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Are There Any Hadiths That Prohibit Eating Shrimp?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Asalamaualaykum, I recently listened to an audio clip entitled “The Use of Weak Hadiths for Rulings” by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, and in it he mentions that if a weak hadith prohibits an act then it is recommended to follow, but not obligatory. I have heard some people say that […]

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 […]

Is It Permissible To Eat Shrimp?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: What is the ruling on shrimp and scampi? Are they permissible to consume? Answer: In the Hanafi school, it is permitted to eat shrimp according to the soundest position. The basic criterion is that anything that the Arabs considered ‘fish’ (samak) at time of revelation is permitted. Other produce […]