Clarification on Halal Status of Prawns


I was reading Ahkam E Shariat by Ala Hazrat and I am a bit unsure If prawns are Halal or not.

Please can you clarify this.


It is better to avoid eating prawns, because among aquatic animals all animals except fish are forbidden, and the scholars differ about prawns, whether it is fish or not, those who believe that it is fish, and this is the most likely opinion, according to them, it is permissible, and those who not believe that it is fish, according to them, it is not permissible, so it is better not to eat it to avoid this disagreement.

However, if one eats it, he will not be a sinner.

Answered by: Mufti Sajid Attari 

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