Meet Mr. Sharky

Like dinosaurs, when it comes to Marine life … the only thing that sounds ferociously appealing to me is SHARK. And I definitely never thought that I’ll buy 1 kg of shark for Rs. 195 ;-)

Well not so fast we can now. Metro (yup Metro fever’s now down yet :~)) is letting you do that. last weekend when I went there the fish standing lying tall on the ice was definitely not Shark. When I passed the Marine corner today, wooohooo… Shark … a big big  shark was so aesthetically displayed. I  almost jumped at the sight and a pic of him (or her :D) with the kids was inevitable…. !

So here’s it for ya ….

Meet Mr. Shark and His Kids 

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I hope selling Sharks is not violating any rules … shark’s a shark … I dont think its a FARM FISH … any idea if its selling is legally just?

14 Comments so far

  1. hin33 on May 8th, 2008 @ 12:44 am

    THATS HUGE… sooo ar you supposed to cook/ eat it/// YUKK

    nice for display no doubt,

    all this buzz abt metro metro.. now i gotta go there in my recent visit to isloo land.. well only if they let me in.. may be when i show them my blue passport :D


  2. A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on May 8th, 2008 @ 1:02 am

    LOLZ … well u can buy per KG naa :~)

    And yup this one was bigsyy!!

    o_O Oooh you dyed ur passport :S :P


  3. faranrafi on May 8th, 2008 @ 1:49 pm

    Rotfl @ the dyed passport thing.. :P

    SHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRKKKKKKKKK!!! Reminds me of the movie.. Deep Blue Sea..
    But I was wondering.. Since sharks are like carnivores.. Is it Halal to eat them? :S


  4. A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on May 8th, 2008 @ 2:19 pm

    I think they are halal.

    BTW, if they are here are some recipes =) A bit of modifications needed obviously!


  5. hin33 on May 8th, 2008 @ 6:33 pm

    i enjoy crabs lobsters and all sea keeras but this.. hey this aint halal i tell ya.. my inner soul is telling me :}


  6. A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on May 8th, 2008 @ 9:14 pm

    I <3 prawns :)

    My outer soul tells me they are … well there are different school opf thoughts on this in light of Fiqh …!


  7. crazymonkey on May 9th, 2008 @ 9:24 am

    You can’t tell what the land carnivoure has eaten. It could be rotten meat of a hyena, a pig, etc. So land carnivoures are definitely haram. But since no fish has been declared as haram, sharks are probably halal because they can’t jump out of the ocean and grap a juicy chunk of meat off a piggy strolling by the seaside.


  8. A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on May 9th, 2008 @ 9:58 am

    from here

    The permissibility of eating all types of fish without the need of carrying out the Islamic method of slaughter is a special dispensation given to us by Allah Most High, the All-Wise and All-Knowing. Fish has been exempted from the general ruling of the impermissibility of eating dead animals, and it can be consumed even if it was a man-eater.

    Allah Most High says:

    "Lawful to you is the pursuit of water-game (fishing) and its use for food, for the benefit of yourselves and those who travel" (Surah al-Ma’ida, V: 96)

    This verse, according to the understanding of the Hanafi Mujtahids, refers to fish only, and not other animals.

    Moreover, Sayyiduna Abd Allah ibn Umar (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him eternal peace) said: "Two types of dead meat and two types of blood have been made lawful for our consumption: The two dead meats are: fish and locust, and the two types of blood are: liver and spleen." (Sunan Abu Dawud, Musnad Ahmad, 2/97 and Sunan Ibn Majah, no: 3314)

    Thus, there is complete consensus with regards to the permissibility of eating fishes of all kind, including sharks and whales, due to the above-mentioned and many other evidences found in the Sunnah. The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) and his blessed Companions (Allah be pleased with them all) have been reported in many narrations to have consumed fish. In fact, there is a renowned Hadith in Sahih al-Bukhari and elsewhere that alludes to the permissibility of eating large fishes such as the shark and whale.

    Sayyiduna Jabir ibn Abd Allah (Allah be pleased with him) said: "The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) sent troops to the sea-coast and appointed Abu Ubayda ibn al-Jarrah (Allah be pleased with him) as their commander, and they were 300 (men). We set out, and we had covered some distance on the way, when our journey-food and provision ran short. So Abu Ubayda ordered that all the food present with the troops be collected, and it was collected. Our journey-food was dates, and Abu Ubayda kept on giving us our daily share from it little by little until it decreased to such an extent that we did not receive except a date each. I asked (Jabir): "How did you survive on one date? He said: "We came to know its value when even that finished. Jabir added: "Then we reached the sea (coast) where we found a fish like a small mountain. The people (i.e. troops) ate from it for 18 nights (i.e. days). Then Abu Ubayda ordered that two of its ribs be fixed on the ground (in the form of an arch) and that a she-camel be ridden and passed under them. So it passed under them without touching them." (Sahih al-Bukhari, no: 4102, Kitab al-Maghazi)

    The above narration clearly shows that the Anbar fish which the sea had thrown out for the consumption of the Companions (Allah be pleased with them all) was a huge and gigantic fish. Sayyiduna Jabir (Allah be pleased with him) resembled it to a small mountain and Sayyiduna Abu Ubayda (Allah be pleased with him) made an arch with its ribs and a camel-rider passed under it without his head touching the ribs. In another narration, it is mentioned that Abu Ubayda (Allah be pleased with him) had chosen the tallest man out of them to ride the camel, in order to show the enormity of the fish. Thus, it can be said (and Allah knows best) that this fish may be some kind of a whale or shark.

    In conclusion, all the Fuqaha of the four Sunni Schools of Islamic law are in agreement that all types of fish are Halal for consumption. This also includes sharks, for they are also considered to be from the fish family.


  9. hin33 on May 9th, 2008 @ 6:34 pm

    thanks for the comprehensive reply Asma..

    guess i’ll have to try them sharks someday


  10. A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on May 10th, 2008 @ 1:37 pm

    My pleasure and yes you can :)


  11. Hasan Mubarak (hasanmubarak) on May 14th, 2008 @ 12:23 am

    Hey you stole that one. I’ve been planning to get a feature on Mr.Shark’s family done as he first arrived in Lahore :P


  12. A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on May 14th, 2008 @ 6:41 pm

    Naah naah karo karo :)

    I just have rights over Isloo’s sharky :P


  13. asifbiz on May 22nd, 2008 @ 9:49 am
  14. A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on May 22nd, 2008 @ 9:51 am

    Ouch .. they are selling it here for quite cheap :s



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