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1 Question: Is it permissible to eat lobster, crayfish, and snails?
Answer: It is not permissible to eat from marine animals anything except fish that has scale; 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.
2 Question: What type of fish is halal to eat.
Answer: Fish that have scales are halal, other types of fish are haram.
3 Question: Can we eat a fish that has died in water.
Answer: It is haram to eat fish that has died in water.
4 Question: Is shellfish halal.
Answer: It is not halal.
5 Question: Can I eat fish in a non-Muslim restaurant?
Answer: You must make sure that it has scales, otherwise you cannot consume it.
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