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Muslims should avoid eating prawns, Hyderabad-based Islamic seminary Jamia Nizamia issues fatwa

Established in 1876, Jamia Nizamia is one of the oldest Islamic seminaries of the country. It is also among the highly-respected Islamic institution in the country.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, Hyderabad [ Updated: January 06, 2018 19:56 IST ]
Muslims should avoid eating prawns, Hyderabad-based
Muslims should avoid eating prawns, Hyderabad-based seminary issues fatwa

Hyderabad-based Islamic seminary Jamia Nizamia has issued a fatwa asking Muslims to avoid eating prawns.

The fatwa was issued by the Chief Mufti of Jamia Nizamia, Mufti Mohammed Azeemuddin. The fatwa labelled prawns, shrimps and crabs as makruh tahrim as it does not fall under the category of fish.

“Prawn is an arthropod and it doesn't belong to the fish community and so falls under markruh tahrim category. It is strictly abominable for Muslims,” it reads.

Established in 1876, Jamia Nizamia is one of the oldest Islamic seminaries of the country. It is also among the highly-respected Islamic institution in the country.

In 2016, the institution had stoked a controversy when it had issued a fatwa against Muslims chanting 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai'.

Fatwa is a legal pronouncement based on the Islamic law, issued usually when someone seeks to know the legal position on a particular issue.

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Muslims should avoid eating prawns, Hyderabad-based seminary issues fatwa

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