Hyderabad: On 1st January 2018, Jamia Nizamia issued a fatwa against eating prawns.
According to the report published in TOI, this fatwa was issued by the Chief Mufti of Jamia Nizamia, Mufti Mohammed Azeemuddin.
However, many Muslims clerics expressed dissatisfaction with this fatwa.
As per the fatwa, prawns do not belong to the category of fish and it is an arthropod. Mufti Mohammed Azeemuddin kept prawn under the category ‘Makruh Tahrim’.
It may be mentioned that in Islam, there are three food categories and they are: Halal (Permissible), Haram (Forbidden) and Makruh (Abominable). Further, Makruh is divided into Makruh and Makruh Tahrim.