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'When Allah wants good for a servant, He makes him proficient in the knowledge of religion, induces him to abstain from the world and gives him insight into his own faults.'

Prophet Muhammad al-Mustafa [sawa]
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 77, p. 80, no. 3

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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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