Q 4: What is the ruling on
eating lobster? Is it included under the ruling established by the Hadith stating (about sea water):
“Its water is a purifier and its Maytah (dead sea creatures) are Halal (lawful).”
Lobster is Halal, because it is a sea animal. Allah (Exalted be He) says:
Lawful to you is (the pursuit of) water-game and its use for food - for the benefit of yourselves and those who travel
(Part No. 22; Page No. 325) Also, when the Prophet (peace be upon him) was asked about sea water, he said,
“Its water is a purifier and its Maytah (dead sea creatures) are Halal.”
This is unless those versed in knowledge of lobsters confirm anything that makes it Haram (prohibited).May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.