Surely barmA’i is what was intended here, since al-Barmawi is a name of one of our jurists!]. [of the questioner’s confusion arising from the Mufti’s answer.] There are a few things – certain types of water animals – (Anyway, our jurists define ‘fish’ as: “any marine animals that do not live on land, even if it is not called ‘fish’” [al-Nawawi al-Jawi, Kashifat al-Saja’, 43].) Edited by Mahmud Matraji. Note, however, that the same text of the Tuhfa which was relied upon in this quote goes on to relate the text of Imam al-Shabramallisi that allows eating another type of saratan (the marine one, as our answer will make clear below), which is also the same text reproduced in the I’anat Talibin, 2:352.]. He ++Fa’ida++ The Maliki school considers even shore or land crabs to be Halal, the same saratan that our jurists have mentioned all along to be Haram. So, any chance for a very quick confirmation? Also, Imam al-Shabramallisi’s information about the “Chinese animal” is actually from Imam al-Damiri; and it is technically not a ‘Chinese animal’ but a crab found in Bahr al-Sin [the China Sea], in other words, today’s South China Sea.]. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “… Allaah intends for you ease, which some scholars exclude from the permission outlined above. My question concerns dietary 22 vols. An example of them saying that crab cannot be eaten is: [The questioner provided the following from an internet reference–address omitted–reproducing also an Arabic fatwa translated into English:]. Salmon tilapia halibut,, but if you look to what people do with the crab when they prepare it, Surely barmA’i is what was intended here, since al-Barmawi is a name of one of our jurists! A simple one-line answer would be: it is Haram to eat “land crabs” and it is Halal to eat “sea crabs.” It is well known that there are two types of crabs: land and sea ones. live nowhere except in the water, we are permitted to eat them, because of the general I am very interested in learning the ways of Islam. said: “ Sayduhu (lit. (Shafi’i), Is It Allowed to Marry a Christian Woman? Hashiyat I’anat al-Talibin. its food) means whatever is taken dead.”. As for [an objection for] (b), these animals cannot live independently of water. has allowed us many things that were forbidden according to previously-revealed laws. This is also the well known type of crab that is eaten by Shafi’is in South East Asia, such as lobsters or other types of marine crabs. plants or animals, alive or dead. (Shafi’i), Are Loose Feathers and Bird Feces Pure? Tawfiq is only with Allah and only He knows best! In the lands of South East Asia, for example, we find both types of crabs, and at our madrasahs, we have been taught to differentiate between the two of them during the thanawiyya years. in the water – so precedence should be given to the reason for forbidding it (it is a To get your answer in detail, several points need to be considered: 1- Based on the true theory that Shia scholars and ulema believe in, the laws Allah (swt) legislates are all based on the … is permissible to eat them after slaughtering them properly, because they live both on Maybe it is the fault of the questioner for he or she should have specified whether it was a beach crab (anyway, we have never heard a case of people eating beach crabs in our lands and moreover, the crabs sold at restaurants and shops are certainly not land ones!). To say that eating crabs is Haram without distinguishing between the two different types of crabs would be irresponsible, especially when this is not checked against what is happening in some of today’s Shafi’i community. the only animals that are prohibited are those with fangs and talons eat humans and clean the earth as in pigs and catfish that can live on eating waste i dont have a problem with seafood but then again i am allergic to shellfish :(. Some scholars exclude sea snakes, but the correct view is that as they