Is It Permissible to Eat Calamari According to the Hanafi School?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas

Question: Assalam aleykum

Is it permissible to eat calamari according to the Hanafi school?

Answer: assalamu alaykum

In the Hanafi school, the only seafood that is permitted to consume is what falls into the category of fish. Therefore, calamari would not be permitted according to Hanafis. [al-Marghinani, al-Hidaya]

There is, however, established difference of opinion on this matter with all three of the other schools permitting the consumption of squid. For more, please see:

Is Lobster Permissible According to the Hanafi School?

[Ustadh] Salman Younas

Checked and approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Salman Younas graduated from Stony Brook University with a degree in Political Science and Religious Studies. After studying the Islamic sciences online and with local scholars in New York, Ustadh Salman moved to Amman. There he studies Islamic law, legal methodology, belief, hadith methodology, logic, Arabic, and tafsir.

Is It Permissible to Eat Clams in the Hanafi School?

Answered by Ustadha Shaista Maqbool

Question: Are clams permissible to eat in the Hanafi school?


Answer: Wa’alaikum assalaam warahmatu Allah,

No, clams are not permissible to consume in the Hanafi school since they are not considered fish.

Shaista Maqbool

Checked & Approved by Faraz Rabbani

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