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I read your reply regarding sea food to question of one of our brothers in deen. I want to know whether all sea food is halal or sea food with scales are only halal? please give reply with Quran verses and hadith.
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Which Sea food is halaal?
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Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 16 Surah Nahl verse 14:If is He (Allah) Who has subjected the sea to your service so that you may get fresh flesh from it to eat and bring out of it articles of ornaments, which you wear.
Abu Hurairah (r.a.) related that a man asked the Messenger of Allah (saws), "O Messenger of Allah, we sail on the ocean and we carry only a little water. If we use it for ablution, we will have to go thirsty. May we use sea water for ablution?" Said the Messenger of Allah (saws), "Its (the sea) water is pure and its dead (animals) are lawful (i.e., they can be eaten without any prescribed slaughtering)."
The scales of the fish have absolutely no bearings on whether the sea-food is halaal or haraam. All types of sea-food is considered halaal in Islam.
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