Is it Halal to Eat Snails?

By Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Posted: 20 Zul-Qa'dah 1422, 3 February 2002

Q.) Is it halal to eat snails,caterpillars, locusts and ants? [Muhammed Ayub Khan]

A.) It is permissible to eat locusts. (Shaami vol.9 pg.446) Snails, caterpillars and ants are not permissible. (Ibid) And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best