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    Question ID: 161856Country: India

    Title: Eating Prawns and Crabs

    Question: I follow HANAFI sect; as I suffer from asthma I often consume crab soup and prawns. Recently I came to know that it is haram; please guide.

    Answer ID: 161856

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 1164/1055/M=9/1439)


    According to Hanafi Fiqh, crab is unlawful, so it is mandatory to avoid drinking its soup. There is difference of opinion about prawn. However, it is better to avoid eating prawn and drinking its soup. Consult any hakim or doctor for the treatment of your disease. If halal and lawful medicine is available to cure the said problem then you should not use the said soups.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India