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Question # : 763

South Africa

I want to ask about lobster and crab is it halal ? because it is not fish and according to ahnaf it is makrooh tehrimi even then many muslim eat this. give answer in detail.

Answer : 763

Published on: Sep 13, 2007

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 316/313=M)


Crab is not allowed to consume; since it is not fish. While, the ruling over lobster (Jhinga) is differed and the difference is based on the ground whether it is a fish or not. So, if it is definitely a fish then it is allowed, otherwise not: لقولہ علیہ السلام: احلت لنا المیتتان: السمک والجراد

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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