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Question # : 154


According to Hambali and Shaafi madhab anything from the sea is halaal. I am married to a Shaafi and i am Hanafi. According to Hanafi madhab calamari is not permissible. Why is it halaal for my wife to serve this on our supper table and i am not allowed to eat it. Please advise.

Answer : 154

Published on: Apr 24, 2007

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 136=135/L)


Yes, it is correct that according to Ahnaf in sea animals only fish is allowed to eat and the rest are prohibited:

اما الذی یعیش في البحر فجمیع ما في البحر من الحیوان محرم الاکل الا السمک خاصة فانہ یحل اکلہ الا ما طفا منہ (بدائع الصنائع، 5/35، کتاب الذبائح والصیود)

Therefore, if calamari is not a fish then it will not be permissible to consume it. (for details, please see:والصیود بدائع الصنائع، اول کتاب الذبائح (


Every one of you (wife and husband) has to follow his imam; there is no need to look for daleel:

علی ان الواجب العمل بقول المجتھد و ان لم یظھر دلیلہ (شامی، 41/396)

So, you have to follow your imam and your wife has to follow her imam.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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