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Assalamu 'alaykum
The following question was answered by Shaykh Mustafa Jaffer.

Salaams & Duas
Ummulbanin Merali - Moderator - 'Aalim Network
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QUESTION:

Attached is a list of fish - Which are halal?
Arabic name English Name
 1. Halwaya Black pomfret
 2. Talah-Raheesa Snubnose Pompano
 3. Talah-Raheesa African Pompano
 4. Misht Bat fish
 5. Kharkhur Alafa Crocodile Needlefish
 6. Kharkhur Alafa Needlefish
 7. Saflac-Fafdo-Kharodail Cutlass fish
 8. Habar Cuttlefish
 9. Misht Sicklefish
 10. Baraya-Humara-Jinn Parrot fish
 11. Far al Bahar Bonefish
 12. Gaydher/Sahwa Yellow/Long tail tuna
 13. Habar-Nager-Anter-Dagit Squid
 14. Kelb al bahr/Khubs Indian Spiny Turbot
 15. Keft-Kegdar-Bakes Golden trevally
 16. Butikha Orange spot trevally
 17. Gazwan-Andaq Delagoa threadfin
 18. Baam-Sarour Tiger fish
 19. Sagla-Gazala Rainbow runner
 20. Habes-Zareb-Bashkel Queenfish
 21. Gazala Black banded trevally
 22. Misht Pennant Butterfly fish
 23. Brayem Banded spinecheek
 24. Brayem Dotted spinecheek
 25. Sall Black tip trevally
 26. Andaq Jobfish
 27. Hamra Red snapper
 28. Naqrur Silver grunt
 29. Dhala'a-Karuga Indian mackerel
 30. Sagtana-Marmara Striped bonito
 31. Uma-Abed Indian oil sardine
 32. Hamra Blueline snapper
 33. Gawafa-Guturana Mullet
 34. Faridh Surgeon fish
 35. Sail-Sulfak Wolf herring
 36. Jarjur Shark
 37. Haida-Sharwa Kawakawa
 38. Kan'ad Kingfish
 39. Maran-Sils Flying fish
 40. Safi-Seeseege Rabbit fish
 41. Barber-Fanto Guitar fish
 42. Kofer One spot bream
 43. Aum alshaba Blue sea chub
 44. Sha'rl-Khutam Longface emperor
 45. Rababa-Bint Nakhza Two bar bream
 46. Kawfar-Da'ara King soldier bream
 47. Sha'ri-Khodair Red spot emperor
 48. Sikel-Goada Cobia
 49. Lazzag Remora, Shark sucker
 50. Jam-Khenn Sea catfish
 51. Ega'aisse Sgt-major Damsel
 52. Baiher Milk fish
 53. Shubas-Rubyan Indian white shrimp
 54. Hasum-Poleen Lizard fish
 55. Haima Big eye scad
 56. Mailag Broomtail wrasse
 57. Jarjur abu al Graram Hammer-head shark
 58. Anfalus Mahi mahi
 59. Deek Squirrel fish
 60. Lama Striped fusilier
 61. Sharukh Painted spiny lobster
 62. Sharuk Scalloped spiny lobster
 63. Aqam-Qadad-Gaila Baracuda
 64. Nagroor Black spotted rubberlip
 65. Deek Big eye
 66. Sansul Sailfish
 67. Kasarmala-Sultan Ibrahim-Hidi Long barbel goatfish
 68. Kasarmala-Sultan Ibrahim - Hidi Yellowfin goatfish
 69. Hamur Comet Grouper
 70. Hamur Half spotted Grouper
 71 Hamur Brown spotted grouper


ANSWER:

The rule is that if a fish has scales and is caught alive, you can eat the
fish. You are probably a better judge in identifying which fish is allowed
and which is not.


With Salaams & Duas

Mustafa Jaffer




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