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Prawns, mussels, calamari, etc,

Last updated: 20th May 2006
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Assalaamo-alaikum,
I undestand that according to the Hanafi Mazhab prawns, mussels and calamari are not permissible. All the other Mazhabs allow all food from the sea.
Why and what is the logic behind the Hanafi (some) ruling?
Jazakallah and Wassallaam.
Brother Mohammed Saeed.
South Africa




Assalamu'alaikum w.w.

Is this person an Alim?

If he is ask him to check Mufti Taqi Saheb's
Dars-e-Tirmidhi pages 278-284. Dalaa'il have been
mentioned in detail.

Is not a question of logic rather a matter of
difference in Ijtihaad. Logic only comes in to play
when there is no nas. (Nas - i.e. Qur'an or Hadith
text).

Wassalam.

Mufti
Answer last updated on:
9th December 2006
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