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Salamun 'Alaykum

The following question was kindly answered by Br. Mustafa Jaffer.

Jazakallah,

Akil Karim
Acting Moderator for ABDG-A

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QUESTION:

If you don't mind, I have another question.  This one is about eating fish.
As far as I know, the Qur'an does not specifically mention which types of
fish and other water-dwelling creatures are halal or haram.  I have been
taught not to eat lobster and catfish, for instance, but that shrimp and
fish with scales are okay.  First, is this correct?  And second,  is
there a hadith or other source on which this is based?
Thank you for any help you can give, inshallah.

ANSWER:

In the name of the Almighty,

It is very true that all creatures apart from prawns (shrimps) and fishes
that have scales are haram to eat. For this there are many ahadith.

Muhammad bin Muslim asked Imam Jaffer Al-Sadiq (AS) about a fish that has no
scales to which the Imam(AS) replied: " Eat of the fishes that have scales
and do not eat of the fishes that have no scales"

(Fiqh Al-Imam Jaffer Al-Sadiq by Jawad Mughniya Vol 4 Pg 368)


Wallahu A'alam

Fi Amanillah


Mustafa




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