Hadith on Water: Sea animals are lawful to eat

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, was asked about sea water and he said, “Its water is purifying (for ablution) and its dead animals are lawful to eat.”

At-Tirmidhi said, “It is the opinion of most of the jurists among the companions of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, such as Abu Bakr, Umar, and Ibn Abbas, that they saw nothing wrong with sea water (for ablution). It was disliked by some of the companions, such as Ibn Umar and Abdullah ibn Amr.”

Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 69

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to At-Tirmidhi

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فِي مَاءِ الْبَحْرِ هُوَ الطَّهُورُ مَاؤُهُ الْحَلَالُ مَيْتَتُهُ

وقال الترمذي وَهُوَ قَوْلُ أَكْثَرِ الْفُقَهَاءِ مِنْ أَصْحَابِ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مِنْهُمْ أَبُو بَكْرٍ وَعُمَرُ وَابْنُ عَبَّاسٍ لَمْ يَرَوْا بَأْسًا بِمَاءِ الْبَحْرِ وَقَدْ كَرِهَ بَعْضُ أَصْحَابِ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ الْوُضُوءَ بِمَاءِ الْبَحْرِ مِنْهُمْ ابْنُ عُمَرَ وَعَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ عَمْرٍو

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