Hyderabad-based seminary issues fatwa against prawns, asks Muslims to avoid eating them

Hyderabad: An Islamic seminary based in Hyderabad, Jamia Nizamia, has issued a `fatwa' that Muslims should avoid eating prawns.

Prawns do not fall in the category of fish, and their consumption should be avoided, it said.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

Jamia Nizamia, a century-old seminary, is a highly-respected Islamic institution in the city.

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

Updated Date: Jan 06, 2018 19:25 PM

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