Shrimp is a type of shellfish commonly found in oceans, rivers, and other bodies of water around the world. They are small crustaceans with a hard exoskeleton and a long tail, and they are typically harvested for human consumption.
Many Muslims wonder whether they can include shrimp in a halal diet. Generally, seafood is considered halal. In this article, we will address shrimp & why it is considered halal.
Shrimp Halal Or Haram
Shrimp is considered halal, as are other types of seafood. Eating shrimp is generally permitted in Islam because it comes from the water, which is considered pure in Islamic teachings. Additionally, the Quran mentions seafood, including shrimp, as being permissible for Muslims in Surah Al-Ma’idah, verse 96.
“It is lawful for you to hunt and eat seafood, as a provision for you and for travellers. But hunting on land is forbidden to you while on pilgrimage. Be mindful of Allah to Whom you all will be gathered.”
“أُحِلَّ لَكُمْ صَيْدُ ٱلْبَحْرِ وَطَعَامُهُۥ مَتَـٰعًۭا لَّكُمْ وَلِلسَّيَّارَةِ ۖ وَحُرِّمَ عَلَيْكُمْ صَيْدُ ٱلْبَرِّ مَا دُمْتُمْ حُرُمًۭا ۗ وَٱتَّقُوا۟ ٱللَّهَ ٱلَّذِىٓ إِلَيْهِ تُحْشَرُونَ”
Overall, seafood, including shrimp is considered halal in Islam, but it’s important for Muslims to ensure that they are consuming it in accordance with Islamic teachings and guidelines.
I want to clarify that I am not in a position to alter any laws prescribed by God. My opinions and interpretations are solely personal and have no authoritative value. Therefore, I do not intend to pass any judgment on whether a particular product is halal or haram. Please consider reading multiple sources and gathering information before making any decisions. Lastly, I urge you not to rely solely on my answers and take them lightly.
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