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  • Permissibility Of Eating Sea Food

    Posted by Sarim Rehan on April 27, 2023 at 4:17 am

    After reviewing Javed Ghamidi Sb’s opinion on consumption on sea food, there’s a new pandora box that has opened up in my mind. According to him all predators specie regardless of land or sea living are forbidden, but we do know that the commonly eaten fishes like Trout and Salmon are predators and carnivorous which are deeply relished by muslims all around the world. What is his take on this?

    Umer replied 5 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Permissibility Of Eating Sea Food

    Umer updated 5 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
  • Umer

    Moderator April 27, 2023 at 11:19 pm

    As far as Dietary prohibitions are concerned, it works on the principle of Taiyyabaat and Khabaais. And In another place, Quran has cleared Taiyyabaat with word ‘Bahimatul-Anam’, meaning the cattle specie, which makes the differentiation more clear i.e. it is the ‘Beastly (Darindagi)‘ and ‘Non-Beastly‘ nature which are the most distinguishing factors. Then there are animals in-between this category which could be predatory but not actually beastly in nature, which could put them in the grey area. There is also a category which is neither predatory nor beastly in nature like horse, donkey etc. but also falls in the same grey area. This is the Mushtabihaat category.

    Shark is a ‘Beastly (Darinda)‘ animal, therefore, to be considered as Prohibited while Whale on the other hand is not beastly in the way it eats, therefore it is to be considered Halal. The same ruling would apply to other sea animals based on their nature.

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