Should I Blame Family’s Members Who Are Hanafis for Eating Lobster?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Assalam alaykum,

1. I have some relatives who are Hanafi muslims. But they really like eating lobster, crab, calamari etc., even though they know it is not permissible within the Hanafi school. And I don’t think they’re going to stop. Should I forbid them to do this?

2. What is the ruling about keeping the name ‘Rabiba’ for a girl in Islaam? And what is the precise meaning of that name?

Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah.

(1) If there is a legitimate difference of opinion on the particular food, they cannot be blamed as there is leeway to take a dispensation from another school.

(2) Yes; a rabiba is the step or foster daughter. Please see: Is it Necessary to Change One’s Name after Becoming Muslim?

And Allah alone knows best.


Tabraze Azam

Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani