Lobsters and “Sea” Crabs in Shafi’i School

Answered by Shaykh  Muhammad Afifi al-Akiti Question : Lobsters and “Sea” Crabs Answer: There are some Shafi`is going around saying that it is not permissible to eat lobsters and crabs. Their reasoning seems to be that (a) Arabic sartan [vocalized: saratan] is crab or lobster, or that (b) these types of crustaceans are considered barmawi […]