سمندری حیوانات کے متعلق معاصر فقہاء اور مراکز فتاوی کی آراء۔ تحقیقی و تجزیاتی مطالعہ
Opinion of Contemporary Jurists and Fiqh Academies on Aquatic Animals (An Analytical Study)

Dr. Aqsa *
Lecturer, Department of Arabic & Islamic Studies, Government College Women University, Sialkot, Pakistan.

Dr. Hafiz Abdul Basit Khan **
Associate Professor, Sheikh Zayed Islamic Center, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.

Abstract

The Quran is the fundamental document of the religion of Islam. Among the blessings that Allah Almighty has bestowed is that He has allowed us to do many things that were forbidden according to the previously revealed law. “Allah intends for you ease and He does not want to make things difficult for you.” (Al-Baqarāh: 2/185). Seafood is any form of sea life regarded as food by humans. Seafood prominently includes fish and other sea creatures like shellfish, prawns, crabs, eel, shrimps, oysters, octopuses, snails, frogs, crocodiles, snakes etc. As observed during the last few years, the demand for seafood has become manifold. The trends for seafood are widely in fashion as eating habits, generally around the world, and especially in Asia. The basic objective of this article examines the views of contemporary scholars of modern jurisprudential institutions and various Iftaa councils, keeping in view the above-mentioned research. Questionnaires were written by the researcher to different madaris which included 17 questions. Various topics related to the condition and sanctity of marine animals, their regular use of food, medicine and trade were discussed. In this perspective, it is stated that there are many deviated exegeses for permissible and forbidden seafood in all schools of thought. By using the descriptive and analytical method of research, these efforts are made to throw light on the importance of seafood, especially for various Fiqh Academies in Pakistan.

Keywords

Contemporary Jurists, Iftaa Centers, Juristically Opinion, Sea Creatures, Seafood

Al-Wifaq

Vol 5

Issue 1

January – June 2022

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