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Which Insects Are Permissible to Eat According to the Shafi'i School?

Answered by Ustadh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalamu’alaikum, Which (if any) insects are permissible to eat according to the Shafi’i madhhab? Answer: Assalamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullah, Eating Insects: It is not permissible in the Shafi’i school to eat insects (such as ants, bees, flies, beetles, roaches, worms). This is because insects are considered distasteful, and permissibility […]

Eating Foods With Dye Made From Insects in the Maliki School

Answered by Shaykh Rami Nsour Question: Assalamu alaikum, Is it permissible to consume food that contains carmine (e120) in the Malaki madhab? Carmine is a crimson pigment derived from the pulverized bodies of cochineal insects. It is used for coloring. Answer: Eating insects according to the Maliki school is permissible but that is with a […]

What Animals Are Halal and Haram to Eat in the Hanafi School?

Answered by Shaykh Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari Question: Can you give me a list of animals that are Halal and Haram according to the Hanafi School? Answer: In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, Islam is a religion of mercy and compassion. It only […]