Are Scampi, Crab and Lobster halal?

Are Scampi, Crab and Lobster halal?

The answer to this is based on whether Lobster and Crab are considered Fish or not. You can read more on Seafood Fiqh here.

Lobster and Crab are not from the fish species from a family of large marine crustaceans. Therefore, they will be considered haram under the Hanafi School.

Scampi, to be precise, does not mean shrimp but is the Italian name for small members of the lobster family. Scampi will be included part of this definition.

The other three schools, Shafi’, Hanbali and Maliki consider Scampi, Lobster and Crab to be halal.

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