Halaal food requirements

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  1. FransSny

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    Hi guys, hope someone can help with this question.

    One of my potential clients asked if the frozen fish I supply is halaal. I checked the boxes but couldnt find a sign. This fish is caught & processed / frozen at sea.

    Could someone enlighten me on this please
     
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    Frans. Being a Muslim, All fish is Halaal except eels, sharks and skates/rays. I suggest you contact SANHA or ICSA, they will give you a better explanation to all of this.
     
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    As mek has said all fish is Halaal baring Sharks, Rays, etc
     
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    Thanx Mek :thumbup: Thats how I was explained by my supplier as well but this is one of those clients who want to see the little sign on the box :p

    Will however contact the organisations you mentioned just to double check (also very interesting for my own knowledge, as I find the Muslim religion very interesting....I will however have a problem as I like my braaivleis & :peroni: toooooo much!)
     
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    Ok just one more thing. When preparing fish for Muslims, you cannot use the same utensils as you will use for eg. in meat, as not all meat is Halaal.
     
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    Oh yes and please do not use any Alcohol for flavour in the food
     
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    Being a chef most fish is halaal along with most chicken products
     
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    Thanks for all the info guys...luckily I am not preparing good ol' fish & chips but just re-selling as exactly as I get it from my supplier in CT. I dont even re-pack so I would guess I would be safe to tell my client it is Halaal although not "officially" certified.

    BTW why not sharks, rays etc
     
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    Im no priest :p But my 2cents, they are man eaters and they give live birth I think.
    Maybe someone else can fill us in on this.
     
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    Eish thats a hectic one that will not be able to answer properly on a forum maybe 1 day when we meat up we can discuss
     
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    Oops sorry guys ...didnt want to start something / debate.....just find religions in general interesting and therefore my Q. No need to answer if it might make anybody feel uncomfortable

    Thanks again for all the advice though...you can learn strange things on MASA ;)
     
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    No not at all man, its just a bit complicated, no disagreements or debates its clear cut As there are 4 different schools of thought in Islam and there are a few differences when it comes to sea life as to what is allowed and what is recommended to stay away from. I am with Mek on the Sharks part as we follow the same school of thought. There is another school of thought that allows any sea life to be consumed but i dont follow that school so i dont know whats the Exact ruling. In that same breath my school of thought allows me something that the other does not allow. hope i am making sense here
     
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    Cool thanks thanks a lot, was just a very interesting Q for me . I had more or less the same idea (except i was thinking maybe because they are "pure" predators).

    Very interesting though , and glad no one took offence
     
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    Cool man, No one can take offense as its clear rulings depending on which school you belong to. Its very interesting for myself as well. Will ask the Moulana when i see him again to try and give a better explanation.
     
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    Yes please do Ziyaad.
     
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    Cool thanks for the effort Ziyaad, I always find learning from other peoples cultures etc fascinating
     
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    Ok here goes. I checked up. In simple, we cannot eat them because they are man eaters Frans :)
     
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    Basically muslims cant eat the flesh of animals that hunt and kill another being.
     
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    I've been looking into the matter and certain schools of thought allow it and some don't just like prawns
     
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    Yup guys as i mentioned earlier on. the 2 main schools of though in SA are 1) Shafee and 2) Hanafi - Shafee's can eat anything from the sea where as Hanafi's cannot eat everything from the sea.
     
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