Fatwa ID: 02688
Answered by: Maulana Imran Mughal
I wanted to know what types of fish Hanafis are allowed and not allowed to eat?
I would really appreciate the answer
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
Anything in the Hanafi mathab that is classified as fish, are allowed to be eaten.
Those marine animals that are not technically classified as fish are not allowed to be eaten.
A few fish which Hanafis are allowed to eat are:
A few of those that are not allowed to be eaten are:
Whale, shrimp, lobster, sea crab, crayfish, squids, octopus, oyster, sea snails etc.
It will be permitted to eat a fish even without slaughtering it according to the rules of Shariah. However, a fish that dies naturally without an external cause and begins to float on the surface of the water (Samak al-Tafi) is also considered Haram.
And Allah SWT alone knows best.
Answered by Maulana Imran Mughal
Checked and approved Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham