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15-06-2004, 04:02 PM
can we eat lobsters?
15-06-2004, 04:44 PM
It would appear so:
Although there is a difference of opinion on the matter:
15-06-2004, 04:58 PM
The first link bro Mossy provided is from the Shafi'i school of thought (answered by Sidi Mostafa Azzam). The second is the Hanafi opinion (answered by Sidi Faraz Rabbani). Just thought I'd point that out, :insh:.
Also, just to show the opinion from another Hanafi scholar, Mufti Nawal-ur-Rahman says the following (which actually corresponds to what Sidi Faraz Rabbani says):
According to research of the abu hanifís school of thought anything other then fish of the sea animals is not halal. Anything that falls under the definition of fish would be fine and anything that doesnít fall in its definition would be haram. We donít have any update on Ďchina pagodaí as to under what category it comes. If itís halal then we will say itís halal but if it contains anything that is questionable then we will say itís haram.
If you can understand Urdu, then you can listen to the original Urdu verdict by Mufti Nawal-ur-Rahman from ShariahBoard.com here (http://www.shariahboard.com/audio-fatwa/394.rm) :insh:.
15-06-2004, 05:15 PM
And finally, this is the verdict from Mufti Ebrahim Desai (Hanafi):
From seafood, only fish is made Halaal for us. Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, 'Two carions are made Halaal for us; Fish and locust. ' (Mishkaat vol.2 pg.361). Fish is classified as a Vertebra. Crabs and lobsters are not vertebras but they belong to the Crustaece group, hence, not permissible.
Some Ulama are of the opinion that shrimps, etc. are fish, therefore, permissible. Due to the differences of opinion, it is best to adopt Taqwa and abstain from eating shrimps, etc. but they cannot be regarded as swine meat which is expressly Haraam.
and Allah Ta'ala Knows Best
for: Mufti Ebrahim Desai
15-06-2004, 05:53 PM
jazakumullah for the quick response!
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