Pearl of Wisdom

was once asked how a believer may ascertain that he is indeed a believer, to which he replied, 'Through submission to Allah and satisfaction with whatever source of happiness or discontent that comes his way.'

Imam Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sadiq [as]
Ibid. v. 2, p. 205, no. 91

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Question : #168 Category: Food & Drinks
Subject: halal and haram fish
Question: Salam,
What's the ruling behind halal and haram fish?
What type of fish can we eat?
Answer: It is not permissible to eat from marine animals anything except fish that has scale.

For instance, shrimp is considered from that category [of permissible sea animals]. But other than fish, like lobster, and similarly the fish that does not have scale is forbidden.
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So which fishes are allowed to be consumed? What is the rule behind it?
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The rule is that if a fish has scales and is caught alive, you can eat the fish. You are probably a better judge in identifying which fish is allowed and which is not.

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