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Maraja that Permit Lobster and Crab

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Salam, I am curious if there is any Marja that permits the eating of Lobster and Crab. 

Maraja that classify Lobster and Crab as Makhrooh are mentionable as well. 

I know Ayatollah Sistani and Khamenai say Lobster and Crab is haram. I am looking for Maraja that say otherwise. 

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As far as I have researched, no Mujtahid allows such sea foods to be consumed. For example, grand Ayatollah Sistani says in his book "A Code of Practice for Muslims in the West": It is not permissible to eat from marine animals anything except fish that has scale; shrimp is considered from that category [of permissible sea animals]. But other than fish, like lobster, crabs and similarly the fish that does not have scale is forbidden."

Therefore, first of all, one should make sure that something is from the category of fish. Secondly,  if it has scales, it is permissible to eat it and if it does not have scales or you doubt whether or not it has scales, it is not permissible to eat it.

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