered by Sidi Wasim Shiliwala Question: Is a Hanafi allowed to eat stingrays and puffer fish?   Answer: Walaikum As-salaam wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu, May Allah reward you for your concern about halal food. All Fish are Permissible According to the scholars of the Hanafi school, all fish are halal to eat. This is based […]