Fatwa ID: 04251
Answered by: Imam Abdul-Malik Sheikh
Salam, Can you please specify if seafood (other than fish) is halal? Can I please have a list of the seafood that we are not allowed to consume?
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
The Hanafi scholars explain that animals are of two types those that live on the land and those that live in the sea.
As for those that live in the sea they are impermissible to eat other the fishes but with the exception of those that rise above.
Therefore, without providing a long list, that which is not considered to be fish or rises above onto the land is unlawful to consume (Bada’i Al-Sana’i Fi Tartīb Al-Shara’i of Imām Al-Kāsani Vol.5 p35).
Only Allah knows best
Written by Imam Abdul-Malik Sheikh
Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
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