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    I've heard that some people think thiat prawn are haraam because they are bottom feeders and aren't really supposed to be eaten by people, anyone know if this is true. any evidence? (qur'an, hadith etc.)

    i love prawns soooo much
    Just gonna try till the day i die...

  • #2
    Re: Prawns haraam??

    Sea Food in the Four Madhahib

    By Mufti Ebrahim Desai
    POSTED: 11 SAFAR 1424, 13 APRIL 2003

    Q.) I would like to ask whether oyster or oyster extract, shrimp, lobster, and shark are halal, haram, makrooh, or makrooh-e-tahrimi according to all four madhabs.
    Can you please specify the view of each of the four Imams regarding each of the sea foods.

    A.) According to the Hanbaliy and Shafi'ee scholars, all living creatures that live in the sea are halal, whether they are in the form of a fish or not. (Fiqh alal Madhaahib al-Arbaa). Based on this, oyster, oyster extract, shrimp, lobster and shark are all halal and permissible.

    According to the Maliki scholars, every living creature of the sea is halal except eel. (Ibid) Hence, oyster, oyster extract, shrimp, lobster and shark are halal and permissible.

    According to the Hanafi scholars, the only living creatures of the sea that are permissible are those that are in the form of a fish with an exception of the hagfish and eel. (Ibid). (these 2 even though they are not in the form of a fish they will be permissible to consume).

    Hence, according to the Hanafi scholars, it will not be permissible to eat oyster, oyster extract, shrimp and lobsters. It will be permissible to consume shark as it is in the form of a fish.

    And Allah Ta'ala Knows Bes
    Last edited by mgilani; 16-01-11, 11:01 PM.
    46 & 2?


    • #3
      Re: Prawns haraam??

      They are Halal, even in the Hanafi Mathab, its Makruh not Haram to eat prawns.

      Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “Lawful to you is (the pursuit of) water-game and its use for food – for the benefit of yourselves and those who travel…” [al-Maa’idah 5:96]. Ibn ‘Abbaas said: “ Sayduhu (lit. hunting, pursuit) refers to whatever is taken from it alive, and ta’aamuhu (lit. its food) means whatever is taken dead.”

      There are a few things – certain types of water animals – which some scholars exclude from the permission outlined above. These are:

      Crocodiles. The correct view is that eating these is not allowed, because they have fangs and live on land – even though they may spend a lot of time in the water – so precedence should be given to the reason for forbidding it (it is a land animal that has fangs).

      Frogs. It is not permitted to eat them because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) forbade killing them, as is reported in the hadeeth of ‘Abd al-Rahmaan ibn ‘Uthmaan, who said that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) forbade the killing of frogs. (Narrated by Imaam Ahmad and Ibn Maajah; see also Saheeh al-Jaami, 6970). The rule is that everything which we are forbidden to kill, we are not allowed to eat; if we are allowed to eat it we are allowed to kill it.

      Some scholars exclude sea snakes, but the correct view is that as they live nowhere except in the water, we are permitted to eat them, because of the general nature of the aayah (interpretation of the meaning): “Lawful to you is (the pursuit of) water-game and its use for food – for the benefit of yourselves …” [al-Maa’idah 5:96].

      Otters and turtles. The correct view is that to be on the safe side, it is permissible to eat them after slaughtering them properly, because they live both on land and in the sea. Here the rule is that in the case of animals that live both on land and in the sea, the rules concerning land animals should be given precedence, to be on the safe side, so they must be slaughtered properly, except for crabs which do not need to be slaughtered, even though they live both on land and in the sea, because they do not have blood.

      Everything that can cause harm is forbidden as food, even if it comes from the sea, because Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “… And do not kill yourselves (nor kill one another). Surely, Allaah is Most Merciful to you.” [al-Nisa’ 4:29] and: “… and do not throw yourselves into destruction…” [al-Baqarah 2:195].

      (See al-Mughni, 11/83; Haashiyah al-Rawd, 7/430; Tafseer Ibn Katheer, 3/197; and Ahkaam al-At’imah by al-Fawzaan).

      And Allaah knows best.

      Islam Q&A
      Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid


      • #4
        Re: Prawns haraam??

        JazakAllah khair
        Just gonna try till the day i die...


        • #5
          Re: Prawns haraam??

          Barakallau feeki.


          • #6
            Re: Prawns haraam??

            mmm wouldn't mind some grilled prawns right now

            Don't depend on anyone too much in this world because even your own shadow leaves you when you are in darkness ~ibn taymiyyah


            • #7
              Re: Prawns haraam??

              Prawns: Asda sell some really nice ones with some spices and sauce, cheap but I have to say some of the best prawns I've ever had, and I've had loads.


              • #8
                Re: Prawns haraam??

                In Hanafee Madhhab:

                Mufti Muhammad Ibn Adam:
                Are prawns Halal according to the Hanafi's?

                In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,
                The permissibility of eating prawns or otherwise (according to the Hanafi School of thought) depends on whether they are considered to be from the fish family or not.

                Many scholars of the Arabic language like Imam al-Zabidi, Fayrozabadi and others have considered prawns to be fish. On the other hand, the contemporary zoologists do not consider prawns to be fish, as they do not have a spine.

                Normally, the ruling of such issues is not based on technical research, rather it is based upon the understanding of the common people, and we have learnt that according to the understanding of the scholars of the Arabic language, prawns are considered fish.

                Moreover, according to the other three schools of Fiqh (i.e. Shafi'i, Maliki and Hanbali), to eat prawns is totally permissible, which makes a leniency in the ruling.

                Therefore it is permissible to eat prawns, but to refrain and abstain is always advisable.

                And Allah Knows Best

                Muhammad ibn Adam
                Darul Iftaa
                Leicester , UK
                Mufti Ebrahim Desai & MI.Ismail Moosa:

                Reported by Ibn al-Salah:

                ولقد أحسن الحسن بن أبي زياد اللؤلؤي صاحب أبي حنيفة فيما بلغنا عنه أنه استفتي في مسألة فأخطأ فيها ولم يعرف الذي أفتاه فاكترى مناديا فنادى أن الحسن بن أبي زياد استفتي يوم كذا وكذا في مسألة فأخطأ فمن كان أفتاه الحسن بن أبي زياد بشيء فليرجع إليه
                فلبث أياما لا يفتي حتى وجد صاحب الفتوى فأعلمه أنه أخطأ وإن الصواب كذا وكذا والله أعلم