Are Scallops Halal?

Ever seen some delicious-looking seafood recipes and wondered, “are scallops halal?”. In this blog, I have put together all the facts you must know about whether or not scallops are halal. Make sure you read till the end, and put an end to all your worries.

A Closer Look

The term “halal” refers to anything that is permissible under Islamic law. This includes food, as well as other aspects of life. When it comes to food, there are a few things to consider when determining whether or not a particular item is halal. The most important consideration is whether the food is free from pork and pork byproducts. Additionally, certain ingredients may not be used in halal food, such as alcohol and certain types of meat.

Generally, fish are considered halal as per most schools of Islam. Scallops are a type of shellfish and are considered halal. This is because they are free from pork and pork byproducts, and do not contain any alcohol or other prohibited ingredients. They are a healthy and tasty option for a halal meal.

However, Hanafi scholars believe Scallops are haram since they are not technically fish, but shellfish. So, depending on which school of Islam you follow, you can decide whether or not you can consume scallops.

Are Scallops Halal? – Bottom Line

The bottom line is, based on the school of thought, scallops can be halal or haram. While most schools of Islam believe they are halal since they are fish, the Hanafi school believes otherwise. Make sure you also check for other meats, like whether horse meat is halal before consuming them. Thanks for reading!

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Written By Nazim Almasi

Nazim is an Islamic scholar, author and External Consultant at Renewable Energy Maldives. He writes on Islamic finance, food and halal dietary guidelines. He is a respected voice in the Muslim community, known for his clear explanations of complex religious concepts. He has been invited to speak at various conferences and seminars on topics related to Islamic finance, food and Renewable Energy.

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