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The miracle is a sign pointing to Allah which none can produce but His prophets, His messengers and His proofs, in order that the truth of the truthful one be distinguished from the lie of the liar.'

Imam Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sadiq [as]
'Hal al-Shard'i', p. 122, no. 1

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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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