Are Mussels and Clams Halaal
could you please tell me if mussels are halal and if not, is there any seafood/shell fish that is prohibited?
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Both mussels and clams are invertebrate animals and hence not from the fish family. Therefore according to the Hanafi Mazhab, they will be impermissible, likewise their derivatives.
Refer to :- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clams
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