Is squid halal? The squid is a marine animal. It tastes great when cooked by a good chef. It has multidimensional nutritional value.
But we are often asked – Is squid halal? In today’s blog, we are discussing this answer in detail. I hope everybody on this site also had a great day.
Table of content
|1. Is squid Halal?||4. Documents in favor of their opinion|
|2. Evidence for eating squid||5. Review the opinions|
|3. Is squid halal Hanafi?||6. Some more articles about seafood|
Is squid halal?
Yes, squid is halal in Islam. According to most jurists, eating all kinds of marine animals is halal.
In this regard, eating squid is also halal. All Muslims can eat it without hesitation. Similarly, all marine animals are halal, sharks, whales, crabs, turtles, octopuses, snails, etc.
However, according to them, eating certain marine animals, like frogs, crocodiles, etc., is haram because there are clear restrictions on these.
Evidence for eating squid in Quran
There is strong evidence about squid being halal in the Holy Quran and Hadith. Based on this evidence, Islamic scholars have opined that eating squid is permissible. We are discussing below some such verses and hadiths that prove such halal.
In the Holy Quran, Allah Ta’ala says:
Translation: “The prey of the sea and the food of the sea have been made lawful for you.” (Surat al-Ma’idah: 96)
In another verse, Allah Ta’ala says –
Translation: “Tell me – there is no haram food except the dead animals, the flowing blood and the meat of the pigs which have been revealed to me. Because it is unclean.” (Surat an-Nam – 5)
Evidence in Hadith
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:
Translation: “The water of the sea is sacred, and the dead animals that live in the water are also halal.” (Sunan Tirmidhi – 69)
In another hadith –
Translation: “Allah (SWT) has made lawful in His Book is lawful, and all that He has made unlawful is unlawful. And what He has remained silent about is forgivable.
To accept the forgiveness from Allah. Because Allah Tayala does not forget anything, he recited the following verse, “Do not forget your Lord” (Maryam – 74). (Silsilatus Sahihah – 2256)
The famous Sahabi Shuraih – Radiyallahu Anhu – said eating all the animals in the water is lawful. ” (Sahih Bukhari 5/2091)
Moreover, one of the basic principles of Islam is that all worldly things are valid unless they are forbidden in Islam.
And eating squid or crab or tortoise, baba, octopus or snail, etc., is not forbidden in Quran and Hadith. So these are halal.
From the above discussion, it has been proved that eating marine animals is halal. So squid can be eaten. There is no evidence to call them Makrooh.
But if someone does not like to eat it, it is different. It’s a personal matter. But there is no reason to call them Haram or Makrooh.
Is squid halal Hanafi?
Many scholars of the Hanafi school consider squid is Haram in Islam. Again, some of them consider it Makrooh, and some of them even consider it valid.
Because according to Hanafi Madhhab, eating only fish from aquatic animals is halal. It is not halal to eat any other animal. As such, since squid is not a fish, it is not legal to eat it.
Documents in favor of their opinion
Hanafi scholars consider eating squid haram, and they present the following documents in support of their opinion.
In the Holy Quran, Allah Ta’ala says,
Translation: He has made lawful for them the sacred things. And forbade filthy things. (Surat al-A’raf: 156)
Allah Ta’ala has forbidden ‘Khabayes’ (dirty things) in that verse. It is called Khabayes, which is the natural hatred of human beings.
Meanwhile, squid hates human nature, so it belongs to the dirty stuff. And dirty things are forbidden. So eating squid is also forbidden.
And there is no mention that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) or any of his Companions ate such marine animals.
In a further hadith, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) forbade any doctor to make medicine by killing frogs. (Abu Dawood – 361)
From all these verses and hadiths, it is understood that all kinds of sea creatures are forbidden. Of these, squid is particularly significant.
Review the opinions
Squid halal seems to us to be more strong and more reasonable. Because We have not found any document directly forbidding squid in the Qur’an or Sunnah, the documents that have been presented on the opinion of the Hanafi school are very weak.
For this, dirty things are forbidden in the Quran, but on what basis was the squid that the squid belonged?
Anyone can hate eating squid. It’s a personal matter. But many people do not hate to eat squid. So one’s taste cannot be imposed on another.
However, if medical science proves harmful to the human body in the case of any marine animal, then it will be haram.
Because Islam does not support anything harmful to the human body. Whether it is marine or land.