Question ID: #3477
Question: sea creatures
1) wot is the ruling on prawns
2)i herd that sea creatures which hav web feet is not ja-iz (e.g. duck) is this true
Answered by: Ulamaa ID 03 (UK)
Date: 04/01/2007 21:12pm

In the Name of Allah, the Inspirer of Truth.
Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

There is no slaughtering method for fish unlike other animals. An exception to the rule i.e. a dispensation bestowed on us by Allah: "Two carions are made Halaal for us; Fish and locust." (Mishkaat vol.2 pg.361).

King prawns would fall into the same ruling as prawns.

Please see the following link(s):

The Jurisprudence of Halaal and Haraam Animals:

Prawn Ruling

Ducks are Halaal. The principle as mentioned in the answer is whether birds hunt with their claws or not. Ducks are nor birds of prey.

And Allah knows Best
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